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I Have Red Spots On My Legs
I have red spots on my legs, hands, and back, it occurs itches when i scratch, it is pinching me up to scratch again n again, it had happened this morning ?
I have red spots on my leg...they don't itch & they seem to be under my skin...what could be the reason?
Cause of red spots: it is most important to know whether these spots blanche (disappear) after you push on them, which may be viral or allergic. If they do not blanche, capillary bleeding has occurred, either from a tourniquet effect of very tight socks or hose, or from capillary fragility, and you must see your PCP to find the cause, such as a rare condition called Henoch-Schoenlein purpura. ...Read more
I have red spots on my legs. When i squeeze them a hair follicle pops out. What is the best treatment to get rid of these please?
Keratosis Pilaris: You most likely have keratosis pilaris, symptoms include: small bumps that look like "goose bumps" on the back of the upper arms and thighs bumps feel like very rough sandpaper, skin-colored bumps are the size of a grain of sand, slight pinkness may be seen around some bumps, bumps may appear on the face and be mistaken for acne. Treatment is with exfoliants like cerave sa. ...Read more
I have had red spots on my legs for 2 weeks. they don't itch but some have started to split open and turn black. some have spread to under my biceps?
Some possibilities..: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a red spots rash to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are related to medications, but many times they are not. For unusual rashes, a skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist. Other causes include viral infections, allergies and autoimmune reactions, chemical irritants, bug bites, etc... ...Read more
I have flat, red spots on my leg. It isn't a bruise & it isn't a rash. It doesn't itch either. I don't know its there. What could it be?
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Some possibilities..: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine red spots rash to see what they might be. Sometimes rashes are related to medications, but many times they are not. For unusual rashes, a skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist. Other causes include viral infections, allergies (usually itch), autoimmune reactions, chemical irritants, etc... ...Read more
Several thoughts: May be a contact dermatitis including poison ivy or psoriasis (use otc hydrocortisone), fungal 'ring worm' or candidiasis (otc clomitrazole), folliculitis (may require rx antibiotics), or several other.. What have you tried ? Is anything helping ? Is it worsening rapidly (see your Dr). If nothing helps, please see your Dr.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have red flat spots on my legs that disappear and then will come back. I have also been having random bruising on my legs. ?
Difficult to say: the reason why. You should at least get a complete blood count from your doctor to further evaluate. If the spots are itchy could be related to an allergic reaction. There are several conditions that can cause this and without any pictures or further information it is impossible to diagnose accurately. ...Read more
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