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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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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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Why are there red spots all over my baby's upper body and face?

Why are there red spots all over my baby's upper body and face?

No clue: You can get the most from the site when you provide background information like age, presence of other symptoms, type of spot (flat,raised)etc.Without this background it is impossible to narrow down the types of things this could be. The answers on this open site are donated by the volunteer physicians.Any minor cost from wordy questions keeps the site open.You are welcome to start over. ...Read more

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I have red spots all over my body and some in my mouth. There is a lot on my head. Nearly all of them have clear fluid. Is there anything i can take?

I have red spots all over my body and some in my mouth. There is a lot on my head.  Nearly all of them have clear fluid. Is there anything i can take?

May be Chicken Pox: From what you describe fluid filles red spots all over the body may be chicken pox you should have it checked before you take anything for that see your doctor or go to er. ...Read more

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What could cause red spots to appear on the face and remain there for years?

Could be rosacea: If they are not going away and look like pimples this could be rosacea, a chronic skin condition that appears like red spots or bumps. You could also have small hemangiomas or cherry angiomas. These are little red "birthmarks" that are cosmetic in nature. I would recommed seeing a dermatologist to help you. ...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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What causes red spots on the head of the penis?

What causes red spots on the head of the penis?

Benign papules : Pearly penile papules are like a minature "string of pearls" around head of penis. More common or prominent in uncircumcised men. They are perfectly normal. Sometimes called "tyson's" glands, but aren't glands. May contribute to smegma formation. Have it seen by a dr. If not as described above or if there is any concern. ...Read more

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What does red spots on the face on a 1 year old mean?

What does red spots on the face on a 1 year old mean?

Rashes: Small red dots any where on the body could be petechiae and should be evaluated by a doctor. Rashes are impossible to diagnose without seeing them. Petechiae are small (1-2mm) red or purple spots on the body, caused by a minor hemorrhage (broken capillary blood vessels). See attached picture. Unlike most other red rashes they do not go away with pressure. Petechiae always require evaluation. ...Read more

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I have red spots in my face that look like hickeys but they aren't. What could it be from?

I have red spots in my face that look like hickeys but they aren't. What could it be from?

Various: There are many possible causes for what you describe. A primary care provider, or possibly a dermatologist, would be a in a good position to help answer this question. ...Read more

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Why do I have these scaly red spots on my face?

Why do I have these scaly red spots on my face?

Insufficient info: but you probably need to see a dermatologist ...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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Wondering about red spots on head of penis?

Wondering about red spots on head of penis?

Probably normal: "pearly penile papules" are are like a "mini string of pearls around head of penis. Normal finding especially in uncircumcised men. Sometimes called "tyson's glands", although they aren't glands. They are perfectly benign and of no concern. However, should be checked by a dr. If spots are not as described. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my face and lots of itching, what should I use to remove it?

I have red spots on my face and lots of itching, what should I use to remove it?

Hydrocortisone : There are many causes of itchy red spots. In most cases, over-the-counter 1% Hydrocortisone ointment (not cream) three to four times per day for 1-2 weeks will cure such spots. If the rash does not go away within 2 weeks, then one should seek a professional medical opinion as other conditions can cause itchy red spots, such as acne, rosacea, folliculitis, and other skin infections. ...Read more