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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 got 10 red spots on the back of my hand. The first time I got them was a week ago and had them twice since then only last for am hour. Not itchy ?

I got 10 red spots on the back of my hand. The first time I got them was a week ago and had them twice since then only last for am hour. Not itchy ?

Unusual: Fleeting nonitchy red spots may be due to transient dilatation of tiny blood vessels in the back of the hand which would be more blotchy. Hives or insect bites or allergic reactions last longer than an hour and are itchy. Did exposure to a change in temperature or something that came in contact with your hand play a role? ...Read more

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Why are there small traces of blood in my saliva, accompanied with tiny red spots on the back of my hand

Why are there small traces of blood in my saliva, accompanied with tiny red spots on the back of my hand

Platelet disorder ?: Bleeding and red spots may indicate a problem with clotting of blood. May be related to platelet disorder.
Suggest you see a hematology specialist. ...Read more

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My 8 year old daughter has tiny red itchy spots on the backs of her hands & on her palms.?

My 8 year old daughter has tiny red itchy spots on the backs of her hands & on her palms.?

Many possibilities: Pediatric rashes can be from many possible causes, including viral infections, bacterial infections, allergic reactions, and many others. Unfortunately, dermatology is a specialty that relies heavily on actually seeing and feeling the rash. Thus, providing you with a diagnosis based on a written description is impossible. Best to see your pediatrician or dermatologist to provide you a diagnosis. ...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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Gson has dime size red spots on back of arms, face, back and belly button. I can not take him to doctor w/o father permission. He will not take him?

Gson  has dime size red spots on back of arms, face, back and belly button. I can not take him to doctor w/o father permission. He will not take him?

Some possibilities..: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A pediatrician or a dermatologist can examine the red spots rash to see what they might be. Rashes may be due to eczema (sensitive dry skin), medications, viral infections, allergies, autoimmune reactions, chemical irritants, bug bites, fungal infections (like "ringworm"), etc... ...Read more

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Rash on back. No bumps but red spots. No itch or burn. Hasn't been spreading. Faded when I wake up but back by end of day. Not sure what to do.

Rash on back. No bumps but red spots. No itch or burn. Hasn't been spreading. Faded when I wake up but back by end of day. Not sure what to do.

Options: You might be reacting to the sheets you are sleeping on. You also might have blocked sweat glands which become inflamed. Changing detergents might help ...Read more

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There's red spots on soft palate, yellowing where tonsils were and possibly white spots on back of throat?

There's red spots on soft palate, yellowing where tonsils were and possibly white spots on back of throat?

Mouth spots: Do you have any pain and/or fever? Do you feel very tired and worn down? If so, you might be experiencing strep throat. Have you recently engaged in oral sex? If so then you could also have an STD. Go to your doctor ASAP and get it checked out. Many common conditions once diagnosed can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Husband w/ rash on back/arms, 3 days.Not painful or itchy.Red spots with white center, 3-20mm. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) didn't help.Won't go to md! serious?Contagious?

Husband w/ rash on back/arms, 3 days.Not painful or itchy.Red spots with white center, 3-20mm. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) didn't help.Won't go to md! serious?Contagious?

See a doctor: Without examining this it is impossible to tell. If he won't submit to an exam, that is his problem, and he seems less concerned than you do. ...Read more

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One afternoon red spots and hives showed up on my hands, both on the palm and back of hand. Since then, they are speratic and come and go. Tammy?

One afternoon red spots and hives showed up on my hands, both on the palm and back of hand. Since then, they are speratic and come and go. Tammy?

Contact allergy: What you described suggested allergy to some thing you came in contact with. Try to keep a note of the things that you may have touched prior to the rash to discern if there is a pattern or if you can identify a product that causes the symptoms. If you identify, then you may wish to challenge yourself and if the product causes rash you will need to avoid it. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my legs, hands, and back, it occurs itches when i scratch, it is pinching me up to scratch again n again, it had happened this morning ?

I have red spots on my legs, hands, and back, it occurs itches when i scratch, it is pinching me up to scratch again n again, it had happened this morning ?

Could be hives: Hives can come up very quickly, especially when you scratch. But there are many other causes of "red spots" - without more information it's hard to narrow it down. Your best option is to let a dermatologist look at them and tell you for sure what is going on. ...Read more

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I'm afraid I might have scabies, red spots appear on hands and are really itchy. They leave the next day, come back in a week. Is this what it can do?

I'm afraid I might have scabies, red spots appear on hands and are really itchy. They leave the next day, come back in a week. Is this what it can do?

Not scabies: Hi Bob, although anything is possible, the pattern of rash you have described would be highly atypical of scabies. Scabies would likely not improve until treated. Eczema and similar hypersensitivity type skin conditions would be more likely in this scenario. ...Read more

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I just back from camping trip & now my hands are full of red spots and is very itchy, even my body has it.Its looks like mosquito bite.How to cure it?

I just back from camping trip & now my hands are full of red spots and is very itchy, even my body has it.Its looks like mosquito bite.How to cure it?

Mites: The red spots can be mosquito bites, or bites by mites called "no seem'ems"or chiggers which are small insects that get under your clothes and like warm places to hide and then bite. These red bites can also be caused by ants which bite. Use antihistamine medication orally and topically for itching as well as calamine lotion. ...Read more

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I just back from camping trip and now my hands are very itchy and have many red spots even my body have it. Its looks like mosquito bite. How to cure?

Options: Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda is effective when applied to the lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching. ...Read more

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Hi! I've red spots/small rashes on the back of my hands, from my thumbs until my index fingers in a semicircle. It's itch and burn. What's this? Thank

Hi! I've red spots/small rashes on the back of my hands, from my thumbs until my index fingers in a semicircle. It's itch and burn. What's this? Thank

Semicircular rash: Multiple possibilities. see your dermatologist. Some of the possibilities include granuloma annulare, contact dermatitis, nummular eczema, Your doctor may want to biopsy the rash for definitive diagnosis. ...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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I have a rash of red spots on the back of my right wrist that rarely itches. It's been there for several years and has pretty much stayed the same?

I have a rash of red spots on the back of my right wrist that rarely itches. It's been there for several years and has pretty much stayed the same?

Could be anything...: ...From a fungal infection to any one of several skin tumors. Only a dermatologist can tell you exactly what it is after a direct examination, and possibly a biopsy. ...Read more

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I used a rough sponge to get rid of henna now my hand is blistered what can I do also tiny red spots have appeared under my skin and severe redness?

I used a rough sponge to get rid of henna now my hand is blistered what can I do also tiny red spots have appeared under my skin and severe redness?

Exam needed: Its recommended that you be examined by a physician urgently in order to determine whether the findings are due to allergic reaction, primary irritation/inflammation from abrasive trauma or whether there is a superimposed bacterial infection(cellulitis) which needs urgent treatment. ...Read more

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What is these tiny red spots on the palms of my hands?

What is these tiny red spots on the palms of my hands?

See your doctor: Your doctor will have to examine your skin personally to make the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Itchy flat red spots on hands that come and go randomly.?

Itchy flat red spots on hands that come and go randomly.?

HIVES (urticaria): Hives 'can come and go randomly' and if chronic may not have a discrete cause in >50% of cases. Allegra (fexofenadine) (or generic fexofenidine) 180mg a day may help. ...Read more

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Hi! Two red spots appeared on my hand yesterday. They're flat and not itchy. They don't hurt either. Do you know what these could be from?

No one could: without a lot more detail. However, most such things are simple bug bites or minor injuries that go away without treatment. Not worth a lot of worrying! ...Read more

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2-3 ours after taking off my nitril gloves my hands get swollen with red spots, They are not itchy and nothing oozes. What can I do to treat them?

2-3 ours after taking off my nitril gloves my hands get swollen with red spots, They are not itchy and nothing oozes.  What can I do to treat them?

Skin irritation..: Plastic glowed can create a lots of moisture after 2-3 hours. Most likely it is reaction to inner glide heat and humidity. Wash your hands with mild soap and put on good nonalergebic moisturizer - Like " Vitamin A+D ointment ( pharmacy ban section) . If you use gloves - take breaks after hour or less. If any rash , redness , pain worsen see your Doc ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my forearms. Now small red spots on hands?

I have a rash on my forearms. Now small red spots on hands?

If you're asking...: ...What is causing it, it could be any of a dozen different things, from an allergy to something that touched your skin, to a virus, to something you ate or inhaled, to an internal problem. You'll need to see a dermatologist who can look at the rash directly and give you a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Red spots on body and tiny (whitish) raised bumps on hand. Are these symptoms of anything serious?

Red spots on body and tiny (whitish) raised bumps on hand. Are these symptoms of anything serious?

Needs to be checked: It is very hard to say what it may be as we do not have enough information and without looking at rash
I recommend that you consult your Primary Care Doctor or see a Dermatolgist to find what is the rash due to ...Read more

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