Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Virus Causes Red Spots On The Skin

Share

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


2

2
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

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
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

4

4
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

5

5
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

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
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

7

7
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 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

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
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

9

9
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 ultra. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

10

10
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

See 1 more doctor answer

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