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72 years old having red dots on fingers and inside hands. Worrisome

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My mother 72yrs has red dots on her fingers and inside of her hand. YYYY@YYYY
Posted Wed, 2 Jan 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Sudarshan 1 hour later
Thanks for writing in.
It can be senile purpura ,tinea corporis,insect bite etc.

Can you upload photos of the affected area?
Photos can help a lot in predicting the condition.

Also I would like to know -
Was there itching over the area any time?
Is there any redness over the area or surrounding?
Is there any change in the consistency or thickness of the affected area?(thickening or thinning)?
Any bleeding/pus/pain tenderness/history of trauma /scratching through the area?
Is she on aspirin or any blood thinning drugs.
Answer the questions and upload images to helps you better.

Till the time you can apply calamine over the affected area and can take Tab.Ibuprofen for pain.
Hope this helps.

I will be available for follow up.


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