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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?

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

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I have little tiny red dots all over my body. They look like moles what are they?

I have little tiny red dots all over my body. They look like moles what are they?

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

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I noticed small, red dots all over my body after my complete hysterectomy in 2010. Is it possible that the blood thinners caused them?

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

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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?

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

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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 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?

Mite be...: Pardon the pun, but I would worry about insect bites such as mites. Rashes are tough and need to be seen to diagnose many times. ...Read more

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My daugter just had the flu shot and now has a rash....Small red dots all over body?

My daugter just had the flu shot and now has a rash....Small red dots all over body?

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

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I have little red dots on various parts of my body what can this be?

Many possible: Reasons. 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 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?

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?

See dermatologist: If this has been present for awhile, then see a dermatologist. If it has been present for less than 10-14 days, try some topical Hydrocortisone cream 3 to 4 x daily and see if it helps. A viral infection often causes transient rash. ...Read more

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My daugter is 3 and she had red like dots on her body look like little pimples, what could it be?

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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Small red dots on my body started about a month ago. My sister had scabies about a month ago. Related?

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

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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.?

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

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Suddenly I have three red dots in differents parts of my body: neck, arm and brace. Dots are small, 2-3 mm diameter.

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

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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?

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?

Herpes simplex HSV 1: Cold sore blisters can occur in many different parts of the body but are most common on or around the lips and cheeks. There is no cure for herpes. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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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?

Red dots, itching: Do you have underlying autoimmune condition? Liver/gallbladder condition? The dots could be eczema, but usually when it itches there is a rash, could be iro deficiency, celiac, thyroid, rarely lymphoma. F/U wiht doctor /urgent care. ...Read more

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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!

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!

Need an exam: Rash would need an exam. But can be viral if red small dot on the palms or soles, but hard to tell from your description. Have a doc take a look. ...Read more

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2 1/2 yr old been on keflex for 6 days started 2 days ago with the redness hives red dots all over body does that me she is allergic?

2 1/2 yr old been on keflex for 6 days started 2 days ago with the redness hives red dots all over body does that me she is allergic?

Rash on Keflex: Usually a true allergy happens within the first 24-48 hours. It may still be a hypersensitivity or drug eruption from Keflex or a viral exanthum of childhood like roseola. Best to return to the pediatrician or family dr for exam and documentation purposes. ...Read more

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My 3 yo got a bug bite a week ago. All that's left is two small red dots flush to the skin. Should I be concerned? No redness around them.

My 3 yo got a bug bite a week ago. All that's left is two small red dots flush to the skin. Should I be concerned? No redness around them.

Bug Bites: Although bug bites can be dramatic and even hurt when you get bit, most heal well as you describe. You have looked for all the concerns that would signal an infection, like surrounding redness or swelling. It appears that this is healing well and it may take some time for the small red dots to completely resolve. ...Read more

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Redness, itching, little bit swelling after itching on full body; should I take the levocetirizine from last time?

Redness, itching, little bit swelling after itching on full body; should I take the levocetirizine from last time?

Depends: Are symptoms same as before? What was being treated before? Any rash? Insect bites? Fever? Sore throat? Best to see your doc for exam & diagnosis before taking a medicine. ...Read more

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Small white dot on the brown part of my eye, I wear contacts, tearing, feeling of something there, no alergeries, redness, nonsmoker, no history, help?

Small white dot on the brown part of my eye, I wear contacts, tearing, feeling of something there, no alergeries, redness, nonsmoker, no history, help?

Corneal ulcer: The spot is probably on the cornea, the crystal over the brown iris. As you wear contacts and feel something, it most likely is an ulcer. If it is near the edge it is probably not serious but does require treatment to prevent it from getting serious. If it is near the center, it is serious and could affect your vision. Leave your contact out and see an ophthalmologist ASAP. ...Read more

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I have a small white dot on the edge of my iris its irritated with redness in a line from the dot to bottom of my eye. Its been 2 days it itches.

I have a small white dot on the edge of my iris its irritated with redness in a line from the dot to bottom of my eye. Its been 2 days it itches.

Staph Margin Infiltr: A staphylococcal marginal infiltrate is the most likely diagnosis fitting your description, but a phlyctenule is also possible. SMI is associated with eyelash dandruff (blepharitis) so washing your eyelids and lashes might help with natural healing. See an ophthalmologist for a complete eye examination. If inside the eye, an iris cyst is possible, and a visit to an EyeMD will clarify the diagnosis ...Read more