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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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Red Spots (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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?

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?

Rash: Since it does not itch there is diminished concern for scabies. Consider lichen planus or pitaryasis rosea (pr), thought to be viral. Both are usually self limiting. ...Read more

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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

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

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Skin gone really really bad after stopping pill. What can I use other than prescription medications? Red spots everywhere not popable down left side

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

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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?

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?

Probably not: insect bites will remain several days and gradually fade (although they will swell if scratched ) Urticaria (hives ) are more likely to come and go, then appear elsewhere. this is usually due to something ingested . ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Is it normal to get lots of painful red spots on your back?

Is it normal to get lots of painful red spots on your back?

Not especially: Red painful spots represent inflammation but the causes can be many. If acne can cause discomfort. However , if the condition worsens , a visit to a dermatologist would be advisable. ...Read more

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Been itching same area for days (middle at the bottom of back) just noticed it's a cluster of small dark red spots?

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

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I will get these red spots around my chest and back any ideas of what it might be?

I will get these red spots around my chest and back any ideas of what it might be?

No: You are describing a possible skin condition so without a picture of the "red spots", there is no way to identify the skin condition or even if there is a problem to begin with. ...Read more

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My daughter has 5 red spots right along spine. She feel down a baby slide outside wondering if this could be from that?

My daughter has 5 red spots right along spine. She feel down a baby slide outside  wondering if this could be from that?

Maybe: if the bumps are all in a row over the bumps (spinous processes) of the spine, the this is probably the case. If the redness starts spreading, she's running a fever or has other signs of infection take her to her doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My husband has multiple light red spots on his back, not itchy, not raised. We noticed it after he showered. Should we be concerned?

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 more

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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.?

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.?

Since we can't : See the spots it is difficult to give a recommendation. It is great that you are so observant with your baby. Take the baby to the pediatrician, dermatologist or podiatrist. For definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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