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4-5 red spots, bigger than quarters, close together.

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My mother has red spots on her leg bigger than a quarter. There are about 4-5 spots grouped closely together. The doctors confirmed they are not bug bites. What could it be? And is there a way to upload a picture.

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replied August 12th, 2014
Skin Answer A48763

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination but there are many causes of such red spots on leg. It can be due to eczema like eczema, psoriasis, lichen planus, folliculitis, fungal infection like tinea corporis, vasculitis or Schamberg's disease.

To confirm the diagnosis, your mother needs to get some investigations like KOH examination of the skin scrapings and a skin biopsy done. Treatment is diagnosis specific and depends on the confirmation of diagnosis. You should get it examined and investigated from a dermatologist.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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