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Dr. Nair, Dermatologist
Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  MBBS, MD (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology)
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What causes small and large red spots on arms and legs. They

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What causes small and large red spots on arms and legs. They look like blood apots?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 6 years ago.

Do the spots look like in these pictures:


Customer: replied 6 years ago.
please answer my question
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 6 years ago.
Did you get the pictures I sent you to look at? I asked if your spots looked anything like the pictures.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Yes they did
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 6 years ago.
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Thank you for the information! These spots are called Cherry Angiomas. Cherry angiomas (also called Campbell De Morgan spots) are an age related change, often first appearing in a person's fifties or sixties. They are caused due to localized dilation of blood vessels in the skin.

They are completely harmless and you may get a few more with age. They can be removed for cosmetic reasons if so desired, however I usually advise patients to leave them alone. Here is a helpful link regarding the condition -

If you're still keen on having them removed then I would recommend the CO2 laser.

Hope this information is useful, please feel free to get back to if you have any queries.
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