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Doctor insights on: Red Spots On Childs Face

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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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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 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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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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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