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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Red spots. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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Why: to determine if acute or chronic.
Why: e.g. hand, foot and mouth disease causes small red fluid-filled spots over the lining of the mouth and palate, on the hands, feet and occasionally in the nappy area.
Why: e.g. rubella is characterized by a discrete red spotty rash which first appears on the face, chest and upper arms, then the abdomen and thighs.
Why: e.g. may suggest scabies, chicken pox, measles, rubella, hand foot and mouth disease or meningococcal disease.
Why: e.g. absence of spleen, alcoholic, complement immune deficiency, highest incidence in children aged 6 months to 1 year, highest incidence in midwinter and early spring.
Why: e.g. thrombocytopenia may be caused by leukemia, systemic lupus erythematosus, cirrhosis of the liver or HIV.
Why: some medications may cause sensitivities and result in a red spotty rash such as aspirin, morphine and codeine; thrombocytopenia may be caused by heparin, quinine, sulphonamides, methyldopa, gold and rifampin.
Why: e.g. food allergies, insect allergies, drug allergy.
Why: e.g. rubella, measles, meningococcal.
Why: e.g. chronic excessive alcohol consumption can sometimes affect the bone marrow, cause reduced numbers of platelets and result in petechiae (small red, pin-head sized bruises).
Why: e.g. allergies.
Why: e.g. exposure to fiberglass may cause a generalized sensitivity.
Why: may suggest chicken pox, measles, rubella, meningococcal disease.
Why: e.g. a very itchy red spotty rash may suggest scabies, insect bites, chicken pox.
Why: type rash? - One of the main examples of a hemorrhagic rash is the meningococcal rash from meningococcal disease (specifically the.
Why: e.g. may start with cough, headache, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and then progress to spiking fevers, chills, aching joints and muscles. Later drowsiness, hemorrhagic rash most commonly on trunk and extremities but can be anywhere, and low blood pressure. May have stiff neck and dislike for light.
Why: e.g. flushing of the face with increases in skin temperature, acne-like rash over the face. May be complicated by blepharitis, conjunctivitis, episcleritis or corneal ulcers.
Why: e.g. pus-filled lesions around hair follicles surrounded by a red halo of inflamed skin. May occur on any hair-bearing skin such as the beard area, scalp, neck, legs and trunk.
Why: e.g. low grade fever, enlarged lymph nodes in the neck and at the back of the neck, discrete red spotty rash which first appears on the face, chest and upper arms, then the abdomen and thighs. The rash lasts 1-5 days.
Why: e.g. childhood infection characterized by a sudden onset of fever, sore throat, headache and small red fluid-filled spots over the lining of the mouth and palate, on the hands, feet and occasionally in the nappy area.
The following list of conditions have 'Red spots' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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