Henoch-schonlein Purpura

A disorder characterized by purplish rash due to inflammation of the small blood vessels in the skin, intestines, joints, and kidneys resulting in an increased tendency to bleeding is Henoch-Schonlein purpura. It is usually present in the buttocks and lower legs and causes pain in the abdomen and joints. It can sometimes result in kidney damage which may need medical treatment. Children between the age group of 2 to 6 years are most commonly affected. Healing usually occurs on its own.

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I am suffering from red rashes in my feet due to Henoch-Schonlein purpura since 20 years of age. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) at 20 years old. The doctor recommended taking medicines. I remember it was Deltasone (Prednisone) for three months, and then she asked me to come back to check the progress of the disease. Due to financial problems, I could not sc...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. If the redness is due to Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), it will not be easy to cure it completely. Steroids are given to minimize the redness linked to the disease. And you were taking Prednisone which is steroid ...  Read Full »

What is causing these red dots all over child's body?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 2 year old daughter. She is breaking out with red dots all over her body. They do not look like measles or chicken pox. She weighs 30 pounds and has no other symptoms. I have tried giving her a child allergy medication because I thought she might have developed an allergy to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need more information for a quality answer. The onset of symptoms, duration? any itching? associated fever or weight loss? history of jaundice? any relevant family history? The site of red spots? is it distributed to a specific area? because it can indicate et...  Read Full »

What can small red dots on the feet and back be?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother is suffering from acute severe asthma for the last five years for which she is regularly taking treatment. But, from 10 days she felt some pain in her stomach and there were lots of red dots on her feet and back. Today, we visited a doctor who performed some tests. I am attach...  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These are called as purpuric rashes. There are a number of causes for this. Was there any fever? Where did the rashes start off? The probable diagnosis given was a meningoco...  Read Full »

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