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Small White Dots On Legs
I am a (chocolate) 41 yo black woman who's always loved sunbathing. I took notice of approximately 10 or so small white dots on my legs.
Follow up rec.: I would recommend using a good sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. The small areas of hypopigmentation on your legs may be Pityriasis alba. It should fade with time and avoiding sun exposure. Here is a link describing the rash: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pityriasis_alba If the rash continues or is associated with other medical problems such as diabetes, please see your physician. ...Read more
I noticed two new tiny black dots on my leg after a mild sunburn. They are very small and resemble coffee grounds. What could they be?
What kind of bug bite do I have? It seems to be rather small but 3 dots in a triangle on my leg. Is it anything to worry about?
Unknown: There are only a few bugs that leave a distinctive enough wound to tell what they were made by.Your description is fine, it just doesn't provide enough to tell the type of bug. ...Read more
There are two dots on My leg that are parallel from eachother and it's super itchy. The dots are super small like a half millimeter ?
Small itchy bumps: Are they vertically parallel or horizontally. If horizontally consider eczema, bed bugs, poison oak/ivy depending on location .usually consider antihistamines and or steroid creams or oral steroids ,if they get red/tender may need antibiotics . if vertical also consider scabies and may need elmite as well. ...Read more
I have several, small purple-reddish dots on my right upper leg that's been apparent since last week. ?
Skin spots: These may be petechiae which are caused by leakage of blood from capillaries in the skin. These can be due to minor trauma, taking aspirin or Aleve, (naproxen) or, if multiple petechiae appear elsewhere or other bleeding occurs, from platelet disorders. In this case you should consult your physician or a hematologist. Hopefully your spots will resolve in several more days and no serious conditions are presen ...Read more
I noticed a small cluster of red/purple/brown dots on my left leg going in a straight line about 3 inches down my leg. should I be concerned?
Infection?: It might help to upload a picture of this if you can. Infections can spread up the lymphatic vessels. This is usually more linear. Linear groupings of red dots ... hard to say. Groupings of vesicles could be shingles. They usually burn and hurt, you are young for that but could be. Is this in an area where you shave? If so could be an infection in the hair follicles spread by razor. Have eval. ...Read more
Got big and small red dots in my legs after shaving. Didnt use shaving cream. What to do? Is it because of the shave or not using shaving cream?
Folliculitis: Shaving with a dull razor or shaving without lubricant can cause the base of the hairs to get pulled slightly out of the shaft, causing redness and irritation. Using hypoallergenic soaps or shave creams and applying moisturizers after shaving can help reduce this. ...Read more
I have 2 small lumps on my leg that look like mosquito bites with black dots in the center and it stings! what could it be?
Hi I have primary lymphedema I have been bitten by something at the moment they are small red dots on leg should I be concerned?
I get small red dots (petechia?) on my legs and ankles after a hot shower, but they aren't there regularly. Is this a sign of a serious disease?
Non itchy red rash,oval,2cm long,1cm wide,a bit scaly on borders,a bit raised.appeared on leg 2months ago.has small dot close to it.what it could be?
Over the last 3 years i've had small black dots start appearing all over different parts of my body (legs, arms, face). At first 3 or 4 developed in ?
Black Dots: Black spots can often be solar lentigines that are caused due to excessive exposure to the sun. Also known as age spots, sun spots or liver spots, these usually occur on areas that get maximum sun exposure. Black spots can also be caused due to hyperpigmentation. Remember, improper shaving techniques can also cause black spots on skin. Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a cause. See your doc. ...Read more
I want that my hands and legs skin becomes smooth and clean. Currently they are rough, have small eruptions and have small small dots on my legs.
You may be washing: Your hands too much causing excessive dryness. Eruptions could be from irritation to some agents, chemicals, etc. Get checked for any circulation or blood disorder. Investigate possible culprits and discuss with your dr about possible treatment. Take care! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is wrong with me? I have small red dots all around my face, arms, front area and back, plus my legs. Don't itch and are not raised. What is it?
I keep getting very small red spots with a white dot, mostly on my arms/legs, don't itch much, and go away after 3 days. Cause/Solution? What can I do
My 50-year old mother developed areas of small red dots on her legs.What could they be? She is generally healthy, just indirect bilirubin is high (31)
Schamberg's Disease: Schamberg’s disease is a form of progressive pigmented purpuric dermatosis. This type of nonpalpable purpura consists of reddish-brown macules that are usually located on the lower extremities and ankles, and spare the soles of the feet. These petechiae appear due to capillary leakage and breakdown of blood near the skin surface, leaving behind hemosiderin deposits. ...Read more
I have very small red dots that do not itch, dry up within a week or so and disappear, on lower legs and upper arms only. ?
What is the most likely diagnosis of hypo-pigmented macule well defined mutiple circular (small dot shape) on the legs and arms non itchy ?
I have this small mole on my leg that doesn't really break the ABC's of melanoma but has a small black dot in it. no redness or change in size.
Lesion?: If concerned enough to write here on HealthTap, BEST to seek in person examination and bx.... ...Read more
I found small whit marks on my body.In legs, stomach..Like little big dots..Not feeling anything like iritation or sumthng...Is it a sugn of hiv?
Have small round spot of small pinprick dots on my right leg for 3 days. I have no other symptoms such as fever or bruises. Does this warrant a visit?
I have small dots on my forearm and big hives on my legs which appears to be an allergic reaction from the woods. It's not healing. Help?!
Arms and legs: Please have someone as soon as possible take you to the nearest Emergency facility. The team will take good care of you. Please let me know how things went. ...Read more
At night my legs and the back of my neck are very itchy. I only sometimes see a rash with small, flat red dots. My roommates have it too. Bedbugs?
Bed bugs: Bed bugs are small insects that bite humans and animals while they sleep. They are not known to transmit disease. Bed bugs affect people differently from no reaction, to itchy bites to an allergic reaction to the bite. Bite marks can take as long as 14 days to appear. More about bed bugs from the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/bedbugs/faqs.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have small red dots on my arms, legs and hands. Some have white rings around them and 3 have brown patches of skin. Help please! Could be petechiae?
I have a rash ONLY on arms and legs. Small red dots but white and large when itchy. Progressing daily. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and calamine not working.
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My lymph nodes are swollen, mu legs itches, my shoulders is red , hair falls and again grow up in my throat I have a red small dots. What should I do.
I had pheunmonia, now asthma without wheeze? It hurts to breath, i cough, have very sore back and now small dots on arms legs and chest.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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