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What is a treatment of petechiae caused by sjogren's syndrome and vasculitis? Does it go away without any treatment?

What is a treatment of petechiae caused by sjogren's syndrome and vasculitis? Does it go away without any treatment?

Petechiae: These are tiny bruises and will go away on their own. The more important question is whether the underlying disease is being adequately treated. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Petechiae (Definition)

Petechiae = tiny red/purple spots on skin or mucus membranes ...Read more


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Can petechiae be caused by hard scrubbing of the skin with a skin brush? Because when i started scrubbing i noticed i started to get it the next days.

Can petechiae be caused by hard scrubbing of the skin with a skin brush? Because when i started scrubbing i noticed i started to get it the next days.

Not really likely: Petechiae is caused by broken capillaries in the skin. This is not really something that can be caused by scrubbing. It is also possible that what you have is not really petechiae and is maybe simple folliculitis. It is probably best to stop scrubbing and wash more gently. If this does not resolve then you should perhaps see you gp. ...Read more

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17 Y/O girl. Recently been bruising a lot easier on arms and legs, I've been getting itchiness on arms and legs causing Petechiae, doctors? Causes?

17 Y/O girl. Recently been bruising a lot easier on arms and legs, I've been getting itchiness on arms and legs causing Petechiae, doctors? Causes?

Mgt and workup: When you see your physician, you can provide them with a medication list, and ask about having bloodwork including a CBC, differential, platelets, coagulation studies and liver function testing. ...Read more

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Can scrubbing the skin hard cause petechiae?

Can scrubbing the skin hard cause petechiae?

Yes: If a person's skin is rubbed hard enough, some of the tiny blood vessels (capillaries) under the skin will break and appear as blood spots (petechiae). If a person is rubbing just one area of skin, and the petechiae appear just in that area, then the rubbing has caused the petechiae. If petechiae appear in non-rubbed areas, then another problem is causing them. ...Read more

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Hi, happy new year. Can hard scrubbing of the skin cause petechiae? And if yes, why does my petechiae keep coming and going, if I've stopped scrubbing

Hi, happy new year. Can hard scrubbing of the skin cause petechiae? And if yes, why does my petechiae keep coming and going, if I've stopped scrubbing

Yes: But there are multiple issues possible. Platelet dysfunction. Medications-aspirin and others will cause platelet dysfunction. Abnormal lab testing may show cause. ...Read more

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What causes petechiae on the breast?

What causes petechiae on the breast?

Probably benign: Petechiae are a small (1-2mm) red or purple spot on the body, caused by a minor hemorrhage (broken capillary blood vessels). Petechiae on the breast and not elsewhere is most likely caused by tight fitting bras or clothing. If it is recurrent and has no apparent cause (such as tight bras...), then you should see your doctor for a platelet count check. ...Read more

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Help! can anxiety and stress cause petechiae?

Help! can anxiety and stress cause petechiae?

No : I don't believe so. Here is an interesting report. Please see your family doctor asap. :vital signs: a stress case or a serious disease? - discover ... Discovermagazine.Com/.../17-vital-signs-s... Sep 17, 2011 - petechiae can be a side effect of Aspirin use. Infections can lead to petechiae, which ...Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes petechiae when platelet counts are normal?

What causes petechiae when platelet counts are normal?

Many causes: Platelet dysfunction( count may be normal but platelet function is defective), physical trauma, violent excessive cough can cause petechia especially around the eyes, asphyxiation, . ...Read more