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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


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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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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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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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Skin red spots?

Skin red spots?

Too broad: Too broad a question. Anything from measles to bedbugs to petichiae, to allergic reaction. Please be more specific. Read more

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What can cause small red spots on the skin?

What can cause small red spots on the skin?

Possibly Petechial: These can be just small blood vessels that have ruptured on the surface or can be from blood thinners or aspirin. If concerned see your dermatologist. Read more

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What does it mean to get red spots on the skin?

What does it mean to get red spots on the skin?

Not sure.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. Read more

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My skin have been rough and has a lot of red spots?

My skin have been rough and has a lot of red spots?

See SKIN Dr.: Rashes are tough and almost impossible to diagnose accurately over the computer. See the skin Doctor (dermatologist) to best diagnose your condition and get the treatment you may need. In the mean time, think if there is anything you have changed such as soaps or detergents, or if you were outside near bushes/plants, etc, that may have given you the rash. Best wishes. Read more

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I am having red spots on my skin. How can I treat it?

Spots: We need more information. When you put pressure on your spots, do they disappear? Do they itch? Any other symptoms? 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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I have some red spots on my skin since 3 weeks, what they can be?

I have some red spots on my skin since 3 weeks, what they can be?

Red Spots: Unfortunately, this is one of those "got to see it to know what it is" things. Could be left over marks from acne, dilated blood vessels, dry patches of eczema or any number of other minor things. Try using a heavy moisturizer first, if no help consider seeing your doctor. Read more

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My son of months its having a red spots on his skin? What could that be? Also its been too hot in my country.

My son of months its having a red spots on his skin? What could that be? Also its been too hot in my country.

HEAT RASH: You mentioned it is hot in your country. Babies develop heat rash after sweating. If it bothers him, show it to his md. Read more

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My gf has these little red spots all over her skin and only appear on the right side. One of them started at about a CM and is now 2inches long.

My gf has these little red spots all over her skin and only appear on the right side. One of them started at about a CM and is now 2inches long.

We need to see it: For skin rashes, we usually can't tell what it is if we don't see the rashes. Many thing can cause skin rashes. For one side rashes, if it goes along a dermatome or along side a spinal nerve and associated with severe pain and blisters, she should concern of shingle. Otherwise, she should come see a local physician. 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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What causes red spots on the head of the penis?

What causes red spots on the head of the penis?

Benign papules: Pearly penile papules are like a minature "string of pearls" around head of penis. More common or prominent in uncircumcised men. They are perfectly normal. Sometimes called "tyson's" glands, but aren't glands. May contribute to smegma formation. Have it seen by a dr. If not as described above or if there is any concern. Read more