Have you ever noticed red dots on your skin, and start panicking? Bewildered whether you're supposed to ignore them or be concerned? Start wondering if it is just a blotch that will fade eventually or if it is some deadly skin cancer? If, yes, then don't ignore it. Start taking care of it immediately.
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The red spots on your skin don't always mean the same thing. While some of them can be cleared up easily with over-the-counter medicines from the drug store, there might be some for which you need to consult a doctor. Confused? Don't be! We are here to tell you what these different types of red spots on your skin mean.
1. Cherry-like harmless spots
There are some spots which are the size of a dot like an ink spot on a piece of paper. Then there are some which are hardly visible to the naked eye. You might even have to use a magnifying glass to see them! These red spots may not always be circular. Might not even be red! Sometimes they can be of irregular shapes and a different colour such as pink.
These spots are called "cherry angiomas". They can be flat or may appear as a slight bump on your skin. As per popular health website agein.com, they are not something you should be worried about. They are caused by blood vessels on the skin due to ageing. No reason to start panicking yet.