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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 does a spotty red rash on my arm mean? The rash has small red spots and is bumpy.

What does a spotty red rash on my arm mean? The rash has small red spots and is bumpy.

Many things: A common condition is keratosis pilaris (kp). Small reddish bumps appear on the back of the arms and sometimes the front of the thighs. It is very common and not dangerous. If you are unsure, please see a dermatologist.

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I started to find very small red spots on my arms! What old this be?

Dermatology: Is a visual specialty, but to take a stab at it could be hemangioma a or small clusters of blood vessels. Common as we age and not serious. If they are flat could be petechiae from low platelets and that would need more evaluation.

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Sometimes I get small red spots on my arms. They are very tiny and usually go away after a few hours, should I be worried?

Skin lesions: Hives usually behave like that. They are short lived, but they are itchy and present as welts. I would take a picture of those and send it to us for review.

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I brake out from bleach I have red spots on my arms what should I do?

I brake out from bleach I have red spots on my arms what should I do?

Extra rinse: If the rash is from residue of bleach in your clothes, you may try putting an extra rinse cycle in the wash. You could omit bleach entirely from the wash as the current detergents are generally good at cleaning clothes without bleach.

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What can cause a sudden face rash with burning sensation? Also have several red spots on my arms.

What can cause a sudden face rash with burning sensation? Also have several red spots on my arms.

Facial rash: Facial rash with burning can be cause by an allergic reaction to something that touched your facial skin, a viral infection like herpes, shingles on the face, photo-drug reaction to a medication you are taking, and other causes, skin diseases like Lupus. You should see your local dermatologist for the correct diagnosis.

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I am breaking out in red spots on my arms. They are not pimples but are itchy and have spread?

I am breaking out in red spots on my arms. They are not pimples but are itchy and have spread?

It is difficult: To diagnose a rash without seeing it. If you were exposed to something new, it could be a contact dermatitis; if you are ill with a fever, it could be a virus; ill with sore throat, it could be strep. Please see your doctor to be properly diagnosed and treated (if necessary).

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After going outside for 30 minutes in the sun, I get small pink/red spots on my arms, legs, and hands. Burns. They go away soon after I'm home. Rash?

After going outside for 30 minutes in the sun, I get small pink/red spots on my arms, legs, and hands. Burns. They go away soon after I'm home. Rash?

Rash in sunlight: The skin turning into red bumps and returning to completely normal after thirty minutes to hours suggests you are getting hives. You may have a rare condition called solar urticaria, which is hives due to exposure to certain wavelengths of light. Cholinergic urticaria occurs with the skin getting hot. There are other skin conditions that occur with light exposure (usually with a persisting rash).

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Have red spots on my arms and thighs. Not itchy No fever. Do I have chicken pox?

Have red spots on my arms and thighs. Not itchy No fever. Do I have chicken pox?

Doesn't sound like: chickenpox. They are generally itchy and within 1 day blister, then next day scab. Please see your doctor so that this can be diagnosed properly or you can contact one of us on HealthTap Prime, where we can see the rash.

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What are red spots on arms?

What are red spots on arms?

Cherry angiomas: Could be broken blood vessels or cherry angiomas which are vascular lesions. Red spots can also occur with drug reactions or other types of rashes. Did they suddenly occur or been there a long time makes a difference in the diagnosis.

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What can cause red spots on legs and arms?

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

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What to do if I have red spots on arms and legs that scab?

What to do if I have red spots on arms and legs that scab?

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.