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I have blotchy red spots on forearms. Is this because of tree pollen?

I have blotchy red spots on forearms. Is this because of tree pollen?

Contact allergies: It is possible that you could have urticaria or even a contact dermatitis from tree pollen. Not everyone reacts with the typical sneezing and itchy eyes. ...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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Can you advise about 3 red spots on my forearm that appear like bruises or bites? They don't hurt or itch, & I've been wearing long sleeves all day.

Can you advise about 3 red spots on my forearm that appear like bruises or bites? They don't hurt or itch, & I've been wearing long sleeves all day.

No: You would need to be examined for anyone to offer an informed opinion about these. However, if they are bites they will most likely disappear in a day or two. Good luck! ...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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My daughter has nickel sized red raised spots on her torso forearm legs and fingers. What is this? They itch her like crazy. Nobody else in the house

My daughter has nickel sized red raised spots on her torso forearm legs and fingers. What is this? They itch her like crazy. Nobody else in the house

Many possibilities: Could be insect bite reactions, scabies, eczema, allergic reaction. Thorough history is needed and possible biopsy to determine cause. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...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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I have five quarter sized red spots on five different parts of me to include ankle, forearm, left thigh, and back (2). They itch, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps. Not sure if a bite or hive?

I have five quarter sized red spots on five different parts of me to include ankle, forearm, left thigh, and back (2). They itch, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps. Not sure if a bite or hive?

Allergic either way: Itch means histamine reaction and that can occur from hives or from bites. Usually people remember if they got several bites...Bites tend to stay in the same location and it is typical for hives to come and go and be worse with heat. Glad Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps. If the rash gets worse and is spreading then be seen. If it goes away then no worries...Your body handled it. ...Read more

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I have flat, red, spots (5) on my arm. The first appeared over a year and a half ago after I started tanning indoors. They seem to have feathery borde?

I have flat, red, spots (5) on my arm. The first appeared over a year and a half ago after I started tanning indoors. They seem to have feathery borde?

The only way to get: An accurate diagnosis is through in person evaluation. Recommend that you make an appointment to see your dermatologist. Are you aware of how much tanning beds increase your risk for skin cancer? ...Read more

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Hi. I have tiny red spots on my arm. Just my right one and no where else. It's not raised and it also doesn't itch. I noticed them before but they come and go. Thank you?

Hi. I have tiny red spots on my arm. Just my right one and no where else. It's not raised and it also doesn't itch. I noticed them before but they come and go. Thank you?

No worry: Most of the time the red spot is a small benign hemangioma nothing to worry about.
but if change in size, or in color, or start bleeding, or start being painful, then see a doctor. ...Read more

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Red spots on arm an thighs. Almost a year with this itchiness. Help please?

Red spots on arm an thighs. Almost a year with this itchiness. Help please?

Skin: Consider common condition called atopic dermatitis or eczema. W/o seeing skin can't tell. Consult physician but in meantime use good moisturizer, non prescrition and safe- cerave cream available at most pharmacies. Dermatologist recommended. Use twice day. ...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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Area on upper arm where strap of heavy backpack was now has tiny little red spots, like I scratched too hard. Pink area of irritation too. What is it?

Area on upper arm where strap of heavy backpack was now has tiny little red spots, like I scratched too hard. Pink area of irritation too. What is it?

Friction burn.: Could certainly be an area of irritation related to the strap, either from direct friction burning or from compression of the hair follicles in the skin 6folliculitis). Start with warm soaks to the area. ...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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Why do I have red spots on my arm that hurt like a bruise?

Why do I have red spots on my arm that hurt like a bruise?

Don't know: I don't know why you have spots on your arm without taking more history and seeing them. The information you provided is not enough to make diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am having red spots on my arm for almost a week. I inject steroids one month ago.?

I am having red spots on my arm for almost a week. I inject steroids one month ago.?

Dr can evaluate rash: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a red spots rash to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are related to medications, but many times they are not. For unusual rashes, a skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist. One should bring to the doctor a list of all medications used in the month before the rash appeared. ...Read more

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I had protected sex with a prostitute. The next day, I have afew red spots on my arm and afew on leg. I also felt itch around my body.

I had protected sex with a prostitute. The next day, I have afew red spots on my arm and afew on leg. I also felt itch around my body.

Bad choices: Poor decisions have multiple consequences including psychological. Diseases can be transmitted multiple different ways; however your symptoms are not suggestive of sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have these red spots on my arm, legs a bit and belly?

What should I do if I have these red spots on my arm, legs a bit and belly?

Sorry, can't: Diagnose. Would encourage you to see your dermatologist for an accurate assessment. ...Read more