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Doctor insights on: Are The Little White Spots On My Hands Caused By Anemia

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Would anemia cause white spots or swollen tongue?

Would anemia cause white spots or swollen tongue?

Possibly: More likely the cause of the anemia such as vitamin b12, or severe folate (folic acid) deficiency could be associated with those findings. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more


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What could the little white spots on my forearms, hands, and feet be?

What could the little white spots on my forearms, hands, and feet be?

Rash: Rashes and skin lesions are impossible to diagnose without seeing them. Please go be evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes white spots on the surface of nails, hands & feet, that buff off?

What causes white spots on the surface of nails, hands & feet, that buff off?

White spots on nail: There are different possible causes for the condition you describe. A topical form of fungus is one possibility. Your doctor or a dermatologist can look at it and culture it to determine if it a fungus. ...Read more

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What std causes red and white spots on palms and burning sensation on palms of hands?

What std causes red and white spots on palms and burning sensation on palms of hands?

Probably no STD: Syphilis can cause a skin rash that involves the palms and soles, but unlikely to cause burning; and syphilis is rare in women in your part of the country. Probably this is something other than syphilis or any other STD. But STDs wouldn't be on your mind if you weren't at risk, so get tested. Play it safe and see a doctor for diagnosis and possible treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have been having small blisters on my fingers. It is gone now but now I have small white spots on the palm of my hand. Should I be worried?

I have been having small blisters on my fingers. It is gone now but now I have small white spots on the palm of my hand. Should I be worried?

May be related: The white spots may be related to the blisters on your fingers. There are many different things that can cause that type of rash. If it persists, you should have the rash checked. ...Read more

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I have small white spots under the head of my penis, on the rim. I also have some under the rim when I pull back my foreskin? Pearly penial papules? I'm a virgin, and have warts on my hands. Help!?

I have small white spots under the head of my penis, on the rim. I also have some under the rim when I pull back my foreskin? Pearly penial papules? I'm a virgin, and have warts on my hands. Help!?

Indeed PPP: Not to worry. These are often mistaken for genital warts. You have pearly penile papilla and not hpv warts. If you are sexually active please see your local doctor to discuss your risks of std's. Good luck and be safe. ...Read more

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What would cause horizontal nail ridges and white spots on nails?

What would cause horizontal nail ridges and white spots on nails?

Could be serious: Vertical ridges, especially in adult women are fairly common. In a male, and across rather than to the tip it can be a sign of serious conditions so have it checked. Horizontal ridges that are accompanied by white lines can be a symptom of arsenic poisoning. Horizontal depressions across the nails, called beau's lines, can be a sign of diabetes, malnutrition, or a circulatory problem. Best! ...Read more

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I have a really light vertical line on my left thumb and have these white spots on few of my nails. What could cause it and how can I treat it?

I have a really light vertical line on my left thumb and have these white spots on few of my nails. What could cause it and how can I treat it?

Pic: The pictures worth 1000 words please do a visit with pictures or video or face-to-face You really have to see a rash to diagnose. ...Read more

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I have had nail changes lately, my nails have small white spots and the base of the nail and itsdented. Is it something that I have no pains. Thanks?

I have had nail changes lately, my nails have small white spots and the base of the nail and itsdented. Is it something that I have no pains. Thanks?

Changes in nails can: Be due to vitamin deficiency or more serious conditions. Please see your doc so he/she can take a look and do blood work. This will tell you what is going on and then it can be treated. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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For MD: Nails break very easily. At times can see layers of nail at the edge. Parts of nail look thinner, I see small depressions /tiny cracks form where polish gets stuck once I remove it. They are not yellow, no white spots. Why? Natural remedy?

For MD: Nails break very easily. At times can see layers of nail at the edge. Parts of nail look thinner, I see small depressions /tiny cracks form where polish gets stuck once I remove it. They are not yellow, no white spots. Why? Natural remedy?

Nail health: I don't think that your nail symptoms are caused by any serious health issues. If you're overly concerned, consult a dermatologist. If no pathology is diagnosed, see a skilled cosmetologist or beautician for advice about nail health and care. ...Read more

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Strep throat, prescribed amoxicillin. Then red spots on top of hand, rash along both bottom sides of arms. Doc says unlikely allergic relation. STD?

Strep throat, prescribed amoxicillin. Then red spots on top of hand, rash along both bottom sides of arms. Doc says unlikely allergic relation. STD?

Strep related: There are at least two forms of rash associated with strep. One is related to a toxin released by living strep germs, typically flat, sand papery and rosey. Anther is a hive like eruption (bumps) that can be associated with it. There are a few STD associated rashes, but what you describe is not how they appear. ...Read more

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I have some white spots in the nails in my hands. Some times I have and others not. What can it be?

I have some white spots in the nails in my hands. Some times I have and others not. What can it be?

Trauma: Localized injury to your nails can cause white spots to appear later. If there aren't too many, or if all the nails are not involved relax, and try to avoid localized trauma.
If there a re a lot of white lines, see your doctor, to be evaluated for a more serious problem. ...Read more