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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 woke up with a bruise on my leg with a little red dot in the middle doesn't hurt or anything just wondering what it is?

I woke up with a bruise on my leg with a little red dot in the middle doesn't hurt or anything just wondering what it is?

Bite: This is possibly an insect bite and I would say nothing to worry about as long as it does not get worse or infected. Apply ice and it usually heals by itself ...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

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I have bumps on my leg that are big and red. A little painful and super itchy. They recently got a white dot on them. Is it bed bugs?

I have bumps on my leg that are big and red. A little painful and super itchy. They recently got a white dot on them. Is it bed bugs?

Could be: It could be bed bugs or some other sort of insect bite. Check your bed and wash your linens and bed clothes in hot water. If it persists you may need to use insecticide on your furniture. ...Read more

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I get small red dots (petechia?) on my legs and ankles after a hot shower, but they aren't there regularly. Is this a sign of a serious disease?

I get small red dots (petechia?) on my legs and ankles after a hot shower, but they aren't there regularly. Is this a sign of a serious disease?

No.: Most likely is that hot water causing blood vessels dilated and then blood leaking out into the skin. If there's blood disease, it would cause large red patch. ...Read more

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I was swimming in a harbor when I felt like thousands of needles were going into my legs. Now I have all little red dots that r spreading. What is it?

Jellyfish: You had a close encounter with a school of jellyfish. Wash your legs well and you can also use a vinegar swab to cut down the stinging and neutralize the toxin. You will be uncomfortable for a while but will not suffer any permanent damage. ...Read more

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My legs are irritated. I shaved and they started bleeding, went to the beach, and now I showered and they hurt and its all red, little dots all over?

My legs are irritated. I shaved and they started bleeding, went to the beach, and now I showered and they hurt and its all red, little dots all over?

Razor rash: Sometimes when not enough oil or shaving cream is used or the razor is too sharp it can happen. Need to stop shaving where the bumps are to let them heal before shaving again, very carefully with soap, lotion, oil, or cream. They are tiny nicks in the skin. ...Read more

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Non itchy red rash, oval, 2cm long, 1cm wide, a bit scaly on borders, a bit raised. Appeared on leg 2months ago. Has small dot close to it. What it could be?

Non itchy red rash, oval, 2cm long, 1cm wide, a bit scaly on borders, a bit raised. Appeared on leg 2months ago. Has small dot close to it. What it could be?

Pityriasis: Your description is consistent with a recurrence of pityriasis. The lesion you describe sounds like the herald patch, a very common sign of the rash. ...Read more

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I have a little bitty red dots around my ankles across my foot in up my leg they don't in the bother me they only hurt with hot water get it checked?

I have a little bitty red dots around my ankles across my foot in up my leg they don't in the bother me they only hurt with hot water get it checked?

I have a little: Rash such as you are describing could be caused by an allergy or reaction to a medication or contact dermatitis from any substance that is touching your feet/legs. If also itchy, scabies. Discuss with your internist all the meds you are taking. See podiatrist or dermatologist for PO or topical meds, if not better get a biopsy that will tell you the cause of rash. ...Read more

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What is wrong with me? I have small red dots all around my face, arms, front area and back, plus my legs. Don't itch and are not raised. What is it?

What is wrong with me? I have small red dots all around my face, arms, front area and back, plus my legs. Don't itch and are not raised. What is it?

May be allergic rash: You let a dermatologist see you. These rashes may just be a transient effect. You did not tell how long that you had them?

From your description they give me a feel that they could be benign, but need evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 50-year old mother developed areas of small red dots on her legs. What could they be? She is generally healthy, just indirect bilirubin is high (31)

My 50-year old mother developed areas of small red dots on her legs. What could they be? She is generally healthy, just indirect bilirubin is high (31)

Schamberg's Disease: Schamberg’s disease is a form of progressive pigmented purpuric dermatosis. This type of nonpalpable purpura consists of reddish-brown macules that are usually located on the lower extremities and ankles, and spare the soles of the feet. These petechiae appear due to capillary leakage and breakdown of blood near the skin surface, leaving behind hemosiderin deposits. ...Read more

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Got hit in leg by dog mouth, have raised bruise with 10 little red dots for a week now?

Got hit in leg by dog mouth, have raised bruise with 10 little red dots for a week now?

Dog bite: Although it sounds like the dog didn't intentionally bite you, did the dog's teeth puncture the skin? Are the little red dots in the pattern of the dog's teeth? I suggest you consult a clinician and get examined. It has been a week since the incident so the likelihood of a serious infection is lower, but the only way to tell what the red dots are is to look at them. Have a doc examine you. ...Read more