What Causes Red Spots on the Skin?

Q:
What causes red spots on the skin?

A:
If you find red spots on the skin, there are many possible causes of them. They may be caused by serious diseases. In other cases, there’s nothing to worry about.

The red spots could be:

  • Petechiae. They develop because of bleeding. Common causes of petechiae are viral infections, allergic reaction, and trauma.
  • Cherry angiomas. If the red spots are cherry angiomas, usually you have nothing to worry about. The real cause of them is unknown, but researchers believe genes may play a role.
  • Rheumatic fever. You get this when you have strep throat and fail to seek immediate medical treatment. Rheumatic fever can lead to death if you keep ignoring it.

 

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