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what are the bumps called that may appear on the sight of a veinapuncture .It sounds like pritikia
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Petechiae are broken capillaries that appear as red spots.  If the red bumps appear in a round area surrounding the puncture, they could be petechiae or a reaction to the metal on the needle (foreign body reaction.  It they appear in a band where the bandaid, plaster or tape was, they are most likely an adhesive allergy.  Pretty common and either of these should resolve in a few days.

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As a nurse, rarely have seen petechiae around a venipuncture site; have seen plenty of ecchymosis (bruising) as well as local reactions (rash) to the adhesive of the tape, bandage, etc.  These rashes can resemble petechiae, but they are NOT petechiae.  

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