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Doctor insights on: Red Spots Under Skin On Arms

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I have little red spots on my skin. Mostly on my breasts arms stomache and scalp. They don't hurt. What could they be ?

I have little red spots on my skin. Mostly on my breasts arms stomache and scalp. They don't hurt. What could they be ?

Sounds like: Purpura. A loss of platelets (small cells in blood that have a lot to do with blood normally clotting) is probably the cause and you need to get a diagnosis. ...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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Small isolated red spots on legs and arms covered completely by dead skin which can be peeled off. no itch or increase in size. what is it?

Small  isolated red spots on legs and arms covered completely by dead skin which can be peeled off. no itch or increase in size. what is it?

Can't tell: Even with a direct exam, it is difficult to tell what may be causing the red spots which peel. One possibility would be a drug reaction. If the problem persists, consult a skin doctor since it may also be a sign of another disease condition. ...Read more

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2 small red spots, 1 on fore arm and other the bicep, not itchy, painless, clears when the skin is pulled/stretched, not pimple like, dry, flat, sligh?

Exam needed: To be sure these would have to be inspected by a physician, but since they blanch on stretching the skin, it would rule out a hemangioma or petechia. If these persist or increase in size, have them examined by your physician or dermatologist for diagnosis even though they sound benign. ...Read more

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2 red spots, 1 on each fore arm, not itchy, painless, clears when the skin is pulled/stretched, not pimple like, dry, flat, slightly raised, HIV rash?

2 red spots, 1 on each fore arm, not itchy, painless, clears when the skin is pulled/stretched, not pimple like, dry, flat, slightly raised, HIV rash?

Red Spots: Heat, fungus, parasites, bacteria and virus can cause red blotches to appear on your arm. Rosacea, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, eczema and shingles can cause large red patches of skin to appear and become itchy and uncomfortable, hives, cellulitis and insect bites can create red splotches of skin that become irritated. See your doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more