Petechiae are pinpoint, round places that surface on the skin as a consequence of bleeding. The bleeding results in the petechiae to surface crimson, brown or purple. Petechiae (puh-TEE-kee-ee) usually surface in clusters and may perhaps look like a rash. Usually flat to the contact, petechiae do not shed color when you push on them. Sometimes they surface on the interior surfaces of the mouth or the eyelids.

Petechiae are frequent and may perhaps indicate a number of conditions, ranging from minor to extremely severe.