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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

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How do I prevent little red spots on my legs after I shave?

How do I prevent little red spots on my legs after I shave?

Don't shave so close: You're probably shaving very close with a multi-blade razor. Those razors actually shave below the skin line, causing ingrown hairs which appear as red bumps. Try a single-blade or electric razor. You won't get as close a shave, but that's the idea. ...Read more

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When I do shoulder exercises with weights I get red spots on them. What does this mean?

When I do shoulder exercises with weights I get red spots on them. What does this mean?

Acne mechanica: Pressure acne (if this is what it is; it resembles familiar face acne) is very common especially in guys who can bench a lot of weight. Be proud of what you've achieved, and consider topical Clindamycin for the affected areas. ...Read more

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I have redness and small red spots on the head of my penis. What are they?

I have redness and small red spots on the head of my penis. What are they?

Possibilities: There is a possibility that it can be a sexualy transmitted disease but another possibility is pearly papules (photos can be seen using search engine - i.e. google images). These are benign not contagious and common so possibly nothing to worry about. If there is any question as to the cause see your MD. ...Read more

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I have red spots across my abdomen which aren't itchy as well as to big concentrations of redness on the lower ab.

I have red spots across my abdomen which aren't itchy as well as to big concentrations of redness on the lower ab.

Red spots: Red spots could mean anything. It could be bleeding under the skin. It could be cherry nevus. The best thing to do is to see your doctor or a dermatologist to determine which one it is. ...Read more

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I've developed red spots on outer corner of my eyes from tugging on them to do my eyeliner. I no longer tug on them, what can help to remove the redness?

I've developed red spots on outer corner of my eyes from tugging on them to do my eyeliner. I no longer tug on them, what can help to remove the redness?

Leave them alone.: Your description suggests that irritation from frequent pulling the area is the cause. If you stop touching the area, it will likely recover by itself in a week or two. But if problem persists, you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What is wrong with his skin? So about three weeks ago my son started getting redness around his skin. He kept scratching it and almost made it bleed. About two days ago I noticed that there are red spots all over his back and some on his stomach. He has a

What is wrong with his skin? So about three weeks ago my son started getting redness around his skin. He kept scratching it and almost made it bleed. About two days ago I noticed that there are red spots all over his back and some on his stomach. He has a

A: A rash with raised red bumps is called a maculopapular rash and can be caused by many, many things such as:
-food or drug allergy
-viral infections such as fifths disease, roseola, ebv, CMV just to name a few
-insect bites such as fleas or scabies
-bacterial infection such as scarlet fever (caused by strep)
-medication reaction

or it can be seen in very rare things such as:
-measles
-toxic shock syndrome
-kawasaki disease
-meningitis
-stevens-johnson syndrome
-rocky mountain spotted fever disease

the list goes on and on.

The best thing to do is to call your child's doctor. They may want to take a look to see what it may be. Odds are that if your child does not have a high fever or is not acting sick, then it's probably nothing serious. ...Read more

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Is some redness on the gums normal for a while after tooth extraction? I have no pain, just some red spots.

Is some redness on the gums normal for a while after tooth extraction? I have no pain, just some red spots.

Normal post-op: Erythema (red nessof the tissue) is one of the normal cardinal signs of inflammation that occur after a procedure, such as an extraction.
If pain, swelling or fever occur, consult the treating dentist. ...Read more

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I used a rough sponge to get rid of henna now my hand is blistered what can I do also tiny red spots have appeared under my skin and severe redness?

I used a rough sponge to get rid of henna now my hand is blistered what can I do also tiny red spots have appeared under my skin and severe redness?

Exam needed: Its recommended that you be examined by a physician urgently in order to determine whether the findings are due to allergic reaction, primary irritation/inflammation from abrasive trauma or whether there is a superimposed bacterial infection (cellulitis) which needs urgent treatment. ...Read more

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Red spots and redness on top of glans of my penis. Uncircumcised and never had intercourse. No pain, itching swelling. Just red and scares me a little?

Red spots and redness on top of glans of my penis. Uncircumcised and never had intercourse. No pain, itching swelling. Just red and scares me a little?

Here are some...: Glad, you ask. Clinically, do nothing with these as long as being free of symptoms, but keep gentle regular cleansing without any excessive or obsessive care such as using topical cream; so again, leave them alone. More worry? Seek evaluation & counseling timely. ...Read more

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3.5 wks post loa & debridement RT knee. Now 8-10 red spots scattered on old ACL incision/under knee area & addition 2 regular redness&swelling. Ideas?

3.5 wks post loa & debridement RT knee. Now 8-10 red spots scattered on old ACL incision/under knee area & addition 2 regular redness&swelling. Ideas?

Spots on ACL scar: I would contact your surgeon and have him evaluate your incision. It may very well be "normal" healing but he should evaluate for any possible occult infection that may require antibiotics and/or further work up. ...Read more

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Big red spots on a kid?

Big red spots on a kid?

Rash: Could use more info but I am guessing hives or urticaria. Are they itchy? And fairly large with a bump in the center? ...Read more

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I have a unknown red spots.

I have a unknown red spots.

Unknown to us too.: Where are these spots? How long have they been there? Do they hurt? Are they raised? Are they itchy? Are they fixed or do they come and go? Any other symptoms? We need more information to really know what's going on with this. ...Read more

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What are quarter size red spots all over body?

What are quarter size red spots all over body?

Needs a Dr. To check: Rashes and spots are difficult to describe in words. Generalized spots, reddish & quarter-sized, may be part of an infection (some viruses cause this) or an allergic reaction to foods, medicines, etc... "generalized" means the rash is all over the body. Sometimes, spots have unknown causes. A primary care doctor or dermatologist needs to evaluate the rash to find a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: red spots?

What is the definition or description of: red spots?

Hemangiomas: 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. ...Read more

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My niece is 10 months and she has red spots on her body?

My niece is 10 months and she has red spots on her body?

Need more info: Pl provide info on type of rash, presence of fever, history of travel, exposure to other sicknesses etc. A virtual consult may be a good idea. ...Read more

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Red spots after I take a shower. What does this indicate?

Red spots after I take a shower. What does this indicate?

Fairly common: This is probably cholinergic and/or aquagenic urticaria. If it doesn't bother you, don't worry about it. A cooler setting may help. ...Read more