What does red spots on the legs indicate?

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Posted on Mon, 8 Jun 2015 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hello. I am traveling across Japan now and recently visited a hot spring. It is now 2 days later and have noticed red spots on my legs with a white center. Over the past day the red spots have become more saturated in color and seem to get bigger. These spots are not painful or itchy. I have 2 pictures, day 1 and day 2.
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Answered by Dr. Charu Bansal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
kindly upload the images

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com.
I have read your query. I understand your concern.

Hot spring may cause allergic contact dermatitis due to the heat itself or salts in the water.
It is most of the times associated with itch.
it would have been better and convenient for me to tell you in detail if you could have attached the images here.
Kindly upload your images of the area involved so that I can help you to my best.

Stay healthy.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Charu Bansal 31 minutes later
I have attached the images (via reports) to this question.
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Answered by Dr. Charu Bansal 14 hours later
Brief Answer:
folliculitis is most likely

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Welcome back.
I have seen the attached photographs.
As per details, it seems to be Folliculitis that is bacterial infection of skin involving the hair follicle.
In such cases, I prefer to advise topical antibiotic cream like mupirocin 2 percent over the affected area. Along with broad spectrum antibiotics are started like combination of ampicillin and cloxacillin.
Keep the area clean and dry.
Get your blood sugar levels done.
You should see to your doctor in person so that he can order tests for you.
I hope I am able to solve your query.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Shanthi.E
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Follow up: Dr. Charu Bansal 13 hours later
Thank you for the response. I will order the test as soon as I return home. Is there a recommended dosage and duration for the treatment?
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Answered by Dr. Charu Bansal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
usually 5-7 days course is sufficient

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Welcome back.
Its my pleasure to help you here.
Usually the condition gets resolved in 5-7 days of antibiotic course.
The usual dose of 500 mg is prescribed for such infection in an adult.
If you have any further query, you may ask me.
Stay healthy.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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