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 » Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions

Red dots, or petechiae, under the skin are the result of leaking capillaries, according to Mayo Clinic. They are sometimes caused by excessive straining in ordinary activities, such as coughing, crying and vomiting. Givi... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

It is possible to get tiny red dots around the eyes after vomiting, according to Mayo Clinic. The condition is called petechiae, and it has a number of causes, including straining after vomiting. More » Health Pain & Symptoms
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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 » Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions

Stasis dermatitis affects the skin of the lower legs and ankles, resulting in a brown discoloration and a cobblestone or bumpy appearance, according to MedlinePlus. The skin may appear very thin or become red, crusted or... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions

Treatment for petechiae on the legs and ankles depends on the underlying cause. If petechiae are due to a low blood platelet level or clotting, a transfusion is necessary, according to the Virtual Medical Center. If they... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions

Treatments for petechiae include taking prescription medicine, discontinuing or changing existing prescription medicines, and allowing the condition to heal on its own at home, according to Healthline. These treatments h... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions