Small red spots on the skin can be petechiae, which are caused by bleeding under the skin due to blood vessel injuries or life-threatening conditions, explains Mayo Clinic. The spots are usually less than one-eighth of a... More »

Blood spots on the skin may result from petechiae, according to the Mayo Clinic. Damage to the blood vessels, also known as capillaries, leak blood within the skin and cause petechiae spots to form. Petechiae in the face... More »

A change in skin spot color from brown to red could be the result of a variety of factors, including aging, sun exposure or development of a melanoma. While potentially dangerous skin spots usually darken and change from... More »

Tiny red pinpoint dots beneath the skin are referred to as petechiae and occur when the blood vessels break due to injuries, aging and medical treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation, according to MedlinePlus. Alle... More »

Causes of petechiae include prolonged straining, infectious diseases and certain medications, and symptoms include round, pinpoint spots on the skin that may be brown, red or purple in color, according to Mayo Clinic. Ce... More »

Blood spots on the skin may result from petechiae, according to the Mayo Clinic. Damage to the blood vessels, also known as capillaries, leak blood within the skin and cause petechiae spots to form. Petechiae in the face... More »

Chickenpox and hives are conditions that cause red spots on the skin, notes Mayo Clinic. Chickenpox is a contagious viral infection in which spots may cover the entire body, while hives is a skin reaction to things such ... More »

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