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Sometimes my skin turns red , itchy and changes texture. What may be the cause? Thank you

Sometimes my skin turns red , itchy and changes texture. What may be the cause? Thank you

Allergy: The most common cause of a red itchy rash which comes back is an allergy. There are many other possibilities if you are sure there is nothing triggering the rash. Your best bet is to see your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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A few months ago I was given an injection to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. Since then i've had discoloration and change in skin texture, is it normal?

A few months ago I was given an injection to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. Since then i've had discoloration and change in skin texture, is it normal?

It's not uncommon: Carpal tunnel injections usually contain some steroid solution. Steroids can depigment and/or thin the skin. The subcutaneous fatty tissue can also become atrophied with steroid use. All of these affects are typically temporary, but may take up to a year to resolve. ...Read more

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What are these red, non dry non itchy spots not bumps, spots? They are about the size and circumference of a grain of rice. No skin texture change.

What are these red, non dry non itchy spots not bumps, spots?  They are about the size and circumference of a grain of rice. No skin texture change.

Some thoughts...: You do a great job of describing the rash, but unfortunately there are still very many possibilities. It could be a medication reaction, a viral exanthem, tinea, eczema (even if it doesn't itch), a vasculitis... It's a long list. Your doctor will ask how long it's been there, any associated symptoms (fever, etc), they'll see if it blanches, if there's any scale. Hope this is somewhat helpful! ...Read more

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Is there any way to enhance skin texture?

Is there any way to enhance skin texture?

???: Define "enhance", and then define "texture". Most people, in my experience, feel that they have too much texture, i.e. Large skin pores, lumps & bumps, etc. Smooth skin is usually considered desirable. I can't remember any patients asking for more texture, so we need to know exactly what you're looking for. ...Read more

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The skin very close to my anus has a bumpy texture to it?

See Dr: If you are concerned about warts, the doctor should do a exam and take a look at the area. There are other causes of bumpy area and its best to have the doctor take a look. Good luck ...Read more

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Can damaged retina change the way I see things ? Texture , colors and clarity? My vision hasn't been clear and normal in over a month

Can damaged retina change the way I see things ? Texture , colors  and clarity? My vision hasn't been clear and normal in over a month

Not clear on ?: I am not sure I understand. Did you damage your retina? Or are you worried that you have damaged your retina somehow? What happened? If not, have you taken any new medications or supplements? or illegal drugs? Stop any non-essential meds and see an eye doc to get checked as soon as possible to find out what is going on. If your vision gets worse suddenly go to ER! ...Read more

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Small, round, light circular patch/discolour on the cheek. Looks brown when I wear make up. Slightly rougher texture than my skin. What could it be?

Small, round, light circular patch/discolour on the cheek. Looks brown when I wear make up. Slightly rougher texture than my skin. What could it be?

Need to see rash: Not being able to see the area in question makes it very difficult to give advice. You may want to consider an InBox Health Tap consultation where you can upload photos of the area. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Change in hair texture while getting color?

CHANGE HAIR TEXTURE: IT IS NOT UNCOMMON TO HAVE THE TEXTURE OF YOUR HAIR CHANGE WHILE GETTING COLOR. IT MAY REVERT TO YOUR REGULAR TEXTURE. NEEDS A BIT OF TIME THOUGH. BE PATIENT . . . ...Read more