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Red spot on arm, bigger after bath - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi Doctor
Couple of days back i noticed a red spot on my arm which always looled bigger after bath. It was non itchy and not painfull, i can say it looks like a blood clot sometimes. Later after 3-4 weeks it starting discoloring from red to somewhat greenish brown and i almost gone now (Overall 4 weeks approx). Is it a rash or a allergy please suggust.
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hw r u
Doctor :   i an fine
Doctor :   how about you ?
User :   i am good
User :   my query is
User :   DoctorCouple of days back i noticed a red spot on my arm which always looled bigger after bath. It was non itchy and not painfull, i can say it looks like a blood clot sometimes. Later after 3-4 weeks it starting discoloring from red to somewhat greenish brown and i almost gone now (Overall 4 weeks approx). Is it a rash or a allergy please suggust.
User :   if i strech the arm on the spot the skin still looks like dry
Doctor :   it is not rash or allergy, it is in fact the blood clot
User :   but i thought blood clot do not stays this long
Doctor :   the bleeding in the superficial layers of the skin will take long time to disappear
User :   and if i strech it the skin looks dry and different as a dry land
User :   ok
User :   can a hot steam bath or exercise a reason for it
Doctor :   the spot which is red and after few days which turns into greenish brown and than disappear is very much the blood clot
User :   kk thks
User :   and one more thing if you don't mind
Doctor :   minor trauma during the exercise might have caused it
User :   i am always stressed and in pressure from my work, i always have pressure under eyes and sometime in ear and left eye
User :   is it sinus or a stress
User :   or working on computer for long
User :   hours
Doctor :   do you have fever, red eyes, running nose,headache,?
User :   only very small strain in head
User :   not a headache really
User :   but u can say a minor one if to be considered
Doctor :   it is due to working for long hour in front of computer
User :   okay thks
User :   it helps
User :   can i still ask some questions or that is all :)
User :   i am new to this site
Doctor :   you can ask
User :   ok, my skin is allergic and i have a acne on my back and hips for almost 3-4 years long now
User :   it looks bad when i swim or go to beach
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am not sure how to fix this
User :   is there any medicine as most of the products comes as creams and i stay alone
User :   so cannot use them
Doctor :   yes there is medicines to control them
Doctor :   when you are exposed to sun always use moisturizer and sunscreen lotion
User :   any suggustions which i can get from market without doctors perscription
User :   okay
User :   but i usually do not go much in sun
User :   and my back is not exposed
Doctor :   you can use creams containing benzoyl peroxide
User :   okay
User :   i will search for one
Doctor :   it is otc medicine
User :   and any pills
Doctor :   but to be used in the night

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