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Red Spots All Over Back
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
M/21. For months I've had light red spots all over my back. Not itchy, raised, or scaly. No change in soap or detergent at all. What could this be?
There are red spots all over stomach, back, arms and legs. Its not itchy and smooth to touch. Not irritating either. What could it be?
What could this be? I have red spots all over my arms, upper back; chest, breasts, shoulders and stomach. They almost look like bites but there are a ton of them, and the itch very badly. I have had hives before and this doesn't look like it is the same
There : There are many possibilities including a drug rash, a viral exanthem, scabies, eczema, bites, psoriasis, and many others. Hard to tell without a picture, unfortunately. I would recommend you consider seeing a dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment options. There is a picture of scabies on the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more
Skin gone really really bad after stopping pill. What can I use other than prescription medications? Red spots everywhere not popable down left side
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
I have these extremely itchy red spots all over. Not sure if I'm getting bit or not. Bumps are sometimes there, fade then come back?
Red spots all over my body mainly on the inside of my arms, shoulders, chest, and back. Patches that are red some raised and darken ovr time, itch ocas?!
My son has bark red spots on his back anywhere from a quarter to half dollar in size what could this be should I be alarmed ?
I have 3 red spots that are not lifted and one on my back that is lifted, red and feels like theres stuff in it what could this be?
Cherry angioma: Red raised spots on the chest / back are often cherry angiomas - benign growths of blood vessels. The stuff in there is blood and they will bleed if you pick at them. They can be frozen or removed although that is certainly not necessary. If one is enlarging or changing rapidly ( do not expect this to happen) see your doc. ...Read more
Getting these red spots on my shoulders and back, they seem to appear more and itch a little once my body heats up,, Slowly spreading over my body?
A picture is worth..: ..a thousand words. There are NUMEROUS causes of tiny red bumps on skin that itch. Contact allergy (touching something irritating), ingesting something allergic (food, drugs), dry skin or eczema, scabies (itch mites), other insect bites, infection. You can try OTC cortisone cream, and if not better soon, see your doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more
Been itching same area for days (middle at the bottom of back) just noticed it's a cluster of small dark red spots?
This doesn't : include a question. However, we can't make a diagnosis or treatment recommendations without more medical history and visualizing the lesions. ...Read more
I have dry red spots appearing all over my body and they seem to fade throughout the day however come back, they don't itch or hurt what could this be?
Red spots: This could be anything. You should be seen by a dermatologist. ...Read more
My daughter has 5 red spots right along spine. She feel down a baby slide outside wondering if this could be from that?
My mom had a pain in the side of her back, and now after about 5 days there are red spots in the area. What could this be?
Might be shingles: There are many possible causes of rashes, but a painful rash can be shingles. Getting seen by a doctor within a day is important, because medication can be started. The hope is for the medication to prevent long term pain in the area. If the rash turns out to not be shingles, the doctor can offer helpful advice for that rash also. ...Read more
My husband has multiple light red spots on his back, not itchy, not raised. We noticed it after he showered. Should we be concerned?
Concerned enough: You should be concerned enough to have your doctor take a look at it, diagnose and treat it if necessary. Off hand, it's unlikely to be something serious, but why be concerned unnecessarily? On the other hand, why ignore something that you should be concerned about? Again, it's best to know for sure what the rash is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was in the shower and pulled back foreskin to clean. Today I pulled back to clean again and noticed small red spots. Like burns. What should I do?
I was outside sitting in a wicker lawn chair leaning against the back and later noticed flat red spots/lines on my shoulder blade. What caused this?
The chair?: This may sound silly.... but was it just the top of the chair?? ...Read more
My 3 month old just got two bright red spots on the back of her heels. They have been there for about 30 hours now, and haven't lightened up at all.?
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