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If I have a red spot on ankle after icing. But wasn't there before what does that mean?

If I have a red spot on ankle after icing. But wasn't there before what does that mean?

Icing too long!: You may be icing your ankle for too long and causing frostbite. Try wrapping the ice pack or ice in a towel before placing it on your skin. Only ice for 15 minutes on then 15 minutes off. ...Read more

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Red spot on ankle, does not hurt while laying down; throbs with pain when standing and turns dark red.

Red spot on ankle, does not hurt while laying down; throbs with pain when standing and turns dark red.

Venous Insufficiency: Likely you have venous stasis of venous insufficiency. You leg veins may not be carrying blood upwards, and as such, the fluid in the blood leaks out into the lower legs. Hemosiderin deposits can stain the legs a brownish, reddish color. Consider use of support hose or seeing a doctor specializing in vein disease. ...Read more

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Bright red spot on ankle near bone, should I be concerned?

Bright red spot on ankle near bone, should I be concerned?

Yes.: It is possible for the ankle joint itself to get an infection particularly if this redness is associated with warmth and/or pain, this would be an area of concern. ...Read more

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My child has a red spot on her ankle with 6 little white spots inside it?

My child has a red spot on her ankle with 6 little white spots inside it?

Red spot on knee: You need to see a doctor asap as it seems like there is an infection in the skin. It could be deeper than it may seem and the white spots are most llikely from the spreading of the infection. Very rarely there could be abscess as well. See your doc asap. ...Read more

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I have a flat, non-itchy dark red spot on my ankle. It doesn't hurt either. It's about the size of a small oval pill. It's definitely not a mole or a scar. I've had it for two weeks. There is only one and I don't have any other symptoms.

I have a flat, non-itchy dark red spot on my ankle. It doesn't hurt either. It's about the size of a small oval pill. It's definitely not a mole or a scar. I've had it for two weeks. There is only one and I don't have any other symptoms.

New skin lesion: A new lesion that arises and has been present for two weeks raises the probability that this is trauma related. It could possibly be caused by clothing, or shoes, or even a bug bite. I suggest you monitor the are for changes. If it persists after another week or two with changes, consult your physician. ...Read more

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Red and blotchy spot covering ankle. Not painful.

Red and blotchy spot covering ankle. Not painful.

VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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I removed a tick about 2 months ago from my ankle and still have a red spot there that itches a little. Could I have a problem with the bite?

I removed a tick about 2 months ago from my ankle and still have a red spot there that itches a little. Could I have a problem with the bite?

Get it checked: Have a podiatrist check that area of your ankle. There can sometimes be a delayed response to a bit, but you may have also been bitten again and/or by something other than a tick. ...Read more

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I have a coin size red spot on the back side of my hand. Had one on my ankle but its going away.

I have a coin size red spot on the back side of my hand. Had one on my ankle but its going away.

Nummular eczema: Hello,
Your description may have given it away. This could possibly be nummular eczema. Nummular eczema can appear after a skin injury such as burn or insect bite. Thankfully it has subsided. Be sure if this to seek help from a specialist if it reverses course. ...Read more

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I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

Bug bite: You probably got bitten by a bug of some sort - impossible to tell what sort without seeing it in person. Could also be a small staph infection, or a bite that has become infected. Apply warm soaks 2-3 times/day, but if it doesn't resolve in a few days see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I found new, irregularly shaped red spot, 5-6mm, on my leg and I'm curious if I should have it checked out. There is no pain, itching, etc.?

Yes: I advise my patients that when they notice a new or changing lesion to call and come in for an examination. This conservative approach will always be in your best interest. ...Read more

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Red spot on one leg for 2 years. Any solution?

Red spot on one leg for 2 years. Any solution?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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I have big red spot on leg, what is this, what to do?

I have big red spot on leg, what is this, what to do?

Red Spot: Without an image it is very difficult to provide recommendations. ...Read more

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Hello I have this red spot on my leg now spreading throughout my body?

Hello I have this red spot on my leg now spreading throughout my body?

Below: Spots, rashes and bumps need a visual exam to make an accurate DX

Unable to give answer in this format. ...Read more

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I have a red spot on my foot and it doesn't itch. What could it be?

I have a red spot on my foot and it doesn't itch. What could it be?

Lots of reasons: From tight shoes to trauma. See your family physician who can give you an accurate answer. ...Read more

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There's a red spot appeared on my lower leg. I've tried squeezing but nothing happens (ie; no blood) - Is this bad?

There's a red spot appeared on my lower leg. I've tried squeezing but nothing happens (ie; no blood) - Is this bad?

Red spot: Tye red spot may bean early sign of psoriasis. A dermatologistwill bebetter able to giveyou a definitive diagnosis rather than rendering an opinion, sightunseen ...Read more

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Red spot on top of my right foot. Just appeared 4 months ago. Started out painful but the oast 3 months hssnt botheted me. What could this be?

Red spot on top of my right foot. Just appeared 4 months ago. Started out painful but the oast 3 months hssnt botheted me. What could this be?

Many possibilities: There are many causes of skin discoloration and rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections, insect bites and malignancies can cause discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a small red spot (can feel like a pimple) on bottom half of my leg. I've squeezed, scrapped, and nothing happens (no blood). What could it be?

I have a small red spot (can feel like a pimple) on bottom half of my leg. I've squeezed, scrapped, and nothing happens (no blood). What could it be?

Cherry: A cherry angioma or a stork bite/capillary can sometimes appear as a bloody stop that doesn't go away. Perhaps seeing a physician in real life to confirm this spot will give you more answers. Good luck ...Read more

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Earlier I noticed the red spot on my leg and on my neck. Is this a sign of the chickenpox, what to do?

Earlier I noticed the red spot on my leg and on my neck. Is this a sign of the chickenpox, what to do?

2 red spots on your: Body probably isn't chicken pox. A rash from chickenpox often occurs first on trunk (chest/back) ; then moves to face ; then extremities. The rash becomes blisters that itch. Blisters usually have all transformed into scabs in about a week. There are usually around 100 to 300 lesions (more on adults than small children). The rash could spread to mouth, eyelids ; genitalia. ...Read more