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Doctor insights on: I See A Patch Of Dark Skin Could This Be Something Serious

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I see a patch of dark skin. Could this be something serious?

Dark skin: There's no way to tell you what's going on with the patch of dark skin which could be anything. There are many many other types of spots so you need to see a dermatologist! ...Read more

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I have a dark spot on my lip. Its not dry skin. What could this be a sign of?

I have a dark spot on my lip. Its not dry skin. What could this be a sign of?

Get evaluation: It may be a vascular malformation such as a venous lake but it could also be something more concerning such as a melanoma. See a dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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This may be word but under my tongue it looks like almost a skin tag that kind of flops around could this be dangerous and need to be looked at ?

This may be word but under my tongue it looks like almost a skin tag that kind of flops around could this be dangerous and need to be looked at ?

Likely not dangerous: Did this develop recently or has it been there a while? Could it be that it the normal structure, called frenulum and you only noticed it recently. There is no immediate danger, you can discuss it with your doctor when you see her/him next. ...Read more

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What could be the issue if I out of the blue just get rash - like symptoms on some of my fingers? Could this be eczema or could it be diabetes?

What could be the issue if I out of the blue just get rash - like symptoms on some of my fingers? Could this be eczema or could it be diabetes?

RASH ON FINGERS: WITH OUT SEE ING THIS RASH, SOME ONE HAS TO GET A GOOD HISTORY OF WHEN IT HAPPENED, DOES IT ITCH, ANY BLISTERS, WHAT WORK DO YOU DO, WHAT HOBBIES DO YOU HAVE, AND MORE. SEE YOUR PCP OR, BEST, SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. SOON . . . ...Read more

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Have a rash on my fingers, it blisters, peels, itches, ect, it was assumed to be related to ra, but could this be a sign of lupus instead?

Have a rash on my fingers, it blisters, peels, itches, ect, it was assumed to be related to ra, but could this be a sign of lupus instead?

Dyshidrotic Eczema: Dyshidrotic eczema is a condition in which small, usually itchy blisters develop on the hands or feet or both. Causes, incidence, and risk factors this blistering type of eczema is twice as common in women than men. People are more likely to develop dyshidrotic eczema when: they are under stress they have allergies, such as hayfever their hands are often in water or moist they do cement work. ...Read more

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I have a small almost zit like bump just inside my anus , is this something to be concerned about. I get hemorrhoids occasionally could this be the cause?

I have a small almost zit like bump just inside my anus , is this something to be concerned about. I get hemorrhoids occasionally could this be the cause?

Not sure how you can: see inside your anus, but there are many kinds of bumps from benign and nothing to worry about, to gential warts and others of concern. See your proctologist as soon as possible just to make sure it is nothing to be worried about ...Read more

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Painful fingertips is this part of sarcoidosis or something else I should be looking to get checked?

Painful fingertips is this part of sarcoidosis or something else I should be looking to get checked?

It could be : It could be a result of the sarcoid. It could be from neuropathy or raynauds. See your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have what looks to be a red freckle under my eye. It's been there my whole life. Is it really a freckle or could it be something else?

I have what looks to be a red freckle under my eye. It's been there my whole life. Is it really a freckle or could it be something else?

Angioma: This is almost certainly a microcollection of a looped vascular tuft just under the skin. Under high power the vessels would show up but in ordinary observation it just looks like a red bump. These are benign, will cause no health or visual changes and are best ignored. ...Read more

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I have recently noticed a mole on my ear, is it a sign of some skin problem or may be skin cancer?

I have recently noticed a mole on my ear, is it a sign of some skin problem or may be skin cancer?

Not necessarily: Bonnie, you may develop moles during your lifetime. The two keys are to apply sunscreen, and keep an eye on it. If it changes size or shape, or the coloration changes, then get it checked out by your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a small red bump under a new tattoo that is sort of painful what could it be ?

I have a small red bump under a new tattoo that is sort of painful what could it be ?

Tattoo: It could be an infection starting but it could also be a reaction to the tattoo ink. Is the involved ink color red? ...Read more

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If a sun spot turns red and itchy, may that signal that it may be cancerous? I have an appointment to see my derm but wondering if it is concerning

If a sun spot turns red and itchy, may that signal that it may be cancerous?  I have an appointment to see my derm but wondering if it is concerning

Maybe: Any change in a pigmented lesion is cause for some concern, but it may simply have become irritated due to scratching or other trauma. Your dermatologist will know, probably just by looking at it. ...Read more

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I have a mole like thing on my scalp. is this something to be concerned about.

I have a mole like thing on my scalp. is this something to be concerned about.

Yes: Yes, have it examined. And if ok, have it re-examined yearly by dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a really white dry tongue is that something to worry about , or could that be due to antibiotics?

I have a really white dry tongue is that something to worry about , or could that be due to antibiotics?

Thrush: If you have been on antibiotics, it could be thrush, which is a fungal infection due to the exposure to antibiotics. There is a simple antifungal medicine that your doctor can prescribe. ...Read more

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Why do I have a new skin growth that is itchy and hurts with a red ring around it? Could it be a cancer?

Why do I have a new skin growth that is itchy and hurts with a red ring around it?  Could it be a cancer?

Not likely: What you described sounds like ring worm, a fungal infection. You can try over the counter treatment, however, if it is not better in about two weeks, you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a line of red spots on my lower right leg for over a month.. Could it be dermatitis or something more serious? Its also itchy sometimes

I have a line of red spots on my lower right leg for over a month.. Could it be dermatitis or something more serious? Its also itchy sometimes

Dermatitis: This simply means inflammation of the skin, which you certainly have. This needs to be seen and examined for a correct diagnosis. See a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can i be allergic to EKG electrode patches? I had an EKG yesterday, and this morning I have an itchy red rash in all the spots where the patches were. Could it be an allergic reaction? It itches a lot. Could it be serious?

Can i be allergic to EKG electrode patches? I had an EKG yesterday, and this morning I have an itchy red rash in all the spots where the patches were. Could it be an allergic reaction? It itches a lot. Could it be serious?

Yes. : Yes. This sounds like an allergic reaction to the adhesive or latex in the ekg electrode patch. Many people are sensitive to adhesives. Be sure to tell your health care provider to add this to your list of allergies. Also, let your health care provider know about your rash/itchy reaction so he/she can recommend treatment. (usually an over the counter cream). ...Read more

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I have some yellow skin around my mouth. Could this be a symptom of a bad liver?

I have some yellow skin around my mouth. Could this be a symptom of a bad liver?

Look at white of eye: More likely more info can be put with the around the mouth thing to help deride before you go spend money as the mouth would no be chosen alone to show signs. Greenish yellow tint to white if eyes, dark urine, clay colored stools. A lighting or discoloration around the mouth can commonly and normally be present after stenosis activity. If you have all signs see your doc especially GI probs there. ...Read more