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Does anyone know what red dots on the skin means?

I can get a pic if needed but I swear I get a few new red dots everyday. I noticed the first one over ten years ago. Lately it seems worse. I have a ton of them now. Like a pinprick blood blister that never goes away. I also have a ton of new freckles.

No health insurance.


Asked by staciandababy at 9:13 PM on May. 20, 2013 in Health

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  • They are called cherry hemangiomas, they are cause by the skin weakening and are a sign of age. You can have them lasered off, but they may come back. They are no big deal, just ugly.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 9:34 PM on May. 20, 2013

  • I get them too my doc told me redheads are more prone to them. Ive had a few taken off but a new one always comes right by where the old one was, so its a losing battle. It seems like when i use a quality lotion with some collagen in it, and a good sun screen they dont show up so much

    Answer by Nimue930 at 10:39 PM on May. 20, 2013

  • I dunno but I have one on my arm that has been there for years. I never think to ask about it when I am at the doctor...

    Answer by But_Mommie at 9:27 PM on May. 20, 2013

  • Dermatologist.
    My hubby has them. The doctor told him it's just his German heritage.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 11:35 PM on May. 20, 2013

  • Okay well in the last month I have gotten around 10 more on my left breast alone. It is kind of insane.

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 12:48 AM on May. 21, 2013

  • If you're talking about pin-sized dots, they're call petechiae (pa-tee-key-eye). It's caused by the ends of your capillaries bleeding, which is usually from internal bleeding but there are several causes. Doctors usually take this as serious symptom.  It almost looks like you've got a rash or over scratched your skin. I got them when my blood platelet level went abnormally low from not eating enough protein and had to be hospitalized since they considered it life-threatening if you bruise yourself, you could bleed to death internally. The answer was to eat more protein and avoid bruising yourself.


    Answer by hellokittykat at 12:50 AM on May. 21, 2013

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    Answer by hellokittykat at 12:51 AM on May. 21, 2013

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    Answer by hellokittykat at 12:55 AM on May. 21, 2013

  • I have no idea but anytime I had any problems with my skin I would buy Gold Bond Healing Lotion twice a day and it would go away in a week or two.

    Answer by HuntersMomma362 at 11:47 AM on May. 21, 2013

  • Cherry Angioma it is.

    AND BOO FOR AGING! I'm mid-twenties >:O lol

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 6:39 PM on May. 21, 2013

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