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Small red spots on legs and stomach with tiny whiteheads?

Small red spots on legs and stomach with tiny whiteheads?

Rash: With what you describe is sounds like folliculitis or inflammation/infection of the hair follicles. Do you shave these areas? With rashes, as a doctor, we must see and feel the rash to really be able to diagnose and treat. Best to see your health care provider to check this rash. Best of luck. ...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 a rash-like patch of recurring red spots and little whiteheads on my face that is also spreading (6+ months). It's not typical to my mild acne?

I have a rash-like patch of recurring red spots and little whiteheads on my face that is also spreading (6+ months). It's not typical to my mild acne?

Get the diagnosis: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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 have tiny little red spots and whiteheads on my face and chest. Mildly itchy but not painful. Had acne, this not it. Allergy? Or serious?

I have tiny little red spots and whiteheads on my face and chest. Mildly itchy but not painful. Had acne, this not it. Allergy? Or serious?

Multiple possibility: Multiple conditions like folliculitis, pseudomonal folliculitis, acne, miliaria, among others can create lesions like these. ...Read more

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Apparently I have a staph infection, my vagina is itchy and red spots which turn into whiteheads keep popping up in diff places. What does this mean?

Apparently I have a staph infection, my vagina is itchy and red spots which turn into whiteheads keep popping up in diff places. What does this mean?

? Folliculitis: This sounds like folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicle). Staph can cause it. But there are other things that can cause a folliculitis. You should have the contents of one of these "whiteheads" cultured to be sure it is staph before you accept an antibiotic. And if you shave your bikini area it could be you are spreading the problem. So, stop shaving for now, get treatment and new razors. ...Read more

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Yesterday My 2 yr old had red hive looking spots with a white pimple in centre. Today it has spread all over arms and legs?

Yesterday My 2 yr old had red hive looking spots with a white pimple in centre. Today it has spread all over arms and legs?

Allergic rash: It sounds like it is an allergic reaction. You don't say whether or not it is itchy. Give certrizine or loratidine 2 tsp once daily for 5 days. This should relieve the rash. ...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?

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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My three week old daughter's face is breaking out is bright red spots like acne. What's causing it and is it something to worry about?

My three week old daughter's face is breaking out is bright red spots like acne. What's causing it and is it something to worry about?

Usually baby acne: Timing and location suggest baby acne. A simple process about half of babies will have, peaks at 2 mo and usually fades without treatment at 3m. While pregnant, baby floated in moist conditions like face cream and the placenta removed maternal hormones. Deliver/clamp the cord and baby must deal with left over hormones and dry air. This is likely a normal process, check with doc if you wish. ...Read more

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I noticed a red spot on my leg. It's swollen. About 1.25 inch one way and. 5 inch the other. There is a small lump but I just considered it a pimple.

I noticed a red spot on my leg. It's swollen. About 1.25 inch one way and. 5 inch the other. There is a small lump but I just considered it a pimple.

Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I have red spots after the pimple is gone? How do I prevent it? I have been putting topicil and differin (adapalene) on other red spots. Will this help?

Why do I have red spots after the pimple is gone? How do I prevent it? I have been putting topicil and differin (adapalene) on other red spots. Will this help?

They are healing: Red spots at the site of a previous pimple are normal and expected as part of the healing process. Pinching and picking pimples will make them MORE red than they would be otherwise, so avoid doing it. Differin (adapalene) is used to recondition the skin and enhance cell turnover to prevent future outbreaks, and should be applied sparingly over the entire face. ...Read more

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Hello doctors I have acne scars and red spots I need help please.?

Hello doctors I have acne scars and red spots I need help please.?

Acne scars: This is best addressed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, as there are a whole host of options to help reverse skin damage. ...Read more

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Does the use of hairspray or gel contribute to the creation of red spots/acne on my scalp?

Does the use of hairspray or gel contribute to the creation of red spots/acne on my scalp?

Styling products: Often contain alcohol, fragrances and other harsh ingredients that can irritate the scalp. Dryness, flaking, scabbing, itchiness and sores are indicators that this may be happening. ...Read more

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I have small red spots caused by acne... Haven't enough money to go to dermatologist... Any tips or home remedies to go through.?

I have small red spots caused by acne... Haven't enough money to go to dermatologist... Any tips or home remedies to go through.?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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Hello my 3week old baby has developed few red spots like acne on her cheeks and forehead, how can she get rid of them? How did they occur?

Hello my 3week old baby has developed few red spots like acne on her cheeks and forehead, how can she get rid of them? How did they occur?

Baby acne: Bumps on the skin of newborns is normal for the first 3-5 months of life. They are not generally a problem and will go away over time if LEFT ALONE. Picking, "popping", and acne meds do not help and will cause damage. They arise as a response to the withdrawal of maternal hormones. EVERY baby gets at least a few of these. Leave them alone, if you are still worried visit your pediatrician for veal ...Read more

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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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Whiteheads (Definition)

Whiteheads = closed comedon (containing oil, bacteria, skin debris) which is ...Read more