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Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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Is there a picture of the skin rash caused by west niles virus? I have 3 round spots that look like cigarette burn and each one has a few extremely small red dots that after 2 weeks have now gotten as big as the original one.

Is there a picture of the skin rash caused by west niles virus? I have 3 round spots that look like cigarette burn and each one has a few extremely small red dots that after 2 weeks have now gotten as big as the original one.

Rash: Your description does not sound like west nile virus. It is difficult to guess based on your description but lyme disease could fit. You need to see an eye doctor as soon as possible for further evaluation and to ensure proper treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause little red spots on the skin on my toes?

What can cause little red spots on the skin on my toes?

To start with...: It could be a lot of different things, but a likely culprit is athlete's foot. The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What causes uncontrollable itching & red spots on the skin? How do I stop this from happening?

What causes uncontrollable itching & red spots on the skin? How do I stop this from happening?

Unknown Rash: Itching can be caused by many things-- allergies, yeast infections, fungal infections, etc. Red spots can be caused by many things-- allergies, hives, yeast infections, etc.
It can be treated so that it goes away if it is diagnosed properly. It would be best if you saw a professional to determine what is causing this rash. ...Read more

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What can cause tiny red spots on the skin near my penis?

What can cause tiny red spots on the skin near my penis?

To start with...: It could be a lot of different things, but a likely culprit is fungal "jock itch." the best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a dermatologist. ...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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What causes red spots on the head of the penis?

What causes red spots on the head of the penis?

Benign papules: Pearly penile papules are like a minature "string of pearls" around head of penis. More common or prominent in uncircumcised men. They are perfectly normal. Sometimes called "tyson's" glands, but aren't glands. May contribute to smegma formation. Have it seen by a dr. If not as described above or if there is any concern. ...Read more

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What causes dime size red spots on skin?

What causes dime size red spots on skin?

Not certain.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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What are little red spots on skin and what causes it?

What are little red spots on skin and what causes it?

Uncertain: 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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What could be the cause of tiny red spots on skin? They look like tiny red flat miles. Have had them for years.

What could be the cause of tiny red spots on skin? They look like tiny red flat miles. Have had them for years.

Recommend 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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What is the cause of red spots on skin th are not itchy and not raised?

Don't know.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause red spots to start popping up. Not like a rash but just all over in different spotsThey start under skin then raise a little don't itch?

May be issue in park: If you are a tourist in a national park, then anything that touches the skin can do this, ranging from a reaction to the soap used in hotel laundries to the grass and flora of the park. If this persists after you return home, see your physician for an evaluation of the problem ...Read more

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What could cause little red spots on penis head?

What could cause little red spots on penis head?

Have seen if lasting: These may be nothing more complicated than burst capillaries if you've used a hard grip, but if they last, the entity to rule out is a premalignancy usually related to hpv ("erythroplasia" and its family.) have your physician look if and only if they are stable for more than two weeks and are clearly not just blood vessels. ...Read more

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What causes tiny little red spots on skin near my eyes?

What causes tiny little red spots on skin near my eyes?

May be cherry: Angioma. Of no medical consequence, see a dermatologist or oculoplastic surgeon for more details and help. ...Read more

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What causes skin flushing on neck cheeks and ears!!! I'm at a loss! The red spots get super hot and blotchy! ?

What causes skin flushing on neck cheeks and ears!!! I'm at a loss! The red spots get super hot and blotchy! ?

Flushing: In most instances, flushing is genetically predetermined, which means that your are either a flusher or you are not. There is no real problem in being a flusher. In rare circumstances when it becomes intolerable, there are medications which may be used to lessen the problem but there is no cure. ...Read more

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Red spots on tip of penis glads, almost inside the head. Hurts when touched. What could it be and caused this???

Red spots on tip of penis glads, almost inside the head. Hurts when touched. What could it be and caused this???

STD vs normal: Could be papilloma virus or herpes. No sexual activity as long as there is pain. Other infections can cause these symptoms. This could be trichomoniasis. Could be penile papules. Most importantly defer sexual activity as long as symptoms continue. Could be hair follicles if at base of penis. Could be yeast infection so have your blood sugar checked. Possibly STD. May need Rx. See urologist. ...Read more

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My 1 month old baby boy has little red spots like blisters on the back of his head, he's had it for 3 weeks and its not going away, what's the cause?

My 1 month old baby boy has little red spots like blisters on the back of his head, he's had it for 3 weeks and its not going away, what's the cause?

Many possibilities: Proper evaluation of a blistery rash on a 1 month old will require an exam. There is a possibility that this could be an infection. Please set up a visit to evaluate the issue. ...Read more

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Wife has got bad skin allergy since yesterday. Large red spots (as huge mosquito bites). Avil inj helped last night. Why so? Possible causes?

Wife has got bad skin allergy since yesterday. Large red spots (as huge mosquito bites). Avil inj helped last night. Why so? Possible causes?

Hives: Cause food allergy- seafood, chocolate, peanuts, strawberries. Other causes medications either prescription or o/c. Could also be reqction to infection. Suppress with antihistamines and look for cause. If extensive and persistent see dermatologist or allergist for workup. ...Read more

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What causes skin to turn red and if forms like red spots and it burns a lot but it mainly stays around my left hand around the knuckles?

What causes skin to turn red and if forms like red spots and it burns a lot but it mainly stays around my left hand around the knuckles?

Eczema: Usually a rash like this is eczema. Frequently limited to the hands and sometimes associated with exposure to solvents / detergent or metals. ...Read more

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Red spots head to toe, no fever, mild sore throat, my sock on leg was able to cause material impression on leg in skin like spots, ie red, lump etc?

Red spots head to toe, no fever, mild sore throat, my sock on leg was able to cause material impression on leg in skin like spots, ie red, lump etc?

You need immediate-: -attention! There are many possibilities from viral to streptococcus that can cause this. The material imprint is due 2 swelling of the leg. Get in to see your PCP now, or go 2 urgent care. ...Read more

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My son has dark red spots on his upper soft pallet on the inside of his mouth. Is this just part of a normal virus which will go away with time or something more serious?

My son has dark red spots on his upper soft pallet on the inside of his mouth. Is this just part of a normal virus which will go away with time or something more serious?

That depends: First, does he have other symptoms of a virus or sore throat? If not, then it is likely something else. Petechiae (small red spots) on the palate can be caused by several things including: asthma inhaler, sucking or chewing habit, vomiting, Anemia, and sexual abuse. If they don't resolve within a week or worsen he should be seen by his pediatrician. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have red spots in the body of a baby? Could it be a viral infection or a virus?

What does it mean to have red spots in the body of a baby? Could it be a viral infection or a virus?

It varies: Red spots on a baby's skin can be caused by a variety of agents, from irritation due to a diaper rash to a viral infection. For a proper diagnosis the baby needs to be seen. ...Read more

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How rare is it for a child to get chickenpox even when he has been vaccinated for the virus? My son is 22 months has red spots and blistering?

How rare is it for a child to get chickenpox even when he has been vaccinated for the virus? My son is 22 months has red spots and blistering?

It happens: The 1st vaccination at 1 yr is considered protective for 85% or more of kids while a booster, given commonly at 4 yr brings the protection level above 95%.This leaves a % of vaccinated kids at risk as well as those that are unvaccinated. Those who break out in spite of the vaccine tend to have milder cases. Average breakout is 250+ spots over a week. Not all blistering rashes are chickenpox. ...Read more

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My partner has non-itchy, flat, red spots on his butt, leg & hand. Did a blood test and isn't virus infection. Do you have an idea?

My partner has non-itchy, flat, red spots on his butt, leg & hand. Did a blood test and isn't virus infection. Do you have an idea?

See a dermatologist: Without being able to examine these it is impossible to diagnose. Have him seen and treated appropriately. One concern for lesions on the palms is syphilis. Go and get evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have redness and small red spots on the head of my penis. What are they?

I have redness and small red spots on the head of my penis. What are they?

Possibilities: There is a possibility that it can be a sexualy transmitted disease but another possibility is pearly papules (photos can be seen using search engine - i.e. google images). These are benign not contagious and common so possibly nothing to worry about. If there is any question as to the cause see your MD. ...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

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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I used a rough sponge to get rid of henna now my hand is blistered what can I do also tiny red spots have appeared under my skin and severe redness?

Exam needed: Its recommended that you be examined by a physician urgently in order to determine whether the findings are due to allergic reaction, primary irritation/inflammation from abrasive trauma or whether there is a superimposed bacterial infection (cellulitis) which needs urgent treatment. ...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