I have already diagnosed myself with smallpox and shingles
July 3, 2010 11:48 AM Subscribe
Small red spots on my skin: what is happening to me?
I have small, pencil-eraser-sized red spots appearing all over my body. The first three or four appeared on my stomach about 2-3 weeks ago. I noticed one on my shoulder and arm earlier this week. Yesterday, I inspected myself and found about 6-8 on my stomach, 3-4 on my back, a few more on my arms, and 2 on my neck. They seem to be spreading.
They do not itch. They are not appearing in clusters; there is generally only one in an area, except on my trunk (where they are closer, but at least half an inch apart). They seem scaly, but are not really raised.
I have not changed soaps, detergents, or hygiene products. I have not bought any new clothes. My boyfriend has no spots on him, so I assume it's not bedbugs or fleas. None of my housemates report anything. I have not started or stopped any medications. The only thing I am taking is the Pill. I had chicken pox as a kid, and pityriasis rosea as well, but I recall the spots being quite a bit bigger. These are uniformly small.
(And I will be calling a doctor on Tuesday, but I am doubtful of my ability to get an appointment within a week. And am somewhat freaking out.)