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Doctor insights on: What Causes Little Red Dots On Skin

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Little pinpoint red dots on skin, is this caused by sunblock?

Little pinpoint red dots on skin, is this caused by sunblock?

Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there a picture of the skin rash caused by west niles virus? I have 3 round spots that look like cigarette burn and each one has a few extremely small red dots that after 2 weeks have now gotten as big as the original one.

Is there a picture of the skin rash caused by west niles virus? I have 3 round spots that look like cigarette burn and each one has a few extremely small red dots that after 2 weeks have now gotten as big as the original one.

Rash: Your description does not sound like west nile virus. It is difficult to guess based on your description but lyme disease could fit. You need to see an eye doctor as soon as possible for further evaluation and to ensure proper treatment. ...Read more

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Small red dots on skin what could that be?

Small red dots on skin what could that be?

Nothing bad: Depends how ling youve had them. The may be cherry angiomas which are benign. ...Read more

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At 40 I have small bloodlike red dots on skin appearing?

At 40 I have small bloodlike red dots on skin appearing?

Angiomas: "cherry angiomas are made up of clusters of tiny capillaries at the surface of the skin, forming a small round dome ("papule"), which may be flat topped. They range in colour from bright red to purple. When they first develop, they may be only a tenth of a millimeter in diameter and almost flat, appearing as small red dots. However, they then usually grow to about one or two millimeters across, an. ...Read more

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Two small black dots found on skin. Each about 1mm diameter and about an inch apart. Both have a red patch about 4mm diameter. Cause for concern?

Two small black dots found on skin. Each about 1mm diameter and about an inch apart. Both have a red patch about 4mm diameter. Cause for concern?

Insect?: Possible insect/spider bite? Would seek medical attention if redness spreads, or it becomes more painful, or if not resolving within a day or two. ...Read more

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What can cause pin point little dots of red (looks like blood not yet to the surface of my skin)?

What can cause pin point little dots of red (looks like blood not yet to the surface of my skin)?

Doctor can evaluate: Skin blood spots are called petechiae (purpura if they are big), and are due to blood cells leaking out of the tiny blood vessels in the skin. After blood cells have leaked out, the area behaves just like a bruise (the body breaks down the blood cells into different colored pigments, and carries them away). Sometimes they are nothing bad; other times they mean a serious blood or infection problem. ...Read more

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What can cause small red spots on the skin?

Possibly Petechial : These can be just small blood vessels that have ruptured on the surface or can be from blood thinners or aspirin. If concerned see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are little red spots on skin and what causes it?

What are little red spots on skin and what causes it?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What can cause little red spots on the skin on my toes?

To start with...: It could be a lot of different things, but a likely culprit is athlete's foot. The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Have red dots in skin that appear in same spots. They itch and go away with Zyrtec (cetirizine). What could these be caused by?

Have red dots in skin that appear in same spots. They itch and go away with Zyrtec (cetirizine). What could these be caused by?

Impossible to tell: It is impossible to tell what you have based on the scanty information. It may be from a drug reaction (fixed drug eruption) or even a form of mastocytosis but you really need to see your doctor about this if this has been bothering you. ...Read more