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Small Red Spots All Over Body
No, not smallpox: Small pox has been eradicated, meaning it no longer exists in our daily lives. 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, viral infections, or allergies. One should bring to the doctor a list of all medications used in the month before the rash appeared. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs a Dr. to check: Rashes and spots are difficult to describe in words. Generalized spots, reddish & quarter-sized, may be part of an infection (some viruses cause this) or an allergic reaction to foods, medicines, etc... "generalized" means the rash is all over the body. Sometimes, spots have unknown causes. A primary care doctor or dermatologist needs to evaluate the rash to find a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Dermatology consult: see a specialist asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
Large, pink, scaly patch followed by small red scaly patches all over thighs, arms, and body that itch pretty bad. Help!
Keratoses: They are likely benign lesions known as stucko keratoses. These generally occur in people of your age group. Because they're a wide variety of skin lesions which can appear gray in color, it is a good idea to see your dermatologist. In the office, they may feel and see the lesions you are describing. Although rare, some potentially dangerous skin conditions can appear this way as well. ...Read more
Red spots all over my body mainly on the inside of my arms, shoulders, chest, and back. Patches that are red some raised and darken ovr time, itch ocas?!
Can scabies appear in very small, itchy, colorless (skin color) bumps with no puss, all over the body?
Started with one bump now it's all over my arms and legs.
Small circular raised mole appeared overnight. Surrounding skin is red w pinprick petechiae. Small petechiae over torso and arms for week come and go?
See a doctor: This needs to be examined in order to even begin to speculate as to what this is. Show this to a doctor and perhaps to a dermatologist. ...Read more
25 yrs old. All of a sudden VERY tiny black pinprick dots are appearing all over my skin. arms, face, everywhere. scattered randomly. New marks daily!
Needs to be checked: It is very difficult to say what these black pin prick dots are without getting a detailed history and physical exam.I suggest you get it checked by your family doctor or a dermatologist ...Read more
Hives: This could honestly be a ton of things ... But the most likely explanation is hives/urticaria. Try identifying what has changed since it started (new soap, laundry, food, etc), eliminating the "trigger" helps. Also, consider trying an antihistamine (ie, Benedryl / Zyrtec). If you have any problems breathing - go right to the ER. If it doesn't resolve in a few days, see your family doctor. G'luck ...Read more
No clue: You can get the most from the site when you provide background information like age, presence of other symptoms, type of spot (flat,raised)etc.Without this background it is impossible to narrow down the types of things this could be. The answers on this open site are donated by the volunteer physicians.Any minor cost from wordy questions keeps the site open.You are welcome to start over. ...Read more
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