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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

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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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Apply non-medicated moisturizing cream to rash areas
5 Min, 2x day, forever
Keep daily showers brief and without the water being too hot
5 Min, Once, forever
Avoid soaps, which can be drying. Lotion-cleansers are better.
Once
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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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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Hydrate well with purified water
Once
Avoid sugars, dairy, soy, GMO products
Once
Avoid fried and grilled foods
Once
Avoid using harsh detergents in shampoos, moisturizers, sunscreen
Once
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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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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use topical Benadryl
once
Avoid offending agent
once
Nickel is often cause of skin allergies
once
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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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