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My daugter just had the flu shot and now has a rash....Small red dots all over body?

My daugter just had the flu shot and now has a rash....Small red dots all over body?

This can be normal: If the child is acting normal and feels well, this could be a post viral exanthem. This is a rash that starts in the middle of the torso, abdomen, even the neck and spreads to the rest of the body. Your physician needs to see it to make sure. But if your child is afebrile and looking good, this would be likley. ...Read more

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I noticed small, red dots all over my body after my complete hysterectomy in 2010. Is it possible that the blood thinners caused them?

I noticed small, red dots all over my body after my complete hysterectomy in 2010. Is it possible that the blood thinners caused them?

Yes: Yes, it is possible that the blood thinners have contributed to this. You should call your doctor and have a blood count done which includes a platelet level. Some patients who take Lovenox (enoxaparin) and other medications derived from Heparin can get a reaction called hit (heparin induced thrombocytopenia) which results in low platelets. This can cause severe bleeding in a small number of patients. ...Read more

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I just noticed there are small red dots all over my body, can't be chicken pox, already had it, no itch, and just appeared, Is it an allergic reaction?

I just noticed there are small red dots all over my body, can't be chicken pox, already had it, no itch, and just appeared, Is it an allergic reaction?

Possibly allergic: Chicken pox usually causes tiny blisters, initially just a few. Second cases of chicken pox are NOT unusual. The description of your lesions makes the disease unlikely. Other viral disease, particularly in summer are a possibility. Allergic reactions usually itch; a drug reaction would be another possibility. If the rash does not resolve within a few days, see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Small red dots on my body started about a month ago. My sister had scabies about a month ago. Related?

Small red dots on my body started about a month ago. My sister had scabies about a month ago. Related?

Scabies: If the dots are very itchy then they probably are scabies. Usually the would occur on exposed areas of the body where you may have had direct contact with your sister's skin, like the hands or forearms. If they are not itchy then they are not likely to be scabies. Ask your doctor for a prescription for Elimite (permethrin) cream if you are unsure. ...Read more

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Suddenly I have three red dots in differents parts of my body: neck, arm and brace. Dots are small, 2-3 mm diameter.

Suddenly I have three red dots in differents parts of my body: neck, arm and brace. Dots are small, 2-3 mm diameter.

Red dots: Difficult to know with out more information but itching would make you think of allergy or contact to something allergic. If no itching then maybe bites, chicken pox, or just a virus. Use a topical steroid first then wait to see if anything else develops. If continues to spread then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have red small dots on my hands, palm, and my body. It looks like they filled with blood. They don't itch but it is rough to the touch. What is it?

I have red small dots on my hands, palm, and my body. It looks like they filled with blood. They don't itch but it is rough to the touch. What is it?

Skin lesions: These lesions could be cherry hemangiomas. These could be benign. But its recommended to see a skin specialist to get evaluated for possibility of skin cancers. ...Read more

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My 8 month old kid has this viral infection and i don't know what causes it.It's growing almost all over his body it looks like a small red dot.?

My 8 month old kid  has this viral infection  and i don't know what causes it.It's growing almost all over his body it looks like a small red dot.?

See a pediatrician: Without seeing the eruption it is impossible to diagnose. Has the baby had all their immunizations, are they feverish, do they have other symptoms. 8 month olds are very fragile, and if there is any question about their health or welfare they should be seen by a pediatrician. ...Read more