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I had a bad fall and my lower back locked on me. Now I have purple, reddish spots on skin in the same place it's locked. What is that?

I had a bad fall and my lower back locked on me. Now I have purple, reddish spots on skin in the same place it's locked. What is that?

Bruise?: Is it like a bruise? Could be secondary to fall and a bruise, local hematoma. Or have you put heating pad on it or some muscle cream, gel that you reacted to locally? ...Read more

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Could low dose asa therapy cause you to bruise more easily and to develop purple spots on skin? I am also on HRT and lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) for hypertension.

Could low dose asa therapy cause you to bruise more easily and to develop purple spots on skin? I am also on HRT and lotrel (amlodipine and benazepril) for hypertension.

Yes: That is a common effect of low dose Aspirin due to the inhibition of blood platelets. If your hypertension is well controlled it can still happen but is more likely if not controlled. As one gets older the skin gets thinner and capillaries get more fragile and tear easier which makes these bruises appear more often. ...Read more

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I'm getting some purple/black spots on skin, which are itchy and scaling?

I'm getting some purple/black spots on skin, which are itchy and scaling?

Depends...: Duration, size, Exposure to animals, any new chemical exposure gives clue. Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching and see PMD. ...Read more

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What causes dime size red spots on skin?

What causes dime size red spots on skin?

Not certain.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Why am I having red spots on skin after shower?

Why am I having red spots on skin after shower?

Red spots: Some people get blotchy red soon after shower or exercise because blood vessels open and form a red patch. This always resolves. It is not a disease but a reaction to hot or cold water, or heat. ...Read more

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What are little red spots on skin and what causes it?

What are little red spots on skin and what causes it?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have red spots on skin after scratching?

What does it mean if I have red spots on skin after scratching?

Dermatographism: Dermatographism means the ability to write on the skin. People with this form of chronic urticaria are sensitive to touch and pressure, as well as scratching. The areas of skin that are touched or scratched get a raised, red and itchy rash. While many people with chronic urticaria have some features of dermatographism, people with true dermatographism have pressure as the only trigger. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of tiny red spots on skin? They look like tiny red flat miles. Have had them for years.

Recommend eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Wondering why red spots on skin and itchy?

Wondering why red spots on skin and itchy?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What is the cause of red spots on skin th are not itchy and not raised?

Don't know.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Tiny red spots on skin. Kinda look like tiny cuts and maybe bleeding under the skin. What could this be? .

Tiny red spots on skin. Kinda look like tiny cuts and maybe bleeding under the skin. What could this be? .

Petechiae?: This sounds like petechiae, which actually is small volume bleeding just under the skin. This should be examined by a provider- petechiae have several causes but can be present with platelet disorders, that can affect blood clotting. Occasionally severe infections can cause petechiae, but most people at that stage wouldn't be on healthtap- they'd be in the icu! ...Read more

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What causes tiny little red spots on skin near my eyes?

What causes tiny little red spots on skin near my eyes?

May be cherry: Angioma. Of no medical consequence, see a dermatologist or oculoplastic surgeon for more details and help. ...Read more

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I gave oral sex to a man without condom but he didn't eyaculate. 3 days after I got fever, headache, cough and some red spots on skin. Can it be hiv?

I gave oral sex to a man without condom but he didn't eyaculate. 3 days after I got fever, headache, cough and some red spots on skin. Can it be hiv?

Unlikely: Symptoms are too soon. You might have a different STD like GC. Avoid risky sexual, practices and follow up with your doctor to help with a diagnosis. All the best. ...Read more

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Would heat stroke cause red non itching spots on skin as an after effect? Possibly burst blood vessels?

Would heat stroke cause red non itching spots on skin as an after effect? Possibly burst blood vessels?

Heat stroke: Will cause ataxia and anterior vermal cerebellar atrophy on CT / MRI. (see photo) With permission from my teaching file. ...Read more

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What can I do?, medical problem, irritated eyes, nosebleed, pain in lower back, extremely itchy, red spots on skin.?

Need exam: Those are a lot of often unrelated and fairly non-specific symptoms. You're going to need an exam by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Headaches fatigue joint pain red spots on skin weight loss loss of appetite shakiness for the past 3 months start mild got worse what wrong with me?

Headaches fatigue joint pain red spots on skin weight loss loss of appetite shakiness for the past 3 months start mild got worse what wrong with me?

In your case: Is a sign of anxiety, and one that can cause a great deal of distress. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. See your PCP for evaluation and possible referral. ...Read more

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Dry spots on skin, spreading?

Dry spots on skin, spreading?

Dermatitis: You need to have a doctor lay eyes and hands on the rash for an appropriate diagnosis. Dermatologist are the skin doctors. ...Read more

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What can cause weird round dark spots on skin?

What can cause weird round dark spots on skin?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat dark spots on skin?

Depends on what: They are. 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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What's the best way to lighten dark spots on skin?

Skin: Hydroquinone is still the main treatment but you should see your dermatologist to get the best therapy. ...Read more

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White itchy spots on skin?

Assessment will tell: 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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What is good for white age spots on skin?

What is good for white age spots on skin?

See: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. This way you can get the best treatment for these spots. ...Read more

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Age spots on skin? What exactly are age spots?

Age spots: The term ‘age spots’, or lentigines, refers to the brownish spots that, over time appear on your face and body as a result of overexposure to the sun. As we age our skin is subjected to more and more sun damage. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions, fading brown spots on skin?

Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What are white crusty spots on skin, size of a dime, several on body, am a smoker and alcoholic.

Many possibilities: Suggest you see your primary care doctor. While letting him/her evaluater your skin, the major issues of your well being ie your alcoholism and smoking need to be addressed the sooner the better. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has had age spots on skin. But there's a.new group that has popped up overnight it seems. He's looks sickly thin. Pleaae direct me.

Skin cancer?: See dermatologist right away, could mean sign of other internal disease too if sickly looking, if smokes even more at risk ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dark spots on skin?

How can I get rid of dark spots on skin?

Combination Therapy: Combination therapy is the best way to get rid of dark spots. This means using a prescription retinoid and fade creams. Chemical peels and laser are also very effective. Sunblock is also critical. Dermatologists specialize in removing dark spots. ...Read more

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What are those black spots on skin called?

See doctor: To have black spots evaluated to make sure they are not cancerous moles. ...Read more