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Mom has viral meningitis, hospitalized. No fever, nomore red spots on knees or red eyes. Still has severe headaches, stiff neck; low white cells. Help?

Mom has viral meningitis, hospitalized. No fever, nomore red spots on knees or red eyes. Still has severe headaches, stiff neck; low white cells. Help?

Ask her doctor: Viral meningitis presents with headache, sometimes sensitivity to light or sound, nausea, vomiting, fever, stiff neck, malaise, sometimes mental changes and the spinal fluid shows findings which are not compatible with bacterial meningitis. Your mom should get better fairly quickly and be back to full health soon, but if you have questions, ask her doctor. ...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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My son is 21mths.He hit back of head 2 days in a row.2nd time he hit size of a baseball was developed.Since then he has bleeding from nose,gums,red spots behind knee neck rt shoulder unknown bruising infections and the worse one was right now I was gonna

My son is 21mths.He hit back of head 2 days in a row.2nd time he hit size of a baseball was developed.Since then he has bleeding from nose,gums,red spots behind knee neck rt shoulder unknown bruising infections and the worse one was right now I was gonna

He needs to see: his pediatrician as soon as possible for evaluation of his blood's ability to clot properly & to determine why he is having bruising & bleeding in areas other than the site of injury. ...Read more

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Pain in my knee. I get random red spots on my knee that feels like its on fire. I don't have any swelling just unstable feeling and can't straighten.

Pain in my knee. I get random red spots on my knee that feels like its on fire. I don't have any swelling just unstable feeling and can't straighten.

See your doctor: You should see your doctor to have a good history taken and a good examination done. There are lots of different things that could cause this, some of which are quite serious. I would get in without too much delay. ...Read more

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I have livedoid vasculitis since 5 years.I have red spots knee length and ulcer on both feet dsnt itch.What is the prescribed dosage for the same?

I have livedoid vasculitis since 5 years.I have red spots knee length and ulcer on both feet dsnt itch.What is the prescribed dosage for the same?

Vasculitis: Livedoid vasculopathy is an uncommon condition. If this is a confirmed diagnosis and other entities are ruled out, treatment options include: Pentoxifylline (trental) (400 mg 3 times/d), low molecular weight heparin, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and IV methylprednisolone. You should follow closely with your dermatologist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Rash strd under arms, few red spots, spread there, then knees area and higher. Irreg spots grow to circle ctr lighter, some subside. No itching. Txs

Rash strd under arms, few red spots, spread there, then knees area and higher.  Irreg spots grow to circle ctr lighter, some subside. No itching. Txs

Pityriasis rosea: It's difficult to be certain without seeing your rash but pityriasis rosea is a common and harmless rash that is thought to be viral in etiology. It usually starts with a larger oval shaped red scaling plaque and within a week multiple smaller oval shaped lesions following the cleavage lines of the skin develop. This rash disappears by itself in 6-12 wks. Sunlight exposure may hasten resolution. ...Read more

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My 7 year old son has red itchy spots on his knees thighs and top of feet and it seems to be spreading to his stomach and bottom what is it ?

My 7 year old son has red itchy spots on his knees thighs and top of feet and it seems to be spreading to his stomach and bottom what is it ?

Allergy/Insect: From your description appears like allergic spots. But check to make sure he does not have any insect bite marks. Try topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth. If not subsiding try steroid cream 1% or 0.5% (tiny amount). If both not helping consult physician. ...Read more

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I have dark red/purple spots on my thighs knee & feet. Not always there, but mostly at night & i also bruise very easy. Do u know what this could be?

I have dark red/purple spots on my thighs knee & feet. Not always there, but mostly at night & i also bruise very easy. Do u know what this could be?

Ecchymosis (Bruise): It sounds like you are describing easy bruising. This is almost always abnormal in someone 31 yrs old. You need to have this checked out and have testing done to find out why you are experiencing this problem. There are many causes for easy bruising. Some causes are relatively benign, but some are very serious. Get it checked out. Good luck to you. ...Read more