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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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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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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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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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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 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 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

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Petechiae (Definition)

Petechiae is a symptom in which a person has rashes of little purplish dots on the skin and other surfaces. Petechiae are caused by tiny hemorrhages (tiny bleeding spots under the skin), and can be caused by bleeding disorders, infections, excessive pressure on some capillaries ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more