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I have a small, red circular piece of skin just on my knuckle. It is all red and was just wondering what it might be?

I have a small, red circular piece of skin just on my knuckle. It is all red and was just wondering what it might be?

Skin lesion: Without examining this one cannot make a diagnosis, but if it's flat and has been there for weeks, it could be a benign hemangioma. If it's very recent it could be a leak from a tiny skin blood vessel (capillary) and will fade in a week or so. See your physician if it persists. ...Read more

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I had a very small piece of red stool is this most likely caused from the pizza I had 2 days ago? I am 16 years old.

I had a very small piece of red stool is this most likely caused from the pizza I had 2 days ago? I am 16 years old.

I am not sure...: It is improvident to be certain that you are not bleeding so further history is needed. I wonder why you isolated the pizza as the cause knowing you have eaten other things. I will advise a visit with your doctor for proper assessment. Take care go easy on pizza though!!! ...Read more

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My 3 yo got a bug bite a week ago. All that's left is two small red dots flush to the skin. Should I be concerned? No redness around them.

My 3 yo got a bug bite a week ago. All that's left is two small red dots flush to the skin. Should I be concerned? No redness around them.

Bug Bites: Although bug bites can be dramatic and even hurt when you get bit, most heal well as you describe. You have looked for all the concerns that would signal an infection, like surrounding redness or swelling. It appears that this is healing well and it may take some time for the small red dots to completely resolve. ...Read more

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On face, started 1 year ago and spreading. Look like small whıte lınes, stg like stretches. No redness no pain. Microbiol. Test negative. Thanks?

On face, started 1 year ago and spreading. Look like small whıte lınes, stg like stretches. No redness no pain. Microbiol. Test negative. Thanks?

Difficult to: Tell what these are without seeing them in person. I would wonder if you have gained weight in your face, could you have some underlying endocrine problem. You obviously have been seen by a physician, I would return or see a dermatologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Redness after using Pigmanorm. Is it normal? Should I stop the treatment? I use it in small amount.

Redness after using Pigmanorm. Is it normal? Should I stop the treatment? I use it in small amount.

Details matter: How long in use? Exactly where? When? Using other products same areas? This product will be irritating at first, especially near eyelids & lips. More irritating if used too soon after washing or if used in large amounts. Many people must begin at only 2 or 3 applications a week and gradually use more often. Mild irritation at first goes away with continued use, skipping some nights when too much ir ...Read more

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I have a bug bite on my arm, a small bite at first, then a triangle redness appeared around it. Any thoughts on what it could be?

I have a bug bite on my arm, a small bite at first, then a triangle redness appeared around it. Any thoughts on what it could be?

Can't tell: Many bug bites give a similar reaction and thus there is no way to guess what that may be. If you live in tick-infested area, be sure that it is not from Lyme disease. See your doctor if you wish to find out. ...Read more

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I'm abit worried I have this small bubble and some redness almost like a cut in the inside of my cheek. Should I be worried? What should I do?

I'm abit worried I have this small bubble and some redness almost like a cut in the inside of my cheek. Should I be worried? What should I do?

Sore in mouth: Most sores in the mouth heal in a few days and are harmless. You should seek medical attention if the problem becomes widespread, or keeps recurring. ...Read more

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I have small itchy bumbs under my chin and there's no redness, what could it be?

I have small itchy bumbs under my chin and there's no redness, what could it be?

Diagnosis: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hey, I'm a 26 year old female, traveling in Cambodia, I've recently been having irritation, and itching around my anus, redness and small white bumps.

Hey, I'm a 26 year old female, traveling in Cambodia, I've recently been having irritation, and itching around my anus, redness and small white bumps.

Pinworm infection: This sounds like pinworm. Definitely sanitation there might be lower than where you're from-and the pinworm eggs can survive for 2 or 3 weeks outside the body-so easy to pick up. Not sure if you're familiar with the tape test? Where you stick clear tape around your anus first thing in the a.m. (to get eggs) and bring to a doc. Or try empiric therapy-pyrantel pamoate, mebendazole or albendazole. ...Read more

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I had a lymp as big as small marble come up on my forearm, very tender to touch, no redness, went down in about two hours. You can still feel a small?

I had a lymp as big as small marble come up on my forearm, very tender to touch, no redness, went down in about two hours. You can still feel a small?

? contusion: Most often a transient lump is the result of trauma/an injury or contusion, even if you can't recall something like that happening. The injured tissues swell, or there is a broken blood or lymph vessel that causes a lump. It is quite reassuring that it essentially disappeared so quickly. It is not surprising that a small focus can still be felt. You can watch this. ...Read more

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Treated a small cyst or abscess in my butt by myself. It popped twice, got even smaller, and pain is almost gone, no redness. Should I still see a doc?

Treated a small cyst or abscess in my butt by myself. It popped twice, got even smaller, and pain is almost gone, no redness. Should I still see a doc?

No: If your symptoms are improving it is not necessary to see a doctor. You should bring this up the next time you see your doctor however as they can counsel you on appropriate care should the problem arise again. ...Read more

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I recently noticed a new mole. It's small and round, but there is redness around the mole. Is it dangerous?

I recently noticed a new mole. It's small and round, but there is redness around the mole. Is it dangerous?

See doc: Unfortunately, the description you provided is not enough to tell whether it's dangerous or not. Seeing it would be a way better way to tell. Sometimes a biopsy is needed. ...Read more

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My baby's been developing small welts and redness on his face, looking a little like rash. What causes it?

My baby's been developing small welts and redness on his face, looking a little like rash. What causes it?

Infantile rash: This could be a number of things depending on the age of your child. Anything from erythema toxicum neonatorum to infantile acne are all potentially possible. I would recommend you have your pediatrician have a look first, and if your child is behaving like he/she is sick then sooner than later. ...Read more

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I have a small mole, about 2mm, but it has been bleeding and is now crusty with redness around it. Should I worry?

I have a small mole, about 2mm, but it has been bleeding and is now crusty with redness around it. Should I worry?

Worrying doesn't: Help. I would recommend a biopsy since its 2mm this would be a minor in office procedure that a dermatologist could perform on the spot. ...Read more

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My right eyeball is "swollen" from the outer corner. No redness and I have a really good vision, it just looks like a small pointy iglu?

My right eyeball is "swollen" from the outer corner. No redness and I have a really good vision, it just looks like a small pointy iglu?

What part of the eye: If it is the lid, then try warm compresses for unblocking the oil glands there. If not improving after a day or two, then have it checked in person. ...Read more

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Small mole, slightly raised. Med to darker brown in color. Has redness around it. Have had the redness for a while. Should I be concerned?

Need for examination: If there are recent changes in the appearance of the mole, especially redness around it, it would be prudent to have a doctor examine it. ...Read more

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Small lump felt back of neck. Was there months before but grew suddenly. Redness around right now but firm and attached to skin. What is this?

Small lump felt back of neck. Was there months before but grew suddenly. Redness around right now but firm and attached to skin. What is this?

Probably a cyst: These can get infected and need treated with antibiotics. They can grow and get larger. They may need to be surgically removed. Your doctor can evaluate and treat. ...Read more

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6 days on Soolantra for rosacea. I have redness, stinging and small hives on jawline. Advised to stop for a while. Chance of it still working out?

6 days on Soolantra for rosacea. I have redness, stinging and small hives on jawline. Advised to stop for a while. Chance of it still working out?

Soolantra: It is unfortunately likely that these side effects would continue in your case, in my experience. You can try again, but if they recur, then I would ask your physician about switching to something else. ...Read more

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I have a small lump like feeling under my nose and it hurts very badly. All you can see in a mirror is redness. And its right under my nose opening.

I have a small lump like feeling under my nose and it hurts very badly. All you can see in a mirror is redness. And its right under my nose opening.

Likely Staph: It sounds like possibly superficial infection of skin. If there is crusting or and drainage, antibiotics will help. Usually, any antibiotics that cover Staph infection and topical mupirocin cream will probably help. ...Read more

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I have been used benzoyl perpxide on small area of my face after 1 day its become itchy, redness and feeling like burning what can ido am travling?

I have been used benzoyl perpxide on small area of my face after 1 day its become itchy, redness and feeling like burning what can ido am travling?

Allergic reaction: I would stop using the benzoyl peroxide for a few days and only wash with a gentle soap. When you re-apply it, use small amounts and be sure to moisturize with a lightweight cream that will not clog your pores. If this doesn't help, see your doctor when you return home for better alternative. ...Read more

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I have redness on both side of my neck for many years, looks like many very small popped veins. No pain no itch. Ideas? 54 male 6.2 - 210 never s

I have redness on both side of my neck for many years, looks like many very small popped veins. No pain no itch. Ideas? 54 male 6.2 - 210 never s

Poikiloderma: This is most likely a condition called poikiloderma. This is caused by sun damage that results in redness/broken capillaries and brownish discoloration on the sides of the neck and chest. Use of daily SPF may help to prevent worsening. IPL treatments (also called photofacials) can also help to even out the pigmentation. ...Read more

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