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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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What can cause red spots on legs and arms?

What can cause red spots on legs and arms?

Can't diagnose w/o: Eval. See dermatologist for accurate assessment.

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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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I have red spots on my lower legs. What could be the cause?

I have red spots on my lower legs. What could be the cause?

Some possibilities..: 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, but many times they are not. For unusual rashes, a skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist. Other causes include viral infections, allergies and autoimmune reactions, chemical irritants, bug bites, etc... ...Read more

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I have dime sized red blotches on my legs but they don't itch, burn, nor flake. What are they? They cause me no pain at all, just ugly red spots?

I have dime sized red blotches on my legs but they don't itch, burn, nor flake. What are they? They cause me no pain at all,  just  ugly red spots?

Ugly red spots: If they are bilateral, it is possible that you have erythema nodosom. They may sometime appear as strep throat or a myriad of other diseases.Most helpful would have been a picture. In lieu of the picture check with your doctor he may want to determine what the cause is. ...Read more

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What would cause tiny red spots to develop all over legs, these bled when i shaved, would it be side effect of mexthotrexate, bruising as well?

What would cause tiny red spots to develop all over legs, these bled when i shaved, would it be side effect of mexthotrexate, bruising as well?

YEs it can: Yes this can certainly be attributed to methotrexate. Check with your physician. A simple blood test may tell all. Don;t forget to tell your physician all the meidcations - prescription and non-prescription- you may be taking. ...Read more

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I have red spots that turn into bruises, for example, I had one on my arm that is small but the ones on my legs are more prominent. Is there any cause?

I have red spots that turn into bruises, for example, I had one on my arm that is small but the ones on my legs are more prominent. Is there any cause?

Suspicious but can't: Bleeding into skin can produce bruises. It can be due to one of two causes. In older folks( tell your age...it is important to relay this info) the skin becomes more fragile and blood vessels are then poorl;y supported agains friction, so they can break and ooze blood under the skin. Seconly any platelet (It is a type of blood cell )abnormality can increase the risk of bruising. Aspirin can do it ...Read more

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What causes red spots to just randomly develop on breast, under arm and upper leg?

What causes red spots to just randomly develop on breast, under arm and upper leg?

Red spots: Fungus is first thing that comes to mind: either tinea or candida. Fungi like warm, dark, moist areas. Tinea/ringworm can come from pets or contaminated objects (gym mats, for example). Otc Lamisil (terbinafine) &/or powdered spray like tinactin/cruex/desenex r usually enough to clear infection, use for at least 1 week after spots disappear since deeper skin layers may still be involved. See doc if not better. ...Read more