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Little Red Dots On 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
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 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 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
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
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
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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