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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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I have numerous red spots on my body, some large, some small.

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I have numerous red spots on my body, some large, some small. I had heart failure
due to damaged valves caused by rheumatic fever when I was ll. I am now 74 years
of age. I was told by a doctor that the rash would not go onto my face, but recently
one or have appeared around my eyes. Would appreciate any advice you can give.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Hi It would be very helpful if you could post a photo on this page but if that isn't possible--

Can you describe the spots in detail?

Do they itch?

How long have you had them?

And have you had any treatment for them?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

They differ in size, they are bright red and do not itch.

I have not had any treatment and have had them a long time but

as I have got older they have increased and are now all over mbody and spreading onto my arms, legs and neck.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
And are they completely flat and smooth?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

The smaller ones are flat but the larger ones are bright red

and raised.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK. We can continue after this if you'd like but this sounds like either a case of inflammatory eczema or perhaps a contact dermatitis allergic reaction. Daily benadryl or Claritin combined with a cortisone cream may take care of this but more effective would be a short course of oral prednisone from your doctor. After that, if there's no change, you need to see a dermatologist for a biopsy of one of these spots to determine exactly what it is and for more intensive therapy
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