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My vitiligo spot on back haven't spread in years, is there a chhance of it spreading in future? I don't want to take any medication. I have one spot on
Is a small very light brownish-blackish spot on arm as side effect of effective medication of any importance? Is it due to ruptured capillaries?
Unlikely: That the described lesion is from medication. Please have doctor look at the lesion ...Read more
A white spot in pubic hair treatment and medication advices I needed most. Sometimes it was itchy and when scratch flakes occurs.
As above: See u pcp for evaluation and work up and if needed, he can send u to see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I am suffering from alopecia. Have developed bald spots on my beard one spot on my head and one on my chest. Kindly suggest medication?
Maybe antibiotics: Sore throat can be caused by virus or bacteria. Although the white spot is associated with bacterial infection like group a strep, that finding is also present in viral pharyngitis. I would recommend that you see a doctor and get a rapid strep and culture. If it is strep, you will need a prescription for an antibiotic. In the meantime there are lots of soothing otc lozenges for relief. ...Read more
Poisons ivy on genitals. Should I go see a doctor for medication or treat it myself? The spot of irritation is very small.
Hydrocortisone cream: Is available over the counter in the 1% strength and if it's a small area should take care of the itch. ...Read more
Young male, headaches on and off, not relieved by medication, rt eye blurring n small black spot in rt vision4 yrs, 1episode of passing out. Brain tumour?
Please continue to: Work w/your doc or seek a another one. He/she may refer to you to a neurologist or eye doc. Stick with it until you have resolution. Please don't jump to conclusions. Lots of reasons for what you mention. Peace and good health. ...Read more
27 year old female. Dull pain a little above belly button. Normal bowel movements, no medications. Hurts worse when laughing. Same spot for months.
I have sore throat, my tonsils are swollen and has a white spot. Can you tell me what that is and any medication I may need?
Could be strep: Throat, so you should see a doctor. You might need to take antibiotics. ...Read more
I have a recuring shingles at the same spot. Pain goes and comes with OTC drugs. On now for 3 weeks. Will it ever go away completely. Am 60 yrs.
We may need a second question or response here. Do you not have prescription medication to calm the shingles down and to let healing occur? Have you not gotten the shingles vaccine yet?
If the answer is no to either or both of those questions that is what is paramount about your next moves. ...Read more
I took one dose 150mg fluconase 24 hours ago. Now have red, itchy spot size of quarter on leg. How long will this drug be in my sytstem?
Fluconazole: Rash can be a common side effect, don't expose the area or stay in sunlight for more than few minutes for now. Unfortunately it has a long half life, will be in your system for 3-4 days, best wishes ...Read more
If I take birth control at 9pm everyday then on day 22, I won't spot/breakthrough cause drug is still in system from day 21 until 9 pm that day?
Sort of like that: One can think of it that way. It's a bit more complex than that, but the complexities aren't important. Life is not so exact, so one can't predict the exact clock hour at which withdrawal bleeding will start. ...Read more
I'm just stopped IV drug usage a week ago and in the spot where I shot up last there's a hard red bump that's painful and getting bigger and harder?
Good job quitting!: Sounds like you have a boil or subcutaneous abscess developing. You need to go to ER so they can examine & possibly drain & culture it. You absolutely need antibiotics right now. I would push for further testing (HCV, HBV, HIV & blood culture) & maybe even echocardiogram to look at heart valve leaflets to make sure those don't have vegetations on them. Endocarditis is common in IV drug abusers. ...Read more
There's a big itchy spot on the spot where the bandage stick to the skin. Not the cut. It's itching and I feel there's small 'dots'. Does alcohol work?
Adhesive Allergy: While adhesives serve an important role in our daily lives, many people experience itchy rashes after prolonged exposure to adhesives. Glues used for the adhesives are known to cause irritant-based contact dermatitis. These glues are most commonly acrylates, including methacrylates and epoxy diacrylates (also known as vinyl resins). Treatment is with prescription strength topical steroids. ...Read more
What happens if I tied a bandage to tightly around my foot now there's a white spot where's it was on too tight.?
Too tight: And why do you want to wrap a bandage very tightly around your foot? ...Read more
Derm is removing margins of an abnormal mole on my back, I can't reach the spot, will it be ok to not change the bandage everyday even when showering?
Wound care: It is best to keep a fresh wound dry for sufficient time for a firm scab to form. That is usually best if 48 hours or more. So consider sponge-bathing, deferring showering, or getting a friend to help with managing the bandage. If it is a small lesion, you might just be able to remove the covering after 48 hours. A water-impervious covering might also be possible. ...Read more
I have this white scab keeps coming on my finger. A couple months ago I was at the site getting coffee and scratched that spot opening a new container of sugar. I cleaned it with alcohol, put ointment on it with bandage. However this scab itches?
Toxins coming out: Toxins was coming out at the cut but it healed before all the toxins were out. ...Read more
I have prostate problems and its hard for me to just pee on the spot I have a drug screening for a new job how much urine is needed?
Is alopecia areata linked to chantix, and can anything be done? About a year ago, I took chantix for about 4-6 weeks. 4-8 weeks after stopping the drug, I noticed a bald spot in my facial hair. Then another. Then on the back of my head (not in a normal
Chantix and Alopecia:
Not proven, but her are some interesting data that hint at it.
Could Chantix cause hair loss? - ehealthme
could Chantix cause hair loss? We studied 60, 675 Chantix users from fda. Among them, 184 have hair loss. See who they are, when they have it and more
www. Ehealthme. Com/ds/chantix/hair+loss. ...Read more
Hit my head a year and half ago due to drug induced seizure. Had concussion and rather large swollen spot on head. MIR and EEG were fine but I have an?
Please resubmit: I am sorry but your actual question was cut off. Please re-ask with clarification. ...Read more
Hit head yea ago due to drug induced seizure. Had concussion& large swollen spot on head MRI good. Enlarged artery, recently have sharp pain in head?
Please clarify: Please consider re-submitting and clarifying the actual question. ...Read more
Not a clear question: Sorry if I can not help without better understanding the question. If you mean subconj heme, then likely 1-2 weeks time is all that is needed - if vision is unaffected, no pain. Increased blood vessel size is frequently related to irritation, rubbing, dryness, . . . Those things need to be helped. There is no specific medicine for subconj heme but vitamin c deficiency, or other bleeding is poss. ...Read more
I have big swollen spots. About 1cm in diameter. Can I get medication to get rid of these? Or should I leave them and let nature take its course
Hard to tell: It is hard to tell what you are describing? Sounds like could be hives or bug bites? If itchy and raised off skin could be either. Hives can be caused by many things- viral infection, food allergy, medication allergy, insect sting, etc. Try an antihistamine like Zyrtec (cetirizine) and see if it helps ...Read more
Wear cap w visor: One common cause for pigmentation is too much sun, so wear a cap with visor. Alternatively, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Hair loss is multi-factorial: genetics, stress, hormone problems, thyroid problems, mental illness, male pattern baldness, trauma, etc.
The most common pattern that I see in my practice revolves around the genetic component. Review by surgeons who offer hair transplantation is recommended. Multiple options. ...Read more