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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 +?

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

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Hiv (Definition)

HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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


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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?

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

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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.

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.

Possible?: These are possible findings in HIV and thus you need to get tested if you have known risk factors . However there may be other explanations should your HIV test turn out to be negative. ...Read more

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What's good for dark spots on legs and feet?

What's good for dark spots on legs and feet?

Dark spots: 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

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How can I get rid of mosquito bites(dark spots) on legs and thighs.?

How can I get rid of mosquito bites(dark spots) on legs and thighs.?

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 or Chlorpheniramine for itching. ...Read more

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I have scabs on my leg that wont heal and its surrounded by dark spots?

I have scabs on my leg that wont heal and its surrounded by dark spots?

See md: Non healing lesions should be evaluated, cultured and possible biopsied. It is impossible to tell form description. ...Read more

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How do you clear dark spots on your legs from previous sores?

How do you clear dark spots on your legs from previous sores?

Dark spots: Any injury or inflammation of the skin can cause a discoloration. The degree of discoloration is related to the nature of the injury, burn or scrape, and the natural color of the skin. Dark skin is more prone to discoloration than light. The darkness is also related to how much sun you get on those areas. Avoid the sun, and use Hydrocortisone and a bleach cream. It will be very slow. ...Read more

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How to remove the dark spots in my legs?

How to remove the dark spots in my legs?

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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more