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Purple spots on 11 year old thighs
meekschan posted:
Hello, three days ago my little sister came home with purple and reddish little dots all over her thighs, they looked like little bruises, but very tiny.. they were pretty much like freckles but purple and reddish, they were on her front thighs.

We first thought it could be an skin allergy, but she didn't eat anything out of her usually on that day, I believe.

Then I remembered that I just purchased her two new pair of jeans for her, she wore one the day before that happened, and the other one on the actual day it happened.

The day before she had nothing, but on that day she had a lot of little dots that looked like bruises once she came back from school.
Could it be due to the pants maybe being too tight, I asked her if they were too tight and if it hurts, she said is tight, but it didn't hurt.
We will return it tomorrow and get a bigger size just in case.

Should we just wait it out and assume it was the pants, or should we still go to the doctor to see if it could be something else. She said it wasn't itchy and it didn't hurt. The dots are going away slowly, but I am worried we should maybe make an appointment or go to the E.R. today while is still there to see if it could be something worse.

What would you recommend?

Thank you
Chris Tiongson, MD responded:
I can't make a diagnosis through this medium, but it sounds like it is worth checking out. Lots of things cause rashes, some are serious and some aren't. The only way to tell is to have a doctor check it.
meekschan replied to Chris Tiongson, MD's response:
Hi, we took her to the doctor several days ago and he said it was a reaction from the new jeans that we bought her and it'll go away on its own. He said it was caused due to not washing the jeans before she used it.
The bruises are still there and it has now been 9 days, on her right leg it is very purple now, and on the left leg it looks like a fading color, kind of like freckles.
I was wondering if you would know how long it should take for a reaction from unwashed clothes to go away, so that way we can go back to the hospital if is still there so they can check if it may be something else.
She has an appointment for a physical, but that is three weeks away from now. Thank you.
Chris Tiongson, MD replied to meekschan's response:
I would recommend calling your doctor's office to talk about it and to ask your follow-up questions.

It sounds like there are still some things left unanswered for you after the first visit.

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