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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. Andrew Seibert
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Hiv (Definition)

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 (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching. ...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

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I have dark blackish purple spots on the calves of my legs. What causes this?

I have dark blackish purple spots on the calves of my legs. What causes this?

Rash: Usually certain types rash can be bleeding disorder see primary care physician for evaluation ...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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Can mild crps cause hyper-pigmentation. I have darker spot on my leg that I have never had before. Will the spots go away?

Can mild crps cause hyper-pigmentation. I have darker spot on my leg that I have never had before. Will the spots go away?

It can: Crps can cause a variety of changes including discoloration, swelling, hair loss, sensitivity ad numbness. Limbs can feel either very cold or very warm and may be red in color or darkly pigmented. ...Read more

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I have scabs on my leg that won't heal and its surrounded by dark spots?

I have scabs on my leg that won't 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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Dark large skin spots on arm and leg?

Dark large skin spots on arm and leg?

Skin spots: Several possibilities. Best to have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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I've got dark spots on my legs and ankles what does it mean?

I've got dark spots on my legs and ankles what does it mean?

Too many options: This could describe normal "age spots" to brusing to varicose veins to melanoma (not likely) to a systemic disorder.
Best bet. See you doctor and sleep well knowing what this really is. ...Read more

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Remedy for baby's dark spots in legs got from insects bites?

Remedy for baby's dark spots in legs got from insects bites?

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

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Why am I getting like dark spots on my legs they look like purple I don't know am worry?

Why am I getting like dark spots on my legs they look like purple I don't know am worry?

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

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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

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

Hyperpigmentation: It is not uncommon for the skin to turn dark from increased pigmentation after mild inflammation, which is most likely what happened if you legs were close to a heater. Unfortunately, it takes time for the pigment to resolve, just like a sunburn fades with time. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

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