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Round red spot on skin the size of a dime, what could cause this?

Round red spot on skin the size of a dime, what could cause this?

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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I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

Bug bite: You probably got bitten by a bug of some sort - impossible to tell what sort without seeing it in person. Could also be a small staph infection, or a bite that has become infected. Apply warm soaks 2-3 times/day, but if it doesn't resolve in a few days see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red spot on skin what does it mean?

Red spot on skin what does it mean?

There are so many: causes of red spots, you need to see dermatologist for answers ...Read more

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Have a tiny red spot on skin under right chest (upper rib). Not raised or itchy. Looks like cut but isn't.I have 2 others on left pectoral(also tiny)?

Have a tiny red spot on skin under right chest (upper rib). Not raised or itchy. Looks like cut but isn't.I have  2 others on left pectoral(also tiny)?

Red spot: I can't be sure without seeing the spots. However i would bet that they are cherry angiomas which are a benign proliferation of blood vessels. ...Read more

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7 year old son has red spot on skin under eye, says feels like somthing in it, rubs a lot bit swollen?

Red skin: 7 years is a little old for a capillary hemanioma, do his eye seem to be red all the time, molluscum contagiousum is also possible. I would have to see a picture of this to make sure. ...Read more

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Dermatological problemsingle red spot/blemish on skin for 9 months now. Help please!?

Dermatological problemsingle red spot/blemish on skin for 9 months now. Help please!?

See your doctor: You may need a biopsy for a red spot that has not gone away or just an identifying diagnosis such as a telengectasia, spider vein or scar from a previous blemish. ...Read more

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Flat red spot on my face looks like a reddish skin patch what could it be?

Flat red spot on my face looks like a reddish skin patch what could it be?

Examination!: From the description it's very difficult to give a differential diagnosis. I recommend you going to your doctor to evaluate and determine proper treatment plan. ...Read more

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Flat red spot on my face looks like a reddish skin patch, what could it be?

Flat red spot on my face looks like a reddish skin patch, what could it be?

Needs to be seen: This could be a precancer (actinic keratosis), a full blown skin cancer, eczema, a boil, or many other possibilities. It should be evaluated by a healthcare professional if lasting more than a week. ...Read more

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