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Wrinkled Fingertips Sign Of Hiv
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Menopause occurs: 1 year after last period. During perimenopausal (time leading up to period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in middle of night sweating heavily; v concentration, ^ vaginal dryness; fatigue, hair loss, dizziness, wt gain, bloating, incontinence, irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings, irritability ; decreased interest in sex. ^ itching can occur. ...Read more
Toddler has bright red palms & soles of feet with peeling from every fingertip to bottom of fingers? Her hands feel like tissue paper.
Consult doctor: Your toddler may be suffering from disease called hand ,foot and mouth disease or some deficiency as of Zinc _a mineral .Since your daughter is not having fever along with peeling of skin -kawasaki disease is less likely , better get the child checked up soon and get treatment at the earliest possible . ...Read more
Nails of hands are blue near lunula.Dark brown lines in multiple nails.B12,calcium,iron serum,thyroid normal.Feeling numbness in hands & legs. Reason?
Vascular? melanin?: The dark brown lines could be melanin deposition. Is the blueness could be vascular such as Raynaud's phenomenon which may result in numbness in fingers and toes, as you have normal labs. Also, 60,000 IUs is a high dose of D. Do you take that everyday? For how long? There could be various etiologies of your symptoms and I recommend seeing your primary care provider for further evaluation. ...Read more
Maybe something else: Although lupus is known as a master of masquerade because it can mimic virtually any disease, tingling in the hands alone is much more likely from nerve compression such as carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve entrapment, diabetic neuropathy, and/or cervical disc disease etc... A good, thorough history and physical exam by your doc can reveal what you may have. So, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Concerned about secondary Raynauds. Have mild discoloration in toes but not fingers but the nail beds of my fingers are red at times. Raynaulds?
Skin on all toes and some fingers are constantly peeling. Skin is dry. No redness, itch or tenderness. Skin between toes are turning white. I'm black!
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Small bumps have appeared on sides of my fingers palms of hands and side of feet past few days pictures in health records scared its a sign syphillus?
Bump: Syphillis is called the "great imitator", that is a rash from syphillis can look like any other rash; however one can not diagnosed syphyllis symply by looking at a rash, therefore specefic test for it must be performed, see a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with strep 4/16. Purple Web like pattern on skin but not cold to touch, ant biting sensation on bottom of feet and palms of hands. ?
Risk of hiv-hcv-hbv transmission by stripper scratching my back with nails (little blood came out)? Concern for her scratching other men-"dirty" nails
HIV HCV HBV: The risk is low but it is not zero. This would be considered risky behavior and is not recommended. ...Read more
I have clubbing fingers, numbness , restless legs, hemoptysis, weakness, bone pain, wrinkled fingertips.What disease can cause these symptoms?
Likely lung disease: With the symptoms especially and clubbed fingers, I am guessing possible pulmonary ie lung disease. Please seek a physician for comprehensive check up. ...Read more
Red face, hair loss, wrinkled fingertips. ANA w/reflex: negative. TSH reflex to T4F: 1.660 uIU/mL. Anti-dsDNA: 2. Smith anti: <0.02. What is going on?
Can I get HIV from this? My fingertip had a 4mm cut on it that was open/bleeding at the time. The cut touched used menstrual pads in a public restroom
I have had dry, cracked and wrinkled skin on my fingertips for about three weeks and I can't seem to get any relief. Tried everything , help!
Allergy?: Have you been in contact with anything new or to a greater than usual lately? For instance, handling more paperwork, using new chemicals or cleaning supplies or cosmetics? These things can dry out your fingertips and cause a contact dermatitis-type reaction. Perhaps it's just dry weather. Try a lotion with glycerin or mineral oil and cover hands with cotton gloves at night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For months now my fingertips have been creased/wrinkled even when they're not in water (looks like they have been). What might cause this?
Various factors: Make sure you are eating a healthy diet. Plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, moderate amounts of lean meats, and plenty of water....8-10 glasses a day. Also, watch your exposure to the sun.... Use plenty of sunscreen when you are outside. Lastly, find a good moisturizing cream and use it daily. All of this should help, but it will take some time. If you need more help, seek out a dermatologist. ...Read more
Had drug induced lupus now resolved, still get very cold hands & feet etc i noticed today that now my fingertips are wrinkled from cold. Why is this?
I have CRSP in my left hand after a slow healing wrist fracture,(6months) & now the lines on that palm are bright red & fingertips are wrinkled?
Call doctor: This is not normal and you need to contact the treating doctor re . this complication. ...Read more
Fingertips look creased but otherwise normal when warm. Get wrinkly when cold. Have recently lost 20 lbs. Is it possibly due to fat loss in fingers?
Certainly might: Rapid weight loss (such as crash dieting) will cause loss of structural fat, such as that in the finger pads and the bottoms of our feet. That may account for some of what you are describing. Hydration and general circulation may also be contributors to what you are observing. ...Read more
What would cause vertical lines and wrinkling of fingertips as well as the sensation of being electrocuted in arms?
See derm: See dermatologist to have wrinkles evaluation and see neurologist for the electrocution feeling. You may need tests to find out what's wrong. ...Read more
I have cfs & am hypothyroid. Recently fingertips on left hand sporadically get tight&wrinkly but not in water. I had a + ANA 160 nucleolar. Harmless?
Yes.: First if hypothyroidsim was detected, then you are on meds and no longer hypothyoid. An ANA is found in 5% of the population, and is usually false positive. But you have an autimmine disease already: low thyroid, usually the result of hashimoto's thyroiditis. Cfs is so non-specific, there is frequently no cause found, except poor sleep. You ANA needs to be reflexed to see if it is important. ...Read more
Lymphocytes% steady 34 to 45. RBC,hemoglobin and hematocrit on the low side,feeling nauseous, tired,diarrhea,pain navel,wrinkly fingertips.What is it?
Multiple c/o: check with your doctorGet a more detailed answer ›
Nonspecific: A few weeks after infection, people often have the worst "viral illness" of their life (fever, big lymph nodes, aches, maybe rash), or may have nothing. The infection is asymptomatic for years afterwards, then can announce itself by big lymph nodes, diarrhea, candida on the tongue. If you're concerned, get with your personal physician. Best wishes. ...Read more
ARS symptoms: Early HIV infection is called acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). Symptoms occur in about 2/3 of newly infected people, usually start 1-2 weeks after infection: sore throat, fever, lymph node swellings in several places, skin rash (non-itchy pink spots), mouth sores. Usually only some, but fever almost always. ARS is a poor indicator of new HIV; identical symptoms with many minor health conditions. ...Read more
HIV is hard to get: Nope. Not in any way.Get a more detailed answer ›
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more