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Red Spot On Skin With White Ring Around It
A few possibilities: It could be an insect bite or just an irritation from his clothing rubbing against his penis. Another possibility is that some smegma (skin cells and oil) built up under the edge of the foreskin (if he is circumcised) and caused some irritation. Keep it clean. Apply a triple-antibiotic ointment. See your doctor if it isn't better in a few days. ...Read more
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
I have a small red spot (1-2mm) near the head of my penis that is painless. Redness seems to vary time to time. Is this a possible symptom of STD?
No way to know: Without being able to visualize this and obtain further history any comment would be nothing but a guess. You need to show this to a doctor and be diagnosed and treated appropriately. ...Read more
My Daughter is experiencing flaking skin on scalp. The following also describe her: Skin redness or irritation and Painful skin. What should she do? I also have a picture of the red spot if I'm able to send it
SeborrhicDermatitis?: From your description it seems your daughter may have Seborrhic Dermatitis a skin condition that affects the scalp. It needs to be properly diagnosed and appropriatelytreated as it is a chronic condition and needs proper treatment. It may be be some other skin condition. Consult her doctor or a Dermatologist. How old is your daughter? ...Read more
Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more
Have a tiny red spot on skin under right chest (upper rib). Not raised or itchy. Looks like cut but isn't.I have 2 others on left pectoral (also tiny)?
Not to worry: This sounds like what are called cherry hemangiomas. These are little gifts that you get from one or both of your parents. They are simply made up of hundreds of small blood vessels. These growths never turn bad. You will continue to get more as you get older. They are very easily treated with a laser without leaving any marks. ...Read more
7 year old son has red spot on skin under eye, says feels like somthing in it, rubs a lot bit swollen?
Red skin: 7 years is a little old for a capillary hemanioma, do his eye seem to be red all the time, molluscum contagiousum is also possible. I would have to see a picture of this to make sure. ...Read more
Have red flat red spot on skin started on legs and moved on up to arms and torso itch somtime and won''t go away.?
See your doctor: You may need a biopsy for a red spot that has not gone away or just an identifying diagnosis such as a telengectasia, spider vein or scar from a previous blemish. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: Dermatology, or the examination of skin is predominantly visual. There are many diagnoses that can be a red mark on the skin. Often times if it is not clear clinically the dermatologist will take a biopsy to aid in the diagnosis. Therefore, it is important to have that lesion examined. ...Read more
Hi, I have a red spot on my left testicle skin. It's raised and feels weird when I touche it. What could it be?
Would have to see: Can't tell without seeing itGet a more detailed answer ›
Bug bite: red spot, skin around it is pink and swollen. So how can you tell if it's infected or not?
Bug bite: If it is itchy, then probably it is not infected. If it is painful, then it could be infected or could be a spider bite, either way see a doctor. ...Read more
Found a little red spot on side of tongue this am. Only one. Very small like a larger pin head.. Just today. Should I worry? Maybe bit myself?
May be bite mark: There are a number of things that can cause something like this, most of which are not serious. It could well be a bite mark. It should heal quickly, in a few days. If the area does not heal in 2 weeks, or gets bigger and more painful, it is time to see a dentist and have it checked. ...Read more
Suddenly, red spot appeared on the skin of my left tigh. It's a bit white in the middle and it's itchy. A few inner-bleeding-like spots are around also?
I think I have an infection on my penis it's like a red spot but I've had it for 3-4 months the skin would grow back from time to time?
Exam: Obviously this must be examined and visualized. Cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more
I have a big, red "spot" on my face which is not disappearing. I have tried spot creams, skin healing creams & taking anti-histamine tabs.?
Hard to say:
Could be a multitude of rashes
needs evaluation if not resolving. ...Read more
I have a small red spot on my nose 1.5mm in dia. Had it for years but concerned. What should I make sure the skin doc checks for? (lousy docs locally)
See what it is: It is usually a telengectasia, small capillary leak from a blood vessel or a blemish scar. Your doctor will look at it with a light and magnification if it is not obvious and will be able to tell you what it is or if you need a biopsy. Usually a laser can resolve it easily and it is a common problem seen in most medspas that have a doctor at the site and lasers. ...Read more
I think I have TB because my doctor did a skin test and I have a 40 mm red spot and I wanted to know how to be sure if I have it or not?
Positive skin test: Your next step is to have a chest xray to see if you have a positive xray. If so, you will need to be under treatment. ...Read more
Hi I just found a red spot on my tonsil. I did have a cold with a realy bad head but got over that a few days agao?
Sore throat?: Is it sore? If not, no cause for alarm. If it becomes painful or swollen, see a doctor. ...Read more
I have a problem regarding my penis, I have this red spot under my penis head and I do experience pain by the root of my penis?
A variety of possibi: There may be a variety of possibilities - infection is one, rash of some sort is another, the two may go together but the pain at the root may be different urologisc problem ...Read more
I have noticed a little big and a small red spot on my penis head which turns white when pressed. Please help me to know what's the problem?
Possible varix...: What you observed and described could represent the occurrence of varix, which is a tiny cluster of veins like small hemagioma, but bears no clinical significance. Of course, without a direct look at them, it is hard to tell what it is for sure. If as what I suggested, you need no worry and treatment, and just leave them alone with watch and see. More? Contact me and I can help. Best wish... ...Read more
2nd toe for 3rd time has on the tip a red spot (looks like tiny dots). Its is painful and cold. As days go by spot increases skin peels. No injury.
Difficult to say: Without seeing but see a foot doc or dermatologist if they aren't sure what is after seeing it, they likely will biopsy it. ...Read more
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