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My 2 yo occasionally gets a single petchiae spot then it goes away quickly. These spots are so tiny and don't blanche. Is it petchiae? Serious?
Petechiae: A singe isolated petechia is not a problem. ...Read more
Concern: I would not be concerned at this point. However, if he has an outcropping of peteciae see a doctor asap. ...Read more
My son has had a severe cough for 4 days. He has one small red dot on his collarbone that doesn't blanche. Is that petchiae, should I worry?
Cough: Yes he could have a petechia on his collarbone resulting from straining when he coughs . Noneed to worry at the moment. ...Read more
Is two spots of petchiae on toddlers neck something to be concerned about? Occipital nodes swollen. He recently got scratched by our kitten. Related?
Yes: Legs are ok from random trauma, and falls. Abdomen needs to be looked at for many causes. Do not want to alarm you, but the first step is to see the pediatrician, to determine if they truely are petechiae9pinpoint hemorrahges) or bruises. ...Read more
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