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Red Spots (Overview)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use a laser for treatment.


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What causes red spots under both breasts?

What causes red spots under both breasts?

Yeast vs Bacteria: Often the red spots/bumps/rash under the breasts is due to excessive moisture accumulation and a resulting infection with either yeast (candida albicans) or bacteria (like staph or strep). Your doctor can easily help you with this. For now, try some ketoconazole 1% otc cream for the yeast and a benzoyl peroxide wash for the bacteria. Get in to see your doctor, they can diagnose the problem. ...Read more

Red Spots (Overview)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use a laser for treatment.


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What does it mean if I have red spots on skin after scratching?

What does it mean if I have red spots on skin after scratching?

Dermatographism: Dermatographism means the ability to write on the skin. People with this form of chronic urticaria are sensitive to touch and pressure, as well as scratching. The areas of skin that are touched or scratched get a raised, red and itchy rash. While many people with chronic urticaria have some features of dermatographism, people with true dermatographism have pressure as the only trigger. ...Read more

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How to treat red spots/blemishes on face?

How to treat red spots/blemishes on face?

Acne or other: Red spots due to small blood vessels under the skin are usually treated with a laser. Red spots due to inflammation may represent rosacea and is treated with topicalmedicines. It is impossible to know without seeing the spots as many other conditions are possible. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have several red spots on my shoulders and abdominal area. They are red and they itch specially when it's hot or i'm sweating. I also have these spots around my neck and they itch and look weird. What could this be and how could be treated?

I have several red spots on my shoulders and abdominal area. They are red and they itch specially when it's hot or i'm sweating.  I also have these spots around my neck and they itch and look weird. What could this be and how could be treated?

Get eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Is bioderma white good for treating post acne red spots and does it have serious side effects?

Is bioderma white good for treating post acne red spots and does it have serious side effects?

Don't do it: This is for the hyperpigmented brown lesions, not the red ones. I'm much more concerned that you even have to ask. All acne can be managed scientifically nowadays. You're 20 years old, almost grown up. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, make a physician's appointment yourself. ...Read more

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Treatment for minor red spots on face?

Treatment for minor red spots on face?

See your doctor: Your doctor needs to examine you and run some tests to see what's going on. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure the red spots from shaving?

What can I do to cure the red spots from shaving?

Several thoughts: Play detective. Different shaving creams/lotions may provide a better "skin conditioner" before you shave, making for less red spots. Shaving after a hot bath/shower. Where your pores are open, is more conducive to a "clean shave" as well. Invest in a good razor that does not irritate you. You may need a razor for "sensitive skin." hope this helps. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of red spots on my face?

How do I get rid of red spots on my face?

Need to see doctor: There are many types of red spots ranging from birthmarks (hemangiomas etc) to brown hyperpigmentation lesions and treatment varies from excision, cryotherapy, radiofrequency ablation to laser, ipl (intense pulse light) therapies. For brown hyperpigmentation spots hydroquinone/tretinoin combo works well. ...Read more

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I am allergic 2 butacaine in cepacol tablets. My throat has red spots and has been itching ever sins have started using it. Any selftreatment?

I am allergic 2 butacaine in cepacol tablets. My throat has red spots and has been itching ever sins have started using it. Any selftreatment?

Avoidance:: Warm water gargles, dark brown honey and over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you are allergic. If your throat swells - go directly to er. Check with your physician re: allery to "caine" derivatives. ...Read more