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Small Red Spot On Arm
Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. What is the size, distribution, state of surrounding skin, vesicle formation, any systemic disorders? If the rash does not subside in a couple of days, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more
Multiple causes: THis is something that should be examined and if anything looks suspicious biopsied or removed completely. You didn't say how long it has been there or if it is changing in color and or size which is important to know. ...Read more
Could Be Anything: With out an exam, it is hard to say from your description. If they have always been there and not changed, then may be small hemangiomas (blood vessels). If they are recent, they could be anything from things similar to pimples, bug bites, fungal infections (ringworm or tinea versicolor), to different types of moles or growths. Have it evaluated at your next doctor visit. Sooner, if changing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small round lip spot: Unclear what the small round pimple-typed spot on your lip could be without examining it and asking some additional questions. I recommend you see your regular doctor first. ...Read more
I have 2 red smooth quarter sized spots on my left backside upper arm and one red smooth spot on my right arm by my elbow what is it?
Tricky: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. I go with the process occurrring (which could be infection or insect mediated) and the location to give clues. Bites, ringworm, even syphillis are possible. many other possibilities i Psoriasis if it has scaley parts is possible; eczema if itchy. Reactions if you've had an exposure at JUST those locations, but those seem less likely ...Read more
? folliculitis: It sounds like folliculitis, a bacterial infection of the scalp similar to acne. If you look close you may see a pustule when they first break out. They are often itchy/tender and scratched at producing a small scab. They tend to come and go. There is no permanent cure, but i often treat flares with antibiotics. I would go see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more
White skin patches: How long there? Itchy? Growing? Do they tan? Borders smooth & distinct or wavy? Scaly? My b low-grade skin fungus like tinea versicolor or tinea corporis that should respond to otc antifungal cream or shampoo (nizoral).. If long standing might be nummular eczema; another possibility is guttate psoriasis. If dark-skinned, might be vitiligo. See pcp or dermatologist for evaluation & treatment option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're asking...: ...What is causing it, it could be any of a dozen different things, from an allergy to something that touched your skin, to a virus, to something you ate or inhaled, to an internal problem. You'll need to see a dermatologist who can look at the rash directly and give you a precise diagnosis. ...Read more
My daughter has little red spots on her arm.The size of a small eraser head looks like a small burn but it is red with small white skin on top no pain?
This is difficult to: diagnose without seeing it. I would recommend bringing her to her doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more
Visual DX: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See MD: Could be anything from ringworm (fungal infection), insect bite, drug eruption, doubtful psoriasis in absence of other marks. Make sure it is not lyme disease, etc. Lesion may get bigger, or disappear and show up elsewhere (erythema migrans). Especially important if other symptoms, like feverish, flush, nausea, headache, joint aches, etc. See md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer