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Tiny Red Dots On Legs
I have these tiny red dots on my legs they are near my ankles, knees, and thighs, sometimes on my arms and chest. I have many bruises. What is this?
See a doctor: Bruising without injury may indicate a problem with the cells on your blood that are involved in clotting. The " tiny red dots" could be related to the bruising. Please see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more
Spotted 4 tiny red dots on my left leg. Looks like sb took a red fine tip pen & drew 4 dots in a row equally spaced.Seems to be dried blood. Any idea?
Uncertain: Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensite blisters may occur. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. ...Read more
I have this weird red blemish on my leg that just appeared. And there are tiny red dots all around my leg.
My baby is 6 days old, has tiny red dots on arms and legs. Not surface bumps just dots. What is this?
I have tiny pinprick dark red dots around my legs that have appeared in recent days. When i press them they don't get any paler. Is something wrong?
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 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