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Petechiae after scratching. Noticed 2-3 weeks ago that my skin was itchy & after scratching petechiae appeared. Normal blood tests. What could it be?

Petechiae after scratching. Noticed 2-3 weeks ago that my skin was itchy & after scratching petechiae appeared. Normal blood tests. What could it be?

Unlikely petechiae: Those are unlikely to be petechiae. Petechiae are typically not brought on by itching or other trauma, They occur spontaneously and are an indicator of a very low platelet count. When you say "normal blood tests", what blood tests exactly? A CBC? ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Petechiae (Definition)

Petechiae = tiny red/purple spots on skin or mucus membranes ...Read more


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Can individual Petechiae spots appears from roughscratching? I am itchy everywhere because of anxiety and have Petechiae all over. Platelets 331. Help

Can individual Petechiae spots appears from roughscratching? I am itchy everywhere because of anxiety and have Petechiae all over. Platelets 331. Help

Yes: Scratching may result in petechiae. Your platelet count is normal.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Extremely itchy everywhere and have 6-7 petechiae spots. Normal CBC (WBC 8.8, plateltets 331) Is it leukemia or lymphoma??!??!

Extremely itchy everywhere and have 6-7 petechiae spots. Normal CBC (WBC 8.8, plateltets 331) Is it leukemia or lymphoma??!??!

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. ...Read more

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17 Y/O girl. Recently been bruising a lot easier on arms and legs, I've been getting itchiness on arms and legs causing Petechiae, doctors? Causes?

17 Y/O girl. Recently been bruising a lot easier on arms and legs, I've been getting itchiness on arms and legs causing Petechiae, doctors? Causes?

Easy bruising: Easy bruising can be seen in some serious illnesses which cause a decrease in the number of platelets. Seen your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Random red spots on body, look like bruises when heal and look like small petichiae around it. Very itchy and look pale when scratched, usually in 2's?

Random red spots on body, look like bruises when heal and look like small petichiae around it. Very itchy and look pale when scratched, usually in 2's?

Red spots: Need more information and description size, number, tenderness any new medications, are you on asprin, or any anti coagulate medications, any recent infections It sounds like Erythema Nodosum: for which there are many causes----you should have your Doctor examine you ...Read more

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What could cause petichiae rash on upper arms of 6 yo? Same exact spot both arms like a pattern. Got them at school. Said sweater was itchy? Worry?

What could cause petichiae rash on upper arms of 6 yo? Same exact spot both arms like a pattern. Got them at school. Said sweater was itchy? Worry?

Petechial rash: Petechial rash that is localized on both side of the arms is probable related to trauma. That is nothing to worry about provided that there is no fever, abdominal pain or any any other symptoms ...Read more

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Itchy red rash looks like petichiae (pink red pin spots) raises up when itched. Crook of elbow-bicep-stomach. Platelets are 160-230. Do petich. Itch?

Itchy red rash looks like petichiae (pink red pin spots) raises up when itched. Crook of elbow-bicep-stomach. Platelets are 160-230. Do petich. Itch?

Platelet count ok: You should not get symptoms of low platlets until your count drops to around 50
also petichiae in general do not itch. You probably have a fungal rash based on the location, but could be allergies as well.

See your doc. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my deer fly bite is still itchy and raised (with a dark middle) two months after the bite?

Is it normal that my deer fly bite is still itchy and raised (with a dark middle) two months after the bite?

Possibly: Signs of a deer fly bite can last quite a long time. They can also wax and wane for a period of time. If the area becomes painful, hot or increasing size it needs to be evaluated as deer flies are know hosts for tularemia - a disease that would require antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have thid red raised bumpish like thing on my back near my bra its a little itchy but that's it appered from no where?

I have thid red raised bumpish like thing on my back near my bra its a little itchy but that's it appered from no where?

Many possibilities: It needs to be looked at in person. It could be allergic or infectious. Without a picture it is difficult to say. Sometimes fungal infections like moist areas. ...Read more

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My cat bit me and it is now raised and itchy Help?

My cat bit me and it is now raised and itchy Help?

See your doctor: Catbite does lead to infection and needs to be treated with antibiotics. Don't ignore it. ...Read more

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My cat bit me and now it is raised and itchy what has happens?

My cat bit me and now it is raised and itchy what has happens?

Cate bite: Bites from cats are polymicrobial, with a mix of aerobes and anaerobes. Common aerobic pathogens in cat bites include Streptococcus species (including Streptococcus pyogenes), Staphylococcus species, especially S. aureus and Moraxella. But Pasteurella multocida, a small cocco-baccilus is very very possible. You should see your PCP if it does not inprove in the next 48 hours. ...Read more

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Just always thought it was a freckle but now raised and itchy. Is it a freckle or something else?

Just always thought it was a freckle but now raised and itchy. Is it a freckle or something else?

MD: Hello:

please have a dermatologist evaluate this skin lesion and do not try to diagnose it over the internet due to the danger that this could be a malignant melanoma.

Best regards:

mark reed, dpm
www. Footpain. Org. ...Read more

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I have a freckle on my leg, not raised but itchy should it be checked out?

I have a freckle on my leg, not raised but itchy should it be checked out?

Family practice: Any new skin lesion should be checked out. What you describe sounds benign. If you see lesion that is growing changing color or multiple colors, or having irregular borders it needs to be seen right away. ...Read more

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My daughter has red dots in a cluster on her back that aren't itchy or raised up. What could it be and what should she do?

Red dots: Without a picture I can only guess that your daughter may have a condition known as granuloma annulare, the cause of which is unknown. Treatment is not necessary as the rash will disappear OM its own. ...Read more

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I've been getting raised bumps sporatically over different areas of my body. The bumps are itchy but only red if I scratch. What is the cause?

I've been getting raised bumps sporatically over different areas of my body. The bumps are itchy but only red if I scratch. What is the cause?

Hives/:Urticaria: This is due to histamine release from cells in the skin. They only do it when a signal goes to these cells from the lower brain that is a computer. By far the commonest cause is a "junk" diet, particularly sugary stuff. You will see this as my answer to many of the questions asked in this forum because dietary mayhem is the cause of so many problems in our culture. ...Read more