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Tiny purple spots on anus, bumpy?

Tiny purple spots on anus, bumpy?

Ouch-it really hurts: External hemorrhoids are basically varicose-vein, and when thombosed (clotted) it sure can cause much pain in the _ _ _. This is easy excised in the office, if you r doc does it, which can relief your pain quickly. If not, topical steroid mixed with Lidocaine such as anapram can help quite a bit. Increase fibers and fluid, avoid straining, and minimize prolonged sitting. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Light brown skin spots on my wrists?

Light brown skin spots on my wrists?

Sun Protection: These brown spots are in sun exposed area and are generally pre-cancerous lesions or actino keratosis. Using sun block and wearing a hat would be helpful to reduce their occurance. If the area begins to enlarge then have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Hard forearm and blue swollen on elbows?

Hard forearm and blue swollen on elbows?

Blue elbows: Sounds like its resulting from some sort of trauma. Seek medical attention if this the case. ...Read more

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Periodic purple blotches on arms?

Periodic purple blotches on arms?

Purpura: When you suffer from a condition known as purpura, blood vessels anywhere within your body actually begin to leak, causing purplish spots to develop along your skin. Causes can be low platelets, sun damage, medications, immunologic, infectious, and systemic diseases. See your local doctor for help in discovering a cause. ...Read more

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Skin rash, reddish, round raised. Scattered, only on my elbow.?

Skin rash, reddish, round raised. Scattered, only on my elbow.?

Psoriasis or eczema?: Around the elbow, it is possible that this represents psoriasis or eczema but it could be a variety of other diseases , many of which may be easily treated or may require additional diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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Small red circular dots on arms?

Small red circular dots on arms?

Lesions: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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Purple bruising on arms and legs?

Purple bruising on arms and legs?

Bruising: Please see a medical doctor as soon as possible to check your platelets, clotting factors, etc. Please do not take any motrin, ibuprofen, advil, naproxen, aleve, or aspirin until you see your physician. ...Read more

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Raised blotches on my legs bites?

Raised blotches on my legs bites?

Could be: Tough to say, as skin conditions are essentially impossible to diagnose over the computer. If they persist, see a skin dr. For an eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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Red spots on my upper legs?

Red spots on my upper legs?

Please have this: Medically assessed in person to obtain an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dark large skin spots on arm and leg?

Dark large skin spots on  arm and leg?

Skin spots: Several possibilities. Best to have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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Red dot on forearm has now blistered?

Red dot on forearm has now blistered?

Probably bug bite: if nto red /hot , swollen probably will resolve , might have been a local reaction to something or insect bite but if getting better don't worry , if worse see a dr. ...Read more

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Itchy rash, blisters, hard black specks on back of hands, wrists?

Itchy rash, blisters, hard black specks on back of hands, wrists?

Poison ivy?: Itchy rash with blisters, on back of hands and wrist could be from a few conditions. I would think about poison ivy first, and the hand and wrist could be the area of contact. Scabies is another condition to be thought of. Any contact allergy can present with this also. ...Read more

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Rash on my child small red bumps little patchs on neck arms hands torso legs

Rash on my child small red bumps little patchs   on neck arms hands torso legs

This : This is one of those situations where "a picture is worth a thousand words"--really needs to be seen by a medical professional. Eczema is common in children and can occur on trunk and extremities. Topical moisture with heavier, cream-type moisturizers is best for eczema. If it does not resolve, it may require topical prescription medication. But a quick "eyeball" visit will clarify the issue. ...Read more

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White spots on arms and legs?

White spots on arms and legs?

White Spots: White spots on your arms and legs can be caused by sun damage, a form of eczema called pityriasis alba, a fungal infection called tinea versicolor and a depigmenting disease called vitiligo. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Red rashes on arms on right arm. Causes?

Red rashes on arms on right arm. Causes?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Red itchey spots on lower legs?

Red itchey spots on lower legs?

Dry skin eczema: Nummular (coin shaped) eczema is extremely common on the lower legs. Dry skin starts the condition, and scratching (excoriation) worsens the itch and rash. Usually, a topical steroid is required, often a strong prescription steroid. If your condition worsens with steroids, ringworm (tinea corporis) must be ruled out. In general, i recommend shorter warm showers (not hot), nonscented lotion daily. ...Read more

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Dark spots with bumps on upper arm and thighs?

Get checked: But, reddish firm nodules can be a condition called hidradenitis suppuritiva. They can recur month to month and have some pain with them. Get an examination to be sure exactly what it is. ...Read more

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Little white spots on my ankles?

Little white spots on my ankles?

Skin plaques. : Probably nothing to be concerned about. Also, probably nothing to do about it. You could see a dermatologist to have it checked out. ...Read more