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Are Dark Spots On The Palm A Sign Of HIV?

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Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Question: having these dark spots and sweaty palms .i read these are symptoms of HIV should i get scared .these are itchy too
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Sweaty palms & dark spots are not symptoms of HIV

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at Healthcaremagic
Sweaty palms and dark spots are not symptoms of HIV.
I would recommend you to upload the pictures of the affected areas under the report section of the site so that I can have a clearer picture of the condition and can guide you accordingly.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (10 minutes later)
here arethe images
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Looks like eczema, topical steroid and antihistaminic

Detailed Answer:
I have reviewed the attached photograph and it seems to be eczema.
They are not looking like a manifestation of HIV infection. No need to worry.
I would recommend you to apply topical steroid like clobetasol propionate cream on the affected areas twice daily and take antihistaminic like tablet Cetrizine 10 mg once daily at bedtime.
Steroidal preparations are prescription drugs and you need to see the doctor in person to get them.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (55 minutes later)
i work alot with metal powders it might be cause of it
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Metal powder could also be a cause of it

Detailed Answer:
Yes metal powders could also be a cause of it.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (29 minutes later)
i am working with Nickel and aluminium powders since an year .some times i don't wear gloves,it might be showing effects now.Anyways thank you doctor
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
Yes it could be due to a reaction to any chemical for that matter.
Wear gloves regularly and keep your hands as much moisturised as possible.
All the best.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Are Dark Spots On The Palm A Sign Of HIV?

Brief Answer: Sweaty palms & dark spots are not symptoms of HIV Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for being at Healthcaremagic Sweaty palms and dark spots are not symptoms of HIV. I would recommend you to upload the pictures of the affected areas under the report section of the site so that I can have a clearer picture of the condition and can guide you accordingly. Regards Dr Asmeet