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What does it mean if I have red spots on skin after scratching?

What does it mean if I have red spots on skin after scratching?

Dermatographism: Dermatographism means the ability to write on the skin. People with this form of chronic urticaria are sensitive to touch and pressure, as well as scratching. The areas of skin that are touched or scratched get a raised, red and itchy rash. While many people with chronic urticaria have some features of dermatographism, people with true dermatographism have pressure as the only trigger. ...Read more

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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 is wrong with his skin? So about three weeks ago my son started getting redness around his skin. He kept scratching it and almost made it bleed. About two days ago i noticed that there are red spots all over his back and some on his stomach. He has a

A : A rash with raised red bumps is called a maculopapular rash and can be caused by many, many things such as: -food or drug allergy -viral infections such as fifths disease, roseola, ebv, CMV just to name a few -insect bites such as fleas or scabies -bacterial infection such as scarlet fever (caused by strep) -medication reaction or it can be seen in very rare things such as: -measles -toxic shock syndrome -kawasaki disease -meningitis -stevens-johnson syndrome -rocky mountain spotted fever disease the list goes on and on. The best thing to do is to call your child's doctor. They may want to take a look to see what it may be. Odds are that if your child does not have a high fever or is not acting sick, then it's probably nothing serious. ...Read more

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Skin red spots?

Skin red spots?

Too broad: Too broad a question. Anything from measles to bedbugs to petichiae, to allergic reaction. Please be more specific. ...Read more

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My skin have been rough and has a lot of red spots?

My skin have been rough and has a lot of red spots?

See SKIN Dr.: Rashes are tough and almost impossible to diagnose accurately over the computer. See the skin Doctor (dermatologist) to best diagnose your condition and get the treatment you may need. In the mean time, think if there is anything you have changed such as soaps or detergents, or if you were outside near bushes/plants, etc, that may have given you the rash. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have all these red spots on my skin. What are they?

I have all these red spots on my skin. What are they?

Cherry angiomas: Most likely they are cherry angiomas, usually on chest and abdomen, and other family members might have it also. But, sometimes, a condition called essential telangiectasia, could present as such (red spots). Dermatologists might tell you more when they see you.. ...Read more

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My son of months its having a red spots on his skin? What could that be? Also its been too hot in my country.

My son of months its having a red spots on his skin? What could that be? Also its been too hot in my country.

HEAT RASH: You mentioned it is hot in your country. Babies develop heat rash after sweating. If it bothers him, show it to his md. ...Read more

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I am having red spots on my skin.how can I treat it?

I am having red spots on my skin.how can I treat it?

Spots: We need more information. When you put pressure on your spots, do they disappear? Do they itch? Any other symptoms? ...Read more

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My gf has these little red spots all over her skin and only appear on the right side. One of them started at about a CM and is now 2inches long.

My gf has these little red spots all over her skin and only appear on the right side. One of them started at about a CM and is now 2inches long.

We need to see it: For skin rashes, we usually can't tell what it is if we don't see the rashes. Many thing can cause skin rashes. For one side rashes, if it goes along a dermatome or along side a spinal nerve and associated with severe pain and blisters, she should concern of shingle. Otherwise, she should come see a local physician. ...Read more

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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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