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What should you do if you have red itchy dots that won't go away all over your legs?

What should you do if you have red itchy dots that won't go away all over your legs?

See dermatologist??: "itchy red dots" would generally be interpreted as a rash, best evaluated by a good dermatologist. If you've been walking through infested grass in the south, it could just be a case of "chiggers!" (a sarcoptic mite whose actual host is the grasshopper!) and you'd dust your socks with sulphur or avoid the grass. If it's a rash, there could be more serious problems to consider... ...Read more

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I have bumps on my leg that are big and red. A little painful and super itchy. They recently got a white dot on them. Is it bed bugs?

I have bumps on my leg that are big and red. A little painful and super itchy. They recently got a white dot on them. Is it bed bugs?

Could be: It could be bed bugs or some other sort of insect bite. Check your bed and wash your linens and bed clothes in hot water. if it persists you may need to use insecticide on your furniture. ...Read more

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I have a few raised red dots only on one leg behind my knee on both outside and inside. They aren't itchy, but I have never seen them before. ?

I have a few raised red dots only on one leg behind my knee on both outside and inside. They aren't itchy, but I have never seen them before. ?

Simple skin irritation: Start by just observing. If it's gone in 1-5 days, Don't worry. If it's getting worse or persisting more than five days look for an irritation source like clothing or an exercise machine that pushes/rubs too hard on your skin there. Try simple skin creams. ...Read more

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What can be done for itchy red pimple like dots on legs and wrists?

What can be done for itchy red pimple like dots on legs and wrists?

The treatment will: depend on the cause. You can take an oral antihistamine for the itching, but depending on what, if any, other symptoms you have, you may need a more specific treatment. Please contact your doctor or a dermatologist to be seen. If you are a HealthTap Prime member, you can consult one of us and send a photo and we may be able to help you that way. ...Read more

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I have got red itchy dots all over my arms and legs and they won't go away?

I have got red itchy dots all over my arms and legs and they won't go away?

Itchy rash on limbs: Any time you have a rash and it won't go away, all we can do is advise that you see a doctor. Rashes can't be diagnosed without being seen. There are too many possibilities. Dermatologists have to learn about 600 rashes; the rest of us don't even try to learn that many! best wishes! until you see someone, you could take an antihistamine for the itching, though--allegra, zyrtec, claritin, benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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I woke up yesterday with tiny red itchy dots on my arms and legs. I woke up today and found even more on my legs. Should I be scared?

I woke up yesterday with tiny red itchy dots on my arms and legs. I woke up today and found even more on my legs. Should I be scared?

Bedbugs: It sounds like something is biting you. It could be many different things, but the most likely culprit is bedbugs. Take the sheets off the bed and look in the seams of the mattress and pillows for little black bugs. They are the size of coursely ground pepper. If you find them, put them into a bag and have your primary doctor or dermatologist look at the bug. Bed bugs are easily recognized. ...Read more

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My brother has scattered, non-itchy red dots on his arms and legs and has had this for nearly two weeks. Cause for concern? Why does he have them?

My brother has scattered, non-itchy red dots on his arms and legs and has had this for nearly two weeks. Cause for concern?  Why does he have them?

Could be of concern!: Good morning, non-itchy, scattered red dots are more of a concern that the pruritic type. Conditions such as purpura, a blood disorder of different type, even though unusual need to be ruled out. Cutaneous vasculitis (immune disorder of blood vessels), again scarce, or blood vessel diseases of unknown cause, or platelet dysfunctions are of serious nature. If the rash persists, see your doctor. ...Read more