A member asked:

Extremely itchy everywhere and have 6-7 petechiae spots. normal cbc (wbc 8.8, plateltets 331) is it leukemia or lymphoma??!??!

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. John Chiu answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Leukemia or lymphoma is very low on the list of causes for itching. Dry skin is by far much more common. Try applying a moisturizer on your skin <3 minutes after bathing and perhaps again 12 hrs later (with or without bathing). Have you tried taking a sedating antihistamine to see if it helps? If problem persists, see allergist or dermatologist.

Answered Oct 13, 2020



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Dr. David Lipkin answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Petechiae result from a minor bleed from a broken capillary blood vessel. The most common cause for petechiae limited to a specific area is local trauma. Scratching is a common cause. If your petechiae appeared in certain areas only after you started scratching that would be a likely cause. If that is not the case or if your problem persist or worsen see your physician for a specific diagnosis.

Answered May 14, 2016



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