Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mysterious red spots

Every now and then when I'm in the village I find these mysterious red spots on my arm. I have no idea what they are from. I’m guessing they’re an insect bite of some sort, unless it’s something from brushing past a certain plant.

Can you see the four red dots on my arm in the photo below?


The funny thing is, they’re not raised, and they’re not sore or itchy, so really they’re the best kind of bite to have! They don’t cause any problem. I’m just curious as to what they are – where they’ve come from. Any ideas anyone? The local people don’t know about them, as they don’t show up on their skin.

10 comments:

Laura said...

Sun spots??? I get them.

Purple Julie said...

I don't know. They disappear fairly quickly too. Do sun spots disappear like that?

Anonymous said...

I get those same spots. They aren't raised, about that size, don't itch and I also have no idea where they come from...

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie

Did you find out what they were? I have some on my skin too not itchy not raised and it goes dry and peeled off eventually.

Michelle Gilbert said...

I noticed something similar on both my arms just today. Did you ever find out what they were> I have two on my left and three on my right. Flat, don't hurt and don't itch.

Purple Julie said...

To Anonymous on Sept 1 and Michelle Gilbert - No, I have never found out what they are. Anonymous, yours sound different to mine, as mine don't go dry or peel off, they simply disappear and quite quickly (not 'eventually').

Kev said...

I was getting in the shower tonight after a 1400 mile trip to take my only daughter to college. I found two little dots on my arm just as you have described them.
There are 2, and they are different in size, with the largest being 1/4". They are flush with my skin, and there is no itching or anything. Has anyone found out what they are?

Anonymous said...

I got them on my hand at first, many, many dots. They started on the left and eventually moved to the right. they went away and almost a year later, they popped up again this time on my forearm but they went away within a couple days only to show up on my right foot and up my leg to about mid shin. They just show up and disappear, never really any signs that they'll show up. Has anyone else had theirs moving about like this?

Purple Julie said...

Ok everyone. I got these spots in Papua New Guinea. Whatever spots you have got are probably not the same. No I haven't found out what they are or where they came from. That's all I have to say on this subject and will not reply to future comments. This is not a health question and answer page. Try Yahoo for that kind of thing.

Anonymous said...

I have no idea what these are byt have them as well, if you find out what these are please leave a link to them. thanks internet.