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Doctor insights on: Dark Itchy Spots

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I have little red itchy oozing bumbs on both sides of my hands. They are spreading to my fingers. I have dark itchy spots all over my body also. Help!

I have little red itchy oozing bumbs on both sides of my hands. They are spreading to my fingers. I have dark itchy spots all over my body also. Help!

Red oozing bumps: You may have hand dermatitis which is a form of excema. It is made worse by washing your hands alot. You need to see a dermatologist to see if I am right and to have it treated with prescriptions creams. I cannot speculate on your other spots, unless you shower alot with a harsh soaop and do not use a moisturizer. You could also have folliculitis if some of the bumps look like pimples. ...Read more

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Itchy dark spots that become hard and dark with scratching, that only appear on the legs and leave dark marks.

Itchy dark spots that become hard and dark with scratching, that only appear on the legs and leave dark marks.

Dermatitis: There are various kinds. Sometimes something is irritating. At age 9 eczema is common. Especially if you have brown or black skin you will notice darker skin wherever you are rubbing or scratching. this is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. You will do best with a prescription cortisone cream. Meanwhile you can try OTC hydrocortisone cream. A dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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Bumps ar not itchy they seem to leave a discoloration and pop up elsewhere. they start small and grow into mounds of sort then leave dark spots.

Bumps ar not itchy they seem to leave a discoloration and pop up elsewhere. they start small and grow into mounds of sort then leave dark spots.

See your doctor : If you are talking about skin lesions, there is still much more info needed. Even so, skin lesions are best diagnosed by a more thorough history and most importantly a physical exam. Start with your primary care provider. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have flat dark red spots under my chin. They are in a cluster. They arent itchy but have been here for two days. What are they?

I have flat dark red spots under my chin. They are in a cluster. They arent itchy but have been here for two days. What are they?

May be shingles : Difficult to say with that description but if in a cluster it could be the early signs of shingles. Shingles typically occurs in a cluster, may be itchy, slightly tingly in the area or no symptoms at all. They tend to evolve over a few days to form blisters. Earliest diagnosis and treatment is critical so it's best to have a dermatologist take a look ASAP. ...Read more

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My inner thigh was itchy and I kept scratching it over a pair of pants, later that night I noticed a big bruise with some darker spots.

My inner thigh was itchy and I kept scratching it over a pair of pants, later that night I noticed a big bruise with some darker spots.

Sounds like a bruise: However, it could be a bug bite and some of these are serious. Take a photo of it and post here or show your physician, perhaps you'll get a better opinion. Meanwhile, cool compresses will help with itching and won't worsen the bruise. Don't take any aspirin or NSAID such as Ibuprofen (your Advil) until this is resolved. ...Read more