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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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My 3 year old has cluster of red spots like pimples on her elbow, its there for 2 weeks now and its spreading, what it could b?

My 3 year old has cluster of red spots like pimples on her elbow, its there for 2 weeks now and its spreading, what it could b?

Rash: The most common things would be bacterial or fungus infection. Bacteria cause a red tender warm site. Fungus cause red dry itchy spot that may spread outward. There are a few other possibilities so you should get it checked by a doctor to get the right treatment.

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Red itchy spots on shins, elbows, behind knees & neck. No one else in home is afflicted. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

Red itchy spots on shins, elbows, behind knees & neck. No one else in home is afflicted. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

Jock itch: See your physician to get checked for accurate diagnosis. My guess is tinea corporis which is a fungal infection of the skin. It causes an itchy, red, often ring-shaped rash in these warm, moist areas of your body. It is common in people who sweat a lot, as do athletes. It usually respond to topical anti fungals creams.

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Red spots with a white centre on my hands, elbows, feet and knees, they are very itchy, what could this be?

Red spots with a white centre on my hands, elbows, feet and knees, they are very itchy, what could this be?

Dermatitis: Dermatitis, or inflammation in the skin can cause this pattern. Eczema (atopic dermatitis) can do this, and the rash associated with gluten allergy (celiac sprue) called dermatitis herpetiformis can also do this. Hives can present similarly as well. Erythema multiforme is rare, but can appear this way and eventually makes little "target" lesions. A dermatologist should be able to diagnose you.

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Why is it for the last 3 days I have small red spots that itch and sting like ants, particularly on the hands, elbows, legs, and feet?

Why is it for the last 3 days I have small red spots that itch and sting like ants, particularly on the hands, elbows, legs, and feet?

Many possibilities: What you describe, painful and itching red spots on your extremities, could be related to an allergic reaction, to something you have come in contact with or eaten, or could be due to a viral infection. It is hard to be more specific, but I see you are trying an antihistamine and topical steroid cream. See your doctor soon if these treatments are not working.

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-psoriasis on elbows/knees -recently used apple cider vinegar (orally) & olive oil/acv baths -now many bright red spots on thighs and lower leg -help!

-psoriasis on elbows/knees -recently used apple cider vinegar (orally) & olive oil/acv baths -now many bright red spots on thighs and lower leg -help!

Psoriasis: Stay away from any harsh things on the skin. Topical Hydrocortisone may help as well as some sun exposure. Many times psoriasis will require prescription medications if you have already been diagnosed with it by your doctor.

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I have flat, red, spots (5) on my arm. The first appeared over a year and a half ago after I started tanning indoors. They seem to have feathery borde?

I have flat, red, spots (5) on my arm. The first appeared over a year and a half ago after I started tanning indoors. They seem to have feathery borde?

The only way to get: An accurate diagnosis is through in person evaluation. Recommend that you make an appointment to see your dermatologist. Are you aware of how much tanning beds increase your risk for skin cancer?

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Hi. I have tiny red spots on my arm. Just my right one and no where else. It's not raised and it also doesn't itch. I noticed them before but they come and go. Thank you?

Hi. I have tiny red spots on my arm. Just my right one and no where else. It's not raised and it also doesn't itch. I noticed them before but they come and go. Thank you?

No worry: Most of the time the red spot is a small benign hemangioma nothing to worry about. But if change in size, or in color, or start bleeding, or start being painful, then see a doctor.

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Red spots on arm an thighs. Almost a year with this itchiness. Help please?

Red spots on arm an thighs. Almost a year with this itchiness. Help please?

Skin: Consider common condition called atopic dermatitis or eczema. W/o seeing skin can't tell. Consult physician but in meantime use good moisturizer, non prescrition and safe- cerave cream available at most pharmacies. Dermatologist recommended. Use twice day.

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What does a spotty red rash on my arm mean? The rash has small red spots and is bumpy.

What does a spotty red rash on my arm mean? The rash has small red spots and is bumpy.

Many things: A common condition is keratosis pilaris (kp). Small reddish bumps appear on the back of the arms and sometimes the front of the thighs. It is very common and not dangerous. If you are unsure, please see a dermatologist.

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Reoccurring red spots on arm. Seems to happen once a week, in the same place and they don't tend to be itchy or raised.

As above: The main issue : is it bothering u, if it is see u pcp, if not forget about it.

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Area on upper arm where strap of heavy backpack was now has tiny little red spots, like I scratched too hard. Pink area of irritation too. What is it?

Area on upper arm where strap of heavy backpack was now has tiny little red spots, like I scratched too hard. Pink area of irritation too. What is it?

Friction burn.: Could certainly be an area of irritation related to the strap, either from direct friction burning or from compression of the hair follicles in the skin 6folliculitis). Start with warm soaks to the area.

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Red spots on hands, wrists and arm. Help! What could it be?

Red spots on hands, wrists and arm. Help! What could it be?

Need more info: How big are they? Do they itch? How long have you had them? As much as more info may help me help you, though, the best thing for skin problems is to have them looked at. See your doctor, or go to an urgent care if worrisome.

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Found red spots on hands, wrists and arm. What could it be help?

Found red spots on hands, wrists and arm. What could it be help?

Tough to say: The computer is not the best palce for diagnosis, especially with rashes. Rashes can be caused by an allergic trigger (something you ate, came in contact with) or a virus or a bacterial infection, etc. See your dr. For a visual inspection of the rash and the proper diagnosis, that way the treatment will be geared to help you best. Good luck.

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Why do I have red spots on my arm that hurt like a bruise?

Why do I have red spots on my arm that hurt like a bruise?

Don't know: I don't know why you have spots on your arm without taking more history and seeing them. The information you provided is not enough to make diagnosis.

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I am having red spots on my arm for almost a week. I inject steroids one month ago.?

I am having red spots on my arm for almost a week. I inject steroids one month ago.?

Dr can evaluate rash: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a red spots rash to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are related to medications, but many times they are not. For unusual rashes, a skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist. One should bring to the doctor a list of all medications used in the month before the rash appeared.