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What Causes Little Red Dots On Skin
Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more
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.
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have red dots in skin that appear in same spots. They itch and go away with Zyrtec (cetirizine). What could these be caused by?
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