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Iam male 61 yrs. I have white spots on my leg chest and back. Pl suggest remedy. Thank you?

Iam male 61 yrs. I have white spots on my leg chest and back. Pl suggest remedy. Thank you?

Hard to say: Without seeing the "white spots" you are talking about. For all you know it could just be normal physiologic changes in the skin. But, if you are concerned, please consult with your physician. ...Read more

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little itcy spots behind knee also my son has the exact same What could it be? We've just came back off holiday

little itcy spots behind knee also my son has the exact same What could it be? We've just came back off holiday

Bites or mites: Itching behind the knee after holiday can be due to bites from something like sand fleas (would explain the location) or other bug bites. Less likely is something like scabies. If it does not resolve in a few days get it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have dry, itchy red spots on my skin that turn white. They're really bad on the back of my knees. What is this?

Eczema?: By location and symptoms, it sounds like eczema. When it goes away, it sometimes leaves lighter patches. Treated by cortisone creams and prevented by moisturizing the skin better, eczema is very common. Dry climate (winter) can worsen. Moisturize well--creams, not lotions. The color will return if it is eczema. ...Read more

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I suffer with bad knees and knee pain and now I have a purple patch on the back of my leg and I get hot spots allover my legs. Why and what is it?

I suffer with bad knees and knee pain and now I have a purple patch on the back of my leg and I get hot spots allover my legs. Why and what is it?

Be seen: Skin changes are usually not associated with problems inside the knee itself, so it is probably unrelated to your " bad knees". There are a number of potential causes. I would not hesitate to be seen to have it diagnosed. ...Read more

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10 year old daughter complains of severe aches and pains in her knees ankles shoulders hips and back seeing big red spots, & asthma?

10 year old daughter complains of severe aches and pains in her knees ankles shoulders hips and back seeing big red spots, & asthma?

Unlikely related: The joint pains and asthma are probably not related. The spots may be a rash due to an allergy--and asthma can be triggered by an allergy--these may be related. See a pediatrician. ...Read more

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I get red spots on my legs (back of calfs, just above inside of knees, just below hip) what are they and how do I get rid of them?

I get red spots on my legs (back of calfs, just above inside of knees, just below hip) what are they and how do I get rid of them?

Multiple possibiliti: Spots or rashes really need to be seen to know what they are. Location alone does not help to diagnose. Important to know whether they're scaly, itchy, painful, irritated, or whether they come and go on their own, also with anything has helped or made ir worse. Spots can even be moles, warts or other growths that may need to be biopsied. Send a clear picture of them, it could help. ...Read more

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I have severe itchy spots on my arms, fingers, back of my knees/hands & ankles. After scratching I get white elevated nickle-sized spots. What is it?

I have severe itchy spots on my arms, fingers, back of my knees/hands & ankles. After scratching I get white elevated nickle-sized spots. What is it?

Most likely....: Dermatitis in these areas is most likely an allergic reaction, systemic. Perhaps a food.
Early eczema or even psoriasis could also be the culprit. Please visit your dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause small dark bruises to recur in the same spots on r knee. Also have pain and bulging veins on back of same knee and tickling on shin.

What could cause small dark bruises to recur in the same spots on r knee. Also have pain and bulging veins on back of same knee and tickling on shin.

Varicose Veins: Although you need an exam to 100% sure, it sounds like you have varicose veins. Varicose veins are defective veins that hold abnormal amounts of blood and bulge out and bleed leading to bruises. These are very easily treated with a short same-day office procedure and it is almost always covered by health insurance. Vascular surgeons and other doctors specializing in phlebology can treat you. ...Read more

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A large soft spot on the back of the right knee?

A large soft spot on the back of the right knee?

Swelling behind knee: It could be a Baker Cyst or simply a small fat deposit (lipoma). BAKER'S CYST usually are not problem until they rupture. May need you doc to look at it so if there is a rupture in the future he/she may know what to expect. Baker cysts common in patients with arthritis. ...Read more

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I fell on my knees Tuesday. Now Friday, there's an inflamed spot on my lower spine area and hurts when touched and my thighs hurt. What could I have?

I fell on my knees Tuesday. Now Friday, there's an inflamed spot on my lower spine area and hurts when touched and my thighs hurt. What could I have?

Hurt: This could simply be bruising or it could be something more severe. I suggest that you have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible. If it is a minor issue it be explained to you and mild treatment prescribed. If it turns out to be a more severe injury you are likely to be admitted to the hospital. I hope that is not the case. ...Read more

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Itchy red spot on back of knee. Bite or blood clot?

Depends: It is unlikely a blood clot but it may be a skin rash or a bite. If it does not resolve see your doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my leg, arm, and hand. Is it possible to be sun damage? Should I be worried about ir?

I have white spots on my leg, arm, and hand. Is it possible to be sun damage? Should I be worried about ir?

Tinea versicolor: It's possibly tinea versicolor. It's caused by a fungus, which blocks the sunlight from activating the melanocytes (pigment cells) in your skin. With sun exposure, the skin around it tans but the fungal area stays white. You'll need a doctor's examination for a diagnosis. Http://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/q---t/tinea-versicolor. ...Read more

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I have a bright red spot on my lower leg I noticed two days ago and I'm getting a numb feeling in the back of my knee?

I have a bright red spot on my lower leg I noticed two days ago and I'm getting a numb feeling in the back of my knee?

I'm not sure we can: Put these two things together. The red spot is MOST likely a skin condition: eczema, psoriasis, etc. But another cause is allergies, perhaps to a bug bite. Have you been in a tick area? I suppose you must consider Lyme Disease, though this is much less common than many people think. I think the spot and numbness can both be watched; if the spots enlarge/spread or numbness persists, see your Doctor ...Read more

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A 1x4 inch red spot appeared on my knee overnight; the next day same color appeared on 2/3 of the back of my right hand. They quickly turned dark brown and have stayed that way for a week. I have appt with derm in 2 wks. No other symptoms. Any ideas?

A 1x4 inch red spot appeared on my knee overnight; the next day same color appeared on 2/3 of the back of my right hand. They quickly turned dark brown and have stayed that way for a week. I have appt with derm in 2 wks. No other symptoms. Any ideas?

Dermatologist: It's a good idea to consult a dermatologist in case more lesions appear in the future, but I wonder if these spots could have been caused by a bite from some sort of insect even though there was no itching. If no other skin spots appear a systemic cause is unlikely. ...Read more

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Intermittent 2 wks. Bil chest pn, pn under ribs, burning under ribs, burning upper back to lt of spine, lt shldr pn, tender spot side lt breast, leg/knee pn?

Intermittent 2 wks. Bil chest pn, pn under ribs, burning under ribs, burning upper back to lt of spine, lt shldr pn, tender spot side lt breast, leg/knee pn?

Need more info: All these symptoms are significant and need to be addressed ASAP. Please make an appointment with your family physician to examine you and get to the bottom of the problem ...Read more

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Numbness in left hand, bottom part of arm, bottom part of leg and left side of face. Mri showed white spots on brain, LP was negative for ms.

Numbness in left hand, bottom part of arm, bottom part of leg and left side of face. Mri showed white spots on brain, LP was negative for ms.

MS or not MS?: Iit is hard to find the cause of a symptom of tingling. The changes on your MRI could be related to your symptoms. When the LP is negative, it does not mean you do not have MS, but one must consider other causes, such as a virus of some kind, or other medical illnesses. It may help you to have some symptomatic treatment of your symptoms, maybe a nerve conduction study and a follow up mri. ...Read more

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I was concerned about 2 reddish brown small spots appeared suddenly on different areas on my both knees they are not painful or elevated?

Brownish spots on: Two reddish spots on both knees. In a 21 years old girl. Could be just from pressure from something or something you came in contact with. See your Dr. ...Read more

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Should I see a dermatologist for dark spots on my knees?

Should I see a dermatologist for dark spots on my knees?

Probably benign: Dark areas where weight is born when you kneel? Or dark skin behind the knees. These don't mean much. Can be due to pressure or rubbing. Usually not treated. ...Read more

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I keep scratching in the same spots. My knees, ankles, and arms. What could it be?

I keep scratching in the same spots. My knees, ankles, and arms. What could it be?

Pruritus: Itchiness leads to scratching. This is usually from an allergy response. You may have an auto immune issue. In most cases it could be secondary to something in the environment that you are displaying an allergic response to. ...Read more