What can be done about the petechiae on my legs and face?
I recently started getting petechiae (red or purple spots on the body that are caused by a hemorrhage or broken capillaries) on my legs. The doctor gave me compression stockings. They have helped my legs, but now I have petechiae on my face. Do you have any suggestions? I am a 34-year-old female.
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Replied on 1/16/2013
By: Advanced Vein Center | Bruce R. Hoyle, M.D.
Petechia is a type of purpuric skin condition. It is a broken capillary. There are many causes, and a medical workup is needed to sort them out. Small capillaries can be injected or laser can be applied, but getting to the root cause of the petechiae is your next step.
Replied on 1/10/2013
Replied on 1/10/2013
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