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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.

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

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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?

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?

Black dots from sun: This are called blood blisters within tiny veins. They will resolve. If they are brown and persist for 2-3 months, have them checked. ...Read more

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What are these small red dots on my legs?

What are these small red dots on my legs?

Hard to say.: Not enough info. How long have you had them? Do they itch? Are they on the entire leg? What medicines do you take? Please ask again and give us some details. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 ?

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

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I have several, small purple-reddish dots on my right upper leg that's been apparent since last week. ?

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

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Below my knee ( right leg) since recently i see very very small white dots on my skin why is it?

Below  my knee ( right leg) since recently i see very very small white dots on my skin why is it?

Probably: This is probably idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Other insect bites: Lots of possible causes, but the list includes other forms of insect bites such as spider bites. Small puncture wounds or pin pricks can sometimes look like that too - (and see your doctor if they don't get better with warm compresses and a tincture of time). ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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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.

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 more

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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?

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?

May be allergic rash: You let a dermatologist see you. These rashes may just be a transient effect. You did not tell how long that you had them? From your description they give me a feel that they could be benign, but need evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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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)

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

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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?

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?

Need to see a pic: It is difficult to comment without seeing a pic of the lesion. Please repost your question with a photo air see your doctor for an examination ...Read more

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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?!

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

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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?

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 more

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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 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?

Maybe: Petecchiae should not lighten if the skin is gently stretched. Usually rashes like you are describing are associated with a viral process. Recent cold or recent vaccinations may be associated. A good physical exam and basic CBC blood est would be helpful. Good luck! ...Read more

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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.

See your doctor: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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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.

?? Mycoplasma: Pneumonia with rash could be seen in mycoplasma pneumonia commonly. Were you treated for pneumonia? With what antibiotic? It could be drug rash as well, or could some other diseases like kawasaki diseases. See a doc asap for further work up. ...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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