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Red spots

Red spots: Introduction

Red spots: Red spots on the skin. See detailed information below for a list of 61 causes of Red spots, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Red spots:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Red spots. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Red spots:

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Red spots: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Red spots, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Red spots Treatments

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Stories from Users for Red spots

Real-life user stories relating to Red spots:

Message Boards for Red spots

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Diagnostic tests for Red spots:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Red spots. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Temperature
    • Note the characteristics of the red spots and surrounding skin - e.g. macular, papular, pustular, vesicular, bullous, scaly, ulcers - will help determine the cause of the red spots.
    • What areas of the body does it primarily involve - e.g. Extremities, face, trunk? - will help determine the cause.
    • Determine if the red spots arise from a hair follicle (which suggests folliculitis) or arises independently
  • more tests...»

Red spots: Animations

Red spots: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Red spots may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Red spots

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Red spots:

Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Red spots. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Red spots: Deaths

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Red spots: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Organs affected by Red spots:

The list of organs typically affected by Red spots may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Red spots

The list below shows some of the causes of Red spots mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Red spots?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Red spots. Of the 61 causes of Red spots that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 7 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 53 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Red spots:

The following list of conditions have 'Red spots' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever ... small, flat, pink, non-itchy spots, characteristic red, spotted (petechial) rash
  • Rubella ... pink spots on neck, tiny pink spots, pink spots spreading to body, pink spots on face





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Causes of Red spots Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Red spots based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Red spots?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Red spots, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Red spots:

    Subtypes of Red spots:

    Petechiae (85 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Red spots:

    Rash (1165 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes)

    Symptoms related to Red spots:

    Rash (1165 causes), Acne (65 causes), Skin eruptions (15 causes), Skin blisters (426 causes), Redness (534 causes), Non accidental injury, Bruises (348 causes), Henoch Schloein purpura, Portwine stain, Meningococcemia, Measeles, German measeles, Scarlet fever, Chikungunya fever, Dengue fever, Slapped cheek syndrome, Syphilis

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Red spots

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