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Dark spot on cheek after swimming in polluted pool. Can you help?

i got sick 2 yrs ago from swimming in a polluted swimming pool, i was hospitalized for 3 weeks when i came out i had the dark spot on my check then it went away. 6 months later it came back after i broke out in hives now if i touch any part of my body 2-3 days later it turns into a dark spot now i have them all over my body and face can you help me
Tue, 24 Jul 2012
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There is a chance of you having a systemic inflammation that is causing these dark spots and hives all over. You need to get certain serology tests to look for this especially ANA, APLS antibody, VDRL etc.

The underlying cause need to be treated for you to get away with the dark spots and hives.

Get well soon.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Shanthi
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