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Ok, last night I saw a tiny spot (about the size of a small flat mole) on Elle's neck. It looked like a piece of one of her chewy chocolate cookies was stuck on her skin. I tried to wipe it off with my finger but it didn't come off. I didn't think much of it and I proceeded to put Elle to bed. This morning I see that it is still there. So I take a baby wipe and try to wipe it off and again nothing happens it is still there. So I start following her around to get a better look because every thime she notices me invegestigating her she laughs and runs away. So after having a better look it is a small purple dot. There are about 3 or 4 other tiny tiny dots too above it. She has been teething all week, her two bottom molars are just under her gums and she has had cold like symptoms since Saturday. I am just freaking out about the purple dots though. Do you think I should call the ped? I am supposed to work tonight and I know if I call the ped that they will say to bring her in but what are they really going to do? Has anyone noticed these dots on their toddlers before? I checked her whole body and she is fine. She is playing and happy and does not have a fever. Am I freaking out for nothing? I guess she might have pinched her neck and caused the dots? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br>
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My first response: could she have been biten by another child? you describe a cluster of marks, which sounds like it could be some sort of bruising. Could she have gotten her skin pinched in something (like maybe removing a hooded sweater)?<br>
My second response: could be a new mole.<br>
My third response: if you're at all worried, then call your ped. It's better to be safe and not lose sleep than to be not safe and have regrets later. But that's how I approach life in general.<br><br>
full disclosure: I'm an oncology np, so I freak out with any skin things I see on my son. Just so you know, I tend to overreact about this exact sort of thing.<br><br>
so yeah, real reassuring! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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i would just keep an eye on her and see how she is and take it from there, have you tried pressing it with a glass and seeing if it dissapears under pressure, that is the only thing i would do. if it does dont worry too much.
 
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