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What causes small red dots with a halo on on different body parts?

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Posted on Mon, 25 Jul 2016
Question: 2 of our children have these similar red dots with a halo on their skin? Different body parts.
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Possible tick bites - please takes girls in to urgent care.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome,

This looks like an insect bite with reaction. I am wondering about a possible tick bite. In Wisconsin, we would be concerned about Lyme Disease from tick bite (pictured here: https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?p=images+of+lyme+rash&fr=tightropetb&imgurl=YYYYYYYYoflymedisease.com%2Fimages%2FPhoto-Lyme-Disease-Rash.jpg#id=6&iurl=http%3A%2F%2Fpicturesoflymedisease.com%12345s%2FPhoto-Lyme-Disease-Rash.jpg&action=click)

but I don't think that is as prevalent in XXXXXXX

As these may be tick bites (were your girls out doors in the same place where this could have happened?) I recommend that you go in to see a doctor (don't settle for a PA or nurse practitioner) either at an urgent care clinic or with your regular doctor if you can get in to see him or her quickly.

I hope this information helps. Please let me know if I can provide more information, although I am not well versed in those infections particular to where you live.


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What causes small red dots with a halo on on different body parts?

Brief Answer: Possible tick bites - please takes girls in to urgent care. Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome, This looks like an insect bite with reaction. I am wondering about a possible tick bite. In Wisconsin, we would be concerned about Lyme Disease from tick bite (pictured here: https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?p=images+of+lyme+rash&fr=tightropetb&imgurl=YYYYYYYYoflymedisease.com%2Fimages%2FPhoto-Lyme-Disease-Rash.jpg#id=6&iurl=http%3A%2F%2Fpicturesoflymedisease.com%12345s%2FPhoto-Lyme-Disease-Rash.jpg&action=click) but I don't think that is as prevalent in XXXXXXX As these may be tick bites (were your girls out doors in the same place where this could have happened?) I recommend that you go in to see a doctor (don't settle for a PA or nurse practitioner) either at an urgent care clinic or with your regular doctor if you can get in to see him or her quickly. I hope this information helps. Please let me know if I can provide more information, although I am not well versed in those infections particular to where you live.