A 30-year-old female asked:
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I've had a cold for about 2 days (cough, sore throat, runny nose). 2 days ago, noticed small, below the skin, non-itchy red dots on neck and chest.

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Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
COUGHING RED DOTS: EXCESSIVE COUGHING CAN CAUSE THESE RED DOTS ON THE NECK. THE RED DOTS ARE CALLED PETECHIAE. DO SEE YOUR PCP OR AN INTERNIST. DO NOT WAIT!
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
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Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience in Emergency Medicine
It might mean that you have a clotting abnormality, especially low platelets, so your doc may need to order blood tests to look for this. There are other things that could do this so an exam is also warranted.
Jul 2, 2015

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