Red spots on skin are tiny pinpoint red dots called petechiae. They could be caused by varied reasons. These spots could appear anywhere on the body. They may be caused by infections, allergy, and inflammation. 

The spots may also differ in color, ranging from pink to bright red to purple. Depending on the underlying cause, these red spots could develop over a long period or suddenly appear. They differ in size and may cover either a small or large area on your skin. They could either be painful or itchy and flat or raised.

Symptoms you have to look out for

Some symptoms also appear along with the red spots on your skin. Some people who have it also have a fever if the spots are caused by an infection. Here are signs that you may see on your skin along with red spots. 

  • Blisters
  • Discharge that crusts and dries
  • Itching and skin irritation
  • Pain and swelling
  • Pustules
  • Rash and scaling