A 24-year-old female asked:
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sometimes i get purpura or petechiae on my chin around a 15 y/o scar. i don't injure the area. why would this happen? i've heard it can be serious.

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Not serious: Localized lesions like this are due to local factors such as rubbing, pinching, etc.
Answered on Jan 2, 2016

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