i just read the same question posted here, but i haven't seen any answer from anybody. i also have the same tiny blood spots on my arms, neck and today i had it on my face, mostly around the eyes. anyone please tell me what is it?
Sorry that you did not find answer for that previous question.But understand the limitations of members answering thousands and thousands of questions coming every day.Might have got ignored or lost into past pages.But however in this response I will try my best to explain it.
Tiny blood or red bloody spots on any part of the body are called Petechia,which requires evaluation by a dermatologist or a hematologist.
The most common cause of petechiae is through physical trauma such as a hard bout of coughing, vomiting or crying, which can result in facial petechiae, especially around the eyes. Petechiae in this instance are harmless and usually disappear within a few days. Petechiae may be a sign of thrombocytopenia (low platelet counts) when platelet function is inhibited (e.g., as a side effect of medications or during certain infections), or in clotting factor deficiencies. They may also occur when excessive pressure is applied to tissue (e.g., when a tourniquet is applied to an extremity or with excessive coughing or vomiting).
If unsure, petechiae should always be quickly investigated. They can be interpreted as vasculitis, an inflammation of the blood vessels, which requires immediate treatment to prevent permanent damage. Some malignancies can also cause petechiae to appear. Petechiae should be investigated by a doctor to rule out the more dangerous conditions. Dermatologists can be the most helpful specialists in these conditions because they can more easily identify if the condition is petechiae or some similar looking but less worrisome rash.
They can also be caused by viral/bacterial infections or auto immune diseases like SLE,TCP,aplastic anemia.Petechiae (in the face) may also be present in cases of self asphyxiation.
So consult a Doctor ,who gives you complete examination and eliminate all other possible diseases.Do a CBC,torch examination,Torniquet test to estimate the potential causes on primary investigations.Keep updated.
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