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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 daughter woke up with. Red spots all over her bum, and to red patches on each side of her bum cheeks any clue what this is?

My 3 year old daughter woke up with. Red spots all over her bum, and to red patches on each side of her bum cheeks any clue what this is?

Improper wiping: She toilet trained? If so, she may not be wiping herself to we'll and consequently may a impetiginous (infective) rash on her bums. ...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. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son has little red spots kind of blochy on his ear lobe what could it be?

My 3 year old son has little red spots kind of blochy on his ear lobe what could it be?

Hard to tell: There are many skin changes that he could have, though a few common ones are seborrheic dermatitis and eczema, both of which are easily treated skin problems. Your best bet, though, is to have your child's doctor take a look to know for sure what treatment will work. ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter has had a itchy rash on the bottoms of her feet for over a week. Now it's on the palms of her hands. It's flat red spots.

My 3 year old daughter has had a itchy rash on the bottoms of her feet for over a week. Now it's on the palms of her hands. It's flat red spots.

Many Diagnoses: It is hard to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to actually see it. I recommend taking her to see a dermatologist so that they can help your daughter get rid of it. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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My son is 3 years old he had a fever for 3 to 4 days of 102.5 now he has a red spots on back and behind his ears.

My son is 3 years old he had a fever for 3 to 4 days of 102.5 now he has a red spots on back and behind his ears.

Sounds like a virus: Possible measles or other common viral infection. Best to have experienced pediatrician look at this for accurate assessment and diagnosis. ...Read more

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3year old has red spots on the bottom of her foot on the inside not outside of foot. Just came up. Saying foot hurt though.

3year old has red spots on the bottom of her foot on the inside not outside of foot. Just came up. Saying foot hurt though.

Any sore throat?: Fever? Would recommend seeing her doctor...sounds like it could be a viral illness called Coxsackie, especially if there is a sore throat and/or fever, but it could be any number of things, such as spider bite, other insect bite or sting. Best to have it seen. ...Read more

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Tiny red spots back of 3 yr old throat, tummy pain, high fever, no appetite. Doc says hand foot mouth. But what else could it be and can I look out 4?

Tiny red spots back of 3 yr old throat, tummy pain, high fever, no appetite. Doc says hand foot mouth. But what else could it be and can I look out 4?

Strep throat: Strep usually causes abdominal pain; but if he had a strep test and it is negative, likely the doctor is right and it could be hand-foot-mouth. Feed soft lukewarm foods and plenty of room temp liquids, nothing scratchy, acid or carbonated and use Acetaminophen for discomfort--should be better in a few days. It is possible to have both. ...Read more

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3yo girl has 3 tiny red spots not raised/not itchy or irritating on back of upper right arm. What could this be? Spent the wknd in sun, pool, beach.

3yo girl has 3 tiny red spots not raised/not itchy or irritating on back of upper right arm. What could this be? Spent the wknd in sun, pool, beach.

? Bites: If the rash is localized and she is otherwise well these are likely bites or something she came in contact with. Keep the area clean and observe the rash. If it spreads or if she is otherwise sick, see her doctor. Take a picture. All the best. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has 1 dark red spot on the top of her mouth. No swelling or redness anywhere else. No fever. Just noticed it today. What could this be?

My 3 year old has 1 dark red spot on the top of her mouth. No swelling or redness anywhere else. No fever. Just noticed it today. What could this be?

Too early to tell: One red spot of one day's duration wld be very hard to diagnose esp in the absence of other symptoms. Best weld be to observe her for a few days and if new spots develop or other signs and symptoms develop take her to her pediatrician or a dermatologist. If u r very worried u can do so now. ...Read more

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I have a five year old that woke up this morning with red spots all over what is it?

I have a five year old that woke up this morning with red spots all over what is it?

Needs more info: Is rash associated with fever? Itching? Other concurrent symptoms, e.g., sore throat? Consult with his primary care doctor. ...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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7 year old 101.1 temp and has a rash red spots all over her body?

7 year old 101.1 temp and has a rash red spots all over her body?

Get her evaluated: Call your doctor or pediatrician immediately and have the child evaluated today. If that is not possible, go to the er. It is likely just a viral illness but one cannot eliminate more serious infections over the internet. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has very small red spots all around his eyes they almost look like freckles but red!! Want can this be?

My 5 year old has very small red spots all around his eyes they almost look like freckles but red!! Want can this be?

Rash: If he has been coughing or rubbing his eyes vigorously then they may be small bruises called petechiae. If he is otherwise sick, he should see his doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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62 year old female. Reddened shins with some pin-point dark red spots. No swelling. Onset in one afternoon. History of cellulitis to the same area.

62 year old female. Reddened shins with some pin-point dark red spots. No swelling. Onset in one afternoon. History of cellulitis to the same area.

Rule out cellulitis: With your history of prior cellulits in the same area it is possible that this is recurring. Please seek the attention of your doctor promptly to rule out a return of the cellulitis. ...Read more

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Small red spots on my 4 year olds face itchy and have yellow heads on seem to be more today than yesterday?

Small red spots on my 4 year olds face itchy and have yellow heads on seem to be more today than yesterday?

Itchy red spots: Are they stabbing over? If so it's chicken pox, if not its probably impetigo, an infection of the skin. See you pediatrician for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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My 1 year old has red spots on her lips, I'm not sure if she bit her lip or if they are sores. They don't bother her at all. What could this be?

My 1 year old has red spots on her lips, I'm not sure if she bit her lip or if they are sores. They don't bother her at all. What could this be?

Could be: Cold sores, infection. Truly its really hard to say unless we see the red spots. When in doubt have your doctor check it out. Good luck ...Read more

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7 year old son has developed pink/red spots on face and chest. A few days ago he vomited through the night but has since appeared well. Should I worry?

7 year old son has developed pink/red spots on face and chest. A few days ago he vomited through the night but has since appeared well. Should I worry?

Facial rash...: A rash can't be diagnosed without an exam. It is good that your son is acting well; however, to determine the cause of the rash (petechiae from vomiting, maybe?), he should be seen by his pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has very small red spots all around his eyes they almost look like freckles but red!! Want can this be, should I take his to the emergency room?

My 5 year old has very small red spots all around his eyes they almost look like freckles but red!! Want can this be, should I take his to the emergency room?

Petichiel spots: If you child was vomiting or coughing with force these spots can appear on the face particularly around the eyes bit if he was not, or you see them in other parts of his body, yes see his pediatrician or go to ER. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I am a 21 year old guy and I have recently been witnessing severl moles and red spots growing around my body 4 of the moles ar on my groin?

Hi I am a 21 year old guy and I have recently been witnessing severl moles and red spots growing around my body 4 of the moles ar on my groin?

This can be normal: Moles in the groin area can be normal. However, there are other growths such as warts that can look like moles in this area. If you are unsure or concerned, you should visit your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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My 3 and a half year old has a deep cough I'm her chest no real fever and a rash on her back a d neck that is raised red spots size of a pen point? -

My 3 and a half year old has a deep cough I'm her chest no real fever and a rash on her back a d neck that is raised red spots size of a pen point? -

Cough and rash: A cough and a rash may be associated symptoms of a viral infection. To be sure, have your child evaluated by his pediatrician to confirm. ...Read more

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My 8 year old daughter has swollen fingers on both hands and 5 red spots on her cheeks not sure if these 2 things are related but they both appeared t?

My 8 year old daughter has swollen fingers on both hands and 5 red spots on her cheeks not sure if these 2 things are related but they both appeared t?

? allergic reaction: Sounds like she could be having an allergic reaction to something. If no shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, tongue or lip swelling, can give Diphenhydramine (benadryl) for tonight and call doc in morning. Make list of any new foods and/or exposures in past few days to try and pinpoint possible allergens. If having any respiratory problems, feels like can't breath, seek care tonight. ...Read more

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10 year old daughter complains of severe aches and pains in her knees ankles shoulders hips and back seeing big red spots, & asthma?

10 year old daughter complains of severe aches and pains in her knees ankles shoulders hips and back seeing big red spots, & asthma?

Unlikely related: The joint pains and asthma are probably not related. The spots may be a rash due to an allergy--and asthma can be triggered by an allergy--these may be related. See a pediatrician. ...Read more