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My mother has red spots on the back of her head they look like little blisters I need to know if we need to go see a doctor immediate?

My mother has red spots on the back of her head they look like little blisters I need to know if we need to go see a doctor immediate?

It does not: Sound like an emergency (most rashes are not!) Your mom may have Herpes Zoster (Shingles) In any case she should be checked out after the weekend bu her PCP (Primary Care Provider)
Hope this helps and hope your Mom feels better! ...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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Hair loss on back of head with little red spots?

Hair loss on back of head with little red spots?

Scalp hair loss: If patchy, see a dermatologist. If generally thinned hair, get your hormone levels checked. Can also occur due to severe stress and rarely some medications. ...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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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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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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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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What is wrong with his skin? So about three weeks ago my son started getting redness around his skin. He kept scratching it and almost made it bleed. About two days ago I noticed that there are red spots all over his back and some on his stomach. He has a

What is wrong with his skin? So about three weeks ago my son started getting redness around his skin. He kept scratching it and almost made it bleed. About two days ago I noticed that there are red spots all over his back and some on his stomach. He has a

A: A rash with raised red bumps is called a maculopapular rash and can be caused by many, many things such as:
-food or drug allergy
-viral infections such as fifths disease, roseola, ebv, CMV just to name a few
-insect bites such as fleas or scabies
-bacterial infection such as scarlet fever (caused by strep)
-medication reaction

or it can be seen in very rare things such as:
-measles
-toxic shock syndrome
-kawasaki disease
-meningitis
-stevens-johnson syndrome
-rocky mountain spotted fever disease

the list goes on and on.

The best thing to do is to call your child's doctor. They may want to take a look to see what it may be. Odds are that if your child does not have a high fever or is not acting sick, then it's probably nothing serious. ...Read more

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I have had throat problems for about 3 years now. Ear pain, head aches, big ball back of my tonsils, and now bloody red spots top of mouth, and gerd?

I have had throat problems for about 3 years now. Ear pain, head aches, big ball back of my tonsils, and now bloody red spots top of mouth, and gerd?

Healthy: Though many patients don't have much problem with their usual diet after gb surgery, many found themselves intolerant of certain foods (fried, rich food...), with varying symptoms (bloating, loose bm, flatulence...). Take the opportunity to adopt a more healthy dietary selection. ...Read more

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I have red irritated spots around my nose and chest front which some time irritated and white dry spots on back also. Dandruff is also in my hire?

I have red irritated spots around my nose and chest front which some time irritated and white dry spots on back also. Dandruff is also in my hire?

Seborrhea: What you are describing sounds like seborrheic dermatitis. This rash is caused by yeast overgrowth on the skin and scalp. We commonly call this dandruff in the scalp, but the medical term is seborrhea. Seborrhea can extend to involve the face, neck, shoulders, chest and back. However, you should have it checked out by a doctor to make sure. There are many causes for a rash like you describe. ...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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2 years back I've used berina hair straightener, since then I am observing red spots, heavy dandruff and losing my hair.?

2 years back I've used berina hair straightener, since then I am observing red spots, heavy dandruff and losing my hair.?

Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more

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I have been having red spots on my skin appear lately. The biggest being on the back of my lower right leg about as big as a quarter.

I have been having red spots on my skin appear lately. The biggest being on the back of my lower right leg about as big as a quarter.

See a doctor: Skin lesions can come from any number of things and some of them can be indicitive of serious medical problems. The best course of action would be to be seen and evaluated by your doctor who may be able to tell the cause by simple inspeciton. Although further tests may be warrented ...Read more

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What are red spots in the back of upper mouth in my child?

What are red spots in the back of upper mouth in my child?

Could indicate infec: This could indicate an infection such as strep throat. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my chest an back also white spots on face an trunk?

I have red spots on my chest an back also white spots on face an trunk?

Spots: Spots, skin lesions, rashes etc. Are all unfortunately impossible to diagnose over the computer. It certainly sounds like you have some definite skin conditions that need evaluating, diagnosing, and treating. "Spots" can sometime be a type of Tinea Versicolor, but as stated, you need an exam. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have dry, itchy red spots on my skin that turn white. They're really bad on the back of my knees. What is this?

I have dry, itchy red spots on my skin that turn white. They're really bad on the back of my knees. What is this?

Eczema?: By location and symptoms, it sounds like eczema. When it goes away, it sometimes leaves lighter patches. Treated by cortisone creams and prevented by moisturizing the skin better, eczema is very common. Dry climate (winter) can worsen. Moisturize well--creams, not lotions. The color will return if it is eczema. ...Read more

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Most of my back was covered with red spots. My chest and face have some red spots too, and then my arms turned into blotchy mess, heelp?

Most of my back was covered with red spots. My chest and face have some red spots too, and then my arms turned into blotchy mess, heelp?

It's difficult to: Evaluate skin rashes in person and impossible to do so accurately without seeing the rash and getting more information about the symptoms. I suggest you take some selfies and set up a Virtual Consult with one of our doctors. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I have pinpoint red spots on my "dorsal" forearm, and my skin feels mildly sore. Is there any significance to each? Are they related in any way?

I have pinpoint red spots on my "dorsal" forearm, and my skin feels mildly sore. Is there any significance to each? Are they related in any way?

Inflammation: You must be examined to deternine is this is a skin inflammation, allergic reaction, infection or skin disease. See a dermatologist. Your question cannot be answered online. ...Read more

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These red spots I get these red spots I've been getting them for awhile now they itch and burn. I get them on my back neck stomach and face. It does not only itch and burn on the spots when it burns or itches its all over my back or neck and face. They c

These red spots I get these red spots I've been getting them for awhile now they itch and burn. I get them on my back neck stomach and face. It does not only itch and burn on the spots when it burns or itches its all over my back or neck and face. They c

Hard: Hard to tell without a picture and more clinical history. I would recommend you see a dermatologist. Below is a picture of eczema and ringworm and there is more information on various rashes on the links below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have red spots at the back of my mouth my throat has being irrated a while now but not over painful just rough?

I have red spots at the back of my mouth my throat has being irrated a while now but not over painful just rough?

Need examination: Impossible to offer you a precise diagnosis, or for that matter appropriate treatment, without a physical examination and a complete medical history from you to identify risks, exposures, pre-existing issues, duration of symptoms, etc. Go see your doctor please. ...Read more

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I have tiny red spots on the back of the roof of my mouth and a white spot on my lower gums, which feels sore in that area. What could this be?

I have tiny red spots on the back of the roof of my mouth and a white spot on my lower gums, which feels sore in that area. What could this be?

Sore Gum: red spots as well as white spots on the lining of the mouth and gums can be caused by viruses. Best to have your PCP check and make sure. Medication may help. ...Read more

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Hi, my 10 year old son has developed a painful rash with what appears to be small blisters and red spots on the back of his mouth, no other symptoms?

Painful rash: He may have the start of hand, foot and mouth disease which is due to a viral illness. Check his hands and feet over the next few days. To sooth the pain in his mouth you can give him lots of cold things like popsicles or ice cream. A combination of benadryl (diphenhydramine) and peptobismol may also help in psin control ...Read more

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Red spots inside mouth on lower lip. No pain no blisters...They are smooth just noticed last night. Almost back to normal today. Is this oral herpes?

Red spots inside mouth on lower lip. No pain no blisters...They are smooth just noticed last night. Almost back to normal today. Is this oral herpes?

Not oral herpes: Oral herpes is painful and also would not resolve in such a short period of time. Sometimes the small salivary glands I the lips can look like small red spots. If it resolves on its own within the next 24-48 hour then I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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Been having pain in neck area under the back of my left jaw and in neck at base of skull, also dark red spots under tongue. Related to infected tooth?

Pain: You have an infected tooth that needs to be treated. I can't tell you if the pain by your jaw is from your tooth or something else, but your dentist will be able to tell you. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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I've had a cold for a while. Now it's like my taste buds are swollen, the roof of my mouth has red spots and the back of my tongue has bumps.

I've had a cold for a while. Now it's like my taste buds are swollen, the roof of my mouth has red spots and the back of my tongue has bumps.

Cold symptoms: Many of your symptoms may be from your cold. What is a while? If your symptoms are not resolving seeing your doctor will determine what is going on. ...Read more

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What can I do?, medical problem, irritated eyes, nosebleed, pain in lower back, extremely itchy, red spots on skin.?

What can I do?, medical problem, irritated eyes, nosebleed, pain in lower back, extremely itchy, red spots on skin.?

Need exam: Those are a lot of often unrelated and fairly non-specific symptoms. You're going to need an exam by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I have yellow/green stuff in back of throat every morning for the past week. I had dark red spots on roof of mouth. What is it? No insurance! Help!

I have yellow/green stuff in back of throat every morning for the past week. I had dark red spots on roof of mouth. What is it? No insurance! Help!

Consult needed: This is hard for people today to believe, but people had dental care before dental insurance existed, and that was not that long ago. Insurance or not you have to see a dentist first, and probably a physician after. Don't worry-obamacare will save us all. ...Read more

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Dr told me I had a viral infection last wk cuz I had canker sores&sore red spots on the top of my mouth. It went away, but it's back again. What do I do?

Dr told me I had a viral infection last wk cuz I had canker sores&sore red spots on the top of my mouth. It went away, but it's back again. What do I do?

Tip of the mouth?: Or tip of the upper lip? If so, it may be from a cold sore instead of a canker sore if the skin is also involved. For cold sores, you can ask your doctor to Rx you an antiviral drug to hasten the recovery. ...Read more

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