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Is it usual to get a purple/red rash under the skin of the face when having a viral infection in the throat? He doesn't seem unwell or have a cough.

Is it usual to get a purple/red rash under the skin of the face when having a viral infection in the throat? He doesn't seem unwell or have a cough.

Viral exanthem: There are viruses and bacterial infections which can cause rashes on the face or body. See you pediatrician and they will sort this out for you. Good luck and feel better.

Dr. John Chiu
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Have cold & a 4cm by 3cm purple/red pinprick rash on my thigh that, doesn't fade under glass & hasn't spread. Doc didn't seem too worried but should I b?

Have cold & a 4cm by 3cm purple/red pinprick rash on my thigh that, doesn't fade under glass & hasn't spread. Doc didn't seem too worried but should I b?

Observe it: It could be nothing other than part of a viral illness you have. If it is spreading or getting worse you need to be seen ASAP. If you are feeling worse in general be seen. Otherwise observe it, take care of yourself and it will fade.

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Purple and red rash all over my face down my neck & to the tops of my arms. I've came down with a cold, sneezing. Sore muscles. Blood shot watery eyes

Purple and red rash all over my face down my neck & to the tops of my arms. I've came down with a cold, sneezing. Sore muscles. Blood shot watery eyes

Viral rash: Could be a viral or bacterial rash cause by the release of substances from the bacteria or virus themselves. See a doctor to check it out. It could also be a blood problem with little purple spots from a defect in the blood. The sox can check it out.

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I have this deep red purple rash on my arm. Just appeared today and is not raised or open. Does not hurt. What could it be.

I have this deep red purple rash on my arm. Just appeared today and is not raised or open. Does not hurt. What could it be.

Deepred purple rash: The rash you described can be a bruise from trauma. Does it get lighter or disappear when gently pushed in? If it persists for a few days, spreads, gets swollen or tender or you develop other symptoms like fever, bleeding, etc, please consult your primary care giver.

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Red/purple rash on foot on holiday, not itchy but very tingly, rash has burning sensation in sun, entire foot swelling to large size nochange in4 days?

Red/purple rash on foot on holiday, not itchy but very tingly, rash has burning sensation in sun, entire foot swelling to large size nochange in4 days?

Med eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed.

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Right arm swollen and red and purple rash like patch. Left arm itchy with similar small rash spot with small broken skin.?

Right arm swollen and red and purple rash like patch. Left arm itchy with similar small rash spot with small broken skin.?

These lesions: Will require examination to determine diagnosis accurately and to advise on care.

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What can I do about small rash of purple/red pinprick size dots under skin?

What can I do about small rash of purple/red pinprick size dots under skin?

Be seen: It could be one of several things. You can have it checked by the doctor for a diagnosis and then discuss the possibly treatments.

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I have a rash witch with think might be hives but its gone purple red colour and don't go away with the glass trick?

I have a rash witch with think might be hives but its gone purple red colour and don't go away with the glass trick?

RASH HIVES?: SORRY, I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE GLASS TRICK IS, BUT IF THE RASH HAS BEEN THERE FOR DAYS OR WEEKS, SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST VERY SOON.

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What is it? I have skin rash (quality: blisters, bumpy, red or bluish purple). The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritation

What is it? I have skin rash (quality: blisters, bumpy, red or bluish purple). The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritation

Hard to tell: Without physical examination it is difficult to diagnose your rash. See a doctor so they can get more information to correlate with the physical exam.

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I am experiencing rash on face and purple rash around eyes. The following also describe me: Skin rash, Skin redness or irritation, Skin swelling. My rash is going away, but my skin is still very itchy and my ears are getting swollen.

I am experiencing rash on face and purple rash around eyes. The following also describe me: Skin rash, Skin redness or irritation, Skin swelling. My rash is going away, but my skin is still very itchy and my ears are getting swollen.

Periorbital rash: May be infection like strep or may be lyme which can have a multitude of presentations. Could also be allergic reaction-new topical creams on face or soaps? Very rarely may be HSP variant (Henoch-Schonlein purpura) any joint pains/ lower extremity rash or dots? Keep hydrated. Would follow up with doc over next 24 -48 hours

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What would cause my toenails to look light purple/red?

What would cause my toenails to look light purple/red?

Purple nails: When feet are dependent, venous blood is more sluggish in being pumped upward back to the heart. This venous blood has less oxygen and appears blueish. If you elevate your legs the blueish tinge should pink up.

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