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My son has a round quarter-sized red spot on his upper thigh. It is itchy and scaly, but does not have a well-defined outer ring.?

My son has a round quarter-sized red spot on his upper thigh.  It is itchy and scaly, but does not have a well-defined outer ring.?

Herals patch: Of pityriasis can look like this (see photo). Without seeing the lesion it is not possible to identify the reason for it. Please have him examined. ...Read more

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Red spot size of quarter upper thigh inch below ant bites couple of inches above where I do a shot for methotrexate every week! Itches and hurts?

Red spot size of quarter upper thigh inch below ant bites couple of inches above where I do a shot for methotrexate every week!  Itches and hurts?

Red skin lesion: Without a picture, it is difficult to say. Is the spot uniform, of]R does it look like a "target?" Is it flat, or raised? While it could represent a reaction to the ant bites, the proximity to your injection site is worrisome. I would bring it to the attention of your treating physician. ...Read more

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We had tumer removed form each leg two weeks ago last night she had pain in the upper thigh then it was red in the spot now they are kinda white spot?

We had tumer removed form each leg two weeks ago last night she had pain in the upper thigh then it was red in the spot now they are kinda white spot?

Infection/inflammati: Red spots could mean infection or inflammation. Would have to call the surgeon or see the surgeon to make sure every thing is ok. Since tumor was removed you also need to make sure this is not cancerous. ...Read more

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Red purple spots clustered on my right upper thigh. Appeared within an hour and is the second time in a couple of months it has appeared? NKA or meds

Red purple spots clustered on my right upper thigh. Appeared within an hour and is the second time in a couple of months it has appeared? NKA or meds

Exam needed: These will have to be inspected by a physician to be sure, but they may be ruptured skin capillaries from some sort of pressure or injury to this area. If they begin appearing elsewhere things like blood dyscrasias or vasculitis would be suspected. If they remain localized, they will gradually fade after 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Recently my skin around my upper thigh and around my hips are growing red spots. They are in a group. They are not itchy but it seems like its spreading?

Recently my skin around my upper thigh and around my hips are growing red spots. They are in a group. They are not itchy but it seems like its spreading?

Difficult to tell: Without seeing this rash. There are lots of things it could be. You need to see your doctor to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. Sorry I can't help more. ...Read more

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I received a rimjob and blowjob from a sex worker and now have anal itching. What could this be? I have two red spots on my upper thigh by the area?

I received a rimjob and blowjob from a sex worker and now have anal itching. What could this be? I have two red spots on my upper thigh by the area?

Anything...: Chlamydia is one STD risk that comes to mind. It could also just be friction burn. Always best to have this checked and reconsider who you choose as a partner. Having sex with professionals greatly increases your risk of infection — some of which can last a lifetime and shorten your life. See your MD.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlamydia_infection ...Read more

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My friend has a big red spot on his inner thigh with a hard spot in the middle of it?

My friend has a big red spot on his inner thigh with a hard spot in the middle of it?

Follicle or cyst ?: This may represent a plugged hair follicle or possibly a sebaceous cyst. Material can build up under the skin and can become red/swollen like described. Warm compresses may help a plugged follicle, but a cyst may require removal by a physician. Sometimes plugged follicles are also drained by a physician.
These should be addressed before they become too enlarged. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I have a red spot on my thigh, and I wonder what it is?

Me, too. : There's no way I can advise you without examining that, but your doctor can. Get a primary care physician if you don't have one. ...Read more

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My daughter had what I thought at first to be a simple mosquito bite that has turned into a big red spot on her inner thigh with a lump under the skin?

My daughter had what I thought at first to be a simple mosquito bite that has turned into a big red spot on her inner thigh with a lump under the skin?

Insect Bite...!!!: Dr. J. Ferguson advised warm compress, dr. N. Munmeh- cold; confusing?

Any insect bite clean with soap water, if itchy, bumpy: cold compress 1st few hours, hydrocortisone; can give oral benadryl: to reduce allergic response.

If after 1-2 days getting even bigger, deeper: warm compress; if not better in couple of days- see her pediatrician to rule out possible infection and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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Bright red spot the size of dime showed up on thigh a few days ago. No border, no pain or itchiness. Bumpy/rough texture. Skin cancer? 20 yr old Female

Bright red spot the size of dime showed up on thigh a few days ago. No border, no pain or itchiness. Bumpy/rough texture. Skin cancer? 20 yr old Female

Cancer not likely: Suspect minor injury. If it fails to evolve through healing during next 2 weeks, consider alternative diagnosis and biopsy. Avoid antibiotics and antiseptics. Leave open. Wash gently in shower. ...Read more

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Please help me! I am a man 25 years , I have applied apple vinegar on my genital warts, now I got my a wide red spot between my scrotum and my thigh?

Please help me! I am a man 25 years , I have applied apple vinegar on my genital warts, now I got my a wide red spot between my scrotum and my thigh?

See a doctor: Vinegar won't help the warts but is irritating your skin. The redness should go away but you need medical care. ...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 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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I have a purple spot on my upper thigh, it started off tiny a few days ago and it has now gotten bigger, about the size of an almond?

I have a purple spot on my upper thigh, it started off tiny a few days ago and it has now gotten bigger, about the size of an almond?

You should: See about this but it "sounds like" a bruise with a "hematoma" (collection of blood below the skin)!
Ask question again with an attached PHOTO!


Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...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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I had a random cold spot on my upper thigh. What could cause this?

I had a random cold spot on my upper thigh. What could cause this?

Is it numb also?: This could be a minor impingement of a skin nerve on the upper thigh. It more commonly presents as a patch of skin about the size of your palm on the upper thigh that has decreased sensation. This can flucuate in severity. Its more a nuisance than anything bad. Typically, no treatment is needed. ...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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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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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