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No particular reason: Sometimes these things happen. Maybe the underlying factors that caused the first also precipitated the second. Or alternatively organisms from the first were introduced into the second site thereby producing that lesion. Unless you have a recurrent problem with this I would not look for any other potential cause. ...Read more
Could Be Anything: With out an exam, it is hard to say from your description. If they have always been there and not changed, then may be small hemangiomas (blood vessels). If they are recent, they could be anything from things similar to pimples, bug bites, fungal infections (ringworm or tinea versicolor), to different types of moles or growths. Have it evaluated at your next doctor visit. Sooner, if changing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antifungal creams: Tinea is a fungal skin infection (often mis-leadingly called "ringworm") that is easily treated with over-the-counter antifungal creams (found in the ahtelete's foot section at you pharmacy) such as lotrimin (clotrimazole). Follow the directions; if not better see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Hives?: Can you take a picture?Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends on…: The severity of the infection (how large an area involved, how deep) & what organism(s) causing the infection & of course, whether it is being treated & how aggressively. Other factors are comorbid conditions like diabetes, especially if poorly controlled. Minor infections caused by run-of-the-mill bacteria, treated with appropriate antibiotic, usually take 7-10 days. More complicated take longer. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
It depends: Keloid removal depends upon their size and appearance to affect cosmetic appeal. An examination by a dermatologist or cosmetic/plastic surgeon would provide the best answer to your question. Good luck. ...Read more
Anytime: Especially if unprovoked. If there is no trauma, see your doctor about this. ...Read more
Whats it look like: Almost impossible to tell without seeing it. If you are on a new medication it still might be an allergy, best have someone lay eyes on it, could be serious could be nothing, don't chance it. ...Read more
Hard to say: Try antiantacids first. If no improvement see gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Woke up and noticed a patch of brown spots on the left side of my torso. Right around the rib cage.
Many causes: Pigmented lesions can have many causes from chemical irritation, infection, inflammatory or immune mediated changes. The information provided is very limited. If the lesions don't go away in a week or two it might be worth seeking professional help. ...Read more
What kind of body tremors including the torso can go away when your asleep and continue on when you wake up?
Striated muscle: During certain parts of your sleep cycle, your ability to control voluntary musculature, or striated muscle is blocked, which prevents all muscle function that is not smooth muscle, the muscle that lines your blood vessels and the leer part of your intestinal tract. Most of the external muscles in your limbs, abdominal wall, and around your torso and back are striated ...Read more
Is working out your upperbody to develope mass(chest,shoulder,back). Is this enough to bend the upper torso.
I had belt lipectomy . Can i attain a perfect torso if i start working out a after few monthsfrom my surgery.?
Depends!: Congratulations on your weight loss and new appearance after excess skin removal. Working out after your surgeon approves can indeed improve muscle tone, strength, and size, but your skin tone is what it is, and as you already know from having had surgery, only excision can eliminate loose skin. Perfect? Doubtful. Improved? You bet! get working! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have on going pain in my left side about mid torso which is made worse by fatty food and high sugar any ideas?
Gallbladder/Pancreas: This may be atypical pain from your gallbladder or pancreas? Are you overweight or obese. You are very young for these symptoms. Alternately they may be signs of food intolerance. If you have nausea or change in stools please see a primary care physician. You cane referred to one on HealthTap but this may require ultrasound or abdominal CT scan. ...Read more
I have small red spots on my torso after tanning. Do they get larger if not treated? Do they go away after time?
Unsure: As with any rash an eyes on exam is always best. It could be an irritation around the hair follicles. If not too bad observe it for a few days. More importantly - why tanning? Dark skin culturally viewed as healthy but it's on the same scale as smoking as cancer risk. Invest in spray on if needed or gradual coloring body lotion. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/indoor_tanning.htm ...Read more