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I have little red dots all over my legs, do I have bedbugs?

I have little red dots all over my legs, do I have bedbugs?

Possibly: It's not easy to know in this type of forum, so I would have this checked out. If you are suspecting bed bugs, then check the seams of your mattress for small dark brown/black "sesame seed" sized bugs and bring them in a ziplock to the doctor if you find them. If not, it could be many things - so have it checked out either way. ...Read more

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I have little purple and red dots in my legs. If I press them they turn white, but later they go back to their original color. What are they?

I have little purple and red dots in my legs. If I press them they turn white, but later they go back to their original color. What are they?

Many things: What you describe is blanching - when a rash turns white when put under pressure. You could have any number of conditions, but most blanching rashes are temporary. As long as the rash doesn't hurt or itch, it should resolve. If it doesn't, see your physician. ...Read more

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What are these small red dots on my legs?

What are these small red dots on my legs?

Dots on legs.: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. ...Read more

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I was working out and wearing a sweat suit and a couple days later I developed red dots on my legs which some have little pimple heads. Is this stapp?

I was working out and wearing a sweat suit and a couple days later I developed red dots on my legs which some have little pimple heads. Is this stapp?

Could be: Sounds like folliculitis, which commonly is staph or strep species. Antibacterial soap and/or astringent can often help dry & kill the bacteria topically. If persists / spreads, may need Chlorhexidine scrub or to see dr for antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are these little red pimply dots on my legs?

Uncertain.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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I have heaps of tiny little red dots on the lower part of my legs. They are about the size of the end of a needle and do not hurt or itch. What is it?

I have heaps of tiny little red dots on the lower part of my legs. They are about the size of the end of a needle and do not hurt or itch. What is it?

Exam needed: These may be petechiae which can be due to fragility of tiny blood vessels in your skin. It is not possible to be sure without examining them. See your physician if they persist. ...Read more

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I recently just got all the little red dots on my left lower leg & only a few on my right. They don't itch or hurt. What can it be? STD?

I recently just got all the little red dots on my left lower leg & only a few on my right. They don't itch or hurt. What can it be? STD?

Need more info, but: What you described alone would not suffice to deduce what they may be and one needs more info on specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of all symptoms + a direct look at + testing as needed, but would not suggest any forms of STD. To unveil the myth behind symptoms, follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; then you can work with doc better for reaching Dx... ...Read more

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Can you tell me if on my legs I get small red dots. Does anyone know what they are?

Can you tell me if on my legs I get small red dots. Does anyone know what they are?

Don't know: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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Hey I have the little red looking dots on one of my legs and it's scratchy?

Hey I have the little red looking dots on one of my legs and it's scratchy?

Hmmmm. ...: It can be allergic reactions too "something" however.... If these do not go away with pressure or with stretching of the skin the can be of a more serious problem.... Call your doctor or go the the er for more evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have this bite on my leg its a little circle with a black dot in the middle and rawness around it and is kind red and tender. Do I worry?

I have this bite on my leg its a little circle with a black dot in the middle and rawness around it and is kind red and tender. Do I worry?

You may have a tick: Bite or other insect bite. Please see your doc. Such bites can produce unusual neurological symptoms. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I noticed a small cluster of red/purple/brown dots on my left leg going in a straight line about 3 inches down my leg. Should I be concerned?

I noticed a small cluster of red/purple/brown dots on my left leg going in a straight line about 3 inches down my leg. Should I be concerned?

Infection?: It might help to upload a picture of this if you can. Infections can spread up the lymphatic vessels. This is usually more linear. Linear groupings of red dots. .. hard to say. Groupings of vesicles could be shingles. They usually burn and hurt, you are young for that but could be. Is this in an area where you shave? If so could be an infection in the hair follicles spread by razor. Have eval. ...Read more

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Got big and small red dots in my legs after shaving. Didn't use shaving cream. What to do? Is it because of the shave or not using shaving cream?

Folliculitis: Shaving with a dull razor or shaving without lubricant can cause the base of the hairs to get pulled slightly out of the shaft, causing redness and irritation. Using hypoallergenic soaps or shave creams and applying moisturizers after shaving can help reduce this. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the back of my leg, it's swole and hurts. Red all around, and a little brownish color dot in the middle of it. Spider bite? Or what?

I have a bump on the back of my leg, it's swole and hurts. Red all around, and a little brownish color dot in the middle of it. Spider bite? Or what?

"Bump": It would help to know exactly where the bump is on the back of your leg. Is it behind the knee? If so it may be a Baker's cyst. On the calf. And we need to think about a clot deep in the veins. Anywhere else and the chances of a spider or insect bite go way up. If so watch for signs of continued infection and see your doctor for further analysis. ...Read more