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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Red spots and raised bumps on arms does not itch or hurt?

Red spots and raised bumps on arms does not itch or hurt?

If the bumps r: On the outer, upper arms, you may have Keratosis Pilaris.This rash is usually most prevalent on the outer upper arms, but, it can spread to other areas. It is a difficult rash to treat but I use Lac-Hydrin. A dermatologist can help. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my body at night. They it's terribly and appear on my breasts neck&arms. Help?

I have red spots on my body at night. They it's terribly and appear on my breasts neck&arms. Help?

No fun!: Skin problems can be a real challenge without actually seeing the rash. In general, rashes are diagnosed based on their size, shape, color and distribution. The age of the patient and their medical history are also very important. In your case, I would be curious to know if you have recently switched to a different laundry soap for your bedding. On the safe side, i'd get it looked at by your doc. ...Read more

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Most of my back was covered with red spots. My chest and face have some red spots too, and then my arms turned into blotchy mess, heelp?

Most of my back was covered with red spots. My chest and face have some red spots too, and then my arms turned into blotchy mess, heelp?

It's difficult to: Evaluate skin rashes in person and impossible to do so accurately without seeing the rash and getting more information about the symptoms. I suggest you take some selfies and set up a Virtual Consult with one of our doctors. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I am a lifeguard and so my arms are exposed to the sun (I use a high SPF and reapply) but my arms are a tad by burnt with tiny itchy red spots?

I am a lifeguard and so my arms are exposed to the sun (I use a high SPF and reapply) but my arms are a tad by burnt with tiny itchy red spots?

Cover arms: The best way to prevent sun burn is to cover your skin. Sunscreen can easily be washed off, even if it is "waterproof". Look this product "Dolfin Guard Female L/S Rashguard" or something like it. This has a constant SPF of 50. You can use this while swimming. ...Read more

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What are black white red spots there itchy on arms sholders n stomach?

What are black white red spots there itchy on arms sholders n stomach?

Rash: It is impossible to tell by your description I would suggest you see a physician to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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Why do I have red spots in the heat that look like rash on arms?

Why do I have red spots in the heat that look like rash on arms?

Heat rash?: Heat can cause a rash - redness, clear small blisters or a hive like reaction. Cold compresses with water or whole milk will relieve sy proms followed by Hydrocortisone cream and/ or aloe vera. ...Read more

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I never get spots but I have break out over my forehead with red spots with just clear liquid in, also have random ones on my arms but mainl my face?

I never get spots but I have break out over my forehead with red spots with just clear liquid in, also have random ones on my arms but mainl my face?

Acne: Dear PConnolly,

Red spots with clear liquid sound like acne. Acne occurs when the follicles become clogged. It can occur on the face, arms, chest or back. Over the counter topical medications can help. If the symptoms do not get better I recommend seeing a health care professional for an exam. ...Read more