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Itchy red rash looks like petichiae (pink red pin spots) raises up when itched.Crook of elbow-bicep-stomach. Platelets are 160-230. Do petich. Itch?

Itchy red rash looks like petichiae (pink red pin spots) raises up when itched.Crook of elbow-bicep-stomach. Platelets are 160-230. Do petich. Itch?

Platelet count ok: You should not get symptoms of low platlets until your count drops to around 50 also petichiae in general do not itch. You probably have a fungal rash based on the location, but could be allergies as well. See your doc. ...Read more

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Red rash behind knee; blood vessel?

Red rash behind knee; blood vessel?

Doubtful.: A rash probably is not a blood vessel unless you have a group of spider veins in that area which would give the appearance of spider legs. Varicose veins would be raised, blue and grape-like in appearance. A red rash doesn't sound like veins. You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Tiny purple spots on anus, bumpy?

Tiny purple spots on anus, bumpy?

Ouch-it really hurts: External hemorrhoids are basically varicose-vein, and when thombosed (clotted) it sure can cause much pain in the _ _ _. This is easy excised in the office, if you r doc does it, which can relief your pain quickly. If not, topical steroid mixed with Lidocaine such as anapram can help quite a bit. Increase fibers and fluid, avoid straining, and minimize prolonged sitting. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tiny tiny red dots inside cheek. Not raised. Don't hurt ?

Tiny tiny red dots inside cheek. Not raised. Don't hurt ?

Check rash: Hello and welcome to HeathTap, can you share a picture so that i can have a better idea? Also please share how long do you have the rash now and do you smoke cigarettes? Thank you ...Read more

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Bruising easy. Large bruises, random pinpoint TINY bruises. Mostly legs, stomach. ? Scaring easily, legs are covered in red round marks. Ideas?

Bruising easy. Large bruises, random pinpoint TINY bruises. Mostly legs, stomach. ? Scaring easily, legs are covered in red round marks. Ideas?

Bruising: Hi Allison, some general possibilities to consider are either hematological disorders where your blood is not clotting properly which causes bruising, or an autoimmune disorder that is causing these rashes. You should discuss some initial blood testing with your primary care doctor and think about seeing a rheumatologist or a hematologist based on the results. Hope that helps! ...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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Black dots in baby tongues?

Black dots in baby tongues?

Can be normal: Black dots on a baby's tongue would most likely be due to some increased pigmentation. This can be considered normal and is usually found more commonly in darker-skinned individuals. It also can be considered hereditary. However, you should probably mention it to your pediatrician next time you have a visit, or if the baby seems bothered by it, have it checked out sooner. ...Read more

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2 small bruises under skin on thigh, w few red spots like I scratched too hard. Carrying bags that hit skin, not hard. Didn't scratch. What is it?

2 small bruises under skin on thigh, w few red spots like I scratched too hard. Carrying bags that hit skin, not hard. Didn't scratch. What is it?

Irritation?: Admittedly, it's a bit hard to figure out by that description. Could be irritation. Could be from a scratch. Could be folliculitis. Could be bruises unrelated to the bags but perhaps a few days old. ...Read more

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Petechiae tongue associated with hiv?

Petechiae tongue associated with hiv?

Low platelet, petech: If you are HIV + and now see some petechiae in your mouth/tongue- you really need to check your complete blood count to see how low your platelet is. Hiv is associated with low platelet/itp. When the level is significantly low, you can start seeing petechiae. If the level is very low- some work-up abosulutely needs to be done and treatment as indicated should be given as well. ...Read more

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What are these tiny red spots undernath tongue don't hurt?

What are these tiny red spots undernath tongue don't hurt?

Normal anatomy.: They most likely are normal anatomy. Get a good friend or family member willing to let you look and using a flashlight, look at that spot in their mouth. It should look similar. If it looks completely different than your red spots, see a dentist and let him/her look. ...Read more

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Pink, raised. Could this be cat scratch fever?

Pink, raised. Could this be cat scratch fever?

Anything possible: But your question does not provide enough information to allow a clear response. Tell us more about what is going on. Hope you get better. ...Read more

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Is an unexplained reoccurring bruise with tiny purple spots cancer?

Is an unexplained reoccurring bruise with tiny purple spots cancer?

Need more info: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesion. It is not likely to be cancer, however, you should discuss it with your doctor at the next opportunity. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Spots on daughters legs it isnt chicken pox they arent blister more like red spots slightly raised

Spots on daughters legs it isnt chicken pox they arent blister more like red spots slightly raised

Insect bite?: What you are describing sound like an allergic reaction to a form of exposure = common candidates are bites from insects, plant that has toxins like poison ivy. You might need to question her more closely where she had been playing and have the rash seen by her doc to see if it needs treatment. ...Read more

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Small itchy red bump on chest?

Small itchy red bump on chest?

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. What is the size, distribution, state of surrounding skin, vesicle formation, any systemic disorders? If the rash does not subside in a couple of days, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes random skin petechiae?

What causes random skin petechiae?

See your doctor: Random implies no cause. If you are trying to figure out why you have it consider very hot showers, trauma, shaving, and many other possibilities. Have your doctor take a look and discuss it with her. Often time the pattern or placement explains why it is there. ...Read more

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Skin red spots?

Skin red spots?

Too broad: Too broad a question. Anything from measles to bedbugs to petichiae, to allergic reaction. Please be more specific. ...Read more

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Does slapped cheek rash appear like measles rash?

Does slapped cheek rash appear like measles rash?

No : Measles tends to appear as small spots whereas the rash of erythema infectiosum characteristically appears as a solid redness on the cheek (slapped cheek) with lacy like red spots or blotches on the extremities. ...Read more

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At 40 I have small bloodlike red dots on skin appearing?

Angiomas: "cherry angiomas are made up of clusters of tiny capillaries at the surface of the skin, forming a small round dome ("papule"), which may be flat topped. They range in colour from bright red to purple. When they first develop, they may be only a tenth of a millimeter in diameter and almost flat, appearing as small red dots. However, they then usually grow to about one or two millimeters across, an. ...Read more

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