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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi is there a doctor out there. I am concerned about small red flecks in skin, petechae, as a doctor called them. Could they be caused by syphyllis? I have been for common blood tests and no adverse info but I havent been tested for syphyllis yet. Can this be caused by aging or heredity? I am 33.
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   what can you tell me
Doctor :   No , the petechae are not a sign of Syphyllis
User :   what could cause this
Doctor :   May i know their distribution ? i m mean the areas involved ?
Doctor :   I mean*
User :   several on face, several on arms, several on abdomen and upper legs
Doctor :   ok, do the lesions itch ?
User :   no
Doctor :   And do you have fever ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Since when did you notice them ?
User :   a while ago and i went to the dr.
User :   after he ran some tests he said there was nothing on the tests
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   Are you on any medication ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok, such rashes can be expected due to a allergic reaction
User :   really
User :   it's under the skin
Doctor :   I would ask you to confirm the fact by taking a tab of Benadryl now
Doctor :   if the lesions disappear then its due to allergy and need not worry as its not dangerous
User :   what kind of allergy
User :   would 500 mg reactine work
User :   look like red pin pricks
Doctor :   A hypersentivity reaction to some unkown allergen
User :   something in diet
User :   something in environment
User :   how long would you expect it would take for them to clear up if this is allergy
Doctor :   yes, ractine also does work but its 10 mg if i am not wrong
User :   does this point to a virus
Doctor :   reactine*
User :   prescription reactine
Doctor :   yes, it could be due to something in the diet or environment
User :   could you give some suggestions
User :   cat allergy?
Doctor :   and yes, if the Benadryl or the reactine do not work then consideration that it could be a viral fever rash seems reasonable
Doctor :   i would consider BENADRYL to be a better choice
User :   what sort of virus
User :   no fever
Doctor :   Any influenza virus can present with rashes like this
User :   i have had this over 1 year
Doctor :   and the rash is the begning of the infection
User :   infection
User :   ?
Doctor :   May i ask whether you had the rashes since a year ?
User :   would i just take one benadryl tablet what time frame
User :   yes
Doctor :   the tab is better to be taken in rest hours as it induces mild sleep
User :   as I say Ive had tests done?
Doctor :   preferably night
Doctor :   ok i get it
User :   what else could be causing this
Doctor :   Low platelet count could be chance too
User :   had that checked
User :   other possibilities?
User :   poor diet
Doctor :   Microvascular diseases
User :   i dont eat many vegetables
User :   what is that
Doctor :   like in Connetcive tissue disorders example SLE
User :   what is that
Doctor :   its a illness where the blood vessels are affected and there will be small leak causing rashes
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