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Will all allergy shots cause permanent divots on my arms?

Will all allergy shots cause permanent divots on my arms?

No: On rare occasions patients on immunotherapy develops little hard lumps under the skin. These are probably granulomas. I say probably because we don't biopsy them. They resolve spontaneously in a few months and possibly contribute to a better response to allergy shots. I've never seen a divot from an allergy injection. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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How do I remove the tiny scars which are resulted after mosquito bites on my arms and legs?

How do I remove the tiny scars which are resulted after mosquito bites on my arms and legs?

Do not remove: Mosquito bites will not leave any scars. They might be getting irritated by sweat and/or tight garments, but they should heal by themselves. Do not pick at them, since it may delay the healing process. ...Read more

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Ever since I can remeber, I've had these tiny red dots on the back of my arms the whole way up. They don't itch or don't cause any pain. Cure?

Ever since I can remeber, I've had these tiny red dots on the back of my arms the whole way up. They don't itch or don't cause any pain. Cure?

Keratosis Pilaris: It's hard to diagnose rashes without seeing them personally. Most people who describe a painless non-itchy bumpy skin on the back of arms (often also occurring on thighs-cheeks, esp. in kids) that have been lifelong, are describing keratosis pilaris, which is a skin condition associated with atopy (the tendency to have allergies). Both are genetically inherited. Moisturize and leave them alone. ...Read more

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Have rashes that appear on my arms and they resemble mosquito bites.They disappear after afew days and leave black spots behind.What can be the cause?

Have rashes that appear on my arms and they resemble mosquito bites.They disappear after afew days and leave black spots behind.What can be the cause?

Bites: The black spot could be the point of entry of the bite and a little of bleeding from it. It should fall off as the skin underneath heals. If any signs of not healing or signs of infection, then have a doctor look at it. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, can i know what are the treatments available to cure back melanin spots on skin on legs and hand due to some insects bites few years ago. ?

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can i know what are the treatments available to cure back melanin spots on skin on legs and hand due to some insects bites few years ago. ?

Sun exposure: UV light exposure is responsible for most of the darkening of scars. Keeping them covered with sun screen will help prevent darkening and visibility of the scars. Low dose topical steroids can sometimes reduce the discoloration as well, contact a dermatologist o discuss this. ...Read more

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I have definitive red, hot spots on my face. Began on each side of my nose, spread to spots on my lip, chin, cheeks. Itchy and flaky. Subside then return in exact same spots. Can't shake them. Help?

I have definitive red, hot spots on my face. Began on each side of my nose, spread to spots on my lip, chin, cheeks. Itchy and flaky. Subside then return in exact same spots. Can't shake them. Help?

Stress induced?: Consider candida since cortisone and tolnafate would not treat this. Stress and a high carb diet fosters this yeast. Coconut oil ingested kills yeast. Eat 6 equal healthy meals including 6 servings of fresh and steamed vegetables and one apple each day. Relax and learn to manage stress skilfully. Getting at least 60 minutes of fun exercise every day has multiple health benefits. ...Read more

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The patches of eczema on my hands are deep red. Will my skin ever go back to its natural color?

Yes: When a person is suffering from eczema, a patch of eczema is typically red and inflamed. With treatment and moisture care, the patch will typically resolve. It may resolve with a temporary darkening of the skin. With treatment most patches of eczema will resolve with time. ...Read more

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What could cause someone to have flare ups where they get clusters of red dots on their arms, heart palpitations, everything burns including the face and ears and they have nerve and muscle pain?

What could cause someone to have flare ups where they get clusters of red dots on their arms, heart palpitations, everything burns including the face and ears and they have nerve and muscle pain?

Nondiagnostic: These multiple symptoms are nondiagnostic but may be due to release of hormones by tumors such as carcinoid,pheochromocytoma or conditions like hyperthyroidism or even anxiety. Your physician would take a detailed history,perform a thorough physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. If needed, a referral to a specialist will be made. ...Read more

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I often get random patches full of itchy bumps on my body mostly on my forearms they're not bug bites or an allergic reaction. What causes this?

I often get random patches full of itchy bumps on my body mostly on my forearms they're not bug bites or an allergic reaction. What causes this?

Many things!: What you are describing is a very common condition and not specific for any one diagnosis. You could have a contact dermatitis (an allergic reaction to something coming into contact with your skin), hives, eczema or any number of things. If your primary care physician is stumped, please consider seeing an allergist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Years ago a severe poison ivy rash "killed" the hair on the worst affected areas on my legs; the hair never grew back. How can I regrow this hair?

Years ago a severe poison ivy rash "killed" the hair on the worst affected areas on my legs; the hair never grew back.  How can I regrow this hair?

Hair loss: hmm, if it has been years, it may be hard to regrow the air in those spots, usually an injectable steroid can remedy the problem, but the time elapsed may be a problem, see a dermatologist if they can help ...Read more

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I have these small red bumps all over my arm, and they are getting worse. Also, can this rash effect the heart? Do rashes affect pain in arm veins?

Impossible to say: How can you expect an answer when one cannot even visualize the rash? See a dermatologist. It is highly unlikely that the rash is associated with cardiac issues. ...Read more

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Hives started 6 weeks ago on back of scalp and back. now they are everywhere except legs and face. antihistamines not working. been to allergist. ?

Hives started 6 weeks ago on back of scalp and back.  now they are everywhere except legs and face.  antihistamines not working.  been to allergist. ?

Dermatologist: Not allergist. Begin with a definition. Hives (urticaria) or something else? If hives for more than 6 weeks and no cause found, you have chronic urticaria which is not an allergy but is treatable. "Antihistamines" is not specific enough. Which meds at which doses? Any other meds or aspirin or supplements? ...Read more

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Recently the tiny hair the normaly are all over the face are startet to grow.. I mean on my forehead, nose, ears og chin. That can be the reason?

Recently the tiny hair the normaly are all over the face are startet to grow.. I mean on my forehead, nose, ears og chin. That can be the reason?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Facial rash with tiny white pustules after sun exposure, cutting grass. Then given double strength Decadron (dexamethasone) IM shot in hip. Can shot cause headache and low back pain?

Facial rash with tiny white pustules after sun exposure, cutting grass. Then given double strength Decadron (dexamethasone) IM shot in hip. Can shot cause headache and low back pain?

Rather unlikely, I: would guess the headache might be due to exposure. The pain in the back could be from bending, lifting etc, if you haven't these chores regularly. Otherwise might be coming down with some Viral infection. Take some Motrim and rest and if no better in 2-4 days or if getting worse see your PCP. ...Read more

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I have these bumps on the tops of my arms that sometimes itch what can be done about them? I've had these 4 many years. Will ache creams work?

I have these bumps on the tops of my arms that sometimes itch what can be done about them? I've had these 4 many years. Will ache creams work?

SkinProblems-mustSee: Skin conditions generally require an experienced clinician to see them. Very difficult to diagnose since skin color, previous treatment , duration always matter when diagnosing. Best to seek professional advice. ...Read more

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Since i get married. Pumples appeared on both arms. They are small and some red or white.Are still stuck on my arms what's the cause and the solution?

Since i get married.  Pumples appeared on both arms. They are small and some red or white.Are still stuck on my arms what's the cause and the solution?

See a dermatologist: Without being able to see these and get a full detailed history cannot diagnose you. Go and get a professional assessment. ...Read more

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Can Rheumatoid Arthritis cause the skin to itch? (Head, arms, torso, legs) I have tender spots and bumps on my scalp and one turned to an open sore.

Can Rheumatoid Arthritis cause the skin to itch? (Head, arms, torso, legs) I have tender spots and bumps on my scalp and one turned to an open sore.

There can B rheuma-: -toid nodules that can itch, also the itching can B increased possibly by Ur meds. Talk 2 Ur rheumatologist. ...Read more