Periodically, each of us appears red spots on the abdomen. In most cases, their size does not exceed a small coin and they pass in 1-2 days. But what to do when the spots grow in size, flaky, itchy or sore? First you need to determine the nature of their origin. It can be fungal, allergic or infectious. If the rash does not bother, does not increase in size, then you can wait a few days and if it does not pass or starts to grow, then it is better to make an appointment with a dermatologist.
Causes of Appearance
Very often, bright red spots can appear in the abdomen and chest area due to strong feelings or recently experienced stress. They do not peel off, do not hurt and very rarely increase in size.
The reasons for the appearance of red spots on the stomach medicine knows a great many, ranging from banal irritation and ending with a serious sexually transmitted disease. Here are the most common diseases that trigger the appearance in the abdomen of one or more red spots:
- Deprive giber. Despite its name, the disease does not apply to fungal skin lesions. Leading dermatologists claim that rosy versicolor has a viral etiology. The characteristic difference is the appearance on the stomach and other parts of the body of a pink-red plaque with peeling inside and a clear edging. Form – round or oval, size from 1-3mm to 7-10 mm. In addition to desquamation, there may be a slight itching and burning sensation in the lesion. Most often occurs in people aged 15-50 years.
- Contact dermatitis. It is often found in the form of an allergic reaction to clothing, personal care products and metal or plastic products. It may appear as a small red spot on the abdomen or other part of the body where there was contact with the allergen. The size is from 1 to 7mm, the shape is fuzzy, usually round. To the touch a little rough, may be accompanied by severe itching. Pain is usually absent.
- Ringworm. The most common fungal disease that usually occurs in children and adolescents. The source of infection is animals and close contact with infected people. Characteristic features – a speck of red color on the stomach, head or back with clear edges, rounded shape with peeling along the edges. In the center may be peeling or a small wound. Almost always accompanied by severe itching, peeling, redness and burning. It has a tendency to grow rapidly and spread to different parts of the body.
- Psoriasis. A very common and dangerous disease, the causes of which have been controversial for several decades. It can appear as a small red flaky spot that does not itch or hurt. The size may not exceed a penny coin. To the touch the rash is very rough with white scales in the center. With the development of the disease, the plaque can reach a size of several centimeters, start to itch and peel off. It has been proven that psoriasis is hereditary, but it is not transmitted by sexual or domestic means.
- Lyme disease. The most unpleasant disease of an infectious breed, about which there is also a lot of controversy. Some claim that only ixodid mites are carriers of infection, others believe that mosquitoes, fleas and other insects can also become a source of infection. In medicine, a great many manifestations of this disease are described, one of them is a large red spot with distinct scalloped edges with a large dot in the center. Rarely accompanied by any subjective feelings.
- Eczema. Another common disease with a completely unexplored etiology. A distinctive feature – small red spots on the stomach, back, neck, hands or groin with bubbles filled with fluid inside. Accompanied by severe itching, weeping, pain, redness and scaling.
It is impossible to exclude the possibility of the manifestation of atypical forms of inguinal athlete, which in isolated cases may spread from the inguinal-femoral folds to the lower abdomen. It also manifests itself in the form of large, oval-shaped red spots that itch and scaly.
Photo of Red Spots on Stomach
If red spots on the abdomen appeared recently, do not itch, do not hurt and do not increase in size, then you should wait 2-3 days, as this may be an allergic reaction to any product or substance and it will pass on its own. Ideally, identify the allergen and eliminate it from the diet or daily life.
In cases where the stain grows, itches badly and flakes, you should immediately consult a doctor to eliminate the fungal infection. To do this, from the lesions take a scraping on the study or shine them under the lamp Wood. Treatment with local and systemic antifungal drugs, depending on the course and stage of the disease. The following drugs are usually used for this:
- Exefin – ¼ tablets 1 time per day (for children up to 12 years).
- Zalain – ointment 1-2 times a day, depending on the degree of damage.
- Griseofulvin – tablets at the rate of 22 mg per 1 kg. Take 2 weeks, then a week break and, if necessary, repeat the course.
- Terbinafine – ointment from this group (Lamisil, Fungerbil) – 2 times a day for 2 weeks.
It is also very common to find treatment regimens that include iodine and sulfuric ointment.
In case of pink lichen, it is necessary to carefully observe the symptoms, since there are many cases where no treatment was performed and the rash disappeared on its own. Contact dermatitis involves the elimination of the allergen, Lyme disease is treated depending on the stage, ranging from the use of antibiotics to surgical intervention in cases of damage to internal organs and joints.
The most unpleasant of all these diseases is psoriasis (with the exception of severe cases of Lyme disease), since there are no confirmed cases of complete recovery. Treatment includes only “jamming” of symptoms in the period of exacerbation. Strong experiences and even a stressful situation can cause a new aggravation. There are no drugs to help cure psoriasis once and for all. Most often, doctors prescribe antihistamines, when the rash is accompanied by severe itching.
We strongly recommend that when single or multiple bright-red spots appear on the abdomen and other parts of the body, immediately contact a dermatologist for help to exclude fungal and infectious diseases.