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Little Red Dots All Over My 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
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?
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 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
Small red dots on my body started about a month ago. My sister had scabies about a month ago. Related?
Scabies: If the dots are very itchy then they probably are scabies. Usually the would occur on exposed areas of the body where you may have had direct contact with your sister's skin, like the hands or forearms. If they are not itchy then they are not likely to be scabies. Ask your doctor for a prescription for Elimite (permethrin) cream if you are unsure. ...Read more
I have red welts everywhere on my body, after being white and puffy they go down to small red dots. I'm the only one who gets them and they itch.
Skin: Time to set up an appointment with a skin specialist. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more
Have heartburn/tight chest & full body rash (itchy, little red dots, irritating behind ear)- flu shot given 5 days ago, s/s started 1 day later.?
Viral exanthem: This could be a viral rash, but you can't discount other possible causes exanthems can be caused by toxins or drugs, microorganisms, or can result from autoimmune disease. It could be related to the flu shot, but not necessarily. A visit to the medical doctor could be warranted here. ...Read more
My body is very itchy from my neck and below since 2 days. Have little red dots but not bumps. Took reactive last night but no effect. ?
Suddenly I have three red dots in differents parts of my body: neck, arm and brace. Dots are small, 2-3 mm diameter.
Red dots: Difficult to know with out more information but itching would make you think of allergy or contact to something allergic. If no itching then maybe bites, chicken pox, or just a virus. Use a topical steroid first then wait to see if anything else develops. If continues to spread then see your doctor. ...Read more
My partner & I get 1 small red itchy dot that forms into a cluster of blisters on random parts of our body at least once a month. Our docs are clueles?
I have red small dots on my hands, palm, and my body. It looks like they filled with blood. They don't itch but it is rough to the touch. What is it?
Skin lesions: These lesions could be cherry hemangiomas. These could be benign. But its recommended to see a skin specialist to get evaluated for possibility of skin cancers. ...Read more
My 8 month old kid has this viral infection and i don't know what causes it.It's growing almost all over his body it looks like a small red dot.?
See a pediatrician: Without seeing the eruption it is impossible to diagnose. Has the baby had all their immunizations, are they feverish, do they have other symptoms. 8 month olds are very fragile, and if there is any question about their health or welfare they should be seen by a pediatrician. ...Read more
Since a few months I have small red dots on my skin and lots of tiny red veins appeared. Now since a few days itching with no rash all over feet/body?
Small red dot rash, itchy, dry skin on top all over body! nothing on palms of hands or soles of feet? What is it? Help!
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