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Getting these red spots on my shoulders and back, they seem to appear more and itch a little once my body heats up, Slowly spreading over my body?

Getting these red spots on my shoulders and back, they seem to appear more and itch a little once my body heats up, Slowly spreading over my body?

A picture is worth..: ..a thousand words. There are NUMEROUS causes of tiny red bumps on skin that itch. Contact allergy (touching something irritating), ingesting something allergic (food, drugs), dry skin or eczema, scabies (itch mites), other insect bites, infection. You can try OTC cortisone cream, and if not better soon, see your doctor. Best wishes! ...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 several red spots on my shoulders and abdominal area. They are red and they itch specially when it's hot or I'm sweating. I also have these spots around my neck and they itch and look weird. What could this be and how could be treated?

I have several red spots on my shoulders and abdominal area. They are red and they itch specially when it's hot or I'm sweating. I also have these spots around my neck and they itch and look weird. What could this be and how could be treated?

Get eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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My body gets red spots from my shoulders and migrates to my thighs and my thighs swell up pretty bad, this is the second time. What can I do?

My body gets red spots from my shoulders and migrates to my thighs and my thighs swell up pretty bad, this is the second time. What can I do?

Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I had red itchy spots on my shoulders about a month ago that turned into scabs but went away. Now they are back on my side without me touching them??

Please make sure: To show this to your parents and explain the history. Without visualizing these and obtaining a history - an accurate diagnosis can not be made. ...Read more

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Hi I have red itchy spots all over my shoulder blades and upper arms it's very itchy can you please tell me what is the cause of this thank you?

Hi I have red itchy spots all over my shoulder blades and upper arms it's very itchy can you please tell me what is the cause of this thank you?

Many possibilities.: The 3 most common causes are viral illnesses, medications, and contact with something you're allergic to. If you've been sick, or recently started a new medicine or vitamin, or pulled weeds out of your yard over the weekend, that can give you some clues. Your best option is to see a dermatologist and get a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My HIV test negative after 18 months, but I have white tongue and pain on it and red painfull spots on shoulders my 3, 6, 12, 14, 16, 18 months tests neg?

My HIV test negative after 18 months, but I have white tongue and pain on it and red painfull spots on shoulders my 3, 6, 12, 14, 16, 18 months tests neg?

Likely not HIV: If your HIV test is negative at least six months after a potential exposure, you were most likely not infected with hiv. Kep using safer sex precautions. Based on the description is is hard to know what is going on right now. Steroid inhalers for asthma can lead to oral thrush. Lots of things cause rashes. You might want to get these checked by a health provider. ...Read more

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When I do shoulder exercises with weights I get red spots on them. What does this mean?

When I do shoulder exercises with weights I get red spots on them. What does this mean?

Acne mechanica: Pressure acne (if this is what it is; it resembles familiar face acne) is very common especially in guys who can bench a lot of weight. Be proud of what you've achieved, and consider topical Clindamycin for the affected areas. ...Read more

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Mam has an itchy back. There are tiny red spots on her shoulder blades and the bottom of her back. She is 86. Could it be serious.

Mam has an itchy back. There are tiny red spots on her shoulder blades and the bottom of her back. She is 86. Could it be serious.

Honestly without: Seeing your mom I can't be sure. If you are worried and these spots are relatively new, see a dermatolgoist. If they are cherry angiomas which are tiny pink papules (bright red pinpoint dots) those are benign, but I would see a doctor to be sure. Hope that helps ...Read more

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I have nerve damage on my back right shoulder blade and very painful, but he does not know why I am extremely itchy and have a few red spots their?

I have nerve damage on my back right shoulder blade and very painful, but he does not know why I am extremely itchy and have a few red spots their?

? shingles?: Very regional neuropathy, especially following a dermatome, may occur following herpes infection. This may cause very regional red spots or even blisters as well as dysesthesia with burning, itching, and intense pain. These may flare up now and then, but leave you with persistent discomfort. It is somewhat more common in the elderly, especially those with a history of bad chickenpox as a child. ...Read more

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Has flakey red spots on the face and a lump on his neck between his ear and shoulder. Also was eating dirt a few days ago. Could he have a parasite?

Has flakey red spots on the face and a lump on his neck between his ear and shoulder. Also was eating dirt a few days ago. Could he have a parasite?

Hard to say: The face rash is hard to say anything about without seeing it, but the lumps on the neck are probably glands. I would see your physician so he can diagnose and probably easily treat the face rash. I think the bumps on the neck are because of the rash but it needs to be seen. ...Read more

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What are black white red spots there itchy on arms sholders n stomach?

What are black white red spots there itchy on arms sholders n stomach?

Rash: It is impossible to tell by your description I would suggest you see a physician to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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I have had 3 red marks left from spots on my shoulders for several years. Is there anyway of getting rid of them?

I have had 3 red marks left from spots on my shoulders for several years. Is there anyway of getting rid of them?

"Laser": A dermatologist or plastic surgeon can often treat them with laser light exposure to lighten them. If not eligeligible or that apapproach doesn't' help, other options exist. ...Read more

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I have redness and small red spots on the head of my penis. What are they?

I have redness and small red spots on the head of my penis. What are they?

Possibilities: There is a possibility that it can be a sexualy transmitted disease but another possibility is pearly papules (photos can be seen using search engine - i.e. google images). These are benign not contagious and common so possibly nothing to worry about. If there is any question as to the cause see your MD. ...Read more

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I have red spots across my abdomen which aren't itchy as well as to big concentrations of redness on the lower ab.

I have red spots across my abdomen which aren't itchy as well as to big concentrations of redness on the lower ab.

Red spots: Red spots could mean anything. It could be bleeding under the skin. It could be cherry nevus. The best thing to do is to see your doctor or a dermatologist to determine which one it is. ...Read more

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I've developed red spots on outer corner of my eyes from tugging on them to do my eyeliner. I no longer tug on them, what can help to remove the redness?

I've developed red spots on outer corner of my eyes from tugging on them to do my eyeliner. I no longer tug on them, what can help to remove the redness?

Leave them alone.: Your description suggests that irritation from frequent pulling the area is the cause. If you stop touching the area, it will likely recover by itself in a week or two. But if problem persists, you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What is wrong with his skin? So about three weeks ago my son started getting redness around his skin. He kept scratching it and almost made it bleed. About two days ago I noticed that there are red spots all over his back and some on his stomach. He has a

What is wrong with his skin? So about three weeks ago my son started getting redness around his skin. He kept scratching it and almost made it bleed. About two days ago I noticed that there are red spots all over his back and some on his stomach. He has a

A: A rash with raised red bumps is called a maculopapular rash and can be caused by many, many things such as:
-food or drug allergy
-viral infections such as fifths disease, roseola, ebv, CMV just to name a few
-insect bites such as fleas or scabies
-bacterial infection such as scarlet fever (caused by strep)
-medication reaction

or it can be seen in very rare things such as:
-measles
-toxic shock syndrome
-kawasaki disease
-meningitis
-stevens-johnson syndrome
-rocky mountain spotted fever disease

the list goes on and on.

The best thing to do is to call your child's doctor. They may want to take a look to see what it may be. Odds are that if your child does not have a high fever or is not acting sick, then it's probably nothing serious. ...Read more

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Is some redness on the gums normal for a while after tooth extraction? I have no pain, just some red spots.

Is some redness on the gums normal for a while after tooth extraction? I have no pain, just some red spots.

Normal post-op: Erythema (red nessof the tissue) is one of the normal cardinal signs of inflammation that occur after a procedure, such as an extraction.
If pain, swelling or fever occur, consult the treating dentist. ...Read more

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I used a rough sponge to get rid of henna now my hand is blistered what can I do also tiny red spots have appeared under my skin and severe redness?

I used a rough sponge to get rid of henna now my hand is blistered what can I do also tiny red spots have appeared under my skin and severe redness?

Exam needed: Its recommended that you be examined by a physician urgently in order to determine whether the findings are due to allergic reaction, primary irritation/inflammation from abrasive trauma or whether there is a superimposed bacterial infection (cellulitis) which needs urgent treatment. ...Read more

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Red spots and redness on top of glans of my penis. Uncircumcised and never had intercourse. No pain, itching swelling. Just red and scares me a little?

Red spots and redness on top of glans of my penis. Uncircumcised and never had intercourse. No pain, itching swelling. Just red and scares me a little?

Here are some...: Glad, you ask. Clinically, do nothing with these as long as being free of symptoms, but keep gentle regular cleansing without any excessive or obsessive care such as using topical cream; so again, leave them alone. More worry? Seek evaluation & counseling timely. ...Read more

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3.5 wks post loa & debridement RT knee. Now 8-10 red spots scattered on old ACL incision/under knee area & addition 2 regular redness&swelling. Ideas?

3.5 wks post loa & debridement RT knee. Now 8-10 red spots scattered on old ACL incision/under knee area & addition 2 regular redness&swelling. Ideas?

Spots on ACL scar: I would contact your surgeon and have him evaluate your incision. It may very well be "normal" healing but he should evaluate for any possible occult infection that may require antibiotics and/or further work up. ...Read more

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Big red spots on a kid?

Big red spots on a kid?

Rash: Could use more info but I am guessing hives or urticaria. Are they itchy? And fairly large with a bump in the center? ...Read more

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I have a unknown red spots.

I have a unknown red spots.

Unknown to us too.: Where are these spots? How long have they been there? Do they hurt? Are they raised? Are they itchy? Are they fixed or do they come and go? Any other symptoms? We need more information to really know what's going on with this. ...Read more

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What are quarter size red spots all over body?

What are quarter size red spots all over body?

Needs a Dr. To check: Rashes and spots are difficult to describe in words. Generalized spots, reddish & quarter-sized, may be part of an infection (some viruses cause this) or an allergic reaction to foods, medicines, etc... "generalized" means the rash is all over the body. Sometimes, spots have unknown causes. A primary care doctor or dermatologist needs to evaluate the rash to find a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure the red spots from shaving?

What can I do to cure the red spots from shaving?

Several thoughts: Play detective. Different shaving creams/lotions may provide a better "skin conditioner" before you shave, making for less red spots. Shaving after a hot bath/shower. Where your pores are open, is more conducive to a "clean shave" as well. Invest in a good razor that does not irritate you. You may need a razor for "sensitive skin." hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: red spots?

What is the definition or description of: red spots?

Hemangiomas: 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 a laser for treatment. ...Read more

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My niece is 10 months and she has red spots on her body?

My niece is 10 months and she has red spots on her body?

Need more info: Pl provide info on type of rash, presence of fever, history of travel, exposure to other sicknesses etc. A virtual consult may be a good idea. ...Read more

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Red spots after I take a shower. What does this indicate?

Red spots after I take a shower. What does this indicate?

Fairly common: This is probably cholinergic and/or aquagenic urticaria. If it doesn't bother you, don't worry about it. A cooler setting may help. ...Read more

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Red spots on my body that look like they are spreading. What is going on?

This will require: Evaluation to determine what the lesions are. What to do about them will be the next step. ...Read more

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Small red spots all over my body sometimes itch started appearing after begging new medicnce?

Small red spots all over my body sometimes itch started appearing after begging new medicnce?

Hives: You could be having an allergic reaction to the medication. I recommend that should stop taking the medication and follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have little red spots that's have appeared on my body, they don't itch, but seem to have appeared overnight, what could this be?

I have little red spots that's have appeared on my body, they don't itch, but seem to have appeared overnight, what could this be?

Rashes need doctors: There are too many possibilities for anyone to guess what is happening. If you don't feel sick, you may not need to do anything. Lots of rashes go away without treatment. But if you want a diagnosis, see a dermatologist. They know about 600 different rashes! And even then, it can be hard to be sure. Get well soon. ...Read more

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I have 3 red spots that are not lifted and one on my back that is lifted, red and feels like there's stuff in it what could this be?

I have 3 red spots that are not lifted and one on my back that is lifted, red and feels like there's stuff in it what could this be?

Cherry angioma: Red raised spots on the chest / back are often cherry angiomas - benign growths of blood vessels. The stuff in there is blood and they will bleed if you pick at them. They can be frozen or removed although that is certainly not necessary. If one is enlarging or changing rapidly (do not expect this to happen) see your doc. ...Read more

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My husband has dsap, what are our options in reducing the look of the red spots? What can we apply topically that can help? Suggestions for diet?

My husband has dsap, what are our options in reducing the look of the red spots? What can we apply topically that can help? Suggestions for diet?

DSAP: Unfortunately you don't have too many options. The ruby laser may sow dome promise. You might try moisturizers for a little help if you haven't already. Good luck! ...Read more