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Dark Spots On Legs Hiv
I have dark spots on my arms, my thighs and my legs. I also had a bout of oral thrush but it has clear now after using daktarin oral. I am hiv +?
See your doctor.: Although they may turn out to be completely inconsequential, new changes in the skin should be checked out in anyone who is HIV-positive. It is always possible to have something like Kaposi's sarcoma or other illnesses that can be seen on the skin, so it is wise to get checked out. Good luck. ...Read more
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
I am smoker and have dark spots on my arms, thighs and legs. Also had oral thrush which I treated with daktarin oral and it as cleared. Am I hiv +?
I have dark spots on my arms, thighs and legs. Also had oral thrush but it cleares after using daktarin oral gel. I am a smoker. Do I have hiv?
Depends...: The only way to know if you have HIV is to be tested. Does your life style promote the risk of HIV? Do you have unprotected sex with multiple partners? Etc. That being said, Your skin symptoms are not specific for HIV. Have your brown spots looked at by a dermatologist and at the same time ask him/her to test you for HIV ...Read more
I have dark spots on my arms, thighs and legs, could this be hiv? I also just had a bout of oral thrush which I treated with daktarin oral gel and it.
Tingling in both feet and up left leg, some in left hand/arm. Also neck pain (burning/hot spots). Cbc results all in range, HIV neg. .. Any ideas?
Siri got 1 red spot on my pennis head and 5 red red spots on my hand, two red bumps on thigh and one ulcer on mouth? Are these acute HIV symptms?
Could be: See a dermatologist to get your final answer. ...Read more
Dark spot removal medications are bleaching creams. Hydroquinone is used to lighten the skin color. Sometimes retinoid and steroids are added to the formula. Regular use of bleaching creams will fade dark spots in a few months.
Laser treatment for dark spots is another option for treating dark spots on legs. Laser therapy will kill melanin producing cells, and reduce the appearance of brown marks. ...Read more
Mosquito bites: Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda is effective when applied to the lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching. ...Read more
Diagnosis needed: Diagnosis is needed. Some dark spots are easy to identify and come with age. Others, represent a skin condition, such as melasma, which would require seeking the help of a dermatologist for treatments. ...Read more
See your doctor: Anything pigmented like that should be directly observed by a doctor. ...Read more
Rash: Usually certain types rash can be bleeding disorder see primary care physician for evaluation ...Read more
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
Can mild crps cause hyper-pigmentation. I have darker spot on my leg that I have never had before. Will the spots go away?
Pinkish spots clustered in line on bottom of left and right leg both are 2.5 inches from ankle dark to faded. Left bigger than right. Have photos.
See a doctor: Rashes are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat. ...Read more
See md: Non healing lesions should be evaluated, cultured and possible biopsied. It is impossible to tell form description. ...Read more
Don't worry: They will fade over months to a year. There is no need to treat them. If the skin is dry, you can use a moisturizer. ...Read more
Need pics: It would be nice to see some pictures of this purplish spots could be bruises could be a sign of early infection to be signs of vascular vein problems this post some pictures. Try adding an image through health tap. ...Read more
I have been sitting directly infront of the heater for a while now and now im noticing dark spots appearing on my legs, what are they? How can I remov
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. ...Read more
How can I safely & effectively fade the dark spots on my 2 year old legs, caused by mosquito bites?
Wait and avoid sun: Toddlers' skin has a remarkable ability to heal and to absorb substances. That means any bleaching substance or medication you use on the skin for what sounds like a cosmetic problem is more likely to cause harm than benefit. For now, I'd recommend keeping the skin well-moisturized and keeping the child out of the sun/applying regular sunscreen, since sun may cause more discoloration. ...Read more
I have dark spots all over my legs how do I get rid of them I tweeze some of my leg hairs sometimes could it be from that?
Spots: How large r the spots? Tiny? May just be shafts of regrowing hairs. If large spots, see doc to have them checked out. ...Read more
I have nickel sized red spots on the back of my leg and lower back, they are dark centered with red around it. What is it?
Need more info: There are many potential answers for such spots. For example: Do they itch or burn? How long have they been present? Have you been recently bitten by insects? Any new drug or supplement introduced? If they bother you enough, you should consult your doctor to find out whether treatment is needed. ...Read more
Since I'm young I've been having a bad dark/brown spots on my legs because mosquito bites. How I can disappear the dark spots in my legs?
Bleaching cream: This is a common problem, especially in people with darker skin tones. You could try applying a topical cortisone to the bite, which may reduce the inflammation, speed healing and reduce the amount of pigmentation that forms. To treat the pigmentation you could try an over the counter bleaching cream. Your dermatologist could discuss prescription creams and other options. ...Read more
My three year old was bitten by bed bugs on her legs which left a lot of dark spots on her legs. What could I or use 2 get rud of the dark spots?
Time will help: The spots will fade slowly over the next few months. If they are still there in the summer make sure you put sunscreen on her legs whenever she is outside. ...Read more
I have a bruise and it has got alot darker it hurts n spots its on my leg below the knee on the side it looks like someone bit me but no I haven?
Did you bump it? Or did it just occur spontaneously?
as bruises heal they turn all sorts of colors. The blood in your tissue breaks down, it will eventually fade. Don't worry. If not fading over the next week or so, or I it just came out of nowhere, see a doctor ...Read more
Brown squiggly lines on leg, behind knee, from about 4 inches above it to about 6 inches below it. It looks like they follow veins, also dark spots?
Surgical biopsy: Most Dermatologist realize skin creams and bleaches from caustic Chemicals are not good for the skin or your health. If a spot appears suspicious (large, growing, irregular in shape, mottled in appearance, bloody) then a biopsy to exclude melanoma or other cancer is indictated. If it is small, circular, and looks the same year after year, leaving it alone & wearing sunscreen is your best bet. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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