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Doctor insights on: Characteristic Red Spotted Petechial Rash

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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What can I do for a petechial rash on legs?

What can I do for a petechial rash on legs?

See a doc: If the rash is truly petechial, then i would advise being seen for this. Petechial rash can sometimes indicate a severe type of illness. Get seen! ...Read more

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I keep getting petechial rash on my legs after itching. It doesn't go away for at least a week. What should I do?

I keep getting petechial rash on my legs after itching. It doesn't go away for at least a week. What should I do?

Petechiae: There are many causes of the petechiae, or small.Like hemorrhages in the skin. One cause is schamberg's progressive pigmentary dermatosis, but there are many others. The person who is skilled enough to use the word petechiae should also know that they need to be seen for this problem by dermatologist. It's very important that you follow up on possible causes for these tiny hemorrhages. ...Read more

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I had bunion surgery nov 15/12 on my left foot and right ft bone shaved. Had rash was told it is petechial rash by walk-in clinic, help?

Read below: If you recently had bunion surgery, the rash may be reaction from one of the medications that you were placed on, or the bandage, or the anesthesia. You need to talk to your surgeon as he will know the answer and help you with this situation since he is more aware than anyone what medicines you are or were on. Good luck. ...Read more

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Petechial hemorrhage in strangulation, what to do?

Petechial hemorrhage in strangulation, what to do?

Don't get strangled: Hemorrhages caused because valsalva against a closed glottus and increased intravascular pressure ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more