It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Skin Problems Message Board

Red skin blotches

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-18-2003, 03:27 AM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Waynesburg, PA
Posts: 2
fief HB User
Question Red skin blotches

About a year ago, I noticed small red circles under my arm. Quickly they spread to the other underarm, I noticed them all over my body. Legs, back, stomache. I went to a doctor and he was clueless. Does anyone know what this could be? They are not itchy, they are not raised up, no dryness, no peeling, just red blotches. It is getting now to where I have to wear longer sleeves because I see the look in people's eyes if I lift my arm in public and they see them.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 06-23-2003, 11:58 AM   #2
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Victoria,B.C.,Canada
Posts: 59
bgirl HB User

You need to get to a dermatologist ,pronto.Your doctor would not know what it is because general practitioner's are not specialist's,in any field.The derm. will do a simple, skin srcaping to see what it is,who knows he might even recognize what it is right away.Good luck!

Old 07-17-2003, 12:28 AM   #3
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Round Roc, TX, USA
Posts: 4
poetrybox HB User


Please let me know if you had a dermatologist look at this. I am going through the same thing. I'm 39 years old and as early as 1 year ago we noticed a spot about the size of a quarter on my face. Back then it was white and silvery looking. Now I have multiple spots mostly on my face and they are pink, and they seem to be spreading. I have gone to three different doctors and they have all given me the same medicine and it's getting very disturbing. They claim it's Tinea Verisicolor, yet the pills and the lotions times three doctors has not helped at all. My family does not suffer from Veritiligo or any other skin disease, and I'm wondering what the heck can get rid of this. I've gone as far as seeing a Chinese N.D. and she suggested it being a skin parasite - I took her 20 or so pills after 2 months and while I feel great, the spots continue growing. The initial doctor took full blood work and found no cancer, though a biopsy of an area was never done. Can anyone help?

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Has anyone had skin ulcerations/infections due to RSD? virgil0201 Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 6 06-15-2010 06:02 PM
faint red blotches and dots on the skin sufersuntea Skin Problems 1 01-22-2008 01:06 AM
very itchy skin, anything to help? xmerkatx Allergies 1 01-21-2008 08:30 AM
white blotches on Asian skin twomommy Skin Problems 4 07-20-2007 10:06 AM
dry red skin / rash on penis foreskin and scrotum sack anonymous236 Men's Health 3 06-19-2007 09:13 AM
Strange blotchy red spots on skin. Cadappa Skin Problems 2 05-04-2007 09:33 PM
skin rash hal_robertson Skin Problems 2 06-12-2004 07:06 AM
white skin... blotches Tree Hugger Skin Problems 1 12-30-2003 10:24 AM
Blotches on my skin curiousguy12 HIV Prevention 1 12-30-2003 08:01 AM
skin problems Hils Multiple Sclerosis 1 08-21-2003 05:01 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is Off
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:53 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!