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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

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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How do you get rid of red spots or rash on baby's face? The baby is just 3 weeks old and it gets worse in evenings and after feeding.

How do you get rid of red spots or rash on baby's face? The baby is just 3 weeks old and it gets worse in evenings and after feeding.

Normal: Those spots are called milia, or baby acne. They are normal, and will go away in time. They are baby skin reaction to the fact that their world is now cold and dry, after 9 months of being wet and 98.6 all the time. Give it 6 months, and most of it will be cleared up. ...Read more

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My 1 month old baby boy has little red spots like blisters on the back of his head, he's had it for 3 weeks and its not going away, what's the cause?

My 1 month old baby boy has little red spots like blisters on the back of his head, he's had it for 3 weeks and its not going away, what's the cause?

Many possibilities: Proper evaluation of a blistery rash on a 1 month old will require an exam. There is a possibility that this could be an infection. Please set up a visit to evaluate the issue. ...Read more

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13 month babys face an leg has red spots, doctors said allergy but they don't get well? On leg seems watery spots? Swallen point poin? What shoul I do?

13 month babys face an leg has red spots, doctors said allergy but they don't get well? On leg seems watery spots? Swallen point poin? What shoul I do?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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My 5 week old baby has red spots and pimples all over her face. Her behaviour has not changed since she got them. Is this normal and will it go away?

My 5 week old baby has red spots and pimples all over her face. Her behaviour has not changed since she got them. Is this normal and will it go away?

Yes: It is extremely common for 4-5 week old babies to get a rash on their faces. It looks very bad, but usually doesn't bother the child at all and generally will disappear within a week or so. If your baby has other symptoms (pain, itching, fever, decreased appetite or increased sleepiness) it would be good to see your pediatrician to make sure the rash is not a sign of an infection or allergy. ...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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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 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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Will washing my face before sleep help with red spots?

Will washing my face before sleep help with red spots?

Don[t know the: Cause of the red spots- so can't say. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...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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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 can I get rid of red spots/blemishes on face?

How can I get rid of red spots/blemishes on face?

What are the: red spots/ blemishes. There are a number of different possible causes for these lesions. Would need to evaluate lesion before recommending treatment. ...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

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I have had a round red spots on my face for many years. It has not gotton larger and it does not itch or hurt. Not raised.

I have had a round red spots on my face for many years. It has not gotton larger and it does not itch or hurt. Not raised.

See dermatologist: This finding may be due to a variety of causes and it is difficult to determine without performing a physical examination and history as well. Recommend seeing a dermatologist for further assessment. ...Read more

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My face gets red and also gets itchy when my face gets hot and red spots appear, what can the reason be to this and how could I make it go away?

CholinergicUrticaria: Cholinergic urticaria is a form of hive which develops in response to a physical trigger, such as drastic temperatures, sunlight, emotional distress, exercise and occassionally viral infectons. When this condition becomes chronic (recurrent, frequent), daily medications such as Zyrtec or Xyzal (levocetirizine) can be used for prevention. ...Read more

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