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Non Blanching Red Or Purple Spots (Overview)

Non blanching red or purple spots can describe purpura, which is bleeding beneath the skin that does not blanch with pressure. It can be caused by platelet disorders, coagulation disordes, vascular disorders or vitamin deficiencies.


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What can cause blueness in hands, purple feet, red spots?

What can cause blueness in hands, purple feet, red spots?

Poor blood flow: Vascular diseases ex: raynauds can cause blue hands and feet with exposure to cold or emotional stress. Your condition is best diagnosed by a vascular specialist. ...Read more

Non Blanching Red Or Purple Spots (Overview)

Non blanching red or purple spots can describe purpura, which is bleeding beneath the skin that does not blanch with pressure. It can be caused by platelet disorders, coagulation disordes, vascular disorders or vitamin deficiencies.


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I would like preventative or alternative treatment for senile purpora. The slightest scratch on my forearms brings on a big purple/red spot.?

I would like preventative or alternative treatment for senile purpora. The slightest scratch on my forearms brings on a big purple/red spot.?

Sun damage: Your bruising symptoms are most commonly the result of irreversible damage to the skin from prior sun exposure. The only treatment is to avoid trauma to the affected areas of skin. Using sunscreen will prevent further damage. If excessive bruising is also noted in non sun exposed skin especially if associated with other signs of clotting problems such as bleeding gums or nosebleeds see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could I get rid of redness in certain spots in my face, in fact only one?

Can you tell me how could I get rid of redness in certain spots in my face, in fact only one?

Many causes...: Redness of the face can be a sign of sunburn, rosacea, cellulitis, acne, lupus, side effects of medications (flushing symptoms), dermatitis due to topical preparations/soaps/lotions, signs of viral infection (exanthems), just to name a few. Get to a doctor so they can look at this and begin to tender a diagnosis. Only then can a proper treatment or recommendation be made. ...Read more

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Purple round spot on tongue...I took advice from docs here & went to dentist who said it was probably a blood vessel but it doesn't really blanch?

Purple round spot on tongue...I took advice from docs here & went to dentist who said it was probably a blood vessel but it doesn't really blanch?

DON"T WORRY: Vast majority of round spots are absolutely benign innocuous lesions. Lesion is the fancy doctor word for anything out of the ordinary. When it is round and not raised and not really terrible looking 99.9 percent of the time there is nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Red spots appeared on my body then turned purple a few days later and it's still there 3 weeks later! What could it be?

Red spots appeared on my body then turned purple a few days later and it's still there 3 weeks later! What could it be?

Red spots: Red spots turning purple could be skin bleeding from low platelets since they turn purpule later check your blood counts and let me know were they itchy? It seems not. ...Read more

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I have recently been getting small (0.5cm) perfectly round spots (one each time) that are red/purple on arm. Appear suddelny and go in 2 days?

I have recently been getting small (0.5cm) perfectly round spots (one each time) that are red/purple on arm. Appear suddelny and go in 2 days?

See a doctor: It is hard to diagnosed skin lesion without looking at it is it itchy there is any fever it could be allergy or heat rashes if persist see a doctor ...Read more

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Are there any non-blanching red dot rash conditions that mimic Petechiae? Are all non-blanching red spots 100% Petechiae?

Are there any non-blanching red dot rash conditions that mimic Petechiae? Are all non-blanching red spots 100% Petechiae?

Skin rash: Many kinds of skin rash could behave this way. Most non-blanching red spots are NOT petechieae. If this has persisted for some time and you are otherwise well, probably it's nothing serious. But see a dermatologist to figure out what's going on. ...Read more

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1 Cluster of 5-6 petechiae spots appeared on my thigh. Was red, then purple, now back to red. Can I wait on this or should I have it seen?

1 Cluster of 5-6 petechiae spots appeared on my thigh. Was red, then purple, now back to red. Can I wait on this or should I have it seen?

Wait: You can closely monitor this for a few days if indeed this is the only area involved. Possibly a bug bite which can cause a localized petechial rash at times. Also assuming no other unusual bruising or bleeding is present such as bloody noses and no fever or feeling of illness. If all is well other than the spot, monitor and see what happens. ...Read more

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Red purple spots clustered on my right upper thigh. Appeared within an hour and is the second time in a couple of months it has appeared? NKA or meds

Red purple spots clustered on my right upper thigh. Appeared within an hour and is the second time in a couple of months it has appeared? NKA or meds

Exam needed: These will have to be inspected by a physician to be sure, but they may be ruptured skin capillaries from some sort of pressure or injury to this area. If they begin appearing elsewhere things like blood dyscrasias or vasculitis would be suspected. If they remain localized, they will gradually fade after 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Our15 month old baby has a recurring rash consisting of flat, round red or dark purple spots. There is usually between 3 - 10 spots. They fade after a couple of hours. 2 - 5 mm diameter.

Our15 month old baby has a recurring rash consisting of flat, round red or dark purple spots. There is usually between 3 - 10 spots. They fade after a couple of hours. 2 - 5 mm diameter.

Mgt: One possibility is a rash called urticaria. The rash fades and then returns. It can be a sign of an allergic reaction. Noting any possible triggers including foods will be important information for your pediatrician. If your daughter is otherwise well, infection is less likely and based on your description the lesions are not draining any liquid. ...Read more

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I have red and purple spots around a big bite. Should I see a doctor. I have a picture of it.

I have red and purple spots around a big bite. Should I see a doctor. I have a picture of it.

Bruising.: Besides the wounds from a bite, there is also bruising from the pressure from the chomping of the jaw muscles. Bites can be serious: it depends on "Who, What, and Where! " What kind of animal bit you, Where on your body the bite is located, and the health of the biter and the bitee. Make sure tetanus immunization is up to date, clean thoroughly, flush with water for several minutes and tell us more ...Read more

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I have had these dark circles under my eyes for years. Its kinda purple and red too, in some spots. Please help me so they aren't so dark.

I have had these dark circles under my eyes for years. Its kinda purple and red too, in some spots. Please help me so they aren't so dark.

See an Eye MD: Dark circles under the eyes only rarely represent any disease. The skin there is so thin that you can see your own blood circulation through the skin. There is no effective treatment for this, but you should see an eye md to be sure it does not represent some health problem. ...Read more

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Red/purple spots on thigh, clustered closely together, covering large area, long streaks. Had very similar rash before several times over the years.?

Red/purple spots on thigh, clustered closely together, covering large area, long streaks. Had very similar rash before several times over the years.?

Exam needed: Such an eruption could be due to inflammation of tiny blood vessels (vasculitis) which may be caused by an autoimmune disorder or leakage of blood from capillaries (petechiae) seen with low platelets, for example. Your physician or dermatologist would have to inspect this eruption in order to make a diagnosis and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I have a red itchy lump on my back with 3 purple spots. My back itched for a week before the lump. The lump is getting smaller, spots getting bigger?

I have a red itchy lump on my back with 3 purple spots. My back itched for a week before the lump. The lump is getting smaller, spots getting bigger?

Lump and spots: You MUST bring this to the attention of your primary doctor. Almost certainly you will have a doctor's visit within 2 days.

Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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How long are my legs going to stay red from a bad sunburn its already been 4 days and they almost look purple in spots?

How long are my legs going to stay red from a bad sunburn its already been 4 days and they almost look purple in spots?

Sun Burn: After sun exposure, skin may turn red in as little as 30 minutes but most often takes 2 to 6 hours. Pain is usually most extreme 6 to 48 hours after exposure. The burn continues to develop for 24 to 72 hours, occasionally followed by peeling skin in 3 to 8 days. Some peeling and itching may continue for several weeks as well as the redness. ...Read more

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In the opening of the clit the foundation. Three red spots and one purple spot no pain no burning normal color discharge no irratation?

In the opening of the clit the foundation. Three red spots and one purple spot no pain no burning normal color discharge no irratation?

Probably normal: Most likely these are areas where the capillaries come very close to the skin surface, we call them hemangiomas, and are benign, normal conditions. Picking at them will result in bleeding. They are more noticeable especially if you shave around the area ...Read more

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I have 1 spot in each big toenail and is purple/red color the spots are gettin darker and it don't hurt at all Both are By the same place of the nail?

I have 1 spot in each big toenail and is purple/red color the spots are gettin darker and it don't hurt at all Both are By the same place of the nail?

Fungus: With no history of injury, it is most likely a fungal infection. There are other possible causes as well. I would not hesitate to be seen and treated for it. ...Read more

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Can a cherry angioma be a small (1to 2 mm) raised purple bump with small red spots on it?

Can a cherry angioma be a small (1to 2 mm) raised purple bump with small red spots on it?

Cherry angioma: And does not blanch with pressure. Could be. If we do 2nd opinion you can send pictures which will help a lot. ...Read more

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What can cause blueness in hands, purple feet, red spots?

Poor blood flow: Vascular diseases ex: raynauds can cause blue hands and feet with exposure to cold or emotional stress. Your condition is best diagnosed by a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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My son has extremely swollen tonsils, no spots, no discoloration (no red or purple), no pain, just a cough. What could it be?

My son has extremely swollen tonsils, no spots, no discoloration (no red or purple), no pain, just a cough. What could it be?

See PCP: There are many causes for swollen tonsils, including bacterial, viral, allergic, and developmental, to name just a few. Please have your son examined by your primary care physician for diagnosis and determination of appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I wash my face twice a day. My acne has been bad the past 2 years. I have red & purple spots on my face along with holes & dents. How can I fix it?

I wash my face twice a day. My acne has been bad the past 2 years. I have red & purple spots on my face along with holes & dents. How can I fix it?

See a dermatologist: A skin specialist will know how to help you. Any other action may be a waste of time. Some birth control makes acne better, some make it worse. Spironolactone will probably clear you combined with adapalene or tretinoin gel. ...Read more