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I have some red spots under my finger nail should I be concerned?

I have some red spots under my finger nail should I be concerned?

Fingernail red spots: Hello LDang, I hope you're well. I will get right to the point. There is nothing good that causes redspots under your nails, also called 'splinter hemorrhages'. It could be just psoriasis or nail trauma but it could also be heart failure or an infection. I recommend having it checked by your doctor as soon as you can. Good luck to you. ...Read more

Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...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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Ive 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?

Ive 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.

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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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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Please help! I have red spots in ma wole body?

Please help! I have red spots in ma wole body?

Medical /: Dermatological evaluation is warranted to determine accurate diagnosis. A treatment plan can be developed after that. ...Read more

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I have all these red spots on my skin. What are they?

I have all these red spots on my skin. What are they?

Cherry angiomas: Most likely they are cherry angiomas, usually on chest and abdomen, and other family members might have it also. But, sometimes, a condition called essential telangiectasia, could present as such (red spots). Dermatologists might tell you more when they see you.. ...Read more

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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