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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
My son is 10. Two days ago he was wearing shorts at a concert with plastic chairs. Afterwards he said his legs were itchy. He has tiny red pinprick dots on both lower legs. He had scratched one of his legs due to the itchiness but I don't think he scratched both.They won't show up well in a photo. Not itchy or raised. Not spreading 48 hours later. No other symptoms.Should we be worried about a clotting issue? He has had this before. He seems to have easily broken capillaries.

Kids have thin skin and pressure may cause broken capillaries.

It is not a clotting issue.

You may confirm it by blood tests, which would come normal.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
we are away for 3 months!i just need reassurance this is nothing serious. Leukemia or ITP etc wouldn't show up like this would they?

They wouldn't.

Nothing to worry about.

It would resolve on its own.

Kids get these quite commonly.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
i see.
And you are not concerned that this is the 4th episode in 6 months even though he didn't have ot before?

I do not see anything serious.

In a serious issue, it would cause daily.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Thank you.
Does he need cream or antihistamines?
How long will it last?

It may last 2-5 days.

It is self-limiting.

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Thank you very much.

Very welcome.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Sorry. Can you please check these pictures? Last night we were standing still for 2 hours and he rubbed the sides of his legs with his shoes. Now he has this. Still no worries?I should add we are abroad in a hotter climate than usual. Can this cause capillaries to break more easily?
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Other side

This looks more like urticaria than capillary breaking.

You may do a therapeutic trial of hydrocortisone cream and oral antihistamines. If this resolves, it would confirm urticaria.

You may consider opening a new thread.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
I have got into trouble for opening a new thread before! customer service says I have to keep follow up in one place.this new thing is not itchy or raised. it is broken blood vessels again. what do you think? it isn't spontaneous as it came from him rubbing his legs but it seems an extreme reaction

As I mentioned it does not look like broken blood capillaries but may be allergy/urticaria.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
still not worrisome for coagulation issues or cancer?

Not worrisome for these issues.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Thank you
Very welcome.