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Black Spots All Over Body
African american male with black spots all over body very itchy been there for months worst on legs. What is it can I get it. They get puffy at time?
Without seeing it: It is hard to say. May just be dry skin causing itchiness. Puffiness as a result of constant scratching. You can take a histamine eg allegra, claritin, zyrtec, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) etc for the itch but you may need prescription for topical steroids from your physician. Otc ones may not be strong enough, but you can certainly try. ...Read more
Too vague: Please be more specific. Can you post a picture? ...Read more
I have black spots all over my body for close to a year. Not itchy nor sore. I have used creams but nothing has helped me. It's spreading rapidly now?
Dermatology: A year? Never saw a doctor? Get to a dermatologist asap- cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more
Hav these strange black/brown spots all over body since last few weeks after pinching sensation, dose it STD symptom? Excepting Dr. HHH pls answer.
Doubt STD: No STD is a likely cause of such symptoms. But if you have been at risk, visit a doctor or clinic for professional evaluating and testing. ...Read more
Its not summer yet and I haven't been outside. I keep getting these small dark brown/black dots and spots all over my body. Are they new moles?
Yes: As we age many of us get spots as you describe. They are likely harmless but you should be checked by your pcp to be sure. Sun with the uv rays cause pigmentation to brown us up. Those uv rays can play havoc with moles. Moles that are new or existing can be transformed into malignancy so any mole changing character need immediate exam by your pcp and maybey referral. ...Read more
Lately, I've noticed pin point size black spots on my body which were not there before. Total of 5. ...Is this normal.?
Do antipsychotics or ssris cause sun sensitivity, like increased likelihood of getting black spots. Does sensitivity levelonce medications are out body?
Some do: Many medications, including some of the ones in the classes you ask about, do indeed cause sun sensitivities, which can result in a variety of different rashes. Make sure you use sunscreen, and try to avoid direct sunlight. If it continues to be a problem, talk to doc about possible change of medication. ...Read more
Is hair off® hair remover kit for face & body effective? How long does the hair remain hair free and does it leave black spots like shaving?
Temporarily effectiv: Most hair removers either chemical or electrical are temporary. For the most effective hair removal you may want to try laser. The black spots you are seeing is from shaving. Known as stubble it is seen due to the base of the hair shaft being thicker. The darker the hair the more obvious it is. As with all hair removers there are side effects. Which ones are you willing to live with? ...Read more
Is St. John's wort safe to take? I read it causes photosensitivity and I already have a lot of black spots and moles on face and body
I will be fine, then my fingers will tingle, vision has black spots, I feel as if I will faint. I fainted once. Forehead tingles and body feels heavy.
Exam and physicial: NOW! You may have any number of severe medical conditions: anemia, hypoglycemia, heart irregularities, neurological disease etc. You need comprehensive blood testing, neurological testing and get urine checked for infection/pregnancy. Please call for immediate appointment or go directly to the ER or local urgent care center. ...Read more
Rash: Your rash needs to be looked it sooner than later, don't waste time, you may be contageous. It may chicken pox among others. Hard to tell without looking at the rash. ...Read more
I face a lot of trouble due to constant headache and heaviness. I see black spots all over and at times black out occurs due to headache.
Depends: As I always say, migraines can cause virtually any symptom; however, it is always worth your time to be evaluated to ensure that it is not related to something more serious, especially if you have had some sort of heart condition. ...Read more
Angiokeratomas: These are probably angiokeratomas.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have got acne, black spots all over my face. Should I try to eliminate them or should I just leave them as they are?
I have lots of acne and black spots all over the face. I do drink lots water and doing homemade facials to reduce acne&marks but no result. Plz helpdoc?
Acne: This is a case where the first response should be to see a dermatologist. This is one of the major things that we treat so you need to see one of us to get a good plan for lifetime of facial care. Your general practitioner can help you but the dermatologist has it his or her specialty. There are so many remedies that there's no way to even begin to discuss them even partially here. That's why you. ...Read more
I use to pop pimples and now im left with these ugly black spots all over my forehead and chin. How do I get rip of them? I have tried everything!
Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more
This requires: Further clarification. Black spots on a chest x-ray? Black lesions on skin? Please re-ask this question & provide more information. ...Read more
See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
Brown freckle with black spots in it. Can only see the dots when you shine a flashlight on it. Cause for concern?
Why would my vision fill with black spots when I'm upset or happy or anxious? It only last for seconds at a time.
Adrenaline. ..: Is released when we have an increase in our emotions. Those hormones can have effects on the eyes and cause certain structures in the eye to constrict and pull. This in turn can stimulate other structures in the eye that when quickly moved can cause these floaters that you see. As long as they are occasional and not persistent or vision changing, the floaters are nothing to worry about. ...Read more
I'm intermittently seeing like black spots of light in vision and some other little spots of light that goes away after 4-5 seconds should I worry??
Hyperpigmentation: There is no real way to tell you what those spots are because I do not know your racial variant or your tendency to have color in the skin as well as how goes you and your family heal from minor ones. You need to see a dermatologist and get an opinion so that these lesions might be able to be helped. ...Read more
Hard to tell: I am not sure what those black spots are. Saying skull, do you mean the bones themselves or the scalp which is the skin and underlying fat tissue? This makes a difference. Black spots in the skull (bone) may be a sign of infection or another process that needs to be checked, but w/out having a picture or xray, it's impossible to tell what you're dealing with. ...Read more
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