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Purple Spots On Knuckles
I don't know if I broke my pinky finger. I can't make a full fist with it, there is swelling and bruising, and there is a purple spot under my knuckle?
Sounds #: From your description, it sounds broken. An XR would be your best move right now. All the best. ...Read more
10y old gymnast. On her left hand, the three knuckles and the area under them are purple. There is a tender spot. Is it fracture or stress fracture?
Need X-Ray Vision: Could be either or something else. To be sure, the hand should be examined in-person and a decision made as to what to do, especially at this age. Would be important to know the exact circumstances of the injury, if any, or if it was from repetitive activities. The fact that the area is tender and purple places it in a suspicious category. Next ...Read more
My hands go purple with bright orange, spots in cold weather, covers whole hand and wrist, doc checked pulses and were fine, what could this be?
Cold hands: Sometimes having cold hands that turn colors, typically either white or purple in cold weather are signs of a relatively common problem referred to raynaud's disease. I am not sure what to make of the orange spots however, my apologies. ...Read more
Hi I have small white spots on my knuckles. They are painless and are not itchy... I got hem around 3 weeks ago. .. Should I be worried?
White spots on hands: Do you have exposure to chemicals or foliage? Could be contact dermatitis or eczema. Alternatively could be fungal, though that is less common. Would try over the counter topical steroid cream, if that does not work consider anti-fungal. Should moisturizer daily. F/u w/ doctor ...Read more
I have two dark spots on my big toes (brownish color) - one on each 'knuckle' area of toe. Skin feels slightly rough there;no pain. What is it?
Shoes, Shoes: It certainly sound like you shoes may be responsible. You need better fitting shoes of better fitting feet. ...Read more
I have dry, flaky, inflammed skin around my knuckles. There appears to be a dark brown patch with some red spots. Is this some allergic reaction?
Itchy skin: Hard to say without seeing it, but could be a form of eczema. Should see your doctor. ...Read more
I have developed brown spots that look like dead skin on my left hand near my knuckles. I'm freaked out. Please help.
Without a detailed history plus a photograph or a more detailed description, it is hard to make a diagnosis. I would encourage you to make an appointment with a family practice doctor or a dermatologist. At your young age, I would not generally think that you have a serious skin condition.
The unknown is always scary. Try to call for an appointment tomorrow. ...Read more
How can I reduce darkness on my knuckles, finger joints and the skin adjoining my nails. I have a fair tone and these dark spots kind of irritate me!
Truely no releif: Do not get tempted like michael jackson! ...Read more
What causes skin to turn red and if forms like red spots and it burns a lot but it mainly stays around my left hand around the knuckles?
Eczema: Usually a rash like this is eczema. Frequently limited to the hands and sometimes associated with exposure to solvents / detergent or metals. ...Read more
Unsure: 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
Normal: With the lack of a clinical exam, I would like to call those spots the terminal end of blood vessels. However if they are new spots that you have never seen before, then you may need to have them checked by a dentist. Some common allergies may be expressed by splotches. ...Read more
The toxin does that: Wasp bites can be very serious, but that is usually within a few minutes of having been bitten. At this point, you should only need anti-itch medicine or pain medicine if need be. The effects that you are describing will gradually go away. The wasp injects a toxin that you body has to clear. ...Read more
Red spots appeared on my body then turned purple a few days later and it's still there 3 weeks later! What could it be?
I have purple spots around a small freckle right above the intersecting point of my ribs what does that mean and what do I do?
My son (6mos) 's left leg turns purple when crying loudly, after he stops it will be normal again but spots will left on his leg, should I worried?
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
My husband has purple spots on his scrrottam it only started with a couple now more has started coming up and if you rub over them they fade for couple seconds and come back but has scratched some off and more comes back?
Visualdx: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more
Get checked: May be an irritated taste bud, may be an irritation, either way this should be evaluated by a dentist and then possibly an oral surgeon if the dentist cannot determine why it is there. ...Read more
More info needed:
Need more information to accurately answer your question.
How long do the spots last?
How do they start?
How do they change with time?
How large are they?
Exact color? Bruise?
Do they go away completely.
Photos would help. ...Read more
Seek help: The simple fact that your tooth broke necessitates that you see a dentist asap. ...Read more
Saw? Are they: Still there? If they are show them to a doctor. ...Read more
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