Capillaritis

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What causes Schamberg disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some red flat dots on my feet, ankles, and leg. They are petechiae because they do not blanch. I do not have many of them, but I feel that they always tend to fade and come back in the same spot. I do not know if it is normal. I consulted with five doctors, and none of them ord...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your case, and there is nothing to be worried about. It is capillaritis or Schamberg disease. In both conditions, blood oozes out from blood vessels and gets deposited in the skin layers. There is a variation of skin color, some have dark skin tone, and oth...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pigmented purpuric dermatosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some flat red dots on my feet, ankles, and leg. They are petechiae because they do not blanch. I do not have many of them, but they always tend to fade and come back in the same spots. I do not know if it is normal. I consulted five doctors, and I have not got my blood tested. The...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Please attach photographs to suggest the diagnosis and treatment. It might be pigmented purpuric dermatosis, a kind of pigmentation due to vascular stasis, seen on the lower legs and around ankles, but I need to see it to confirm. Kindly send ...  Read Full »

Why do I frequently get small red dots on my ankles?

Query: Hello doctor, Small red dots started to come beneath the skin on my ankles several years ago. They do not itch and you cannot feel them when you touch the skin. It seems to be worse at the end of the workday and after wearing boots. It used to be on one side but now it is covering both ankles, part...  Read Full »


Dr. Rabia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like capillaritis. That is inflammation of capillaries. It can appear after prolonged exercise and stays there without any symptoms. In other vascular problems, individuals have some sort of symptoms like pain, itching, etc. Capillaritis is not the condition to...  Read Full »

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