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Purple Spots On Right Arm
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
How large: This can be many different skin rashes. We need to know the size, is it flat or thickened, is it painful, does it itch etc. Sometimes a black and blue injury can change to yellow as it heals. It is best diagnosed by a dermatologist. Ask your physician about seeing a dermatolgoist. ...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?
Tricky: 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
Bruises: These are hemorrhages underneath your skin resulting from rupture of fragile dermal vessels due to vitamin deficiency or trauma or perhaps even due to blood coagulation factor deficiency. If these bruises are localized and disappear in a few days, they are probably due to trauma. If they are generalized, recurrent and persistent, i suggest you see your doctor for further examination and testing. ...Read more
See a physician: If this is a bruise which has occurred without obvious trauma, then you may need to be evaluated for possible bleeding disorder. Could there have been an insect bite? I would recommend seeing a physician if there is no improvement or if you start seeing other similar lesions. ...Read more
I have noticed 2 small itchy bumpy rashes (not red) on my left & one on my right hand. And several goosebump like patches on my left forearm. Worried.
See a doctor: Would have to see them to tell. Best to be examined by a doctor. ...Read more
Purpura: When you suffer from a condition known as purpura, blood vessels anywhere within your body actually begin to leak, causing purplish spots to develop along your skin. Causes can be low platelets, sun damage, medications, immunologic, infectious, and systemic diseases. See your local doctor for help in discovering a cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes purple redish blotches on lower legs with white fungus outline around purple redish blotches?
Need info: A picture would help a great deal in figuring this one out. ...Read more
If you're asking...: ...What is causing it, it could be any of a dozen different things, from an allergy to something that touched your skin, to a virus, to something you ate or inhaled, to an internal problem. You'll need to see a dermatologist who can look at the rash directly and give you a precise diagnosis. ...Read more
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