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Little Red Blood Spots On Skin
More info, please!: Did you hurt yourself? Hold a tool too long? Are you on any blood thinners? How long have you had them? Do they hurt? Obviously, a decent answer is not possible without knowing more, and seeing them. If they are spreading, you have fever, they hurt or you are sick in other ways, go to the ER or call your doc quick. ...Read more
Hemangiomas: All those little red bumps or "blisters" on your body are called hemangiomas. These are hereditary growths. If you were to cut them out and look at them under a microscope, you would see thousands of little blood vessels. Hemangiomas are completely benign growths that never turn bad. I treat them with different lasers and they respond beautifully. ...Read more
Angiomas: "cherry angiomas are made up of clusters of tiny capillaries at the surface of the skin, forming a small round dome ("papule"), which may be flat topped. They range in colour from bright red to purple. When they first develop, they may be only a tenth of a millimeter in diameter and almost flat, appearing as small red dots. However, they then usually grow to about one or two millimeters across, an. ...Read more
Dyshidrotic Eczema: Dyshidrotic eczema is a type of eczema (dermatitis) of unknown cause that is characterized by a pruritic vesicular eruption on the fingers, palms, and soles. The condition affects teenagers and adults and may be acute, recurrent, or chronic. A more appropriate term for this vesicular eruption is pompholyx, which means bubble. Treatment is with prescription strength cortisone. ...Read more
Angiomas: There are many different types of angiomas. An angioma is a benign growth that consists of small blood vessels. These tumors can be located anywhere on the body. Some of the different types include spider angiomas, cherry angiomas, and angiokeratomas. The cause of most types of angiomas is not known. Cherry angiomas are due to aging and do not have any known significance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could Be Anything: With out an exam, it is hard to say from your description. If they have always been there and not changed, then may be small hemangiomas (blood vessels). If they are recent, they could be anything from things similar to pimples, bug bites, fungal infections (ringworm or tinea versicolor), to different types of moles or growths. Have it evaluated at your next doctor visit. Sooner, if changing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes purple redish blotches on lower legs with white fungus outline around purple redish blotches?
Need info: A picture would help a great deal in figuring this one out. ...Read more
Uvula: It's common to see red veins on the uvula. Unless it's swollen, painful or there's other associated symptoms, then i like to tell my patients not to worry about it. ...Read more
Rash: with what you describe is sounds like folliculitis or inflammation/infection of the hair follicles. Do you shave these areas? With rashes, as a doctor, we must see and feel the rash to really be able to diagnose and treat. Best to see your health care provider to check this rash. Best of luck. ...Read more
Tiny red spots on skin. Kinda look like tiny cuts and maybe bleeding under the skin. What could this be?.
Petechiae?: This sounds like petechiae, which actually is small volume bleeding just under the skin. This should be examined by a provider- petechiae have several causes but can be present with platelet disorders, that can affect blood clotting. Occasionally severe infections can cause petechiae, but most people at that stage wouldn't be on healthtap- they'd be in the icu! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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