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Doctor insights on: Small White Dots On Legs

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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 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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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 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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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