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I have red places on tops of my feet and couple small dots

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I have red places on tops of my feet and couple small dots on my right ankle. They won't go away. One I noticed has like a scab on it.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
They aren't painful. They don't itch or anything. It is odd how it's on tops of both feet. I noticed this maybe a month or two ago but did not think too much about it until it's just not going away.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 5 months ago.

Hello

Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.

My name is***** and being a Skin, Hair and Nail specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.

Please note that my Goal is to provide you with an Excellent Service .

Before I answer your question I would like to get some more information:

Do you have a history of Diabetes ?

Please note that the answer provided is for information purpose only and does not substitute a Doctor - Patient Consultation in Clinic

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I do not.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I am not a diabetic.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 5 months ago.

Thank you for the reply.

Do you tend to stand for a long period of time ?

Do you have pets at home ?

Do you tend to sit for a long period of time ?

Are you overweight ?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Sit more than stand. Yes I am obese.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Did you see my pictures of the spots?
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 5 months ago.

Thank you so much for information and the photos sent.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No problem. Hopefully that's enough info and seeing pics for you to form an opinion of what you think these places on my feet are.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 5 months ago.

These do look like pigment purpuric dermatoses

These are harmless spots that do not have symptoms. You should take Vitamin C supplements , reduce weight to prevent this from spreading.

These purpuras are small bleeding spots that remain in the dermis ( bleeding spots ) which will get absorbed on its own over time.

I would suggest you to keep the legs elevated at night while sleeping.

This condition does not manifest with any symptoms.

Do let me know if you have any further queries.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
why is being overweight causing it?
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 5 months ago.

The weight tends to increase the pressure in the legs. This in turn increases the pressure in the small capillaries and arterioles causing them to burst into the skin and leaves behind these spots.

That is the precise reason the marks do not go away very fast .

Regards

Dr Pravin

Do let me know if you have any further queries.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Ok I understand. I need to loose weight but I really struggle with this badly.
Expert:  Dr. Pravin replied 5 months ago.

You should take Vitamin C supplements in the meantime.

Use Vitamin C applications on the foot area to reduce the spots.

Do let me know if you have any further queries.