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Old 05-26-2006, 10:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
Engfants Boyfriend
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Re: HELP! LITTLE RED DOTS!

Aidan, first let me apologize for all the joking around above. That was very unprofessional of those people. You came here asking for our help, and they were most cavalier in their responses. Tsk Tsk.

Now, as to your "problem", the good news is that it is less than a 50/50 chance that these 'dots' are AIDS-related. I suspect that they are not. I certainly wouldn't rush to the doctor for a blood-test...at least not yet.

It could be little dots of erythema (sunburn), or, more likely, a heat rash. It doesn't sound like Herpes to me, but then, I'm not a doctor. I couldn't rule out scabies or lice without further information and close-up pictures. There are a number of fungal infections that people can get if their hygiene is...ahem.. questionable. Have you taken a bath or shower in the last month?

Anyway, perhaps if you posted pictures (only if you are over 18 years of age) of your infected/infested/sunburned/diseased legs we could offer further opinion.

I hope this helps!
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