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I have red raised blotchy red spots on my legs & they are swollen?

I have red raised blotchy red spots on my  legs & they are swollen?

Red Spots on Legs: Red blotches on legs: the emergence of red blotches on legs could be due to many reasons that range from allergies, infections or insect bites and could include several other factors as well such as psoriasis or urticaria or folliculitis. In order to identify the lesions and give a diagnosis, see your local dermatologist. ...Read more

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


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Can cellulitis look like just red / brown raised spots without my leg being all red?

Can cellulitis look like just red / brown raised spots without my leg being all red?

Unlikely: Typically not- that sounds more like a rash. Cellulitis tends to be more of a diffuse redness of the affected area. ...Read more

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15 month developed flat red spots on legs 2 wks ago there now raised pink spots docs said chicken pox but theres no change and no signs of blistering ?

15 month developed flat red spots on legs 2 wks ago there now raised pink spots docs said chicken pox but theres no change and no signs of blistering ?

Not chicken pox: Not the picture, as for the rash, one cannot judge unless seen, also are there other symptoms? If in doubt, you may want to see your child's doctor, take care ...Read more

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I got clusters of red spots 2 months ago after bad shave on leg. Some feel raised/dry. Fading v/slowly. Blood clots norm when cut. Petechaie?

I got clusters of red spots 2 months ago after bad shave on leg. Some feel raised/dry. Fading v/slowly. Blood clots norm when cut. Petechaie?

Close shave!: Two months ago, your razor blade apparently cut too deeply into the skin and cut some of the tiny capillaries underneath. When these capillaries clotted, they left behind tiny scabs. Technically, petechiae result from capillaries that rupture and bleed under the skin, so they don't form scabs.. But you're close! ...Read more

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I have a rash on both lower legs, no itching, no pain, slightly raised. red spots, noticed on 9/04/2014, starting peeling about a week after that.

I have a rash on both lower legs, no itching, no pain, slightly raised. red spots, noticed on 9/04/2014, starting peeling about a week after that.

There are many: questions: first your age, second recent history of fever, illness, any history of contact with allergens, and of course see what the rash actually looks like. My suggestion is that if your rash does not clear in 2 weeks i would see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. There are many things you may have but most likely if rash resolves it is related to virus or contact. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Spots on daughters legs it isnt chicken pox they arent blister more like red spots slightly raised

Spots on daughters legs it isnt chicken pox they arent blister more like red spots slightly raised

Insect bite?: What you are describing sound like an allergic reaction to a form of exposure = common candidates are bites from insects, plant that has toxins like poison ivy. You might need to question her more closely where she had been playing and have the rash seen by her doc to see if it needs treatment. ...Read more

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Petechiae on abdomen/arms/upper legs. No other sxs. breast feeding 4mo old.It is small tiny red spots Some are raised not painful.no fevers md visit?

Petechiae on abdomen/arms/upper legs. No other sxs. breast feeding 4mo old.It is small tiny red spots Some are raised not painful.no fevers md visit?

Good idea: Although sometimes they can be from supplements, medications, and scratching, it is better to be sure and see your doctor. There are scary infectious diseases that cause petechiae, vasculitis, and the need is more urgent with a fever. ...Read more

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I have little red spots on legs, what is it?

I have little red spots on legs, what is it?

Please clarify: Using the words "red spots' is probably using the most ambiguous possible terms to ask for help. Can you be a bit more specific or give more of your story. What has happened recently? Where and when did these appear? What do they look like? ...Read more