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Blue Spot Under Skin
Many options: Is this a new event? Or something of long standing? Is it asymptomatic or does it hurt? Is it growing, bulging above skin level, inflammatory? If any of these questions are positive, then you should consult with your ophthalmologist or a dermatologist. Once pathology is eliminated then a cosmetic approach might be considered. ...Read more
Bug bite, infection: See your doctor if it doesn't resolve by tomorrow. An infection can spread into the actual orbital capsule of the eye. In the meantime, put a warm compress on the area of puffiness. Is it itchy, painful, or is there a discharge? These are things your doctor will need to know. ...Read more
Intertrigo: Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, abdominal folds. ...Read more
Keratosis: Most likely these are seborrheic keratoses - elevated, rough overgrowth of the epithelium common in aging. If you are young, they more likely are plugged glands in the skin in which the secretions have become dry, and oxidize on the surface turning grey-black. They can be expressed with a comedone extractor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: It is difficult to answer this question without actually evaluating you in person. It is common for many to get fungal infections in that area due to moisture. This can be treated with a prescribed powder. See your doctor for complete evaluation. ...Read more
I have blue black squiggly lines on foot under the skin. Appeared 3/4 days ago. A larger blue/black spot underside of foot. Ulcer on same ankle.?
Problem: Are you diabetic, ave you had arterial doppler. Looks like you have some vascular issue. ...Read more
SM hard bumps under skin (slightly visible) both armpits—resemble white balls under flashlight.Nicked 1 extracted white. Tiny dark ones on stomach too?
Could be many reason: If it is all of them it could be vascular, it depends on when it happens it could be pressure if the nails are pressing or the shoes, or your socks. To many possibilities to say. A picture would be helpful. I could do a consult or have them checked out. ...Read more
Random, dark coloured spot under skin on palm, slightly tender to touch and pretty small. Is it a blood spot or something worse?
Maybe: could be any number of things, mostly benign, but rarely of more concern. Let someone see it if it's worsening/enlarging or not improving within few weeks. ...Read more
See the podiatrist: Without a closer look at the condition, no one should make a definitive diagnosis but from what you describe this may be a type of fungal infection. Many conditions however can mimic fungus. Get it checked before you start applying over the counter creams which can sometimes make the condition worse. ...Read more
that is normal: If you have fair skin, it is completely normal to see veins under the skin surface. Light blue veins, in particular, are common and are called reticular veins. Veins you can feel or skin discoloration (darkening) around the veins are abnormal. Otherwise, no need to do anything. ...Read more
See derm: See dermatologist for the answer. This can becaused by several diseases. ...Read more
Puffiness in ankles, abdo & rt side of head/neck. W/dark skin spots that fill w/fluid - skin lightens if popped like acne. Veins visible, bluish skin?
See doc: See your doctor because you have several problems. ...Read more
Have painful black spot on my skin. not bulgy or bumpy, the just skin darkens sometimes lentil size and the area becomes painful. Appears disappears?
Don't want to guess.: Recommend annual head to toe dermatologic evaluation. This might might be a good time for total once over & to have these lesions assessed. Take care. ...Read more
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