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Do You Have Small Red Spots on skin all Over Body what it Means?

Do you ever notice the sudden presentation of small red spots all over body on your skin? The red spots can appear due to any kind of infection, allergy, or sometimes due to internal bleeding or rubella. 

Mostly red spots are harmless and, in rare conditions known as leukemia, can be dangerous or a sign of skin cancer. 

Itchy Red spots on the skin or non-itchy red spots can appear anytime and go away or can stay for a long time, so you need to consult a skin expert, and he will prescribe some of the medication, ointment, or anti-biotic to treat them. 

Small Red Spots on Skin All Over Body what it Means

Here we are mentioning the major causes of red spots on the body that can help you to diagnose the trouble, so let’s check it closely-

Small Red Spots on skin

1. Skin Allergies 

If you are going through any allergic reaction, you may notice red itchy patches on the body filled with fluid. The side effect of any medication, touching any animal, food poisoning, or insect bite can cause allergies on the skin. 

This is a non-dangerous condition that medicines can treat. 

2. Rashes 

Rashes can appear due to non-hygiene or moisture on the skin, adding red rashes with burning sensation and mostly trigger thighs, neck, back, and face. The only treatment is to keep the area dry and cool, or a cold compress can also help.  

3. Fungal Infection 

Fungal infection can cause red blisters on the skin that affects a particular part of the body and can spread rapidly. Anti-fungal and anti-biotic can help relieve the infection, but sometimes it takes a long time to cure.   

4. Chickenpox

Though chickenpox occurs mostly in children, it can attack anyone. You may notice small red spots with itchiness that can irritate you, and you may also feel fever and fatigue. 

Proper rest and medication will help. 

5. Zika virus  

Zika virus can trigger you after a mosquito bite, and mostly you may see red cocked itchy bumps that start from the face and can spread to the overall body and last for 5-7 days. 

Medication can help, drink enough water and take rest and maintain the hygiene of your residential area.  

6. Eczema 

Eczema is a common skin problem appearing red itchy spots on the body. Allergic medicines and ointments can help to relieve the signs. 

7. Scabies 

Scabies mostly appears on the hands that are very itchy and make you discomfort. It can be treated with various medicines, creams, and lotions.  

8. Atopic Dermatitis 

You may notice scaly, itchy red spots on the body and occur mostly in the children and can stay for a long time if not treated well. 

Ointments and care can help, but there is no specific treatment available to treat it. 

9. Rubella 

Rubella, also known as German measles, can trigger all over the body, adding red raised spots with itchiness and inflammation.  

10. Psoriasis 

When the immune system attacks the healthy cells in the body, you may notice itchy, red scaly, and dry spots or patches on the body, or mostly they appear around the knee, scalp, or elbow area.  

This is a common skin disorder but not contagious, but yes, it can stay for a long time and bother you more than your imagination. 

Changing the diet and vitamin D can help, and medication can also reduce the symptoms.  

11. Rosacea 

Rosacea mostly occurs in women and is mistakenly misplaced with acne or pimples due to the spots on the face. If you notice red spots with visible vessels and your skin feels sensitivity and inflammation, it is rosacea. 

It can be treated properly after diagnosing.   

12. Skin cancer 

If you notice red spots or wounds increasing rapidly or changing their colour or bleeding, you mustn’t ignore them. Surgery or chemotherapy can help. 

13. Petechiae

When capillaries or blood vessels burst inside the skin, it leaves tiny point red dots on the skin that look flat and itchy and occur due to various skin conditions.  

14. Bug Biting

Many types of bug biting can also cause red spots on legs or anywhere else. They can be itchy or non-itchy, and your doctor can diagnose well.  

Some parasites and bedbugs or fleas, ticks, lice can also give you tiny red spots.  

15. Lupus

They are flat patches on the skin that are non-itchy, and women are more prone to that and occur due to autoimmune disorders. The treatment takes a long time and requires dietary changes and sun protection. 

How to Prevent red spots on your Skin

  • Avoid heavy physical activities like lifting weight that can destroy the blood vessels. 
  • Avoid processed or canned food that includes a lot of saturated fat with zero nutritional value; instead, eat fresh veggies and fruits and drink plenty of water. 
  • Keep your skin hydrated and moisturized, or apply coconut oil or olive oil to reduce dryness. 
  • Never share your clothes, towel, or comb with anybody else. 
  • Use protection while having intercourse. 
  • Keep your house insect-free by using sprays or killers. And always wear full sleeves.   

Red Spot skin cancer

Red Spot skin cancer

Long-lasting red spots or moles can be a sign of skin cancer. Usually, moles disappear by themselves, but it can be a type of skin cancer if they don’t. 

If you notice anything suspected or the condition getting worse day by day or red spots or moles are appearing without any other reason, you must consult an expert immediately.  

How to Check for Skin Cancer

In Closing

Non-itchy red spots on the skin can occur due to genital herpes, impetigo, warts, Lyme ailment, lupus, etc. the complication of having the red spots on the body depends on the situation and cause. 

The symptoms can be severe or normal, and in most cases, red spots go away within 2-3 weeks. If you still notice anything weird, you must visit a dermatologist. 

We hope this article about small red spots on skin all over body will be helpful for you and if you ever have red spots now, you can know the reason. 

If you have any queries or questions, or suggestions that you want us to add to the article, please feel free to share with us and stay connected for more information like that.  

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Dr Maria

MD. Board Certified physician. Fellowship In Family Medicine UK. 8 years of medical experience in Lifestyle-related health disorders. Graduated from AIIMS – All India Institute Of Medical Science, INDIA

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