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Suggest remedies for red marks on the arms

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Posted on Wed, 11 May 2016
Question: I have these marks on my arms kinda beige/red that come and go. No particular shape. Have been sexually active a couple years ago.



Middle has been there the longest
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Answered by Dr. S Patra (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Upload a clear image of that area.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

Kindly, upload a clear picture of marked area for better suggestion.

Do you have any kind of systemic disease or prone to allergic reaction ?

Waiting for your reply and attached image.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. S Patra (29 minutes later)
The middle mark has been there the longest
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Answered by Dr. S Patra (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Petechiae should be ruled out.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for attaching images and I have reviewed all of them.

In my point of view, if these marks do not hurt or itch, common possibilities of allergy or acute infection has been ruled out. I don't find any relation with past sexual activity (occurred more than 1 year ago).

We need to rule out PETECHIAE (sign of bleeding under the skin) in this context. Insect bite and viral infection are other close possibilities.

Diabetes or high blood pressure, liver disease, or a blood condition called Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) are some of the common causes.

A complete blood count (CBC), liver function tests as well as ultrasound of the abdomen (to check the status of the liver and the spleen) are needed. It will help to pinpoint the diagnosis.

The good news is that since they disappear on their own, you may not need any specific treatment and they are not likely to be a serious health concern.

Hope I have answered your query. Wish your good health and take care.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Deepak
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Suggest remedies for red marks on the arms

Brief Answer: Upload a clear image of that area. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for writing to us. Kindly, upload a clear picture of marked area for better suggestion. Do you have any kind of systemic disease or prone to allergic reaction ? Waiting for your reply and attached image.