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I have a really light vertical line on my left thumb and have these white spots on few of my nails. What could cause it and how can I treat it?

I have a really light vertical line on my left thumb and have these white spots on few of my nails. What could cause it and how can I treat it?

Pic: The pictures worth 1000 words please do a visit with pictures or video or face-to-face You really have to see a rash to diagnose. ...Read more

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What does the white spots under the fingers mean? I have the white half moons plus I have a lot of white dots. Plus my thumb nail has a indent, why?

What does the white spots under the fingers mean? I have the white half moons plus I have a lot of white dots. Plus my thumb nail has a indent, why?

Trauma or nutrition: Trauma to the nail can cause white areas. Yeast and nutritional deficiencies are another sign that can cause this. Some medications have been known to alter the structure of the nail. ...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 been having small blisters on my fingers. It is gone now but now I have small white spots on the palm of my hand. Should I be worried?

I have been having small blisters on my fingers. It is gone now but now I have small white spots on the palm of my hand. Should I be worried?

May be related: the white spots may be related to the blisters on your fingers. There are many different things that can cause that type of rash. If it persists, you should have the rash checked. ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks and noticed my acne getting out of hand and it looked infected so I put a bit of hydrogen peroxide on my face , and noticed white spots?

I'm 38 weeks and noticed my acne getting out of hand and it looked infected so I put a bit of hydrogen peroxide on my face , and noticed white spots?

Acne: The hormones in pregnancy make acne much worse for a lot of women. There are many over the counter acne facial washes and topical medications that may help. Hydrogen peroxide is not one of them that will help. After delivery you should see improvement as the hormones return to normal levels. A dermatologist post partum can offer other treatments as well. ...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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Doctor queried Down syndrome in my baby(72 hrs old). Echo test is ok, no short hand, no groove between toes, no white spots in eye, mother age 20, ears ok?

Doctor queried Down syndrome in my baby(72 hrs old). Echo test is ok, no short hand, no groove between toes, no white spots in eye, mother age 20, ears ok?

Any age mom: Ds can occur at ang maternal age but numbers climb a lot for older moms. If doc suspects some unusual issue it is best that s/he be up front about it and do appropriate screening or specific tests to define it.Proper diagnosis can either relieve you or make sure early treatments are started. ...Read more

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My 25y/o son noticed many small freckle- like spots on 1 bicep + a few more on each arms and a couple by each thumb. They are flat and do not itch.

My 25y/o son noticed many small freckle- like spots on 1 bicep + a few more on each arms and a couple by each thumb.  They are flat and do not itch.

Unknown: You are probably worried about melanoma. No doctor worth his salt is going to guess about this based upon a few words of description. See a dermatologist or a wise family doctor to put your mind at ease; why worry? ...Read more

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I have iodine looking spots on the heal of my palm in 2 places and on the bottom of my thumb. Also, on my pinky finger of the other hand.

I have iodine looking spots on the heal of my palm in 2 places and on the bottom of my thumb. Also, on my pinky finger of the other hand.

Could be anything : It is very difficult to comment without seeing an image of these skin lesions. Please upload a picture or see a doctor for a proper exam and diagnosis ...Read more

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I have "airpockets" under my skin in random spots, pelvic region, between thumb and pointer and below both breasts i don't think it is edema: ideas?

I have "airpockets" under my skin in random spots, pelvic region, between thumb and pointer and below both breasts i don't think it is edema: ideas?

Need for examination: It not feasible to interpret what you are calling "airpockets" without a physical examination. It is not likely that air is trapped under the skin at multiple sites, or even one site. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi! I've red spots/small rashes on the back of my hands, from my thumbs until my index fingers in a semicircle. It's itch and burn. What's this? Thank

Hi! I've red spots/small rashes on the back of my hands, from my thumbs until my index fingers in a semicircle. It's itch and burn. What's this? Thank

Semicircular rash: Multiple possibilities. see your dermatologist. Some of the possibilities include granuloma annulare, contact dermatitis, nummular eczema, Your doctor may want to biopsy the rash for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Have a dime size purple spot on my left thumb. Should I worry?

Have a dime size purple spot on my left thumb.  Should I worry?

Get checked: I assume this spot is not a bruise from a known incident. Spontaneous and unusual markings on the skin should be examined, preferably by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Blood spot under thumb where it got pinched. Do I have to do anything?

Blood spot under thumb where it got pinched. Do I have to do anything?

Subungual Hematoma: If you are having a lot of pain and discomfort as well, then you may need to see a doctor to have the collection of blood evacuated from under the nail. Usually this is done by poking a sterile needle through the nail to puncture it and allow the blood to drain out. Follow up with your doctor and have it looked at by a professional. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I Have a dark spot next to mt thumb when i presure it , it doesnt hurt?

I Have a dark spot next to mt thumb when i presure it , it doesnt hurt?

Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more