Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

purple spots on arm

A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Actinic purpura: Many older folks develop this as a result of long-time sun damage to the little blood vessels in the arms, which break under the weight of the blood c ... Read More
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
See a dermatologist: Would need to examine these and perhaps biopsy. Have your dad seen by a professional.
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Yes: It is associated with blood thinners or fragile akin. Arnoca amy help.
1
1 thank
Dr. John Ebner
18 years experience Dermatology
Bruising on the arms: A deficiency of vitamin k could lead to some bruising on the arms (purple spots). Sometimes people who are on antibiotics have this problem because t ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Purple lesions: Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan.
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: or dermatologist to have the lesions checked.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor: It is hard to diagnosed skin lesion without looking at it is it itchy there is any fever it could be allergy or heat rashes if persist see a doctor
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
See derm: This may be a bruise a drug reaction. See dermatologist for exact cause.
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Purpura ?: Not sure. Dermatological evaluation should be able to diagnose what the lesions is and the possible causes.
A female asked:
Dr.
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Get is checked pleas: It is difficult to assess without looking at these spots It might be due to pressure on the arm, or due to blood problems resulting in reducing number ... Read More
A 70-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
37 years experience Family Medicine
Check bruises out: It sounds like those are bruises, or blood vessels that are breaking. Without trauma as a cause, they could be from a bleeding problem from disease (l ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Need to see a doctor: If the itching is just from sensitive skin or dry skin, such as eczema, many people find help with an OTC moisturizer such as CeraVe, Cetaphil, or Euc ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Spots: Perhaps we could help if you were to send a picture of those to us. Without that and getting more history from you, it's impossible to guess this one ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month