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my 44yr old sons body and arms are covered with tiny red spots,

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my 44yr old son's body and arms are covered with tiny red spots, no itch or pain, he has had this for almost 2 yrs and it never changes, he will not visit a doctor, he does not believe in them!
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Wu replied 8 years ago.



Thank you for submitting your question.


I believe your son has a petechial rash. This type of rash is not itchy, and the lesions look like tiny red dots. They are flat and not raised.


Petechial rash can be a sign of low platelet count. Platelets are important in forming blood clots. When the platelet count is low, the person is prone to gum bleeding and bruising. He/she can also develop a petechial rash.


Low platelet count(thrombocytopenia) can be caused by medications, alcohol/drugs, or bone marrow disease. He should seek medical attention and have his platelet count checked.

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