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I believe I have Petechiae. I just. Oticd today. What are

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I believe I have Petechiae. I just. Oticd today. What are the causes. Can I develop Petechiae from an STD?
Thank you for your question. This is Dr. Robert, I'm so sorry to hear of your discomfort. I am going to assist you with your question today.
Petechiae is a medical condition that gives rise to small red spots over the skin. Usually they appear in clusters and may look like a rash. Initially they are red in color and gradually, they turn purple or bluish in color.
These can occur from many conditions, the common possibilities are-
1. Thrombocytopenia- It occurs due to low platelet count in the body.
2. Strep throat
3. Allergic reaction from medicines like- Aspirin, Cimetidine etc.
4. Sepsis
5. Vitamin K deficiency
If these spots have developed due to injury to blood capillaries, then you need to apply ice packs over the affected area. If this has developed due to an infectious condition, then antibiotics has to be prescribed. As such Petechiae doesn't develop directly from STD.
The line of treatment has to be selected after clinical evaluation.
I would recommend that you visit your primary doctor for evaluation and get it managed.
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