Why do I have red dots on my legs

Red dots or red spots can be a symptom or a sign of so many things that it is hard to pinpoint the exact reason without further knowledge and diagnostic medical tests. The source of the spots can be as simple as a summer rash or as dangerous as the signs of a fatal blood infection. Although it is impossible to mention and explain all of the possible causes of red spots or dots on that may appear on our legs, a few of the vast range of reasons will be discussed in this article.

Insects like mosquitoes are particularly fond of biting near the legs as they are harder to reach for us and that gives them a better chance. It is due to this reason that red dots on the legs are most commonly a sign of insect bites. Allergic reactions are also some of the most common causes for such red, itchy dots on the surface of the skin. An allergy can be triggered by anything that the particular person is allergic to, may it be food items like eggs and sea food or external allergens like dust and pollen. There are a whole range of skin infections also which may result in the patient developing red dots all over the legs as well as on the other parts of the body; some of the names include Eosinophilic fasciitis, cellulitis, psoriasis, acne, candidiasis, sulfone syndrome, scleroderma and so many more. Some of these infections are very painful and may require immediate attention before it starts to get worse. Measles is a quite common viral disease that can give you red dots on your skin, although it was almost eliminated out of existence after a vaccine was discovered (however, it has recently been on the rise again).

Some people may develop red dots on the legs after the person has just shaved them, but with the use of a good cream and careful razor work, these can be avoided. If you have red dots on your legs that are not bumpy, scratchy or painful, then it could be a hemorrhage rash from a disease of the blood. Such diseases include meningococcal septicemia and leukemia among other lethal diseases. However, the internal bleeding could also result from just an injury induced capillary burst.