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What causes red dots on the skin?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Angiomas

Location: angiomas may develop anywhere on the body at or near the surface of the skin.
Symptoms: angiomas - are benign (non-malignant) tumors that are made up of small blood and lymphatic vessels. Angioma is one of the most commonly occurring of all skin lesions, it does not threaten the health or well-being of an individual and is removed generally for cosmetic reasons.

In brief: Angiomas

Location: angiomas may develop anywhere on the body at or near the surface of the skin.
Symptoms: angiomas - are benign (non-malignant) tumors that are made up of small blood and lymphatic vessels. Angioma is one of the most commonly occurring of all skin lesions, it does not threaten the health or well-being of an individual and is removed generally for cosmetic reasons.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: Cherry angioma

Most of these are a cherry angioma.
Benign. Easily erased with electric needle or laser. They are collections of blood capillaries. Other things also look like red dots, especially petechiae, which may be a sign of serious disease. A Dr can easily identify them.

In brief: Cherry angioma

Most of these are a cherry angioma.
Benign. Easily erased with electric needle or laser. They are collections of blood capillaries. Other things also look like red dots, especially petechiae, which may be a sign of serious disease. A Dr can easily identify them.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. Kenny Chuu
Internal Medicine

In brief: Visual DX

Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist.
The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck!

In brief: Visual DX

Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist.
The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck!
Dr. Kenny Chuu
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