A 18-year-old female asked:
Extremely itchy everywhere and have 6-7 petechiae spots. normal cbc (wbc 8.8, plateltets 331) is it leukemia or lymphoma??!??!
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Unlikely: 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.
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Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Scratching causes it: 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.
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Last updated Oct 13, 2020
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