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Why could you have purple spots on your chest with heart pain?

Why could you have purple spots on your chest with heart pain?

Purple spots? : It's hard to be certain by your description, but your words, "purple spots" make me concerned about a condition called "purpura". These are due to bleeding under the skin and suggest insufficient number of platelets. This is a serious condition. You need to be seen asap. This is a pretty good reason to go to the er! ...Read more

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My son is 3 years old and today he has loads if pin prick purple spots all round face neck and chest and on ears?

My son is 3 years old and today he has loads if pin prick purple spots all round face neck and chest and on ears?

Depends: If he has been coughing or vomited recently and every spot is above the nipple line, these spots could be benign coughing peteciae. This you can monitor at home .If not and or any spots extend below the nipple line, it could be something more worrisome.If you are not sure, a visit would help rule out any other issue. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. Allan, I woke up worried today because I noticed a purple spot on my knee that doesn't hurt or itch. I also get chest pains.

Hello Dr. Allan, I woke up worried today because I noticed a purple spot on my knee that doesn't hurt or itch. I also get chest pains.

Spot and chest pain: Without more details it is hard to tell if your chest pain is due to a cold or flu, coughing, or heart disease. a painless purple spot on the knee in the absence of other spots is also difficult to pin down. ...Read more

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What are dark spots on chest?

What are dark spots on chest?

See a dermatologist: Please see a dermatologist to make sure they are not skin cancers. ...Read more

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Spots on my chest and neck it's like a light brown color?

Spots on my chest and neck
it's like a light brown color?

Tinea versicolor: This is most consistent with tinea versicolor (not tinea corporis or "ringworm") which is caused by a yeast species called malassezia. It starts in the scalp (where it is invisible), then spreads to neck, chest, & back. Treatment is an antifungal shampoo (nizoral, loprox, & others) + an antifungal cream (loprox, naftin, (naftifine) many others). Selsun blue does not work, despite what many web sites say. ...Read more

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I have these light spots all over my neck, back and chest?

I have these light spots all over my neck, back and chest?

Probably infection: Understanding that it is impossible to diagnose on the internet, you describe a condition called tinea versicolor. It is a fungal infection of the skin that is very indolent. Treatment is with shampoo or lotions containing selenium. ...Read more

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I have these brown spots on my back and chest, what do I do?

I have these brown spots on my back and chest, what do I do?

Moles: Hi luis! there are a few reasons for brown spots. Simple moles are very common and can increase in number with age and sun exposure. That is usually the reason in young people, and other causes occur in older adults. If there is a mole which is larger, darker, growing in size, or multicolored then you should visit your primary physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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