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Little Red Dots All Over Body
Why do I have little red dots all over my body? They just came in the past day or two. Is this a sign of leukemia?
Need to evaluate : You should have a physician evaluate the skin findings as they may be due to a serious underlying disorder. ...Read more
Why do I have little red dots all over my body? I'm really worried. They just came in the past day or two. Is this a sign of leukemia?
Get a medical examin: Red dots like you have described can be caused by a number of possible reasons. Leukemia is low on the list. But if you want to be sure you need to have a check up by your doctor who can do a blood count(cbc diff and platelet count) to check your blood numbers especially platelet count , which if it is low, can cause small red spots over the skin of your legs and arms... Called petechiae. ...Read more
Cherry angiomas: These are little collections of superficial capillaries. They are nothing to worry about. People get more of them as they age, some people have more than others. Wikipedia has a pretty good entry on them: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/cherry_hemangioma. ...Read more
This can be normal: If the child is acting normal and feels well, this could be a post viral exanthem. This is a rash that starts in the middle of the torso, abdomen, even the neck and spreads to the rest of the body. Your physician needs to see it to make sure. But if your child is afebrile and looking good, this would be likley. ...Read more
I noticed small, red dots all over my body after my complete hysterectomy in 2010. Is it possible that the blood thinners caused them?
Yes: Yes, it is possible that the blood thinners have contributed to this. You should call your doctor and have a blood count done which includes a platelet level. Some patients who take Lovenox (enoxaparin) and other medications derived from Heparin can get a reaction called hit (heparin induced thrombocytopenia) which results in low platelets. This can cause severe bleeding in a small number of patients. ...Read more
I just noticed there are small red dots all over my body, can't be chicken pox, already had it, no itch, and just appeared, Is it an allergic reaction?
Possibly allergic: Chicken pox usually causes tiny blisters, initially just a few. Second cases of chicken pox are NOT unusual. The description of your lesions makes the disease unlikely. Other viral disease, particularly in summer are a possibility. Allergic reactions usually itch; a drug reaction would be another possibility. If the rash does not resolve within a few days, see your primary care physician. ...Read more
I have small itchy red dots all over my body. I have no other problems. I have already had chicken pox and haven't changed any soap. What could be the reason?
I have 15 different spots on my body they start as a little red dot then get big and itch they are round/oval they are spreading to others?
My daugter is 3 and she had red like dots on her body look like little pimples, what could it be?
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
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