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i had breakout with red lil dots on my legs & arms & the next day my penis was swollen with also little red bumps

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replied February 22nd, 2010
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Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You would like to know the reason for red little dots on your legs and arms.

Little red dots on the skin may be due to rash(allergic or infectious) or vasculitis. In allergic reactions, the changes of the skin may be elevated above the skin. Infectious disease like herpes, chickenpox, measles or rubella, may be characterized with little red dots on the skin, elevated or not, with vesicles or not. Vasculitis is a condition where the small blood vessels are inflamed. The rash in vasculitis may be dark red to livid, palpable or not.

Given the data that you described, you may or may not be experiencing any of the conditions listed above. See a dermatovenerologist to rule out allergies, infectious diseases or vasculitis.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider such as a dermatovenerologist for further advice and information about diagnosis and treatment options.

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