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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


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What can I do for a petechial rash on legs?

What can I do for a petechial rash on legs?

See a doc: If the rash is truly petechial, then I would advise being seen for this. Petechial rash can sometimes indicate a severe type of illness. Get seen! ...Read more

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I keep getting petechial rash on my legs after itching. It doesn't go away for at least a week. What should I do?

I keep getting petechial rash on my legs after itching. It doesn't go away for at least a week. What should I do?

Petechiae: There are many causes of the petechiae, or small. Like hemorrhages in the skin. One cause is schamberg's progressive pigmentary dermatosis, but there are many others. The person who is skilled enough to use the word petechiae should also know that they need to be seen for this problem by dermatologist. It's very important that you follow up on possible causes for these tiny hemorrhages. ...Read more

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I had bunion surgery nov 15/12 on my left foot and right ft bone shaved. Had rash was told it is petechial rash by walk-in clinic, help?

Read below: If you recently had bunion surgery, the rash may be reaction from one of the medications that you were placed on, or the bandage, or the anesthesia. You need to talk to your surgeon as he will know the answer and help you with this situation since he is more aware than anyone what medicines you are or were on. Good luck. ...Read more

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Petechial hemorrhage in strangulation, what to do?

Petechial hemorrhage in strangulation, what to do?

Don't get strangled: Hemorrhages caused because valsalva against a closed glottus and increased intravascular pressure ...Read more

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What is a venous angioma and a petechial hemorrhage?

What is a venous angioma and a petechial hemorrhage?

Petechiae: Petechiae hemorrhage spots come from extremely small areas where you are bleeding into your skin. Many different things can cause petechiae. Some of the more common causes include: an injury, autoimmune disorder, reaction to medication, liver disorder, or bone marrow disorder. But it could also be something as simple as a nutritional deficiency. Try supplementing with vitamins b12, c, folic acid. ...Read more

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Petechial hemorrhage in left eye. Just noriced tonight. Fifty year iold female. No trauma?

Petechial hemorrhage in left eye. Just noriced tonight. Fifty year iold female. No trauma?

Strangulation?: Petechial hemorrhages may be from strangulation or seriously increased venous pressure. May want to ask about extracurricular activities! ...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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What could cause my daughter's petechiael rash?

What could cause my daughter's petechiael rash?

See a doctor.: Petechiae are red flags. Serious infections or severe blood problems can manifest on the skin as petechiae and these conditions urgently need to be ruled out. There may be other non urgent causes as well but don't take any chance. ...Read more

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Can shingles present with a petichial rash?

Can shingles present with a petichial rash?

Usually no!: While I have seen shingles do just about anything, the shingles rash is usually "vesicular' meaning clear filled blisters rather than "petechial" or bright red small dots. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more