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Red Dots On Legs Not Itchy
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
I fell down and had an abrasion on my leg. Now the wound is healed but there are red itchy rashes(dots) around it and spreading! What could it be?
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
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
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. ...Read more
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
I have sudden pimple like rash which appeared on the lower back of my leg, began itchy and as healing is dark red dots slowly fading?
Exposure to plant..?: Have you been hiking... short pants...,insect bite? Are pimples more like pus? Spring time is very common to encounter plant which can cause rash ( poison oak & other). If itchy Take antihistamine, topical steroid cream for 7-14 days. If increased pain , spreading redness .. see MD to check for infection ( cellulitis . ...Read more
? legs covered in itchy red dots all of a sudden, got home and had a 101.5 fever with body shivers that made me jump. back to 97.5 but ?
I've been getting red dots on my legs/hips lately. They are not raised but are a little sore. one was itchy & turned into big bruise! What are they?
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