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A 37-year-old female asked:

What can cause flat red spots on child's arm that together form a line about 2 inches long and 5mm wide over a vein. it is flat and doesn't turn white when pressed, no pain or wormth no other symptoms doesn't recall injury?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
Hard to diagnose without seeing the area. Best see the pediatrician or dermatologist ASAP
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Something that localized is likely a scratch or a scrape, which may be recalled or not in a school aged child. If the skin is intact and there is no pain, allow up to a week for the mark to fade partially.
Last updated Nov 11, 2021


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