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I have red spots on my scalp. It isn't itchy or flaky but it is slightly sore. I've never had a problem like this before. What do you think it is?

I have red spots on my scalp. It isn't itchy or flaky but it is slightly sore. I've never had a problem like this before. What do you think it is?

Clogged pores: This is possible folliculitis. An acne type eruption. Try to avoid hair spray and serums on the scalp. Also using a sal acid shampoo might help. If the condition does not resolve see a doctor for prescription medication. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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There are few red spots on my scalp, which makes my scalp very itchy. How to cure it permanently? Thank you

There are few red spots on my scalp, which makes my scalp very itchy. How to cure it permanently? Thank you

A few causes: Itchy scalp spots can be many things. I would try some anti-dandruff shampoo 3-5 time per week for a couple weeks, and if that doesn't help, then see a doctor. Sometimes, this kind of problem needs a doctors evaluation. Other things this could be include tinea capitis (fungal infection), psoriasis, discoid lupus, lichen planopilaris, early alopecia areata among many others. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have small red itchy burning red spots in my scalp. What causes this and what can I do about them? 49 female with ms

I have small red itchy burning red spots in my scalp. What causes this and what can I do about them? 49 female with ms

See dermatologist: This does not represent ms, but certainly could be a reaction to your meds, as some ms drugs can be immunosuppressants and create an infection susceptibility. Have this diagnosed and treated and reassess your current med approach. ...Read more

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Very itchy scalp, flaking, red spots from scratching, feels like crawling on head (and body a little). Just started yesterday.

Very itchy scalp, flaking, red spots from scratching, feels like crawling on head (and body a little). Just started yesterday.

Itchy scalp: Your condition you describe may be head lice. Have someone search your scalp and hair carefully for lice and for eggs called nits glued to hairshaft near scalp. Call your doctor to report your situation and ask how to proceed. ...Read more

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I have itchy red spots on my scalp and also have flaking skin coming off my head. I use biolage shampoo and conditioner... What do I do?

Depends: Your condition may be seborreic dermatitis or scalp psoriasis. These conditions are at either end of the spectrum and psoriasis is generally more severe w silvery scale and redness. Both conditions do best with rx shampoo like clobetasol to reduce inflammation. If its seb derm, an rx anti fungal shampoo is also good. Otc zinc or selenium shampoo are good but rx are better. ...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 have red spots on my skin but not itchy, what it is?

I have red spots on my skin but not itchy, what it is?

Many things: If you are sensitive to hot or cold that can hapen after a shower or bath. If you have a fungal infection it could be tinea versicola, and if it worries you see your doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Wondering why red spots on skin and itchy?

Wondering why red spots on skin and itchy?

Uncertain: 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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Itchy red spots with clear fluid. What is that?

Itchy red spots with clear fluid. What is that?

Note sure.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my stumick and they are really itchy?

I have red spots on my stumick and they are really itchy?

Red spots: If you have red spots and they are itchy you must see your primary doctor as soon as possible.
If you cannot see your doctor for some time please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility.

Hope all goes OK - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my abdomen and they are not bummpy nor are they itchy.?

I have red spots on my abdomen and they are not bummpy nor are they itchy.?

Examination: These are not diagnosable without being examined by your physician. Nonraised, nonitchy red spots on your abdomen are nonspecific and need to be seen for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have an itchy rach that has red spots and some have small white heads?

What should I do if I have an itchy rach that has red spots and some have small white heads?

Rashes and sores: Skin is very difficult to treat by description or email.

But, given the great staph epidemic in our country I would advise you to get this seen by an expert sooner than later.

This could be just a reaction to some exposure or an infection that is spreading.

Sorry not to have a better answer than that today. ...Read more

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I have quite a few red spots on my neck not itchy but have them for few years now please advise?

See dermatologist: The cause depends on your age and history (sun exposure, for example). You should see a dermatologist. For cosmetic issues, laser treatment often solves the problem. But, the dermatologist is the person to see. ...Read more

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Red spots over chest (came up yesterday, could it be where I shaved my chest) not itchy. They don't have heads.?

Red spots over chest (came up yesterday, could it be where I shaved my chest) not itchy. They don't have heads.?

Shaving: It is possible that the red spots are from the shaving.
When you shave an area it sometimes irritates the hair follicles and they can appear as red areas. This is especially likely to happen in an area that is not shaved regularly. ...Read more

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I have flat dark red spots under my chin. They are in a cluster. They aren't itchy but have been here for two days. What are they?

I have flat dark red spots under my chin. They are in a cluster. They aren't itchy but have been here for two days. What are they?

May be shingles: Difficult to say with that description but if in a cluster it could be the early signs of shingles. Shingles typically occurs in a cluster, may be itchy, slightly tingly in the area or no symptoms at all. They tend to evolve over a few days to form blisters. Earliest diagnosis and treatment is critical so it's best to have a dermatologist take a look ASAP. ...Read more

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I have been getting multiple red spots that look like some form of bite, really itchy, all have come up with scabs, what could they be?

I have been getting multiple red spots that look like some form of bite, really itchy, all have come up with scabs, what could they be?

Bug bite? Infection?: Bumps on separate parts of the body may be bug bites and/or may be small boils (skin infections; small abscesses). A visit to one's primary care doctor is needed, as bumps are very hard to describe in words. Antibiotics may be needed, if there are signs of infection. Others causes of bumps are possible, but less likely. If the bumps are mysterious-looking, a dermatologist can examine them. ...Read more

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My face gets red and also gets itchy when my face gets hot and red spots appear, what can the reason be to this and how could I make it go away?

My face gets red and also gets itchy when my face gets hot and red spots appear, what can the reason be to this and how could I make it go away?

CholinergicUrticaria: Cholinergic urticaria is a form of hive which develops in response to a physical trigger, such as drastic temperatures, sunlight, emotional distress, exercise and occassionally viral infectons. When this condition becomes chronic (recurrent, frequent), daily medications such as Zyrtec or Xyzal (levocetirizine) can be used for prevention. ...Read more

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I have dry and sensitive skin, my face gets really hot, itchy, irritating and also big red spots appear on both my cheeks, what can the problem be?

I have dry and sensitive skin, my face gets really hot, itchy, irritating and also big red spots appear on both my cheeks, what can the problem be?

Rosacea: Make sure you are not allergic to your makeup. Having fillings in teeth can also cause these issues. Clinically be checked to make this is not rosacea if so need prescription for metrogel ...Read more

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I have itchy red spots on the outside of my vag they dry and peal but are not pipples when scracth they get wet with clear fluids what could this be?

I have itchy red spots on the outside of my vag they dry and peal but are not pipples when scracth they get wet with clear fluids what could this be?

Vesicles?: Could be herpetic vesicles, hard to say over internet. You need examined by a dr / urgent care / gyn / "std clinic" who can diagnose and prescribe treatment for your issue. ...Read more

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Is the red spots in dengue itchy?

Is the red spots in dengue itchy?

The rash that: Can occur with dengue fever may or may not cause itching. The red spots you are referring to may actually be petechiae on the skin. ...Read more

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I have itchy red spots on tummy, remedy?

I have itchy red spots on tummy, remedy?

Depends on cause.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Small red spots on torso not itchy?

Small red spots on torso not itchy?

Could Be Anything: With out an exam, it is hard to say from your description. If they have always been there and not changed, then may be small hemangiomas (blood vessels). If they are recent, they could be anything from things similar to pimples, bug bites, fungal infections (ringworm or tinea versicolor), to different types of moles or growths. Have it evaluated at your next doctor visit. Sooner, if changing. ...Read more

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I have flat red spots all over my skin, they aren't itchy what could this be?

I have flat red spots all over my skin, they aren't itchy what could this be?

Red spots: Could be anything or nothing to be concerned about. First see your primary doctor and you might need a referral to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why are there red spots that are itchy in one place then disappears and then in another place with itchy red spots?

Why are there red spots that are itchy in one place then disappears and then in another place with itchy red spots?

Need more info: Sounds like an allergic reaction. It may be from an insect to something you ingested or came into contact with. The "red" spots may continue to multiply. Please make an appointment with your family physician as soon as possible to prevent further spread of the "red spots" and itching. ...Read more

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My husband has multiple light red spots on his back, not itchy, not raised. We noticed it after he showered. Should we be concerned?

Concerned enough: You should be concerned enough to have your doctor take a look at it, diagnose and treat it if necessary. Off hand, it's unlikely to be something serious, but why be concerned unnecessarily? On the other hand, why ignore something that you should be concerned about? Again, it's best to know for sure what the rash is. ...Read more

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I have some bumpy red spots on both my wrists and other parts of my body for a while now. They are sometimes itchy. What could it be?

Allergies: Your symptoms sound like it might represent an allergic dermatitis. It may be from a personal care product, soap, perfume, laundry detergent, fabric softener, or even a food you ate recently. It the rash is really bothersome, see your physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...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