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Purple Rash Spots
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
Red/purple spots on thigh, clustered closely together, covering large area, long streaks. Had very similar rash before several times over the years. ?
Exam needed: Such an eruption could be due to inflammation of tiny blood vessels(vasculitis) which may be caused by an autoimmune disorder or leakage of blood from capillaries(petechiae) seen with low platelets,for example. Your physician or dermatologist would have to inspect this eruption in order to make a diagnosis and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more
Our15 month old baby has a recurring rash consisting of flat, round red or dark purple spots. There is usually between 3 - 10 spots. They fade after a couple of hours. 2 - 5 mm diameter.
Mgt: One possibility is a rash called urticaria. The rash fades and then returns. It can be a sign of an allergic reaction. Noting any possible triggers including foods will be important information for your pediatrician. If your daughter is otherwise well, infection is less likely and based on your description the lesions are not draining any liquid. ...Read more
I have a rash that started bright red and elevated bumps turned into blotchy purple spots but not pin pricks no other symptoms should I see a doctor?
I'm having a bad reaxn to Diflucan (fluconazole) inc. rash on face (brown sun spots peeling off) legs have red/purple spot w/severe knee/ankle pain. Could be yeast?
Allergic reaction: With such severe symptoms you should go to the ER. Go now. DrG ...Read more
I have a raised purple spot on my leg which has been there for quite some time now. Around it are rash-like marks and it all itches. Any clues?
Exam needed: If the discolored lesion is only days old, it could have been an insect bite with some leakage of blood under the skin. The associated itching makes this more likely but the lesion would clear after 10 days or so. Cortisone type ointment would relieve the itch. If this lesion has been present for weeks it's best to have it examined by your physician or dermatologist. ...Read more
I have maybe a rash but I just got it today both legs have it in the same spot. It is not raised at all or scabby. Luke's like little purple bruises?
Medicine reaction?: DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS? ANYTHING NEW?if ...Read more
Protected sex 4wk ago.Had bump on roof of mouth for 1 day.1 small purple spot on toe.Dull testicle ache.Temp 99.2.No fever/real rash.Likely HIV or no?
Rash on left ear. Extremely itchy. Swelling. Purplish black spot appeared on right ear this morning. Can this spread to my face? Should i be worried?
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