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What are red spots on arms?

What are red spots on arms?

Cherry angiomas: Could be broken blood vessels or cherry angiomas which are vascular lesions. Red spots can also occur with drug reactions or other types of rashes. Did they suddenly occur or been there a long time makes a difference in the diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I started to find very small red spots on my arms! What old this be?

I started to find very small red spots on my arms! What old this be?

Dermatology: Is a visual specialty, but to take a stab at it could be hemangioma a or small clusters of blood vessels. Common as we age and not serious. If they are flat could be petechiae from low platelets and that would need more evaluation. ...Read more

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Red spots on arm an thighs. Almost a year with this itchiness. Help please?

Red spots on arm an thighs. Almost a year with this itchiness. Help please?

Skin: Consider common condition called atopic dermatitis or eczema. W/o seeing skin can't tell. Consult physician but in meantime use good moisturizer, non prescrition and safe- cerave cream available at most pharmacies. Dermatologist recommended. Use twice day. ...Read more

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What does a spotty red rash on my arm mean? The rash has small red spots and is bumpy.

What does a spotty red rash on my arm mean? The rash has small red spots and is bumpy.

Many things: A common condition is keratosis pilaris (kp). Small reddish bumps appear on the back of the arms and sometimes the front of the thighs. It is very common and not dangerous. If you are unsure, please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get small red spots on my arms. They are very tiny and usually go away after a few hours, should I be worried?

Skin lesions: Hives usually behave like that. They are short lived, but they are itchy and present as welts. I would take a picture of those and send it to us for review. ...Read more

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Area on upper arm where strap of heavy backpack was now has tiny little red spots, like I scratched too hard. Pink area of irritation too. What is it?

Area on upper arm where strap of heavy backpack was now has tiny little red spots, like I scratched too hard. Pink area of irritation too. What is it?

Friction burn.: Could certainly be an area of irritation related to the strap, either from direct friction burning or from compression of the hair follicles in the skin 6folliculitis). Start with warm soaks to the area. ...Read more

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I have flat, red, spots (5) on my arm. The first appeared over a year and a half ago after I started tanning indoors. They seem to have feathery borde?

I have flat, red, spots (5) on my arm. The first appeared over a year and a half ago after I started tanning indoors. They seem to have feathery borde?

The only way to get: An accurate diagnosis is through in person evaluation. Recommend that you make an appointment to see your dermatologist. Are you aware of how much tanning beds increase your risk for skin cancer? ...Read more

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Hi. I have tiny red spots on my arm. Just my right one and no where else. It's not raised and it also doesn't itch. I noticed them before but they come and go. Thank you?

Hi. I have tiny red spots on my arm. Just my right one and no where else. It's not raised and it also doesn't itch. I noticed them before but they come and go. Thank you?

No worry: Most of the time the red spot is a small benign hemangioma nothing to worry about.
but if change in size, or in color, or start bleeding, or start being painful, then see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I have red spots on my arm that hurt like a bruise?

Don't know: I don't know why you have spots on your arm without taking more history and seeing them. The information you provided is not enough to make diagnosis. ...Read more

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I brake out from bleach I have red spots on my arms what should I do?

I brake out from bleach I have red spots on my arms what should I do?

Extra rinse: If the rash is from residue of bleach in your clothes, you may try putting an extra rinse cycle in the wash. You could omit bleach entirely from the wash as the current detergents are generally good at cleaning clothes without bleach. ...Read more

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I am having red spots on my arm for almost a week. I inject steroids one month ago.?

I am having red spots on my arm for almost a week. I inject steroids one month ago.?

Dr can evaluate rash: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a red spots rash to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are related to medications, but many times they are not. For unusual rashes, a skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist. One should bring to the doctor a list of all medications used in the month before the rash appeared. ...Read more

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I had protected sex with a prostitute. The next day, I have afew red spots on my arm and afew on leg. I also felt itch around my body.

I had protected sex with a prostitute. The next day, I have afew red spots on my arm and afew on leg. I also felt itch around my body.

Bad choices: Poor decisions have multiple consequences including psychological. Diseases can be transmitted multiple different ways; however your symptoms are not suggestive of sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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Red spots on hands, wrists and arm. Help! What could it be?

Red spots on hands, wrists and arm. Help! What could it be?

Need more info: How big are they? Do they itch? How long have you had them? As much as more info may help me help you, though, the best thing for skin problems is to have them looked at. See your doctor, or go to an urgent care if worrisome. ...Read more

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Found red spots on hands, wrists and arm. What could it be help?

Found red spots on hands, wrists and arm. What could it be help?

Tough to say: The computer is not the best palce for diagnosis, especially with rashes. Rashes can be caused by an allergic trigger (something you ate, came in contact with) or a virus or a bacterial infection, etc. See your dr. For a visual inspection of the rash and the proper diagnosis, that way the treatment will be geared to help you best. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will washing my face before sleep help with red spots?

Will washing my face before sleep help with red spots?

Don[t know the: Cause of the red spots- so can't say. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I noticed a bruise on my left arm and I'm not sure where it came from. It also has several small red spots on it. Is this normal or cause for concern?

I noticed a bruise on my left arm and I'm not sure where it came from. It also has several small red spots on it. Is this normal or cause for concern?

Ecchymosis: Ecchymosis or "bruising" is a small soft tissue bleed usually as a result of trauma. Small red spots are sometimes identified as petechia, which is a hemorrhage of small blood vessels. Sometimes these findings can be indicative of disease, in other cases they are normal. ...Read more

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What can cause red spots on legs and arms?

Can't diagnose w/o: Eval. See dermatologist for accurate assessment.

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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