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Author Topic: Out Out Damn Spot!  (Read 1698 times)

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Offline TorontoGuy

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Out Out Damn Spot!
« on: March 15, 2007, 11:41:21 AM »
I'm a newbie, and I have these spots on my palms.

small red dots that are harder than the skin on my hands.

is it Calgon? Have I tured into Lady Macbeth? or do I have a problem on my hands (no pun intended) than needs medical attention?

Offline Lisa

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Re: Out Out Damn Spot!
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2007, 11:47:48 AM »
Just by your description, it sounds more like a contact dermatitis from something that has contacted your hands. Have you recently changed soap, dish detergent, laundry soap, hand lotion...?
It might not hurt to have it looked at.
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Offline Ann

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Re: Out Out Damn Spot!
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2007, 01:03:03 PM »
Hi Toronto,

I don't mean to be rude, but are you hiv positive? I'm asking because this forum is for people who are living with hiv.

A rash on the palms of the hands can also be a symptom of secondary syphilis. You need to have it checked out by a doctor ASAP. It might be nothing, but it's not worth making assumptions or guessing about. See a doctor.

Ann
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Offline TorontoGuy

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Re: Out Out Damn Spot!
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2007, 01:16:15 PM »
Thanks for the replies.

Ann - as you can see above, I identify myself as a "newbie".
Your question was not rude, just a tad insensitive.


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Re: Out Out Damn Spot!
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2007, 01:21:54 PM »
Toronto,

I'm sorry, I really didn't mean to be insensitive. We sometimes get people wander in here who are not hiv positive and don't have anyone in their lives who are either. You gave no indication in your first post, so I kinda had to ask. My only intention was to protect the forum - not to upset you.

But welcome to the forums. There's a wealth of information available on this website, so I'm glad you found us. To find out what else this place has to offer, check out the Welcome thread or browse through the links in the upper left hand corner of any forum page.

And please, get that rash seen to. Hopefully it's nothing, but secondary syphilis is always a possibility when a rash appears on the palms of the hands and/or soles of the feet.

Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline TorontoGuy

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Re: Out Out Damn Spot!
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2007, 01:27:16 PM »
no prob, i understand where you're coming from, now worries, keep up the good work

I tested last week, getting first base line tomorrow, and just starting to reach out, i believe everything will be ok

but I woke up with polka dots all over my palms

I didn't want to start speading some new hybrid of chicken poz-pocks

seeing doctor tomorrow

so much to learn


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Re: Out Out Damn Spot!
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2007, 05:55:45 PM »
Hi Toronto guy, sorry you've had to join us here, but welcome. Do get that checked out. Uncertainty causes stress levels to rise, which isn't good either!
Take care of yourself, and here's hoping for good baseline #'s!
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Offline TorontoGuy

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Re: Out Out Damn Spot!
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2007, 06:01:02 PM »
Thanks, seeing MD first thing in the am

and this site is amazing

you all are so well informed and generous in experience, knowledge and spirit

this is all new, abit overwhelming and large

I'm trying to stay focused, and not get swept away in the emotion and "tragedy"

instead, I want to learn what i can do to stay healthy, be of service and continue celebrating life

you all have a great dialogue running, hope i can contribute, but for now, and after tomorrow's appointment, I may just have a bundle of questions

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Re: Out Out Damn Spot!
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2007, 06:02:59 PM »
Hi Torontoguy,

Welcome!  Keep us posted on the rash.  I had a similar thing and we never figured out what it was (I tested neg for syph.)  I think it was an allergic reaction to a tanning lotion, however you should best get it checked.

Bests,
Drew

Offline DanielMark

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Re: Out Out Damn Spot!
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2007, 06:05:56 PM »
Hey Toronto, Ottawa here. :D

Sorry to hear about the rash, and quite frankly I've never heard of anyone having a rash on the palms of their hands. That would freak me out too. Let us know what the doc says (hopefully nothing serious).

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Offline aztecan

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Re: Out Out Damn Spot!
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2007, 06:12:57 PM »
Hey Torontoguy,

It is always bittersweet welcoming someone here. I am very glad you found us and have joined in, but at the same time I am sorry you have come up positive.

That said, I hope you make yourself at home here. It is a great place to learn and to find a shoulder on which to lean.

Oh, and what Ann said about the spots on the palms. When you see your doc tormorrow, show them to him.

HUGS,

Mark
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