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Does petechia skin come and go or get more under stress?

Does petechia skin come and go or get more under stress?

Petechiae: Petechiae are small red-purple spots on the skin that usually come from trauma or pressure. The very small capillary blood vessels in the skin to break and they leak a small amount of blood which accounts for the color of these spots. Stress is not a direct cause of these. Taking certain medications, like aspirin, will increase your tendency to have them. Alcohol use and vitamin c deficiency also. ...Read more

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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Can stress or tighter clothing cause petechia on trunk?

Can stress or tighter clothing cause petechia on trunk?

Review your meds: Stress does not sound like a likely cause for petechiae on your trunk. I'd suggest seeing your doctor about this, and reviewing any medications and/or dietary supplements you might be taking. Depending on what your doctor thinks is happening, some blood studies may be in order also. ...Read more

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I've been having fibro type symptoms after stomach virus. Now I have petechia showing everywhere and im freaking out. Could stress cause the increase?

I've been having fibro type symptoms after stomach virus. Now I have petechia showing everywhere and im freaking out. Could stress cause the increase?

Petechia: Have you been throwing up a great deal? How old are you and have you had a fever? Video consult with us to help see if you need antibiotics or if it is just a virus that will take time to pass. ...Read more

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Toddler fell & hit head minth ago. Got a nasty bruise but was fine. He still has a little petechia in that area w/a small hard bump under skin. Ok?

Toddler fell & hit head minth ago. Got a nasty bruise but was fine. He still has a little petechia in that area w/a small hard bump under skin. Ok?

Yes it should be OK: Yes it should be ok. It is not unusual to have a bump persisting after a month and may have some color changes as well. ...Read more

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Earlier I was crying and started itching my skin, Now I noticed petechia on my breast/shoulder, Is that odd? Does that happen? How long does it last?

Earlier I was crying and started itching my skin, Now I noticed petechia on my breast/shoulder, Is that odd? Does that happen? How long does it last?

Common: It is not unusual to develop petechia as a result of scratching the skin - the duration of the petechia depends on how vigorously you scratch. It can last a few minutes, a few hours, or a few days. ...Read more

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What would cause petechia only occurring on the right side of the body, primarily the right arm and breast? Been on and off for months. No skin allergy

What would cause petechia only occurring on the right side of the body, primarily the right arm and breast? Been on and off for months. No skin allergy

Trauma?: Get blood tests for clotting factors, platelets and bleeding time
if all negative, check side effect profile for meds you are taking
check sleep position ...Read more

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Easy bruising, hair loss, unintentional weight loss, dry skin, petechia, increased sweating, difficulty sleeping, low platelet count and taking ptu (propylthiouracil).?

Could be due to PTU (propylthiouracil): The most common side effects are related to the skin and include rash, itching, hives, abnormal hair loss, and skin pigmentation.
A decrease of white blood cells in the blood (agranulocytosis) may occur. Symptoms and signs of agranulocytosis include infectious lesions of the throat, the gastrointestinal tract, and skin with an overall feeling of illness and fever.
This all could be due to ptu (propylthiouracil). ...Read more

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When my husband get stress out our mad his head hurt a lot what should I do for him to not get stress his head hurt?

When my husband get stress out our mad his head hurt a lot what should I do for him to not get stress his head hurt?

Relax: See if he can identify things that help him relax. Distraction or taking a break from stressful activities can help. Encourage him to take long slow deep breaths to relax. If he likes shoulder rubs you can give him one when he is stressed. A lot of times stress headaches are due to increased muscle tension in the shoulders and neck. Encourage him to see a counselor to change stressful thinking. ...Read more

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I am having severe pain on back of my head whenever I get stressed by some work or after some tiring journey. What medication should I take?

I am having severe pain on back of my head whenever I get stressed by some work or after some tiring journey. What medication should I take?

Headache: You need to see your doctor for an examination to determine the cause of the headache. E.G. You may have high blood pressure or some other ailment that requires treatment. ...Read more

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I deal with a lot of stress in my everyday life to the point I get knife stabbing pains in my head is this a serious matter what should I do?

I deal with a lot of stress in my everyday life to the point I get knife stabbing pains in my head is this a serious matter what should I do?

Cluster headache: Headaches described as stabbing (ice-pick) can be due to cluster headaches. Other associated symptoms include unilateral or one-sided tearing, eye redness, nasal drainage, and swelling. There are many triggers including stress, hot weather, allergies, alcohol, tobacco, watching tv. They can last two week to three months.
Distinct from migraines - no throbbing, nausea, light/sound aversion, or aura. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I get stressed, nervous or my skin becomes irritated, I will break out in random hives that eventually go away. What can be the cause?

Sometimes when I get stressed, nervous or my skin becomes irritated, I will break out in random hives that eventually go away. What can be the cause?

Immune system alert: For some reason (often it is mysterious even with best efforts to identify the agent) some people's immune systems go into an emergency alert mode and send out defensive weapons to protect you from what it feels as a threat. Unfortunately, it usually is an over-reaction and causes more problems for you. If your dr agrees - a daily benedryl may help. Be ready with an epi-pin & 911 for emergency! ...Read more

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Does this make since I wouldn't stress if I didn't get all these ha's & pains n my head I'm falling apart test r normal but I don't feel that way help?

Migraines?: You could be suffering from migraine headaches and there's not an actual test for this, though the pain is real. Perhaps you need to see a neurologist for evaluation of your headaches. ...Read more

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How come I get skin blisters and dry skin on my hands when I get stressed?

How come I get skin blisters and dry skin on my hands when I get stressed?

Dyshidrosis: This is a common condition of the hands which was thought to be due to the hands being moist leading to small blisters on the sides of the fingers and ultimately resolving for awhile with dry skin. It is thought now to be related to contact dermatitis which should be ruled out by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I get a lot of headaches for no reason, the lights don't bother me im not stressed and its in the back of my head. What can that be?

I get a lot of headaches for no reason, the lights don't bother me im not stressed and its in the back of my head. What can that be?

See a headache speci: A headache specialist, usually a neurologist may be helpful if you have not found a good solution on your own. You must seek medical help to find the cause which can sometimes be serious., so do not ignore it for too long. ...Read more

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Why do I get palpations when I lay down. Worse when I try to sleep from my chest through my head. They wake me up I'm not stressed/anxious BP perfect.

Why do I get palpations when I lay down. Worse when I try to sleep from my chest through my head. They wake me up I'm not stressed/anxious BP perfect.

PALPITATIONS W/U: CARDIAC WORKUP :exam/labs especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO andThe discussion of treatment options with your doctor. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER Also stick to a GF diet WholeApproach. Com gutbliss. Com ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a headache when I'm under stress or laugh too much or even when I get goosebumps and my skin tightens around my head?

Is it normal to get a headache when I'm under stress or laugh too much or even when I get goosebumps and my skin tightens around my head?

Stress & headache: Your body's response to stress may lead to headache through increased muscle tension. You have many muscles around your scalp which can tighten. If this happens for extensive periods, the result is similar to any other kind of prolonged muscle exertion -- aches and pain. Being this stressed is not "normal, " but is possible. Stress reduction practice or relaxation training may help. ...Read more

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I had headaches for 2 months and everytime I see the gp I get told it's stress just take paracetamol. In the past few weeks I now get tingly sensation in head/face also feeling like I'm going to faint?

I had headaches for 2 months and everytime I see the gp I get told it's stress just take paracetamol. In the past few weeks I now get tingly sensation in head/face also feeling like I'm going to faint?

Need examination: It's already been stated but I'll repeat- you deserve a thorough exam including labs & maybe other diagnostic tests. If you are taking more than 10 days per month of paracetamol then, you are at risk for Medication Overuse Headaches. You need to stop that regimen right away.

If you'd like a consultation I believe I can help as a headache specialist: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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When I get just a little stressed my neck muscles contract on one side so that my head jerks to one side. Wot to take to stop this?

When I get just a little stressed my neck muscles contract on one side so that my head jerks to one side. Wot to take to stop this?

Simple trick:: Place 2-3 tennis balls in a large cotton athletic sock. Move neck slowly and slightly from left to right and then up and down. Advil and Aleve (naproxen) also work if not allergic to them. ...Read more

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When I get stressed I scratch my skin, especially on my hands. I have scars left from scratching 5 years ago. Why is this and how do I stop?

When I get stressed I scratch my skin, especially on my hands. I have scars left from scratching 5 years ago. Why is this and how do I stop?

It sounds like a: Compulsive behavior to help allieve stress. You might wish to look into cognitive behavioral therapy to help decrease depressed and anxious mood & to find better ways to cope. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I get even skin tone naturally becauseits red and I want my skin to glow too because my skin looks stressed. I have sensitive skin. Thank you ?

How can I get even skin tone naturally becauseits red and I want my skin to glow too because my skin looks stressed. I have sensitive skin. Thank you ?

Allergies: You may have rosacea, food sensitivity, or environmental sensitivity. Avoid foods that cause a flare in you. Use a sunblock if sun is a factor. A good moisturizer such as eucerin redness re
ief will decrease redness. You can also try one per cent Hydrocortisone cream for a few days along with moisturizer and sunblock. ...Read more

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I have a brown dotted skin condition due to me being stressed, I was wondering how I could get rid of this as its really itchy and stingy when I'm hot other than that it's ok.?

Start over: Your question makes no sense. There is no "brown dotted "skin condition due to stress. You need to first define it correctly, then treat whatever you have. Best approach is to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can stress or further head trauma cause the symptoms of cerebral palsy to get worse?

Can stress or further head trauma cause the symptoms of cerebral palsy to get worse?

No: The morbidity & mortality of cerebral palsy relate to the severity of the condition & concomitant medical complications, such as respiratory and gastrointestinal difficulties. In patients with quadriplegia, the likelihood of epilepsy, extrapyramidal abnormalities, and severe cognitive impairment is greater than in those with diplegia or hemiplegia. Bottom line: severity of CP may increase risk. ...Read more