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Seeing Red Spots Before Your Eyes
Red spots: If the spots last a short time, this is ok. If they persist, then call your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Allergy?: You might have introduced an allergen into your right eye (e.g. after petting an animal then touching your right eye). If only the lids were involved, then a contact allergen is more likely the cause- in which case the symptoms may not appear until 24-72 hrs after the contact. Nail polish (before completely dried) is one of the more common causes. ...Read more
I've 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
My bf woke up with these weird little red spots under both his eyes. They were a dark red and no bigger than the end of a ballpoint pen. What is this?
Can't see them over: The internet, but his doctor could if he visits him/her for an evaluation. ...Read more
Viral eruption: This can be a viral skin eruption from the "cold". He can also have a secondary bacterial pink eye and you should see an ophthalmologist if it persists for several days. ...Read more
My 5 year old has very small red spots all around his eyes they almost look like freckles but red!! Want can this be?
I have red spots under my eyes and they seem to be scaly and bright red when nothing is done to it. What could it be and what can I do to reduce it?
Depends exact place: Red spots around the eyes, could be due to a range of issues. If it is on the skin and not on the white part of eye, the conjunctiva, then think of dermatological issues. If it blanches or not when glass slide (or plastic cup) pushed down shows if it is petechiae (can be from straining, vomiting, viruses, fever, bugs, allergic dermatitis, chicken pox, etc) or vasculitis (more worrisome). See eyemd. ...Read more
My daughter has these tiny red spots around her eyes. They are not raised they do not itch and they do not hurt. It happened about 3 weeks ago but it?
Confirm with exam: Do the spots blanch with pressing the area? Did she have severe straining, coughing or vomiting, or sunburn 3 weeks ago? Spots may be petechiae- from bleeding of tiny blood vessels called capillaries. Petechiae do not blanch when pressed. Have this confirm by an exam by a doctor submit a picture to HealthTap Prime or Inbox Consult. ...Read more
My 5 year old has very small red spots all around his eyes they almost look like freckles but red!! Want can this be, should I take his to the emergency room?
Depends: Clear eye drops constricts the blood vessels in the eye then helps to get ride of the redness. Eye docs do not recommend it. Your blood vessel may get use it if the person uses frequently. ...Read more
My 9 month old has red spots on and around her eyelids. The eyes also look a bit puffy at times. What could this be?
Irration of glands: It sounds like she has either dacrocystitis or blepharitis- both caused by irriation and inflammations of glands in the eyelids or tear ducts. Certainly start by using warm compresses to clean any drainage and use baby shampoo to clean the lashes and eyelids. Check with your pediatrician if things don't improve. ...Read more
Petechiae: It sounds like they may be something called petechiae. They are very small bruises, caused by a trauma such as hard coughing or vomiting. In this case they are commonly seen around the eyes. They usually go away after several days. If they appear elsewhere on the body, get bigger, or are associated with a significant illness, then you should see your doctor. ...Read more
I also have these red spots around my eyes from vomiting. Is there anything I can do to make them go away quicker -- like a cream or ointment? Thx.
I have red dots around my eyes from vomiting. Not the tiny red spots that I've gotten before and go away in a week or so. These are darker red and raised, small. Will it go away?
Yep: Just blood. Will go away-guaranteed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not necessarily: Depending on the nature of the spots (are they blood spots or inflammation causing the blood vessels to be more apparent) it is less likely related to blood pressure. If the blood spots are in the retina in the back of the eye, however, there is a higher risk. See an eye doctor for a dilated examination, and have your blood pressure checked as well. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with hashimoto disorder. I am on levothyroxine sodium 75 and experiencing swollen and red spots all over my eyes. What should I do?
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
What could be causes of small blood vessels breakages? Eyes, shoulders, chest, face, there are small vessels breakage and make red spots.
Red Spots - causes.: There are multiple causes of red spots (telangiectasia) of the skin including aging, genetics, sun exposure, hormones and medications. Sometimes no reason can be found. An easy treatment for these (excluding the eyes) is either a topical laser or fine needle radio frequency. They do recur over time. ...Read more
I've gotten red spots under my eyes. I noticed them yesterday, but I threw up today. I didn't cry or vomit yesterday. How do I get rid of them?
My baby rubs her eyes a lot...Especially when tired and has little red spots under her eye. They look like little red pimples/sores. Is it irritation?
For 6 months I have had red spots on my chin and around my eyes and eye lids also on my upper lip and in the crease of my neck. It gets dry and flaky?
My 3 weeks boy is getting small red spots on fore head, under eyes, arm, ear, etc. I can send pictures, please suggest.
Skin lesions: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Photographs can not be uploaded to Healthtap Basic (only to HealthTap Prime and Concierge). As you son is 3 weeks old - I would consult with his pediatrician. Take care. ...Read more
3 weeks now, small rashy looking red spots next to both eyes above my cheekbones. Don't itch at all. Rx hydrocortisone doesn't help. What could it be?
Rash on face: It is really not possible to diagnose a rash without seeing it, but based on location and your description, rosacea certainly is a possibility. This is a form of acne which is often treated with topical antibiotic cream, ointment or gel containing metronidazole and sometimes systemic antibiotics such as doxycycline. ...Read more
What can I do?, medical problem, irritated eyes, nosebleed, pain in lower back, extremely itchy, red spots on skin.?
Need exam: Those are a lot of often unrelated and fairly non-specific symptoms. You're going to need an exam by your primary care physician. ...Read more
Dr for swollen red r tonsil white patch 7 days ago. Strep neg. No longer sore runny eyes few red spots & white stone remain. Swelling way down. Dr.Dx'd allergic tonsillitis. How long swelling last?
Infection viral: Infectious mononucleosus CMV or adenovirus.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mom has viral meningitis, hospitalized. No fever, nomore red spots on knees or red eyes. Still has severe headaches, stiff neck; low white cells. Help?
Ask her doctor: Viral meningitis presents with headache, sometimes sensitivity to light or sound, nausea, vomiting, fever, stiff neck, malaise, sometimes mental changes and the spinal fluid shows findings which are not compatible with bacterial meningitis. Your mom should get better fairly quickly and be back to full health soon, but if you have questions, ask her doctor. ...Read more
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