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How Long Does Petechia Rash Last
My 10 yr old daughter appears to have a petechia rash in one spot inner thigh, no fever and no other symptoms. She is acting totally normal. What could cause this and how long do they last?
Bruise: If only in 1spot and perfectly, may be a bruise or pinch mark may take a week or so. ...Read more
Have small rash on kneecap that looks like petechia. Feel well, look normal. In absence other symptoms, how likely is this cirrhosis? Worried. Thanks.
Doc confirmed localized petechia rash on shoulder, said no worry as there was a history of minor trauma as I had hit it. Said blood tests not needed?
What's the question?: You failed to formulate a question, though. If you want us to confirm the decision of your doc, it sounds correct to me, but without further history and exam, it's really hard to tell for sure. ...Read more
I had a CBC that came back completely normal 3 wks ago. I noticed a tiny petechia rash on my shin. I work out and wear tights- could this be the cause?
Could be: Not sure why you brought up the blood work...but the tights could of caused the rash. ...Read more
My 10 year old daughter has slightly increased prothrombin time. Also has a possible petechia rash. Liver and platelets are normal. Any ideas why?
Rash that has no bumps or pain, looks like tiny bruises. Friend also has it on his neck. Was on my arm, then on leg, other leg now. Petechia? Other?
Petechial rash: Rash may be due to excessive pressure as seen in coughing, vomiting or wearing of tight clothing. ...Read more
Every 8 to 10 weeks I have myalgia in my calves, upper arms, goes away, now 2 days after it went away, I now have a petechia rash both legs, related?
Who knows?: Hard to say with such limited history. If you have petechia like rash please get an appointment as soon as possible, it needs to have prompt medical attention and evaluation! ...Read more
Earlier I was crying and started itching my skin, Now I noticed petechia on my breast/shoulder, Is that odd? Does that happen? How long does it last?
Is it possible to get Petechia on legs during/after bad bout of strep throat? 28 yr old male. On penicillin. How long does petechia usually last?
You could excoriate your skin with sharp nails and that may look like petechiae. Long nails do not cause a bleeding disorder, per se.
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I noticed a small petechia spot on my forehead this morning and was wondering how long it can take to go away?
A "bood spot":
Or petechia may be "stubborn". ..check it out with your PCP.....or a Dermatologist if it does not go away in 1o days -2 weeks
Hope this helps
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How long does it take for petechia to clear up? My 11 year old daughter has had it on her face for over a week and PA said no reason to worry.
I was crying for about three - five minutes I think I have petechia, but I have school tomorrow. How long will the red dots be around my eyes?
Put cold ice packs: Can last for minutes to hours depending on how many there are. ...Read more
I had an influenza- like illness last week (tested negative). Now I have petechia on both legs from my ankles to hips, I otherwise feel good now.?
See doctor: Petechia can be a sign of inflammation of the blood vessels, called vasculitis. Even though you feel better, I suggest you have your doctor take a look, and probably do some simple blood tests to look for signs of inflammation and check your platelet count (platelets help in blood clotting). Call today. May be nothing, but it's best to get checked. ...Read more
HIV: Petichiae occur due to either capillary fragility or to some defect in coagulation, usually platelet deficiency. The latter may occur due to a wide number of mechanisms, many of which can be seen in either acute HIV disease (splenic enlargement or bone marrow disease), or due to any of the infections or malignancies that following profound immune deficiency due to hiv/aids. ...Read more
Petechiae: Petechiae are small red-purple spots on the skin that usually come from trauma or pressure. The very small capillary blood vessels in the skin to break and they leak a small amount of blood which accounts for the color of these spots. Stress is not a direct cause of these. Taking certain medications, like aspirin, will increase your tendency to have them. Alcohol use and vitamin c deficiency also. ...Read more
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Petechiae: If you have scattered petechiae on your body it could indicate a platelet deficiency or an inflammatory process involving tiny capillaries in the skin (vasculitis). Localized skin trauma such as tight sox can occasionally cause some petechiae to appear. If they continue to appear without any obvious reason or if you have nose or gum bleeds, a hematologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise yu ...Read more
Rashes: It sounds like you may be describing a purpuric rash - which is similar to petechiae, except it's a complete 'sheet' of rash... It suggests to me that you have some hematologic issues? If so- I would definitely want to get this checked out by a doctor. They should be checking a complete blood count among other things. Have you had any mosquito bites? I hope you can get a proper evaluation ASAP. ...Read more
I woke up with what I think is petechia (when compared to pictures I found on google). Was not injured, not sure what to do?
Need to be seen: It is very difficult to compare pictures on the internet and make a diagnosis without knowing the background history and exam. Lot of skin lesions are very similar and represent different diseases and hence different treatments. If it is petechia then underlying cause need to be treated as it can represent some serious illness. I would recommend that you see your Doctor ...Read more
For Several years now I've noticed many little petechia bleeds on my abdomen, they keep reoccurring infrequently. Causes?? Thanks.
Eval needed: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
At what point should the presence of petechia become alarming? I have 2 small splotches in my shoulder and I don't know how they got there.
If recurrent: There is a difference between petechia (tiny red dots) and purpura (brusing). Your description sounds more like bruises. Many people don't know how and/or when they got occasional bruises. If you have easy bruisability and it recurrs often, you should talk with your doctor so that blood tests can be done. If it is an occasional problem that occurs infrequently, there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
I'm pretty sure I have petechia, single ones a total of 8 of them. I cant find anything on single petechiea, is this normal? Photo in files.
It's nothing: To worry about. Scattered Petechia are just a result of trauma to very small blood vessels, capillaries. You can get them after sneezing, coughing, vomiting or if you have something constructive around the area like elastic or tourniquet. Large numbers of petechiae are seen in a variety of illnesses along with other symptoms. Your ibuprofen may be contributing to your development of petechiae ...Read more
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