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Have a dime size purple spot on my left thumb. Should I worry?

Have a dime size purple spot on my left thumb.  Should I worry?

Get checked: I assume this spot is not a bruise from a known incident. Spontaneous and unusual markings on the skin should be examined, preferably by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a really light vertical line on my left thumb and have these white spots on few of my nails. What could cause it and how can I treat it?

I have a really light vertical line on my left thumb and have these white spots on few of my nails. What could cause it and how can I treat it?

Pic: The pictures worth 1000 words please do a visit with pictures or video or face-to-face You really have to see a rash to diagnose. ...Read more

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What does the white spots under the fingers mean? I have the white half moons plus I have a lot of white dots. Plus my thumb nail has a indent, why?

Trauma or nutrition: Trauma to the nail can cause white areas. Yeast and nutritional deficiencies are another sign that can cause this. Some medications have been known to alter the structure of the nail. ...Read more

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I have "airpockets" under my skin in random spots, pelvic region, between thumb and pointer and below both breasts i don't think it is edema: ideas?

I have "airpockets" under my skin in random spots, pelvic region, between thumb and pointer and below both breasts i don't think it is edema: ideas?

Need for examination: It not feasible to interpret what you are calling "airpockets" without a physical examination. It is not likely that air is trapped under the skin at multiple sites, or even one site. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My 25y/o son noticed many small freckle- like spots on 1 bicep + a few more on each arms and a couple by each thumb. They are flat and do not itch.

My 25y/o son noticed many small freckle- like spots on 1 bicep + a few more on each arms and a couple by each thumb.  They are flat and do not itch.

Unknown: You are probably worried about melanoma. No doctor worth his salt is going to guess about this based upon a few words of description. See a dermatologist or a wise family doctor to put your mind at ease; why worry? ...Read more

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Hi! I've red spots/small rashes on the back of my hands, from my thumbs until my index fingers in a semicircle. It's itch and burn. What's this? Thank

Hi! I've red spots/small rashes on the back of my hands, from my thumbs until my index fingers in a semicircle. It's itch and burn. What's this? Thank

Semicircular rash: Multiple possibilities. see your dermatologist. Some of the possibilities include granuloma annulare, contact dermatitis, nummular eczema, Your doctor may want to biopsy the rash for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Blood spot under thumb where it got pinched. Do I have to do anything?

Blood spot under thumb where it got pinched. Do I have to do anything?

Subungual Hematoma: If you are having a lot of pain and discomfort as well, then you may need to see a doctor to have the collection of blood evacuated from under the nail. Usually this is done by poking a sterile needle through the nail to puncture it and allow the blood to drain out. Follow up with your doctor and have it looked at by a professional. Hope this helps. ...Read more