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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 to
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Dyshidrotic eczema

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

In my experience I have never seen a person labelled to be HIV with the pictures shown by you. So you should not worry about it.
I checked them and found could be dermatitis since they are itchy.
Sweaty palms can lead to a simple, non serious and self limiting condition called Dyshidrotic eczema, this fits your description.
I suggest to apply ALDRY powder to your palms every 4 hours while working.
This helps. Do not scratch the dark patches.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (1 hour later)
i work alot with metal powders it might be xause of it
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (42 hours later)
Brief Answer:
sure

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Yes your occupation can cause this skin issues presented here. That's valid point. You should wear protective gloves to avoid contact with them.
You can apply a thin layer of oil while at work which can protect from harmful effects on skin.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (18 hours later)
Thank you Doctor
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Please close n rate

Detailed Answer:
please rate my answer.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Are Dark Spots On The Palm A Sign Of HIV?

Brief Answer: Dyshidrotic eczema Detailed Answer: Hi, In my experience I have never seen a person labelled to be HIV with the pictures shown by you. So you should not worry about it. I checked them and found could be dermatitis since they are itchy. Sweaty palms can lead to a simple, non serious and self limiting condition called Dyshidrotic eczema, this fits your description. I suggest to apply ALDRY powder to your palms every 4 hours while working. This helps. Do not scratch the dark patches. Thank you.