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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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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