Sudden appearance of tiny red dots around eyes.
Thank you! Usually these tiny red dots that suddenly show up and then resolve over 3-4 days are petechiae, which are tiny spots of pinpoint bleeding from a capillary (very tiny blood vessel).
Why do these tiny red dots around eyes occur?
Most often they occur with a sudden increase in pressure in the face/head like………..vomiting, or standing on your head, even “down dog” in yoga has been know to cause these. They are more likely to happen when taking any medication that “thins” the blood which includes things like aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil), or Aleve, for example.
If they persist, or happen more than rarely, it’s important to see your primary care doctor for a check up.