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Purple Spots On Elbow
I have recently been getting small (0.5cm) perfectly round spots (one each time) that are red/purple on arm. Appear suddelny and go in 2 days?
My dad has been developing purple spots on his arm. They show up red and they itch, then they turn purple. They come and go and vary in size.
See a dermatologist: Would need to examine these and perhaps biopsy. Have your dad seen by a professional. ...Read more
Have had a spot on arm. Started clear, had turned purple in 6 months. Should i be worried? Tried to pop it, nothing comes out.
See your doctor: It only takes a minute to diagnose these lesions, but it's always better to be safe and get it evaluated. ...Read more
Hello there.... Yesterday a purple spot has appeared on my arm.... It doesn't hurt me but it looks ugly.... I was wondering what it could be?
Bruise?: If it does not resolve set up a Health Tap consult with photos. ...Read more
Hello. I'm here to ask about a small greenish/purple spot on my arm. It was from where an i. V needle was placed. It does not hurt. Just odd to me.
Bruising : It is just some bruising (blood under the skin) from the iv. As your body breaks down blood under the skin, it changes color and will eventually disappear. ...Read more
I noticed a small flat purple spot on my arm, I thought maybe it was a bruise, then another one, but smaller shows up the next day. No pain?
See a doctor: The purple spots you describe may be bleeding under the skin. Please see a doctor for examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
What would cause the site of a blood draw to be very painful and bruised bright purple-blotchy in more than 1 spot? Infection? Pain radiates whole arm
Psoriasis : Or other similar condition comes to mind. Otherwise, any answer is a guess without a picture or without being able to feel the texture of the skin lesion. Start by seeing a family doctor or internist. See a dermatologist is the problem persists and your doctor's diagnosis is "skin rash". ...Read more
I have a light pink spot on my elbow that has slowly grown over time. Now more spots are forming on the same arm. Should I be concerned?
Below: Rashes and spots are difficult to diagnose without a visual exam. It is impossible to give you an accurate diagnosis in this format. ...Read more
I sometimes get a bunch of weird itchy spots on the side of my knees and all over my elbows, what could these be?
I have dark knees and elbows. On my knees I have dark spots on the top outer side. Are their any remedies you can tell me or can I see my local Dermo?
See dermo: Begin with a diagnosis. Acanthosis nigricans? Post-inflammatory? Genetic? Subject to repeated pressure or friction? Fade cream may help a little. ...Read more
2 spots showed up on my arm on the inner side of my elbow. They go away the same day or fade. Then come back a couple days later. Then it became 3 and?
Nonspecific: This is nonspecific and the lesions will have to be inspected by a physician or dermatologist for diagnosis. Could the spots be pressure spots since they seem to come and go? ...Read more
Had for i week of reddish /brown flat spots rash? Above my elbow on forearm. I'd say bout 5 spots, what can it be? Is it danger? No other symtoms
Pretty rash: Based on your observation over time, doesn't seem likely to be dangerous. You didn't note that they are painful, itch, are raised or fluid filled or blanch on pressure. With the limited location — something came in contact with your skin cells — and they've responded mostly by changing the amount of pigment. Take a picture -- leave them alone unless get new signals — and compare in 1 week/mo. ...Read more
I have an itchy rush on inner sidw of wrists elbows and top of my torso. It is hardly ever in all mentioned spots at the same time. Would it be allergy?
After the blood drawn for the test near elbow of left arm I had a pain in the arm near elbow & forearms for a days now I see some blood spots on arm?
Bruise: Any puncture wound, whether intentional or accidental, can cause pain and bruising. If it is severe pain, or there is spreading redness and swelling, it may have gotten infected and need treatment. If your pain and bruising is minor, don't fret, and it will go away soon. Getting mild pain and bruising is no sign of poor technique either and it can happen with expertly performed blood draws too. ...Read more
I have 2 red smooth quarter sized spots on my left backside upper arm and one red smooth spot on my right arm by my elbow what is it?
Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. I go with the process occurrring (which could be infection or insect mediated) and the location to give clues.
Bites, ringworm, even syphillis are possible.
Many other possibilities i Psoriasis if it has scaley parts is possible; eczema if itchy. Reactions if you've had an exposure at JUST those locations, but those seem less likely ...Read more
I have a strange rash , it's in small circles on my chest and inner elbow .. not itchy at all . spots are the size of a 10cent coin and red/brown?
Tinea versicolor : A benign fungal rash. Can be treated with over the counter remedies ...Read more
I have an itchy rash that appears only on my elbows. It appears as red dots or sometimes pus filled spots. I notice outbreaks mainly in the summer.
Noticed a few red spots on my elbow last night. They don't itch but other wise look like bug bites. Are there any skin conditions that ca do this?
Insect bites : Most likely an insect bite; being localized on an elbow, we should not worry about anything! ...Read more
Red itchy spots on shins, elbows, behind knees & neck. No one else in home is afflicted. What is it and how do I get rid of it?
See your physician to get checked for accurate diagnosis. My guess is tinea corporis which is a fungal infection of the skin. It causes an itchy, red, often ring-shaped rash in these warm, moist areas of your body.
It is common in people who sweat a lot, as do athletes. It usually respond to topical anti fungals creams. ...Read more
My 3 year old has cluster of red spots like pimples on her elbow, it's there for 2 weeks now and its spreading, what it could b?
I have a few new stretch marks under my arms near my armpit, they're really itchy now I have tiny spots under my arm and my elbow, had for 4 days.
I think I have petechiae. It occur on my left arm now right thigh. Purplish dots only on one spot not scattered. Can you get this from stress/anxiety?
I have what looks like blood spots on my arm and looks like solid dark around the elbow and also same on legs. Blood or dark spots and solid clot look?
Get medical check up: If these are pink, it could be blood. Such bleeding under the skin(if it is new) can be a serious medical condition caused by low platelets or some other blood diseases. So you should see a doctor who can check your blood with what is called a CBC and platelet counts. ...Read more
The red bumps could be a form of hives in skin that is more tight by the elbow.
Hives may be caused by allergies to
1. Pollens — unlikely this time of the year in the north
2. Dust/mold/cats/dogs 3. Foods
5. Autoimmune reasons (lupus for example)
6. Infections (even hepatitis)
7. Thyroid abnormalities. ...Read more
Hi I have a rash on both my inside arms from just above my elbow to just before my armpit it's achy, hot, the skin is red and so are the spots x?
Itchy rash: This can result from a multitude of things and needs to be examined to determine its cause, you need to see your doctor first and if necessary they can refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more