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Dermatologists help.: Without any more details other than a 'dark spot', the best advice would be to visit a dermatologist (skin doctor). They specialize in all manner of skin problems and can offer you suggestions and treatment for your spot. If the edges are abnormal, if the borders are irregular, if the color is uneven or if the diameter is >6mm, it could be melanoma. In this case, see a doctor now. Melanoma kills. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Local inflammation: Probably just a little plebitis or inflammation of the vein. It is due to the catheter or possibly caused by something you were given thru the iv. Try placing a warm compress to the area for about 20 minutes several times daily. If the symptoms persist or worsen you may need to see your doctor for an antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a blurry spot in my vision. It's a constant spot and doesn't change positions. What could it be?
Retina?: A small fixed blurry spot in the vision usually represents a macular problem in the retina. Sometimes, this is just a benign process but it's a good idea to get it checked out. There can be swelling like in serous chorioretinopathy or an early macular hole. See your ophthalmologist soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've just had a pick line pulled how long should I keep the spot where it was pulled from covered?
May be two days: Needs to keep the spot clean.Get a more detailed answer ›
A theory or two: No one knows for sure, but one theory is that creating additional sensation by rubbing the area interferes with nerve transmission of the pain signal from the same area. Rubbing an injury may also increase circulation to that area, improving the blood supply and therefore healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Found a dark colored splotch on my skin. It feels dry and its at a spot i normally itch. What can it be?
Needs examination. : Difficult to say based on a description. The only way to know is to have it evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Depends: If it is simply sun-damage, some topical treatments, a chemical peel, or a laser treatments may be a good option. However, if the lesion is concerning for melanoma, it needs to be biopsied. Melanomas are screened by the abcd's: a-asymmetry; b-irregular borders; c-different colors; d-diameber >6mm (size of pencil eraser). If you notice a mole with these characteristics, get it checked out asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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