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What creates skin hot spots in humans?

What creates skin hot spots in humans?

When you say hot: spots i really need to know if you mean itching, "hot" feeling, pain. Please clarify ...Read more

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Random hot spots all over body at random times. It's like a flushed feeling on random parts of my skin. Is this abnormal?

Random hot spots all over body at random times. It's like a flushed feeling on random parts of my skin. Is this abnormal?

Probably allergy: Random red spots may be urticaria, which can be due to an allergic phenomenon. Try OTC Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and apply Calamine lotion for a few days. If symptoms persist and continue to recur, see your doctor for further analysis. ...Read more

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Pain in my back. Cold and hot spots sensation in the back when sitting. What are the possible issues that I may have?

Pain in my back.  Cold and hot spots sensation in the back when sitting.  What are the possible issues that I may have?

Musculoskeletal..: It seems to be a mechanical issue related to musculoskeletal structure.If you have not received any vaccination recently.....heat, NSAID will help. ...Read more

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What to do about rash and hot spots?

What to do about rash and hot spots?

Need to find: out the cause of your rashes. Perhaps these are allergies. But your dermatologist can evaluate or consider a biopsy. Until your appointment you can try over the counter hydrocortisone. ...Read more

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I have MBC. My markers are all over normal range and climbing but PET didn't show hot spots. Is blood ahead of PET in showing reoccurrence?

I have MBC. My markers are all over normal range and climbing but PET didn't show hot spots. Is blood ahead of PET in showing reoccurrence?

Not always: There are discordances between tumor markers and imaging, and does not match all the time. If you had high tumor markers before, then normalized, then climbing again, this may suggest a possible recurrance. Under this circumstance, a series of.CT or PET-CT should be used to look for anatomic recurrance. ...Read more

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What are "hot spots" that are visible on bone scans. Are they growth plates?

What are "hot spots" that are visible on bone scans. Are they  growth plates?

Bone scan: In all scans a 'hot spot' is a simple description of increased tracer uptake in a particular area. Depending on the patient age, reason for scan and type of scan done this will aid in diagnosis. Growth plates tend to show up as one of these hot spots because of increased bone activity in these areas. ...Read more

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