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What could cause me to have two flat red spots behind my right ear? Not painful or itchy

What could cause me to have two flat red spots behind my right ear?  Not painful or itchy

Most commonly: These would be little patches of inflammation/irritation, but without being itchy it is less likely to be an allergic or inflammatory reaction. Perhaps they are petechiae which can result when tiny blood vessels called capillaries burst under the skin. They can be caused by injury/trauma. OK to watch for a few days. If more develop, become painful or irritated, see your Doctor/Dermatologist. ...Read more

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


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Inside ear, before canal or in, there are two red spots. Sensitive to touch, but no pain otherwise. They look like scabs but may not be.

Inside ear, before canal or in, there are two red spots. Sensitive to touch, but no pain otherwise. They look like scabs but may not be.

Red spots in ear: Could be from using Q-tips if you used them and we note Q tips should not be used in the ear. Could be from external otitis or from bite. May benefit from topical ear drops. Follow up with doc or Healthtap Prime ...Read more

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My ear and head on one side are hurting and feel pressure. My face on that side's gone a little numb, and snot is clear w/ red spots. What is this?

My ear and head on one side are hurting and feel pressure. My face on that side's gone a little numb, and snot is clear w/ red spots. What is this?

Sinusitis: If you have had a cold recently and have now developed these symptoms you may have sinusitis and need to be treated. You can use a neti pot to flush out your sinuses before applying nasal spray. Follow up with your doctor to see if you need to also take antibiotics. Feel better soon ...Read more

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My 3 year old son has little red spots kind of blochy on his ear lobe what could it be?

My 3 year old son has little red spots kind of blochy on his ear lobe what could it be?

Hard to tell: There are many skin changes that he could have, though a few common ones are seborrheic dermatitis and eczema, both of which are easily treated skin problems. Your best bet, though, is to have your child's doctor take a look to know for sure what treatment will work. ...Read more

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1Yo5M baby having red spots rashes on body--front chest, abdo, ear left ear. Is not particular itchy--no scratch. Had fever for 4 days last week?

1Yo5M baby having red spots rashes on body--front chest, abdo, ear left ear. Is not particular itchy--no scratch. Had fever for 4 days last week?

Rash: A picture may help? This is an infection called rosella where a rash breaks out in this location after 3-5 days of high fever. All the best. ...Read more

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Has flakey red spots on the face and a lump on his neck between his ear and shoulder. Also, was eating dirt a few days ago. Could he have a parasite?

Has flakey red spots on the face and a lump on his neck between his ear and shoulder. Also, was eating dirt a few days ago. Could he have a parasite?

Hard to say: The face rash is hard to say anything about without seeing it, but the lumps on the neck are probably glands. I would see your physician so he can diagnose and probably easily treat the face rash. I think the bumps on the neck are because of the rash but it needs to be seen. ...Read more

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My 3 weeks boy is getting small red spots on fore head, under eyes, arm, ear, etc. I can send pictures, please suggest.

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

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I have developed red spots on my gum near my extractions and is irritated also my throat and ear hurts I feel like I have a cold what can I do?

I have developed red spots on my gum near my extractions and is irritated also my throat and ear hurts I feel like I have a cold what can I do?

Call Dentist: While you might be right and catching cold, proximity to dental extraction sites and timing suggests may have post-extraction infection issue which should be checked by your dentist. If he/she clears you, then maybe see your primary about your cold. ...Read more

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I have had throat problems for about 3 years now. Ear pain, head aches, big ball back of my tonsils, and now bloody red spots top of mouth, and gerd?

I have had throat problems for about 3 years now. Ear pain, head aches, big ball back of my tonsils, and now bloody red spots top of mouth, and gerd?

Healthy: Though many patients don't have much problem with their usual diet after gb surgery, many found themselves intolerant of certain foods (fried, rich food...), with varying symptoms (bloating, loose bm, flatulence...). Take the opportunity to adopt a more healthy dietary selection. ...Read more

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What causes red spots on your boobs?

This requires : Medical evaluation to determine the cause.

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What can cause small red spots on the skin?

What can cause small red spots on the skin?

Possibly Petechial : These can be just small blood vessels that have ruptured on the surface or can be from blood thinners or aspirin. If concerned see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What could cause red spots to appear on the face and remain there for years?

Could be rosacea: If they are not going away and look like pimples this could be rosacea, a chronic skin condition that appears like red spots or bumps. You could also have small hemangiomas or cherry angiomas. These are little red "birthmarks" that are cosmetic in nature. I would recommed seeing a dermatologist to help you. ...Read more

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What causes dime size red spots on skin?

Not certain.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes red spots under both breasts?

What causes red spots under both breasts?

Yeast vs Bacteria: Often the red spots/bumps/rash under the breasts is due to excessive moisture accumulation and a resulting infection with either yeast (candida albicans) or bacteria (like staph or strep). Your doctor can easily help you with this. For now, try some ketoconazole 1% otc cream for the yeast and a benzoyl peroxide wash for the bacteria. Get in to see your doctor, they can diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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What are little red spots on skin and what causes it?

What are little red spots on skin and what causes it?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have red spots with a bite mark in the centre. What could be the most likely cause and the best treatment?

I have red spots with a bite mark in the centre. What could be the most likely cause and the best treatment?

Insect. Bite : Possible insect bite. Can not be sure without looking at it. You can try Hydrocortisone 1 percent locally if not better see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of tiny red spots on skin? They look like tiny red flat miles. Have had them for years.

What could be the cause of tiny red spots on skin? They look like tiny red flat miles. Have had them for years.

Recommend eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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My scalp is really hurting, no red spots or visible dryness, what could be the cause? I'm not wearing it in a right ponytail either

My scalp is really hurting, no red spots or visible dryness, what could be the cause? I'm not wearing it in a right ponytail either

Dryness: Is often NOT VISIBLE Try using a moisturizer and if you are shampooing more than twice a week STOP IT!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What causes red spots on the head of the penis?

What causes red spots on the head of the penis?

Benign papules : Pearly penile papules are like a minature "string of pearls" around head of penis. More common or prominent in uncircumcised men. They are perfectly normal. Sometimes called "tyson's" glands, but aren't glands. May contribute to smegma formation. Have it seen by a dr. If not as described above or if there is any concern. ...Read more

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What can cause little red spots on the skin on my toes?

What can cause little red spots on the skin on my toes?

To start with...: It could be a lot of different things, but a likely culprit is athlete's foot. The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Red spots on my palms, do they mean that I have cause of flu?

Red spots on my palms, do they mean that I have cause of flu?

Red spots: Could mean a lot of things. You have to piece them together with other signs and symptoms to make a definite diagnosis. May not be anything but contact dermatitis. Best to see your physician if concerned. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause red spots in body (look like a prickly heat)?

Could anxiety cause red spots in body (look like a prickly heat)?

MAYBE: Can be caused by many things and you do not give much in details. You can get a rash from anxiety or stress but other things too. See your physician and get them to take a look. ...Read more

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What causes uncontrollable itching & red spots on the skin? How do I stop this from happening?

What causes uncontrollable itching & red spots on the skin? How do I stop this from happening?

Unknown Rash: Itching can be caused by many things-- allergies, yeast infections, fungal infections, etc. Red spots can be caused by many things-- allergies, hives, yeast infections, etc.
It can be treated so that it goes away if it is diagnosed properly. It would be best if you saw a professional to determine what is causing this rash. ...Read more

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I waked up yesterday&found some tiny red spots on my cheek I think they r petechiae. How can I treat them? &what r! Possiple causes?

I waked up yesterday&found some tiny red spots on my cheek I think they r petechiae. How can I treat them? &what r! Possiple causes?

No treatment: Petechiae are due to bursting of tiny capillaries in the skin and if they occurred on only one area of one cheek, it suggests some low grade trauma(sneezing, pressure). It takes days for the petechiae to resolve and there is no treatment for them. However, if petechiae start occurring in multiple parts of the body a check up is indicated to find the cause. ...Read more

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Dr said the swelling in my leg is starting to cause problems. Have two red spots on my leg. Why does swelling cause problems with my leg.

Dr said the swelling in my leg is starting to cause problems. Have two red spots on my leg. Why does swelling cause problems with my leg.

Vein problems: Excessive fluid in your legs caused by incompetent valves in the deep veins can lead to problems like stasis ulcers and dermatitis. ...Read more

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What could cause a few red spots on my teeth?

What could cause a few red spots on my teeth?

Red spots: Highly unusual. Brown, black, white, grey, beige common. Not red. See your Dentist. May be cavity, stain, or result of trauma. Your dentist will be able codetermine thecae and provide the appropriate treatment. ...Read more