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I have tiny red specks under the surface of my skin. they

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i have tiny red specks under the surface of my skin. they started on my arms then on my chest, abdomen, legs and on my back. they started showing up about a year ago or so. they aren't raised and don't itch.   my current meds are lamotrigine, oxazepam,coversyl, salbutamol and pulimcort inhaler. btw, i started lamotrigine after i started with the spots.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Hoffman replied 8 years ago.

What you're describing sound like cherry angiomas. If they have a branching or spider-web like appearance, they may be spider angiomas. These are benign growths of blood vessels right under the skin that can look bright red. The medications you're taking do not affect them. If you do not like them, they can be removed with a laser, but it would likely be considered a cosmetic procedure as these are not dangerous.

I hope that helps,

Dr. P
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