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

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...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 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? Im 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? Im 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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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