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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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Red spot on head of penis under foreskin that won't go away, following mild uncomfort when touched but no pain or itching .Anything to put on it?

Red spot on head of penis under foreskin that won't go away, following mild uncomfort when touched but no pain or itching .Anything to put on it?

Get evaluated.: Skin lesions of the penis and foreskin should be evaluated to just make sure it is not an infection or cancer. A physician will perform a medical and sexual history and a physical exam, and based on its appearance and the diagnosis, prescribe a cream or ointment, or recommend a biopsy if indicated. ...Read more

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I have a tiny red spot on the skin just below my eye. It is not raised and is not itching and there is no pain. What is it? And how can I remove it?

I have a tiny red spot on the skin just below my eye. It is not raised and is not itching and there is no pain. What is it? And how can I remove it?

Angioma: A common facial lesion on young females is spider angioma. These are frequently treated with pulsed dye laser or electric needle. It is impossible to accurately diagnose without observation, but the site and demographic information would fit. ...Read more

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What is a small circle looking red spot that itches really bad?

What is a small circle looking red spot that itches really bad?

Mosquito bite: are the itchy bumps, "small circle looking red spot " that appear after mosquitos use their mouth to puncture your skin and suck on your blood. Most mosquito bites are harmless. Apply ice it will stop itching and heal on its own without medical treatment. If any complications or concerns, see your PCP for further investigation. ...Read more

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My baby has a red spot behind her neck that itches her alot, the edges get lil rashes. At times , what can this be?

My baby has a red spot behind her neck that itches her alot, the edges get  lil rashes. At times , what can this be?

Eczema or birthmark: This can be a type of eczema or mild inflammation of a birthmark typically called a "stork bite." moisturize the area with vaseline multiple times per day for 1 week. If that doesn't work, follow-up with your pediatrician. ...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 had a biopsy done in May on a mole and it was benign & left a Indent now I have a raised red spot that's hard & itches frequently. Is this normal?

I had a biopsy done in May on a mole and it was benign & left a Indent now I have a raised red spot that's hard & itches frequently. Is this normal?

Hypertrophic scar: This is an overgrown scar that can itch. See your doctor who performed the procedure. A cortisone injection done monthly for 1-3 months, will probably help. This does not get into your bloodstream, since it is given into the scar. This is known as an intralesional injection. ...Read more