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Dark Itchy Spots
Difficult to tell: Skin issues are extremely difficult to evaluate without actually seeing the skin up close. As such, it is best for you to see your doctor or dermatologist if you are concerned about any ongoing skin spots. ...Read more
Ouch-it really hurts: External hemorrhoids are basically varicose-vein, and when thombosed (clotted) it sure can cause much pain in the _ _ _. This is easy excised in the office, if you r doc does it, which can relief your pain quickly. If not, topical steroid mixed with Lidocaine such as anapram can help quite a bit. Increase fibers and fluid, avoid straining, and minimize prolonged sitting. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Hives: Red itchy bumps may be hives, bed bugs, mosquito bites, spider bites, poison ivy and many other things. Of course more detail is needed to help you but an antihistamine pill like Allegra (fexofenadine) 180 mg once daily could help reduce the itch. A steroid cream may be helpful too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes purple redish blotches on lower legs with white fungus outline around purple redish blotches?
Need info: A picture would help a great deal in figuring this one out. ...Read more
See your doctor: You'll have to be personally evaluated by your doctor for this. ...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
I am not certain: exactly what you are asking and don't know whether these spots and dots are flat, raised, painful, painless, large, small, associated with eachother or not, on the back of the hand, or palms, on the fingers or not and how long have they been there. A few more details would help...thanks! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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
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Allergy Likely: These symptoms are typical from allergic responses. Commonly, these could be from either environmental/seasonal allergy or a contact dermatitis type response (surface flare or inflammation due to coming in direct contact with something you are sensitive to). If basic allergy medications or eye drops do not give adequate relief, see your primary doctor or an allergist or ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See derm: Consult a dermatologist to find out. It is difficult to tell what they may be without a more detailed history and direct examination. ...Read more
I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped) .
Brown spots on arms ?
Your description: applies to a number of skin problems but I would "vote for" FUNGAL cause. Sometimes SPECIFIC TREATMENT and sometimes ORAL ANTI-FUNGALS are indicated! In other words get it checked out as soon as practicable by your PCP who may want to refer you to a Board Certified Dermatologist!!! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Hives: These itchy bumps may be hives due to allergy to agents taken internally(foods, medications, etc) or by exposure to external things(cold, exercise, etc) insect bites may also be a cause. Keep a diary of what you ate or what you were doing when the itchy bumps appeared. For relief Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is helpful but may cause drowsiness. Claritin is less effective but doesn't cause drowsiness. ...Read more