Easy Bruising And Skin Rash

Last Editorial Review: 8/31/2020

Easy bruising can sometimes cause multiple small bruises or tiny spots known as petechial on the skin, which some may mistake for a true skin rash. Skin rashes can be caused by inflammation of the skin (dermatitis) due to all causes, including contact dermatitis and eczema. Lice infestations may cause scratching that can lead to skin changes. An actinic keratosis, in contrast to a rash, usually is a single precancerous skin abnormality but an individual may have more than one. Your doctor can help you determine the cause of any worrisome changes in your skin.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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