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Had a cortisone shot 4days age and have had a breakout of blood spots on both arms?

Had a cortisone shot 4days age and have had a breakout of blood spots on both arms?

See below: That is unusual---it could be a reaction to the corticosteroid or if lidocaine/xylocaine if it was used. You need to let your doctor who performed the injection what happened. ...Read more

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I used selsun for my white spots on both arms, but i left it overnight and now they are reddish.. what can i do doctor?

I used selsun for my white spots on both arms, but i left it overnight and now they are reddish.. what can i do doctor?

That's a: temporary inflammation because of the Sulfur and it will calm down....give it 24 hours and if the arms do not look better...see a Dermatologist! Good Luck Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I've many spots that look like red goosebumps on both arms (mainly on the back of my upper arms). Thought it's from scratching but still can't cure.

I've many spots that look like red goosebumps on both arms (mainly on the back of my upper arms). Thought it's from scratching but still can't cure.

Could consider: Keratosis pliaris, which commonly occurs on the upper arms and is basically your skin producing extra keratin around a hair follicle entrapping the follicle, and creating a small, hard,often red bump. I see that you are using a steroid cream;could try a stronger one in addition to a topical retinoid or glycolic acid.Can also try long hot baths, scrubbing arms with stiff brush or exfoliating sponge ...Read more

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I have these pin point red dots, looks like blood spots all over both arms, i'm loosing my hair real bad, & my urinalysis said very hwbc & lrbc?Cancer?

Hard to say for sure: Symptoms do not sound related although they could be. Sounds like you have already seen a doc who has run some screening tests. Would be reasonable to obtain tests to look at platelets, iron levels, thyroid hormone levels and consider inflammatory causes. ...Read more

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Today, on a spot on my forearms, have gotten this sharp pain. It feels as if my veins are tangled. Its about 3-4 below my elbows on both arms. why?

Today, on a spot on my forearms, have gotten this sharp pain. It feels as if my veins are tangled. Its about 3-4 below my elbows on both arms. why?

Allergic reaction?: allergy to contact with something , try antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and steroid cream like hydrocortisone 10% and avoidance of anything that might have caused this you can think of , if not better see your dr. be sure your bp is normal depends on age if over 65 can allow up to 150/90 . ...Read more

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What could cause petichiae rash on upper arms of 6 yo? Same exact spot both arms like a pattern. Got them at school. Said sweater was itchy? Worry?

What could cause petichiae rash on upper arms of 6 yo? Same exact spot both arms like a pattern. Got them at school. Said sweater was itchy? Worry?

Petechial rash: petechial rash that is localized on both side of the arms is probable related to trauma. That is nothing to worry about provided that there is no fever, abdominal pain or any any other symptoms ...Read more

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My mother present these symptoms numbness in both arms, most of the time left arm, her hand turns purple color, and simoultaneosly comes chest pain.

My mother present these symptoms numbness in both arms, most of the time left arm, her hand turns purple color, and simoultaneosly comes chest pain.

Raynaud's phenomenon: Your mom needs a thorough exam including an ekg and blood test by her dr to check for heart condition, blood vessel inflammation or spasm. Take care and best wishes! ...Read more

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What are the causes for clonus hyperreflexia in both arms and legs. MRI shows no signs of MS or neuron impairment?

What are the causes for clonus hyperreflexia in both arms and legs. MRI shows no signs of MS or neuron impairment?

MRI only tells: .. part of the story. If you have myoclonus and hyper-reflexia, you must establish a strong relationship with a good neurologist in order to get diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. North of the equator, there are several devastating neurological disorders that cause these symptoms, multiple sclerosis being only one of them. Please get yourself diagnosed quickly. ...Read more

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I'm 62 and every now and then I get these redish purple spots on my arms , they don't bleed but look close to bleeding,what causes this?

I'm 62 and every now and then I get these redish purple spots on my arms , they don't bleed but look close to bleeding,what causes this?

Get is checked pleas: It is difficult to assess without looking at these spots It might be due to pressure on the arm, or due to blood problems resulting in reducing number of Platelets (tiny pieces that helps preventing bleeding) in the blood. Your doctor should be able to check the spots and arrange some testing to find the cause. ...Read more

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What are the purple spots on upper arms?

Purpura ?: Not sure. Dermatological evaluation should be able to diagnose what the lesions is and the possible causes. ...Read more

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I get purple spots on my hands and my arms but not from hiting them on anything.?

I get purple spots on my hands and my arms but not from hiting them on anything.?

Check bruises out: It sounds like those are bruises, or blood vessels that are breaking. Without trauma as a cause, they could be from a bleeding problem from disease (like liver, or blood abnormality) or medications (like Aspirin or similar drugs, or coumadin) or even some kinds of cancers (leukemia). Or they just happen! best to be checked out. ...Read more

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Hi i'm 19 years old and I have white spots all over my arms and today i just found purple bluey spots on the back of my legs could you please help?

Spots: Perhaps we could help if you were to send a picture of those to us. Without that and getting more history from you, it's impossible to guess this one out. ...Read more