Red Spot On Skin

Red Spot On Skin

Red spots on the skin are a common medical complaint. When the spots occur in outbreaks, they are sometimes termed rashes. Rashes can occur due to infections of the skin, disseminated infections (that have spread throughout the body), allergic reactions, or irritations of the skin. When a red bump or rash is flat, it is medically known as a macule. When the red spot is raised, it is known as a papule. Erythema is the medical term for redness of the skin.
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Red Spot On Skin

Skin disorders are common in children. Children can experience many of the same skin conditions as adults. Infants and toddlers are also at risk for diaper-related skin problems. Since children have more frequent exposure to other children and germs, they may also develop skin disorders that rarely occur in adults. Many childhood skin problems disappear with age, but children can also inherit permanent skin disorders. In most cases, doctors can treat childhood skin disorders with topical creams, medicated lotions, or condition-specific drugs.
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Red Spot On Skin

Many different kinds of rashes can cause large red blotches on the skin. Contact dermatitis occurs when your skin comes in contact with a substance to which you are allergic or that has certain chemical properties that react negatively to skin, such as dyes, soaps, latex or poison ivy. Seborrheic dermatitis usually develops as a large red rash around the mouth, nose, trunk and eyelids or behind the ears. Stress, age, extreme weather conditions and oily skin can cause the red splotches.
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Red Spot On Skin

Illnesses such as lupus, juvenile arthritis and Kawasaki disease often present with large red skin rashes. Other types of skin disorders that may appear in the form of large red blotches on the skin include eczema, shingles, impetigo and psoriasis. Insect bites can spread and leave a large red discoloration. Childhood illnesses such as chicken pox, scarlet fever, measles and roseola often result in red splotches.
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Red Spot On Skin

A number of conditions can cause large red blotches on the skin. According to MedlinePlus, you should have any new or unusual skin changes checked out by your doctor or a dermatologist to make sure you don’t have something that could lead to serious complications. While many skin discolorations disappear in time, even with no treatment, call a doctor if the spot starts bleeding on the skin or if the discoloration does not go away within a few weeks.
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Red Spot On Skin

Red spots and Skin rash WebMD Symptom Checker helps you find the most common medical conditions indicated by the symptoms red spots and skin rash including Contact dermatitis, Lice, and Eczema (child). There are 22 conditions associated with red spots and skin rash. The links below will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions from the WebMD Symptom Checker and help provide a better understanding of causes and treatment of these related conditions.
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Red Spot On Skin

While exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun can cause melanoma and other dangerous skin cancers, other symptoms can occur from sun exposure that lead to large red blotches on the skin. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, blisters and large red blotches occur if you are allergic to the rays. You may break out in large red splotches if certain medications you’re taking interact with the ultraviolet rays. Common medications that often cause adverse skin reactions include antibiotics, birth control pills and medicines that treat depression, high blood pressure or arthritis.

Red Spot On Skin

Today, we go over some of the most common causes of non-itchy red spots on the skin. A non-itchy spot may go against what we think of as a “normal” rash or outbreak but there are a wide range of common causes for these spots. And, in many cases, a non-itchy red spot can be caused by the same thing as an itchy one. Get acquainted with the potential triggers below, and schedule an appointment with your doctor if you come across anything suspicious.
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1 / 19 Got Skin Problems? Is your skin itchy, broken out, or covered in a rash or strange spots? Skin inflammation, changes in texture or color, and spots may result from infection, a chronic skin condition, or contact with an allergen or irritant. If you think you have one of these common adult skin problems, have your doctor check it out. Most are minor, but others can signal something more serious. Swipe to advance
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1 / 19 Got Skin Problems? Is your skin itchy, broken out, or covered in a rash or strange spots? Skin inflammation, changes in texture or color, and spots may result from infection, a chronic skin condition, or contact with an allergen or irritant. If you think you have one of these common adult skin problems, have your doctor check it out. Most are minor, but others can signal something more serious.
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You look at your body in the mirror and something red, brown, or pink is staring back at you. Where'd that new spot come from? Of course, your brain immediately starts thinking skin cancer! But before you panic and assume the worst, you should know there are lots of causes for a new spot—and many are harmless. (Looking for more health tips? Get your FREE trial of Prevention magazine + 12 FREE gifts.)
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Skin cancer, from melanoma to basal cell carcinoma, may also appear as red spots, scaly plaques or moles on the skin. That’s why it’s important to know when to see a doctor. See the list below for some general guidelines and be sure to always consult a doctor if you are suspicious or unsure about any bump or spot on your body.
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Skin Tag skin_tags_acrochordon_3129.jpg American Academy of Dermatology They can be so annoying—especially if they're located around your bra strap or where clothing rubs. That rubbing can make them irritated and inflamed. But skin tags are harmless fleshy growths that are usually the same color as your skin. If they're not bothering you, you don't have to think about removing them. But if they are? Don't try to get rid of them yourself by—ouch—cutting or scraping them off. “People will use non-sterile tools and come in with inflamed, irritated, and infected skin,” Elbuluk says. The only safe course is to see your derm.
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Is your skin itchy, broken out, or covered in a rash or strange spots? Skin inflammation, changes in texture or color, and spots may result from infection, a chronic skin condition, or contact with an allergen or irritant. If you think you have one of these common adult skin problems, have your doctor check it out. Most are minor, but others can signal something more serious.
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11 / 19 Skin Tags This small flap of flesh-colored or slightly darker tissue hangs off your skin by a stalk. They’re usually found on the neck, chest, back, armpits, under the breasts, or in the groin area. Skin tags appear most often on women and elderly people. They aren’t dangerous and usually don’t cause pain unless they become irritated when clothing or nearby skin rubs against them. A doctor can cut, freeze, or burn them off. Swipe to advance
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11 / 19 Skin Tags This small flap of flesh-colored or slightly darker tissue hangs off your skin by a stalk. They’re usually found on the neck, chest, back, armpits, under the breasts, or in the groin area. Skin tags appear most often on women and elderly people. They aren’t dangerous and usually don’t cause pain unless they become irritated when clothing or nearby skin rubs against them. A doctor can cut, freeze, or burn them off.
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Tinea gettyimages-128554541-tinea-scott-camazine.jpg Getty Images/Scott Camazine It can look like a small red birthmark or discoloration—almost like a stain on your skin. But these spots are actually a kind of fungal infection, according to the National Institutes of Health. Tinea comes in lots of shapes and sizes, and the kind that infects your skin can spread and become worse if not treated. Fortunately, treatment is often as simple as washing the infected area with a prescription soap or shampoo. Again, talk to your derm. (Find out what 5 things your dermatologist isn't telling you about your skin.)
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Basal Or Squamous Cell Carcinoma basal_cell_0432.jpg American Academy of Dermatology Yes, this is one of the bad ones. But many people don't realize there are multiple types of skin cancer, Elbuluk says. “I'll ask if someone has ever had skin cancer, and they will tell me, ‘No, just a basal cell.' ” Basal and squamous cell carcinomas are still skin cancer, and more than 2 million people are diagnosed with them each year. Unlike a benign mole, they often appear red, scaly, or pearly in appearance. Elbuluk recommends calling your derm if a mole looks odd or is growing, changing, or becoming symptomatic (bleeding, itching, etc.). “Don't wait until your yearly appointment,” she says. “Come and see us.”
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Thick, red patches of skin covered with white or silvery scales are signs of psoriasis. Doctors know how psoriasis works — your immune system triggers new skin cells to grow too quickly — but they don’t know what causes it.  The patches show up on your scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back. They can heal and come back throughout your life.  Treatments include creams and ointments for your skin, light therapy, and medications taken by mouth, injection, or IV.