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Doctor insights on: Red Spots On Child's Skin

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A dark big red blister surrounded by red skin on my baby's feet!! What can it be?

A dark big red blister surrounded by red skin on my baby's feet!!
What can it be?

Multiple or single?: Red blisters on baby's feet is never normal, and without a photo, it is hard to diagnose. Blisters can be caused by repeated friction, infection, burns and cold injury. Multiple small blisters on feet and hands can be caused by a viral infection such as enterovirus. I recommend that you get urgent evaluation. ...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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Son had tiny cluster of itchy bumps on face. it's better-ish but now the skin around it is turning white, not scaly/raised. He has 4 white spots. ????

Son had tiny cluster of itchy bumps on face. it's better-ish but now the skin around it is turning white, not scaly/raised. He has 4 white spots. ????

See doctor: It is best for the child if you take him to the doctor for evaluation. You do not want the skin to scar especially on the face ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My toddler has red dots on his face around eyes and cheeks?

My toddler has red dots on his face around eyes and cheeks?

coughing/voming: Small pinpoint red dots that represent small broken capillaries will often show up around the eyes, face &upper torso of kids after a coughing spell or vomiting. These will not be found below the nipple line. They are transient & not the sign of a worrisome problem. ...Read more

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Are the tiny red dots on my skin age related?

Are the tiny red dots on my skin age related?

Can't give you an: accurate answer. These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. ...Read more

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My grandson has red spots on his feet what is it?

My grandson has red spots on his feet what is it?

HFM disease: This time of year I would highly suspect hand-foot-mouth disease. This is a viral illness that is common during the summer months and can produce spots on hands and feet and sores in the mouth. Fever can accompany the rash as well. Some kids have the rash in all 3 places, others just one of the areas. Some have fever, some don't. Some act sick, some don't. Clears up on own in about a week. ...Read more

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Red spots on the pslm grows bigger and has got white dry skin on top wha is that?

Red spots on the pslm grows bigger and has got white dry skin on top wha is that?

Red spots w/dry skin: On the hands, these most commonly would be eczema, psoriasis or fungal infection. Eczema and psoriasis are treated similarly however a fungal infection would get worse with eczema treatment. Please see your dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My newborn has bumps on her face. Is this acne?

My newborn has bumps on her face. Is this acne?

More than likely: Acne is a common newborn skin condition that resolves in approximately 2-3 weeks. Don't use any over the counter acne treatment. ...Read more

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Child has peeling fingers and red skin. What is it?

Child has peeling fingers and red skin. What is it?

Reply: Can be post streptococcal throat infection peeling of skin, can be post viral infection, local contact allergy to something that child plays with. Try to figure out by looking at his last few days. If no fever, is active and playful then observe with moisturizing. Also it could be related to swimming. Avoid the trigger. If no improvement over next few days see his doctor. ...Read more

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My 2 year old black son has bumps on his skin on his chest, belly, back, diaper area, and face. They don't appear to itch or hurt. Look like goosebump?

Need more info: Is he on any meds right now or prior to rash? Any fever prior? If he isn't itchy and it doesn't bother him, i suspect it is probably viral and will resolve in 24 to 48 hrs. Just monitor him and take him in if no resolution in 3 or 4 days or if his symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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My daughter has small red dots appearing on her face.. Not bumps, just dots.. What could it be?

Needs more info: Are there change in general well-being, e.g., activity, appetite? Any GI symptoms such as loose stool or vomiting? Respiratory symptoms? If no to all these questions, viral rash would be very likely the cause. ...Read more

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My baby's been developing small welts and redness on his face, looking a little like rash. What causes it?

My baby's been developing small welts and redness on his face, looking a little like rash.  What causes it?

Infantile rash: This could be a number of things depending on the age of your child. Anything from erythema toxicum neonatorum to infantile acne are all potentially possible. I would recommend you have your pediatrician have a look first, and if your child is behaving like he/she is sick then sooner than later. ...Read more

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My child has a red spot on her ankle with 6 little white spots inside it?

My child has a red spot on her ankle with 6 little white spots inside it?

Red spot on knee: You need to see a doctor asap as it seems like there is an infection in the skin. It could be deeper than it may seem and the white spots are most llikely from the spreading of the infection. Very rarely there could be abscess as well.See your doc asap. ...Read more

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My baby has white spots on her lips what is it?

My baby has white spots on her lips what is it?

?white spots: White spots on the lips can be several different things. A baby can develop thrush in the mouth which looks like white patches that are located on the inner lips, inner cheek, roof of the mouth, or on the tongue. It often is painful for the baby to feed and if nursing the infection can transfer to the breast. You should schedule a visit with your baby's doctor to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Baby has a red rash on his belly?

Baby has a red rash on his belly?

See a doctor: There could be any number of causes of the rash. A doctor would need to see your child and examine them in order to diagnose it. ...Read more