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Something bit me Aug 20th in California & I don't know what it was. Bite mark is itchy & reddish purple now, just 1 mark made. Photo available. Adv?
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Steppd on toothpck abt 2mo ago. Remvd PC that broke off inside/cleand with alchl. Now peelng skin/dark reddish color at site wound heald. This a prob?
4 yr old daughter wke up w/ stawberry mark, or bruise, perfectly round on middle of earlobe. Late forming birth mark or something else?
Strawberry mark: Have you gotten it evaluated by a md? If its a bruise, it's not normal and needs further evaluation. A strawberry nevus usually does not show up this late ( @ 4 yrs of age). ...Read more
No picture: Sorry - I can't bring up your picture. But a bruise (blue-grey color) means you've had bleeding under the skin that is more than a day old and I would be suspicious that a red circle is new bleeding. If you've not had any trauma, I would be worried about your ability to clot. If there has been no trauma, you need evaluation right away. If there has been trauma, just protect the area until it heals ...Read more
Hives: It sounds as if you are having a dermatologic condition called urticaria. Urticaria is the medical terminology for hives. It is the bodies response to a certain stimulus, such as an allergy. The body will release histamine in response to a stimulus and histamine causes redness, swelling and itching. Other triggers of urticaria can be cold/heat, stress, medicines, or foods to name a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1/2 inch diameter red circle on wrist after week in Madagascar. Not itchy, not raised, no obvious bite marks. Just a bright red circle. Thoughts?
Derm? Fake nails redone after a mo. Noted pinkie has green brown spot abt 1/4 CM long vertical ctr nail top, just below where nail extends off finger. Caucasian. 1 sev. Dys. Nevi. Scared melanoma!
Distal nail streak: It is not likely that a spot starting in the distal portion of the nail bed represents a melanoma. More likely this represents a bacterial infection with pseudomonas. You should see your dermatologist and get a bacterial and a fungal culture done. The fungal culture will also tell if you have yeast. Treatment can be prescribed after a diagnosis is established. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Usually dark spots corrector is used on dark pigments seen on the hands as women age. Because it is formulated for the spots or lentigos on the hands I would not use it on the face. Acne has an antinflammatory component that aging spots do not have. To avoid possible scarring of the facial skin I would not recommend using it on the face. Follow label directions for safest use. ...Read more
Bug bite? Yesterday I noticed red swollen circle about 3cm on my leg. Today it's about 15cm & has a white mark/dent near the middle & feels very warm.
I'm concerned about my 6 year old boy I've noticed looks like bruise just underneath his testicals it black /blue?
? varicocele: It could be something called a varicocele, which is a collection of blood vessels around and under the testicle. If there is no pain, I would just set up an appointment next week at his pediatrician's office to check it out. If pain, could have a twisted testicle - that is a more urgent matter and worth a trip to the ER. ...Read more
See derm: See dermatologist to get the right treatment. ...Read more
Hi.my name is sadia i am 23 years old final year medical student.i have noticed a thin faded vertical dark line on my right thumb nail.
Nail Hemorrhage: Hi, Thank you for your question. It is just a 'Splinter Hemorrhage' and is not a problem you need to worry about. These will appear from time to time in the nail plate due to a void in the nail plate layers that fill up with blood from the nail bed. It will grow out with the nail plate. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: It depends. If you are going to get some ornamental tattoo then it could possibly hide your spots. However, if you are considering tattooing your spots individually to "fill them in" then, technically yes, it might work. The trouble will be in getting the tattoo ink to match your skin color. And when your skin tans (if you tend to tan) the tattoos will not darken. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer