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Illnesses Which Can Cause Red Or White Spots On Body
Lighter skin spots?: In the U.S., getting new whitish or lighter-colored skin spots may be from a deficiency of skin oil, skin moisture, pigment (melanin), or pigment cells (melanocytes), but is not suspected to be from a deficiency of any nutrients (because people have adequate nutrition). Some infections can leave lighter spots. A dermatologist can examine the spots to see if they are just eczema, or something else. ...Read more
What type of infections can cause red spots all over the body? Especially on the belly is it a bacterium?
Picture and history: There are many potential causes of 'red spots' all over the body. Do they itch or hurt? What is the distribution? Exposure history? Fever? Have you been in a hot tub (pseudomonas)? Have you been exposed to scabies or bed bugs? Have you been in the woods and been bitten? Or could you have something more serious - e.g. Streptococcal skin syndrome etc. Please see your physician. ...Read more
Not likely: The usual hepatitis viruses, hepatitis a, hepatitis b and hepatitis c, do not have direct effects on the skin. The only virus that can cause both would be herpes virus, which can cause herpetic lesions on the skin and also herpes hepatitis. However, if this would be the case, you would be very ill. In any case, if the rash gets worse or you feel more ill, see your doctor and check lab work. ...Read more
Does viral pharyngitis cause the white spots on tonsils and red patches in the back of throat or is that only bacterial?
Pharyngitis: Yes- white spots on the back of the throat indicate an infection -and what you seeing are the dead cells that were fighting on your behalf (pus). Strep throat should be checked for, but other germs such as EBV, enterovirus, and other viruses could cause this. Good to have a doctor look at it, since Strep can be serious. Try throat lozenges, acetaminophen for pain, and hot tea with ginger and honey ...Read more
Montgomery Glands: The skin of the nipple has modified oil (sebaceous) glands that lubricate the nipple called montgomery glands. Cysts can develop when these get blocked; rarely, these get infected and need to be lanced. Bottom line: no pain/no drainage/no worries. ...Read more
Can Finacea cause an initial breakout? I'm noticing welt like red spots that turn to white heads..
Multiple sclerosis: Many diseases can cause "white spots" to appear on the MRI imaging studies of the brain and spine. Multiple sclerosis is one of the most common conditions. Strokes, cancer, infection, and some other rare neurological disorders can also cause similar issues. Sometimes further physical examination, blood work, and a spinal fluid tap may be necessary to get a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dentist: A yellow tongue and white spots in the mouth caused by oral thrush, leukoplakia, oral lichen planus, canker sores, etc. Some may require further assessment, tests and your Dentist may book a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
UNLIKELY: MUST BE SOMETHING ELSE, SEE A DOCTOR. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a staph infection on the penis? Does it cause redness on glans and tiny red bumps? And can it spread internally?
Staph Infections: Yes. Of course. I am not sure why you have not gone to the doctor. This is not a kind of infection and not a place to just wait and let it get worse. Please get to your family doctor urgently. ...Read more
Red Spot on Nose: You most likely have what is called an angoma which is nothing more than a superficial blood vessel. The best treatment to remove the angioma is with the laser. The laser we use is called the ktp. This is a benign growth which never turns into cancer. Other possibilities includes an actinic keratosis which is precancer. You should have a doctor look at the lesion. ...Read more
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