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What Causes Red Spots On Earlobes
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
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
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
My left ear becomes red and hot sometimes, after this some red spots appear on my skin mostly hands and chest.?
See doctor: when the symptoms are present to get a diagnosis. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have red spots with a bite mark in the centre. What could be the most likely cause and the best treatment?
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
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
Is often NOT VISIBLE Try using a moisturizer and if you are shampooing more than twice a week STOP IT!
Hope this helps!
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I was outside sitting in a wicker lawn chair leaning against the back and later noticed flat red spots/lines on my shoulder blade. What caused this?
The chair?: This may sound silly.... but was it just the top of the chair?? ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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.
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