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What Causes Liver Spots On Skin
What are liver spots? I have 5 pin head size dots on my chest/tummy and some on my back. Someone said could just be liver spots
Can only guess...: ...without an image. Understanding your underlying medical problems, exposures, risks would be helpful as well. Would ask that you allow a physician to examine your "spots" (whether in the office or via telemedicine), and go from there. Also, I see you have a history of shingles, which can recur. ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
What could be the cause of tiny red spots on skin? They look like tiny red flat miles. Have had them for years.
Don't know.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more
How to quickly remove dark spots on skin caused by pimples? All the pimples are gone away but cause dark spots on my skin. What am I suppose do?
Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various skin conditions like acne. Treatment is with prescription bleaching cream containing hydroquinone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Dermatologist: All skin lesions have to be seen. Describe them a little more, like shape, size, number of lesions what parts of the body are affected, your age, anything makes them worst or better, are they raised or flat, do they have blisters or pus, do they disappear in two weeks? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could I use alpha hydroxy lotions and hydroquinone on black on brown spots on skin to lessen color? Does application of these cause more sensitivity
Yes: Yes and these can cause some irritation. ...Read more
Would heat stroke cause red non itching spots on skin as an after effect? Possibly burst blood vessels?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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