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    Shingles

    Shingles is a skin rash that is caused by the chickenpox virus, and is part of the herpes family of viruses. Read more →

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    Skin Pigmentation Problems

    Melanin is the natural pigment responsible for the colour of our skin, hair and eyes. However, if too much or too little is produced by the body, it could lead to a skin condition. Read more →

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    Scabies

    An itchy skin condition caused by a parasitic mite, which is commonly passed on through close body contact or sexual contact. Read more →

    I have some tiny red blotches and the head of my penis, I did have unprotected sex 3 days ago and appeared 2 days after, these are not painful, irritant and have no affects what so ever, just some tiny red blotches, could you advise what this could be and any treatment? thanks





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    i have this aswell, im quite worried and dont know what to do help!

    your lucky mine is very painful after having unprrotected sex

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    For the last few weeks I have been experiencing an itch all over my body. It is intermittent and comes and goes frequently throughout the day, however, in this last week I have developed two red blotches on my upper thigh which are extremely itchy and painful at times. I thought nothing of it but now the blotches have grown in size and shape and have a slightly raised appearance. I stuggle to find enough time to visit a GP with my busy schedule and would appreciate any help.





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    i have 4 red blotches on my tounge, 1 big one and 3 little ones, they dont hurt but what are they?





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    i have red blotches on my face and they seem to be getting worse is there anything i can use to make them go away .many thanks .





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    I'm 31 yr old male & i think i have psyriosis itlooks like it & i'm allways stressed out with it as i've had it now since i was 19 years old. In the summer i have to cover my legs up as i'm soo ashamed of the way my legs look. I have 2 large red blotches on my face(under my eyes along the side of my nose)I wake up in the mornings & my skin is flakey & its really red everybody looks at me as if i'm a freak! but i also have it all over my legs & i do get it on my bum cheeks. This has affected my confidence within the last few years so i kep my legs totally covered up & it's a night mare in the summer as i wear jeans to keep covered but sweat like hell as its too hot but i drive a ice cream van so theres no way i can let people see them as they are so cruel. i've put cream on my face in the morning to try & reduce the look of the dry scaily skin on my face but some times it can take hours for the rednessto calm down & some times it will just stay red blotches on my face,what else can i do at my lowest point now!





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    Hire out a UVB sunbed they normally cost £80 per month hire and it will take two months to clear your face, I was covered by after using the senbed everyday for 2mins my face is complete cleared

    ive noticed a lot of red blotches around the shaft of my penis its looks like bruising blood spots





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    Hi i'm a male mid 40s i have red what look like blotches on my penis when i pull my foreskin back which is tight and painful





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    its just inflammation get some anti septic cream and see if that works if not go and get some medical advice

    go see your GP you might need to have your foreskin removed if it is too tight. this could also be the cause of the blotches.

    Whilst I was checking myself today I noticed that I had black/purplish blotches on my vulva. I'm now worried....





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    hi i've got red blotches all over my face, it's very hot and very sore, the area around my eyes is white and very swollen. any ideas what i could use to cool down and get the redness under control.





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    hi i have recently seen these dark blotches appear underneath my breasts around my stomach area they have been there for about a week now i dont know what they are they are a bit itchy can you help me please to cure this problem





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    I have noticed red blotches on my penile head what could this be? I can say these blotches/ spots that aren't raised at all do not cause me pain or an itchy feeling





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    I'm certainly not a doctor but would guess possibly laundry detergent or a reaction to the material your underwear is made from. The head of your penis is extremely sensitive and either of these could cause redness.

    Thanks Roy! I've noticed today (27th may) that it seems clearer not as bad as it first was. So you could be right, also stopped washing with shower gel incase that was part of the problem

    HI I AM A 44 YEAR OLD LADY AND I HAVE FROM A EARLY AGE GOT VERY HOT WHEN IN COMPANY WHICH ALWAYS RESULTS IN SWEATING AS IF A TAP HAS BEEN TURNED ON I ALSO GET RED PATCHES OVER MY FACE NECK AND CHEST WHICH MAKE ME FEEL LIKE IM BURNING UP IT GETS WORSE WHEN PEOPLE ASK ME IF IM OK BECAUSE OF THE BLOTCHES I THEN GET REDDER AND HOTTER AND SWEAT EVEN MORE THIS IS ALL YEAR ROUND AND NOT JUST IN HOT WEATHER I ALSO HAVE ALWAYS BLUSHED WHICH IS ANOTHER EMBARRASSING PROBLEM SOMEONE NEED ONLY LOOK AT ME AND I GO RED BLOTCHES HOT THEN SWEAT PLEASE CAN YOU HELP MANY THANKS





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    Hi there I have a problem on ma penis I have red blotches they do go away but come back again it's on the outer skin and wen u pull skin back there's nothing under there ? Could u tell me what I could be its not itchy or nothing it's like small blotches then it'll go like dry skin





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    Hi I'm 22 and have been in a relationship for 6 years. I have recently been experiencing some weird red blotches on my helmet. These seem to only appear after having sex. They are not itchy or irritating and I have not been getting any puss or discharge, however I am a little concerned as I've never had any problems in this area. After sex they can feel sensitive but not soar at all. Is this something I Should go to my local gum clinic and seek advice for? I have applied cream on these and it does seem to make them go away for a few days but as soon as I have intercourse they come back. They are only small red blotches and raise of the skin a little, and always seem to appear in the same place. Any ideas on how to treat this or even what it is?





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    I am 67 and my sperm has been most productive and effective all my life (6 offspring). But now amidst the normal greyish sperm there are stark white blotches - same texture - amongst my emissions. I had a cancer-free enlarged prostate (the size of a walnut according to the last urologist I visited 3 years ago) which gives the usual symptoms which have neither improved nor worsened since. I ejaculate 1 -2 times every day, with or without female assistance/encouragement. Are these white blotches symptoms of anything? Fred





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    Hi to all fellow eczema sufferers! I'm 32 and have had this condition since birth. Although the red blotches only tend to appear when I'm under stress, it still provides me with very dry, itchy skin on my arms, back and scalp! May I suggest a couple of treatments that I have been prescribed? Firstly, try Elocom cream for the blotches - as long as they're not broken or bleeding. Try Nizoral shampoo for the scalp, or Betnovate ointment for scalp. E45 can be fine if you wrap yourself in bandaging overnight, and for bathing or showering, try Cetraben bath emollient 85% - it can be used in the shower as well! Ask your GP for suitability though. I hope this proves helpful to some of you. Good luck!





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    Im 13 years old and sometimes when i poo it comes out with red blotches i think its blood but im not sure.





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    After a shower well when I come into contact with hot water I come out in red blotches and it is really sore and itchy





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    i am itching all over and when i scratch i come up in blotches it has been happening for weeks and is really annoying me HELP PLEASE





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    i get this on my arms and belly when i have a tan or use fake tan. even when i dont have a tan i have a few blotches on my arm. what product can i buy to get rid of this?





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    Hey am 15 and around the side of my vagina there is little red blotches and its stopping me from doing swimming and that at school. Its been there for quite a while, can anyone please help ?





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    after sex i have small red blotches on my penis head, they disappear after a few days of no sex, any ideas





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    the peeling is normal my mum does it when she goes on for too long but i would get the skin blotches and that seen too, dont worry i sure it will be nothing serious!

    I have small blotches of spot scars from where i popped them over my face and was wondering how i could get rid of them or what would work for them?





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    try bio oil, it's brilliant on scars. you can get it at any chemist , but i have found you can get it cheaper if you look around on line. also any good quality vitamin e cream. good luck!

    when i masterbait near the end my chest and tummy go all red sort of like blotches like big spots but they go away after about a minute and i get really hot is this normal and if not what should i do please help ?

    I have red blotches on the head of my penis, they are not sore itchy or painful! Just there! I have had no sexual contact with anyone! Help please





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    i have recently had some red blotches/marks on the end of my penis? it is not sore, and doesnt hurt when weeing, i am very concerned, what could this be?





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    In response to angels comment: My spots are red, like blotches and the fluid is coming out of them. I've already had sepsis when I was very ill about 8 years ago.

    I have a rash on my chest, back, shoulder and a bit on my legs and arms. It's gone from red bumps to smooth red blotches?





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    With the condition Malassezia fur fur that has left my skin with these white blotches could it help if diet is changed, could it be something that we are eating.





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