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I noticed that my son had red spots on his legs that itched him really bad, I saw them when he came inside from playing outside. What could it be?

I noticed that my son had red spots on his legs that itched him really bad, I saw them when he came inside from playing outside. What could it be?

Insect bites: Probably ants or chiggers. Use benadryl, (diphenhydramine) at a dose appropriate for his age/weight, and clean the bites with alcohol, or have him swim in a chlorinated pool for about an hour, and it will clear it up. If not better, needs to be seen. ...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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I have red spots on my leg...they don't itch & they seem to be under my skin...what could be the reason?

I have red spots on my leg...they don't itch & they seem to be under my skin...what could be the reason?

Cause of red spots: It is most important to know whether these spots blanche (disappear) after you push on them, which may be viral or allergic. If they do not blanche, capillary bleeding has occurred, either from a tourniquet effect of very tight socks or hose, or from capillary fragility, and you must see your PCP to find the cause, such as a rare condition called Henoch-Schoenlein purpura. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my legs, hands, and back, it occurs itches when I scratch, it is pinching me up to scratch again n again, it had happened this morning?

I have red spots on my legs, hands, and back, it occurs itches when I scratch, it is pinching me up to scratch again n again, it had happened this morning?

Could be hives: Hives can come up very quickly, especially when you scratch. But there are many other causes of "red spots" - without more information it's hard to narrow it down. Your best option is to let a dermatologist look at them and tell you for sure what is going on. ...Read more

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I have this weird feeling in the bottom of my left leg along with small red spots the size of pin pricks and itching. Gets better if I straighten it.

I have this weird feeling in the bottom of my left leg along with small red spots the size of pin pricks and itching. Gets better if I straighten it.

Need more info: There are many possible causes of abnormal sensations and red pin prick rash on the leg. If this is of concern I suggest that you get an evaluation. You also could take a photograph and request review during a virtual consUlt with a doctor on HealthTap. ...Read more

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Well, 2 days I felt a itching place on my left knee. I didn't look what was it. But next morning I woke up and there was huge red spots on my leg with pus?

Well, 2 days I felt a itching place on my left knee. I didn't look what was it. But next morning I woke up and there was huge red spots on my leg with pus?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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After using hair remover cream, my leg and thigh skin has irritation and itching, and some red spots are appeared. How it can be treated?

After using hair remover cream, my leg and thigh skin has irritation and itching, and some red spots are appeared. How it can be treated?

Hair removal: All depilatories, or hair removal creams are irritating. If they give you a rash, you should probably not use them. Otc cortisone can help to reduce redness. ...Read more

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I have red spots all over my legs and hands. It is not itching or burning. What can it be?

I have red spots all over my legs and hands. It is not itching or burning. What can it be?

Some possibilities..: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine red spots rash to see what they 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. Other causes include viral infections, allergies (usually itch), autoimmune reactions, chemical irritants, etc... ...Read more

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About five months ago I started itching on my arms and red spots came up I went the doctor they didn't know and now its spreading to my legs?

About five months ago I started itching on my arms and red spots came up I went the doctor they didn't know and now its spreading to my legs?

Itching on arms: Could be eczema, driness, or if you have a dog- fleas or bed bugs /scabies or allergies. Rarely related to liver/ kidneys or lymphoma. Consider moisturizer like Amlactin, antihistamines and/ or topical steroids if not too widespread. If they get infected may need antibiotics. Would follow up with doctor ...Read more

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I have a rash on both lower legs, no itching, no pain, slightly raised. Red spots, noticed on 9/04/2014, starting peeling about a week after that.

I have a rash on both lower legs, no itching, no pain, slightly raised. Red spots, noticed on 9/04/2014, starting peeling about a week after that.

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first your age, second recent history of fever, illness, any history of contact with allergens, and of course see what the rash actually looks like. My suggestion is that if your rash does not clear in 2 weeks I would see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. There are many things you may have but most likely if rash resolves it is related to virus or contact. Hope that helps ...Read more

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I received a rimjob and blowjob from a sex worker and now have anal itching. What could this be? I have two red spots on my upper thigh by the area?

I received a rimjob and blowjob from a sex worker and now have anal itching. What could this be? I have two red spots on my upper thigh by the area?

Anything...: Chlamydia is one STD risk that comes to mind. It could also just be friction burn. Always best to have this checked and reconsider who you choose as a partner. Having sex with professionals greatly increases your risk of infection - some of which can last a lifetime and shorten your life. See your MD.

https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Chlamydia_infection ...Read more

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My six year old son has a rash on his arms stomache and legs. It is red and itches the spots run together with very litt space in between what is it?

My six year old son has a rash on his arms stomache and legs. It is red and itches the spots run together with very litt space in between what is it?

Rash: From your descriptions it seems like either a contact or allergic dermatitis.But you can not diagnose rashes without looking at it. Since the rash is rather extensive you need to take him to his pediatrician or family doctor or dematologist. ...Read more

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I feel my face dry all the time. Sometimes itches and red spots appear, even without being washed or in contact with face creams. What can I do?

I feel my face dry all the time. Sometimes itches and red spots appear, even without being washed or in contact with face creams. What can I do?

Rosacea?: If the rash does not cross the bridge of the nose and you tend to flush a lot, the rosacea is the likely cause. Often a Rx antibiotic cream may help but oral antibiotic may also be needed. Talk to your doctor or consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a rash of red spots on the back of my right wrist that rarely itches. It's been there for several years and has pretty much stayed the same?

I have a rash of red spots on the back of my right wrist that rarely itches. It's been there for several years and has pretty much stayed the same?

Could be anything...: ...From a fungal infection to any one of several skin tumors. Only a dermatologist can tell you exactly what it is after a direct examination, and possibly a biopsy. ...Read more

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My skin itches whenever I play sports like basketball even when exposed to sun, red spots appear in my skin and itches. Please help me. Thanks!

My skin itches whenever I play sports like basketball even when exposed to sun, red spots appear in my skin and itches. Please help me. Thanks!

Conditioning: It is usually felt to be a histamine response. In my experience, it seems to happen to people who do not exercise regularly. So regular exercise and conditioning and doing a good warm up before playing can sometimes help. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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I always get a rash in the summer and it appears to be from the sun. Fluid filled red spots. Gets much worse if I burn and itches so bad. Sun allergy

I always get a rash in the summer and it appears to be from the sun. Fluid filled red spots. Gets much worse if I burn and itches so bad. Sun allergy

Photosensitivity: If this occurs at the exposed skin areas, then it is from photosensitivity. Are you taking any photosensitizing medications which triggers a rash only upon strong sun exposure. Lime juice can induce a photosensitive reaction at the site of contact but it is? That drinking it would do the same. Sunscreen with titanium, long-sleeve. See derm if problem persist. ...Read more

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My left breast has red spots kinda like whelps right above the areola and it itches really bad. What could this be?

My left breast has red spots kinda like whelps right above the areola and it itches really bad. What could this be?

Itchy Breast: Paget's disease of the nipple is a rare form of breast cancer and on the surface, has the same symptoms of nipple eczema: crusty, scaling rash with the sensation of burning and itchiness. It usually occurs on just one nipple, so if the rash on just one nipple persists, it is best to get a thorough exam for the peace of mind. I usually time it with my annual gynecology exam. ...Read more

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Get a burning on my legs then a red spot comes out and itches, turn to a red inflamed small sore. What could this be and what should I do? €

Get a burning on my legs then a red spot comes out and itches, turn to a red inflamed small sore. What could this be and what should I do? €

See a Dermatologist: Best thing would be to see a dermatologist when this reaction happens. Especially when the small, inflamed red sore is most prevalent. ...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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My skin itches so bad everywhere even where my penis area it be bumps and red spots on my stomach out of the blue it is something wrong with the insid?

My skin itches so bad everywhere even where my penis area it be bumps and red spots on my stomach out of the blue it is something wrong with the insid?

More info needed: Rashes require a proper history and physical. If you can provide pictures or have a full exam by your doctor you are more likely to have a proper diagnosis. Good luck ...Read more

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I have red spots on my mons pubis. Looks like rashes. Itches mostly at night. Just 3 spots. What could this possibly be? I have no STD's

I have red spots on my mons pubis. Looks like rashes. Itches mostly at night. Just 3 spots. What could this possibly be? I have no STD's

Needs to be seen: Spots, Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Folliculitis is one possibility. Consider a Healthtap virtual visit. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more