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I have developed brown spots that look like dead skin on my left hand near my knuckles. I'm freaked out. Please help.

I have developed brown spots that look like dead skin on my left hand near my knuckles. I'm freaked out. Please help.

Doctor appointment: Without a detailed history plus a photograph or a more detailed description, it is hard to make a diagnosis. I would encourage you to make an appointment with a family practice doctor or a dermatologist. At your young age, I would not generally think that you have a serious skin condition.

The unknown is always scary. Try to call for an appointment tomorrow. ...Read more

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I have small warts on my hands. Cant see seeds. I've been using compound w then pick off the dead skin. They bleed. How do I permently get kill them?

I have small warts on my hands. Cant see seeds. I've been using compound w then pick off the dead skin. They bleed. How do I permently get kill them?

Treat them: Compound w is ineffective in most cases. If the warts are persisting then you will need to get treatment at the family clinic. ...Read more

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I have a skin blemish on the palm of my hand. Started out 1/4 of the size but has grown in the last 2-3 months. No pain or itching. Dry dead skin.?

I have a skin blemish on the palm of my hand. Started out 1/4 of the size but has grown in the last 2-3 months. No pain or itching. Dry dead skin.?

Needs medical check: Depending on its color, it may be an infection or melanoma (if it is brown or black). You should seek medical check up for diagnosis and treatment. Such lesions can sometimes be dangerous to leave them alone. Goof luck ...Read more

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I went to scratch an itch and when I pulled my hand away I was holding a dead Tick. I don't know if the head is in my leg or not. How can I tell?

I went to scratch an itch and when I pulled my hand away I was holding a dead Tick. I don't know if the head is in my leg or not. How can I tell?

Tick: It's probably easiest to tell by examining the tick itself. Typically, a retained tick head will ease itself out like most foreign bodies or splinters, but may benefit from being covered by some ointment and a bandaid. Trying to dig it out is more likely to introduce infection.
The other concern is the multitude of tick-borne diseases, based on where you live and type of tick. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and sometimes wake up with a numbness in my head, it feels like a dead arm or hand would. Worried because no one I know has experienced this?

I'm 18 and sometimes wake up with a numbness in my head, it feels like a dead arm or hand would. Worried because no one I know has experienced this?

TransientParesthesia: A sensation of pricking, tingling, or creeping on the skin. Transient type is very common. Paresthesias that do not persist are unlikely to be associated with a serious medical problem. Most people have experienced a transient type of paresthesia they describe as "my leg falls asleep" or "tingling sensation on my face". Rec.: see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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A roman candle blew up in my hand saturday and I've got areas of exposed skin and several blisters and areas of dead skin. Do I remove dead skin & bli

A roman candle blew up in my hand saturday and I've got areas of exposed skin and several blisters and areas of dead skin. Do I remove dead skin & bli

Burns: You have at least a second degree burn if not worse, do not try to debride this yourself! Get in to the er where they can either treat it or get you to the specialist who can. You are at risk of losing function of your hand and serious infection. ...Read more

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I been noticing red spots on hands and all over my body not really notable and hands and feet are dry like dead skin also my stomach is bloated?

I been noticing red spots on hands and all over my body not really notable and hands and feet are dry like dead skin also my stomach is bloated?

May not be related.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. 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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Why do I have so much dead skin on my pinkie toes?

Why do I have so much dead skin on my pinkie toes?

May be callus: It is difficult to say without examining the toes. It could be that you are developing callus tissue due to shoe pressure. See a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do with dead skin on a laceration that is on the side of my thumb?

What should I do with dead skin on a laceration that is on the side of my thumb?

Have it removed.: Have someone else gently remove the dead skin. It is difficult to do this yourself and you may cut into healthy skin if you're not careful. ...Read more

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Had my thumb tip stitched back on but the skin is grey. Is it dead or will it heal ok and be viable?

Had my thumb tip stitched back on but the skin is grey. Is it dead or will it heal ok and be viable?

Hard to tell: However it sounds like it may not be "viable" Even if not it will gradually "heal in"....be in touch with the Practitioner who did the suturing! You should have a follow-up exam already but if not MAKE ONE!!

Good Luck!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it bad to cut the dead skin around and inside your toe nail cuticles?

Is it bad to cut the dead skin around and inside your toe nail cuticles?

No: But you need to be carefjul to not cut yourself or create bleeding from around the nail. ...Read more

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Athletes foot skin between pinky toe has growing dead skin, when removed leaves an indent like hole. Now hurts, antibiotics? Which one if so?

Athletes foot skin between pinky toe has growing dead skin, when removed leaves an indent like hole. Now hurts, antibiotics? Which one if so?

Not so Fast.: Your issue may or may not be associated with a fungal infection. The dead skin could also be associated with a callus formation caused by the phalangeal toes rubbing together. Either way, resolution may best be achieved by an evaluation by a foot expert. ...Read more

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My skin on fingers are becoming dead and feel numbness...it is growing and moving to another fingers n Palm. Is it a kind of fungal infection?

My skin on fingers are becoming dead and feel numbness...it is growing and moving to another fingers n Palm. Is it a kind of fungal infection?

POSSIBLE fungal: Infection. You need to show it to your doc. He/she can diagnose and treat as needed, perhaps w/an antifungal. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Prescribed an antibiotic and an OTC cream for toe nail fungus September, 2014.Now, I have dead skin? Some white solid popping out all over+swelling.

Prescribed an antibiotic and an OTC cream for toe nail fungus September, 2014.Now, I have dead skin? Some white solid popping out all over+swelling.

Well antibiotics do: Not help nail fungus and most OTC nail fungus medications do not really work, I suggest you see a board certified dermatologist to get a culture and the correct treatment for you diagnosis as soon as you can. ...Read more

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My toe nail fungus has progressed to very swollen feet and ankles with (dead skin?) or some solid white stuff popping out everywhere. Need help! Jim

My toe nail fungus has progressed to very swollen feet and ankles with (dead skin?) or some solid white stuff popping out everywhere. Need help! Jim

Tophaceous Gout: Tinea unguium (fungal nail infection) is very unlikely to be involved in the swelling. I would work you up for high uric acid levels and send some of the 'white stuff' in for dark field microscopy (putting the sample in absolute alcohol and not formalin). Assuming this is gout, you need to be placed on a xanthine oxidase inhibitor to deal with the uric acid levels which cause gout. ...Read more

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What could it be if my hand keeps hurting and going dead?

What could it be if my hand keeps hurting and going dead?

Carpal tunnel?: It could possibly be carpal tunnel, my patients usually tell me these three symptoms.
1. Numbness and pain that wakes them up at night. It feels like they need to shake out their hands.
2. Hand stiff in morning but get loosened up over the day.
3. Numbness into the hand that occurs when talking on the phone or driving.

See your md for further evaluation. ...Read more

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If my hands were dry for about an hour after having semen on them, are all the semen dead after being dry for an hour?

If my hands were dry for about an hour after having semen on them, are all the semen dead after being dry for an hour?

Probably dead: Once the semen dries on your hand or other region most likely the semen is dead. Semen like moist environments and won't live for more than minutes on a surface like your hand ...Read more

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How long would it take for a drop of precum to dry up, or be dead? Outside the body. On hands, especially if you are touching other objects after?

How long would it take for a drop of precum to dry up, or be dead? Outside the body. On hands, especially if you are touching other objects after?

Here are some. ..: Specific study to address the concern in this Q has been lacking. But considering the highly fastidious requirement for sperm survival, a drop of pre-cum will dry and sperms - if any - will die in 10-30 minutes but depending on the size of a drop and its environment. Nonetheless, if worrying about pregnancy, do HPT in a wk after missing period and repeat it in a wk if the 1st was (-) & still... ...Read more

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I am a 30 year old female who hands stay freezing cold whether it is hot or cold outside. I am not a smoker & my husband says they feel like I'm dead?

I am a 30 year old female who hands stay freezing cold whether it is hot or cold outside. I am not a smoker & my husband says they feel like I'm dead?

Raynaud's Syndrome: What you describe is consistent with raynauds phenomenon, which is a vascular over-reactivity where arteries clamp down in the extremities, causing cold hands and/or feet, sometimes even with fingers and toes turning blue or white or red. It can exist by itself or it can be associated with other diseases, like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. You should talk to your medical provider about it. ...Read more

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Been onmethadone for five months up to 95mgs. Quit two weeks ago. Keep awakening with my hands dead This is very painful along with all the other side?

Been onmethadone for five months up to 95mgs. Quit two weeks ago. Keep awakening with my hands dead This is very painful along with all the other side?

Stick with it: First and foremost congratulations. Addiction is a terrible thing and very hard to overcome, so stick with it. You are doing a great job. These type of side effects are common and can be annoying and painful. They will eventually decrease and fade away. You were on a large dose of methadone to simply just quit that, so if severe and intolerable side effects discuss a game plan to wean off slower ...Read more

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From canada my bf used 2 kleenez not bare hands to pick up dead baby bird and dispose. Than carried in groceries without washing hands. Contamination?

From canada my bf used 2 kleenez not bare hands to pick up dead baby bird and dispose. Than carried in groceries without washing hands. Contamination?

Germs are everywher: Germs are everywhere, I would not expect that the two of you were going to eat off of those grocery bags. With food preparation and refrigeration your bacterial burden is usually reduced significantly. I wouldn't be any more concerned about this, that if you went outside and played in the yard and came in and ate dinner without washing your hands. The normal human body has a great immune system. ...Read more

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My left hand thump and middle vingerstips feel dead?

My left hand thump and middle vingerstips feel dead?

See doctor: You will need some testing and perhaps carpal tunnel surgery. This has probably gone on for a while? Get some help soon now or it may be of no benefit to you ...Read more

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What to do if no progress whatsoever also there is no pain the hand is literally dead its numb. What could it be?

What to do if no progress whatsoever also there is no pain the hand is literally dead its numb. What could it be?

More info!: What happened to you? When did it happen and what has been tried? Please ask again, and give a few more details. Include any meds you take and other medical conditions in your profile, and that will give us additional info, so we can be a bit more accurate in our opinion. ...Read more

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My hands have been going dead when I sleep for over a year now. I have had a ex ray about 4 months ago and it confirmed a narrowing of some of t discs?

My hands have been going dead when I sleep for over a year now. I have had a ex ray about 4 months ago and it confirmed a narrowing of some of t discs?

Find the source: T- discs (if you mean thoracic spine discs) have nothing to do with your hands going numb. See your primary care physician and have him or her do testing to find where the problem originates. The most common causes are 1. carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinching of the median nerves at the wrists, 2. cervical spine problems causing pressure on the spinal cord or nerves in the neck region. ...Read more

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If you wash sperm off your hands with soap and water is it all gone or dead?

If you wash sperm off your hands with soap and water is it all gone or dead?

Here are some. ..: Likely they are all dead within minutes due to sperm's fastidious requirement for survival. But, there has been no known clinical study to specifically address your Q. Nonetheless, always practice safe sex and healthy lifestyle without overindulgence to assure the possibility to live a long happy life. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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My right arm keeps going almost like dead it's affecting my hand too and feeling week I'm only 16?

My right arm keeps going almost like dead it's affecting my hand too and feeling week I'm only 16?

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor, it could be something simple but some things need to be ruled out and circulation and clots evaluated. ...Read more

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If you jerk into the toilet. Then shower, after you get out shower wash hands with soap water. In morning shower again. Is the sperm dead and gone?

If you jerk into the toilet. Then shower, after you get out shower wash hands with soap water. In morning shower again. Is the sperm dead and gone?

Here are some. ..: Known to us, not every imagined scenarios have all tested. But considering the fastidious requirement for sperm survival, your described scenario should give sperms no chance to survive. To reasonably ease your anxiety for inducing pregnancy during sexual acts, seek professional counseling and applying "common sense". Best wish. .. ...Read more

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Sitting outside in dark. When returned I found blood in hand I saw nobody I felt pain of mosquito bite. But I could not find dead mosquito in hand?

Sitting outside in dark. When returned I found blood in hand I saw nobody I felt pain of mosquito bite. But I could not find dead mosquito in hand?

What is the question: It is possible that you accidentally crushed an insect that had been feeding on you and the blood was from that and the insect fell off before you could visualize it. ...Read more

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If I cleaned something with dried blood on it can I get a disease or something from it? It's not my own or are the cells dead? Towel soap water/hand

If I cleaned something with dried blood on it can I get a disease or something from it? It's not my own or are the cells dead? Towel soap water/hand

Dried blood: On intact skin is a low risk exposure, but it's never a good idea to intentionally expose yourself to possible bloodborne pathogens. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Rught hand numbness. Feels like a dead weight at first. I try to move my hand fjngers and thumb and they don't move. Then hand goes tingly?

Rught hand numbness. Feels like a dead weight at first. I try to move my hand fjngers and thumb and they don't move. Then hand goes tingly?

Sounds like: nerve compression at the level of spine or more distally. Show it to your doctor, so he can run some tests. Does not sound like a metabolic disorder, if symptoms are localized to right hand only. ...Read more