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Doctor insights on: Red Dots On Feet And Legs

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I have clusters of red dots on lower legs & feet, worse on left leg. Doesn't dissappear, doesn't itch & is not raised, just there. What could it be?

I have clusters of red dots on lower legs & feet, worse on left leg. Doesn't dissappear, doesn't itch & is not raised, just there. What could it be?

One look is worth a: 1000 words. A broad differential would be; bug bites of some type, a viral rash, some broken blood vessels, contact dermatitis from some plant, localized allergic reaction. If they cause you no symptoms it is probably safe to watch for 7-10 days and see if they go away. You could also try to use an over the counter steroid cream. ...Read more

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I have a little bitty red dots around my ankles across my foot in up my leg they don't in the bother me they only hurt with hot water get it checked?

I have a little bitty red dots around my ankles across my foot in up my leg they don't in the bother me they only hurt with hot water get it checked?

I have a little: Rash such as you are describing could be caused by an allergy or reaction to a medication or contact dermatitis from any substance that is touching your feet/legs. If also itchy, scabies. Discuss with your internist all the meds you are taking. See podiatrist or dermatologist for PO or topical meds, if not better get a biopsy that will tell you the cause of rash. ...Read more

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I have these tiny red dots that have formed on the top of my feet and on my legs near my ankles. They look like tiny pin pricks they don't hurt or itch?

I have these tiny red dots that have formed on the top of my feet and on my legs near my ankles. They look like tiny pin pricks they don't hurt or itch?

Petechiae?: Rashes are always a bit of a diagnostic dilemma, but one possibility for this rash is caused a low platelet count. Are you having any new bruising, nose bleeds, or gum bleeding? Platelets are important for the appropriate clotting of blood, and when your platelet count is low, you can get this typical petechial rash. If it spreads or appears elsewhere, a platelet check might be warranted. ...Read more

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Tiny red dots all over body do not itch at all they started at my arms and now they are spreading to my legs and feet. The dots are the size of a pin?

Tiny red dots all over body do not itch at all they started at my arms and now they are spreading to my legs and feet. The dots are the size of a pin?

See Your Doctor: There are several possible causes of for the rash you described such as viruses, insect bites, allergies, & more. Additionally, more info is needed to pin down the diagnosis such as duration, recent illness/exposures, your medical history (recent & past), & more. Notably, diagnosing rashes without visual inspection is challenging. See your doctor for correct diagnosis & prompt treatment. ...Read more

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I have swelling occasionally on my feet and legs. I have also tiny red dots on my arms appear. I am in no pain and am wondering what I should do?

I have swelling occasionally on my feet and legs. I have also tiny red dots on my arms appear. I am in no pain and am wondering what I should do?

Be seen by your doct: New onset ankle swelling may represent protein loss in urine, possible heart issues or too much salt in your diet. Tiny red dots may be associated with low platelets or skin issues. Best to be seen and have exam, blood counts, and a urine check. Hope everything will be okay. ...Read more

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About weekly a red dot appears in one of my legs nornally the knee or foot, happebs to both legs, and area gets hot and tight.

About weekly a red dot appears in one of my legs nornally the knee or foot, happebs to both legs, and area gets hot and tight.

Leg and red dot: This could be anything. If it bothers you enough to search online, it is time to see a professional. A few possibilities are folliculitis, fixed drug eruption, nummulite dermatitis. ...Read more

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Yesterday I developed swollen lower legs with a outbreak of red dots. My nail beds on my feet are blue. Bld sugars good. Bad headaches. Should I worry?

Yesterday I developed swollen lower legs with a outbreak of red dots. My nail beds on my feet are blue. Bld sugars good. Bad headaches. Should I worry?

Yes.: Swelling of the legs with red dots, especially with your other symptoms, could represent vasculitis, an inflammation of blood vessels that affects the skin and internal organs. You should see a dermatologist as soon as possible to have a biopsy done. ...Read more

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W/ hand foot mouth, pediatricians, is it normal for my 2 yr old to develop a rash all over the back of his legs and butt? Small red dots. Treatment?

W/ hand foot mouth, pediatricians, is it normal for my 2 yr old to develop a rash all over the back of his legs and butt? Small red dots. Treatment?

Yes: The area around the bottom and upper legs is a common additional site of hfm, it just didn't make it to the label when the pattern was being named. If that's the only site and there are no blisters it could be something else. Te variability of hfm is quite diverse, with some having only one area involved. ...Read more

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Sudden big lump on knee (size of pingpong ball) with redness at top of lump and slight swelling of foot on same leg.

Sudden big lump on knee (size of pingpong ball) with redness at top of lump and slight swelling of foot on same leg.

Swelling of knee and: Foot. It will be helpful to state age and any previous history of injury or surgery and any other medical history to be able to offer a reasonable differential. See a doctor ...Read more

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Hello, I just pushed my foot on a rusty nail, but there is no pull on my leg or even redness. Should I fear for tetanus?

Hello, I just pushed my foot on a rusty nail, but there is no pull on my leg or even redness. Should I fear for tetanus?

Not really: If the skin was not injured or broken into then you are safe.
To be safer, please have a booster tetanus shot. ...Read more

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Cellulitis on my foot 4 days ago, it traveled on my inner leg to mid calf. The swelling and redness is gone, but my foot & leg still hurt. Normal?

Cellulitis on my foot 4 days ago, it traveled on my inner leg to mid calf. The swelling and redness is gone, but my foot & leg still hurt. Normal?

What's the cause?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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What causes server swelling in left foot and ankle with pain and blotchy redness in foot, ankle area up to 4 or 5 inches or more up your leg twice now?

What causes server swelling in left foot and ankle with pain and blotchy redness in foot, ankle area up to 4 or 5 inches or more up your leg twice now?

May not be related.: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), circulatory, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the ankles my right ankle swelled up from the inside up to the center of my leg. Excruciating pain and redness. The pain went away after two hours. Two days later my left foot started except only the ankle on the outside swelled wit

What causes swelling of the ankles my right ankle swelled up from the inside up to the center of my leg. Excruciating pain and redness. The pain went away after two hours. Two days later my left foot started except only the ankle on the outside swelled wit

In: In general, swelling that occurs in both feet/ankles simultaneously is usually the result of the body retaining fluid. It's the feet and ankles that swell only because gravity brings the fluid down there. It's not a symptom of something wrong with the feet or ankles, but rather some systemic condition that is causing fluid to be retained in the body. The 4 most common causes being an issue with either the heart, lungs, liver or kidneys.

But when one foot or ankle swells, it almost always means something is wrong with the foot or ankle, and it's not related to fluid retention. Also, fluid retention is not typically painful; certainly not "excruciating."

there are many reasons for an ankle to swell and become painful (i'm assuming there was no injury), and when you say first it was one ankle, then it went away, only to start up on the other ankle, i'd wonder about some kind of arthritic process of an inflammatory nature, like gout or rheumatoid arthritis. I suppose there is also the remote possibility you could have had a phlebitis in one leg which cleared up on its own, and then re-developed it on the other lower leg, but this is a stretch, to be honest.

My best advice is to have your primary care physician take a look at it. He or she will be able to rule-out certain conditions, order appropriate tests, and make an appropriate referral to a specialist, if needed. But I wouldn't ignore this. I would get it checked out.

Feel better. ...Read more

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Can you get dvt even if your on your feet all day not inactive but get pain in my leg next to knee no swelling or redness?

Can you get dvt even if your on your feet all day not inactive but get pain in my leg next to knee no swelling or redness?

Not likely: But possible, specifically in subjects with pro thrombotic conditions that are congenital or inherited and/or acquired as in trauma/ smokers/ oral contraceptive treatment. ...Read more