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Doctor insights on: Reddish Blue Streaks On The Skin

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Why does my skin tint grey/blue/purple when cold and red when hot?

Why does my skin tint grey/blue/purple when cold and red when hot?

Skin rainbow: Most likely these color changes are due to the vascular response (blood vessles) in the skin. When we are hot, the vessles dialate so more blood can flow thru and release heat to the environemnt. Its one of natures way of cooling us down. The more blood in the skin the redder it will look. The opposite happens when it is cold, the vessles constrict and you can get that blue/grey hue. ...Read more

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Black/blue/reddish patch (circle) appeared last week on sole of small toe. On some hard skin. Healthy 24 yo. Melenoma or blister?

Black/blue/reddish patch (circle) appeared last week on sole of small toe. On some hard skin. Healthy 24 yo. Melenoma or blister?

See your derm: Blood blisters can often appear at locations of trauma and may resemble other diagnoses. I would recommend showing this to your friendly dermatologist to make a diagnosis. A blister would be a much more likely cause than melanoma, but you want to make sure. ...Read more

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Why is my vagina red on the outside of the skin and my clit is a blue/purple color? I see a bump under my clit, but there's no pain anywhere. Herpes?

Why is my vagina red on the outside of the skin and my clit is a blue/purple color? I see a bump under my clit, but there's no pain anywhere. Herpes?

See an OB/GYN: Without exam have no way to diagnose or suggest. Herpes without pain or tenderness would be very unusual. Perhaps you have a yeast infection, but this too should be manifest by tender inflammation. See somebody who is experienced. ...Read more

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I used selsun blue two months ago and it irritated my entire body now my skin has become itchy, sometimes red and doesn't seem to retain moisture. Why?

I used selsun blue two months ago and it irritated my entire body now my skin has become itchy, sometimes red and doesn't seem to retain moisture. Why?

Selsun Blue: Effects should not be lingering 2 months after its use. If you have some skin issues that are truly symptomatic and not simply some subjective 'feeling', you should see your local dematologist. ...Read more

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My skin itches so bad everywhere even where my penis area it be bumps and red spots on my stomach out of the blue it is something wrong with the insid?

My skin itches so bad everywhere even where my penis area it be bumps and red spots on my stomach out of the blue it is something wrong with the insid?

More info needed: Rashes require a proper history and physical. If you can provide pictures or have a full exam by your doctor you are more likely to have a proper diagnosis. Good luck ...Read more

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I have red, itchy and scaly round patches spreading on body. Some have turned brown. I tried Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) cortisone, selsun blue on skin and don't work.

I have red, itchy and scaly round patches spreading on body. Some have turned brown. I tried Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) cortisone, selsun blue on skin and don't work.

Virus or fungus or..: allergy , see if anything you did before this happened was new; food , clothes, exposures but could be a virus and will fade in a week or so or if fungus will spread, may need stronger things than over the counter like stronger steroid ointment , steroid pill like prednisone, pill for fungus like lamisil (terbinafine) and lamisil (terbinafine) cream [ever the counter] could be scabies if have animals or bed bugs ect;permethr ...Read more

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Biopsy on lip and leg yesterday with 10 spots frozen on face. What are the signs that these may be cancerous? (red hair, blue eyes, fair skin)

Biopsy on lip and leg yesterday with 10 spots frozen on face.  What are the signs that these may be cancerous? (red hair, blue eyes, fair skin)

ABCD's: Remember your abcd's when thinking of melanoma. Look for moles with asymmetry boarders that are irregular color differences within the same mole diameter greater than 6mm also any new mole or old that starts to itch, bleed or ulcerate should be of concern. Another rule is the ugly duckling rule. Which refers to a mole that looks distantly different from the others on your body. ...Read more

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