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Petechiae rashes on upper chest. What could this be? I have had blood test for lupus and sjogren's syndrome but all came back negative except C3 level

Petechiae rashes on upper chest. What could this be? I have had blood test for lupus and sjogren's syndrome but all came back negative except C3 level

Are they petechiae?: Real petechiae do not lose their color when you press down on them. With your dry eyes and joint pain, sjogren and lupus labs are in order. What's your platelet count, did you bleed badly during a dental procedure, and did your physician try something simple like a capillary fragility / tourniquet test? If it really petechiae without signs of clotting trouble, a dermatology consult is in order. ...Read more

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My daughter has a petechiae rash her blood counts are all fine. What could this be?

My daughter has a petechiae rash her blood counts are all fine.  What could this be?

Petecchiae: Petecchiae are little bits of blood leaking out of blood vessels and into the skin. Most important is to be sure that your platelets and blood clotting are working fine. After that, usually viral infections or autoimmune problems. If your daughter looks otherwise well, likely to improve by itself. ...Read more

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For about 6 weeks I have been breaking out in what appears to be a mild petechiae rash. I had a CBC with diff. All results were normal. Any ideas?

For about 6 weeks I have been breaking out in what appears to be a mild petechiae rash. I had a CBC with diff. All results were normal. Any ideas?

PETECHIAL RASH: WHERE IS IT LOCATED? DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS? HAVE YOU SEEN YOUR GENERAL DOCTOR FOR THIS? YOU MAY NEED SOME BLOOD TESTS. ...Read more

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Does a petechiae rash always warrant a trip to the doctor or can it be watched before going? On thigh

Does a petechiae rash always warrant a trip to the doctor or can it be watched before going? On thigh

Petechiae: You can get petechiae from a wide variety of processes- from chronic irritation of your skin to infectious diseases that can be serious to blood or bone marrow disorders. Unless you are clear on the cause you may wish to involve your doctor especially if you have easy brusing or gum bleeding or blood in urine or stool. If you can feel the petechiae (raised) it may be a vasculitis. ...Read more

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Will drinking alcohol affect the healing of a petechiae rash on your face?

Will drinking alcohol affect the healing of a petechiae rash on your face?

It could: It could, especially if you drink too much. One or two standard size drinks is probably ok, but more could be a problem. Standard size is 12 oz beer, 4-6 oz wine or 1-1.5 oz liquor. ...Read more

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I have a petechiae rash on my lower legs that happens for almost a year, but broke out yesterday after a day in the sun. CBC is normal. No other Sympt?

I have a petechiae rash on my lower legs that happens for almost a year, but broke out yesterday after a day in the sun. CBC is normal. No other Sympt?

Rash may be from sun: This type of rash can occur from chronic sun exposure. Severe vitamin C deficiency, disorders of platelet function and some drug reactions can also cause this. There are also other skin conditions that look like petechiae. If it persists, having a dermatologist evaluate would be my advice ...Read more

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I had a very faint rash on my left breast yesterday and checking on it tonight its now petechiae rash what could cause this im 24yrs old i havent been ill recently and not taking any medication?

I had a very faint rash on my left breast yesterday and checking on it tonight its now petechiae rash what could cause this im 24yrs old i havent been ill recently and not taking any medication?

Do not worry: An isolated petechial rash on the left breast most likely represents local irritation from your bra or clothing. Are you wearing any new bras? Do they feel tight? Have you taken up a new exercise program or jogging? If the petechial rash starts to involve other parts of your body or if you have any bruising you need to have a blood count done by your internist. Your platelet count could be low. ...Read more

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I have been getting petechial rashes on my ribs and legs. I also have petechiae on my arms, scattered however. I've heard causes are bad, but I would like your opinion.

I have been getting petechial rashes on my ribs and legs. I also have petechiae on my arms, scattered however. I've heard causes are bad, but I would like your opinion.

Evaluation: Petechiae can be caused by benign causes as well as serious causes. Simple things such as straining, lifting, crying etc. can result in the breakage of small capillaries resulting in Petechiae . Medications and herbal supplements can be a cause. Review the medications and supplements you at taking, if you can not find a reason seek the help of your physician. ...Read more

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I keep getting tiny petechiae type rash on top of my ankle. It will fade then if I do exercise or for long walk it looks bloody again. Its like 3mm?

I keep getting tiny petechiae type rash on top of my ankle.  It will fade then if I do exercise or for long walk it looks bloody again.  Its like 3mm?

Leaky capillaries: It sounds like blood leaking from the tiny capillaries in the leg. If you are on Aspirin or any NSAIDS stop them if still persist needs to see doctor to get cbc, ptt pt inr. If all normal see a dermatologist ...Read more

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I noticed petechiae or a petechiae-looking smooth rash on my inner thigh. I was recently scratching a bug bite there and wasn't sure if it was normal. I've also had this in that past but it was in my feet and hands. Would it be from scratching?

I noticed petechiae or a petechiae-looking smooth rash on my inner thigh. I was recently scratching a bug bite there and wasn't sure if it was normal. I've also had this in that past but it was in my feet and hands. Would it be from scratching?

Yes, it could be: from scratching, but it also could be from the bite itself. Do you know what kind of insect bit you? Do you have a fever? Do you have this rash anywhere else? It would be best to have it looked at by your doctor, or have a consult on Health Tap Prime. Then it can be looked at and diagnosed properly. ...Read more

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I have a rash like petechiae on my inner thighs and arms, that will come and go for no reason, what is the cause of it? Thanks.

I have a rash like petechiae on my inner thighs and arms, that will come and go for no reason, what is the cause of it? Thanks.

See a dermatologist: What you describe could certainly be petechiae but also could be something called keratosis pilaris. It is possible that your gp could answer this and you would't need to see a dermatology consultant. Regardless, if you think these are petechiae then they should be examined to confirm what is going on. ...Read more

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Can a shingles rash appear as petechiae?

Can a shingles rash appear as petechiae?

Different: Shingles and petechiae have completely different presentation . A trained medical professional should be able to differentiate them. If in doubt, go to see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Rash purpura with petechiae, what are the causes?

Rash purpura with petechiae, what are the causes?

Various causes.: Outputs is bruising. Petechiae or tiny areas of bleeding into the skin. This can occur with low or dysfunctional platelets or other bleeding problems. It can also happen with inflamed blood vessels (vasculitis). There are many potential causes such as drug allergy, use of anticoagulants, and various blood diseases, but it is not normal. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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My 10 year old girl has an rash, still not diagnosed. May be petechiae. No other symptoms. Blood test normal, except for longer INR time. Ideas?

My 10 year old girl has an rash, still not diagnosed.  May be petechiae.  No other symptoms.  Blood test normal, except for longer INR time.  Ideas?

More info needed: A picture is worth a thousand words. Obviously a picture would be helpful to see as well as location. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Petechiae (Definition)

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