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White Spotty Rash

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    is it normal for a baby to get a rash when teething?
    My 11 month old is cutting at least 3 teeth at the moment and he has a spotty rash across his face and chest. I've done the menigitis test and he doesn't have a temp or anything. Its a bit like prickly heat.

    Has anyone experienced a similer rash when their baby is teething?

    • ANSWER:
      A teething rash can show up on the jaw area, around the chin, mouth and even down to the child’s neck. It is usually combined with excessive drooling and maybe even a slight fever. If you child comes up in a teething rash there are many creams available from your local pharmacy that can help to clear the rash up.
      A barrier cream or Vaseline around the mouth can be used to protect the skin to prevent any further spread or damage caused by the rash. Most creams require you to clear and clean the effected area with a damp cloth before applying the creams.
      A rash appears on the cheeks for the simple reason that they are sore and dry and usually appears as the tooth or teeth are actually cutting through. Also take into account the time of year, if it is cold outside and the wind is blowing strong, this can effect the chapping of the skin, this is a good time to use Vaseline.

      Some babies even come up in what is called teething acne or baby acne, which looks like lots of small white heads appearing on the face just as they do in the teens.

      Its totally normal hun

      Good luck

  2. QUESTION:
    Weird looking rash on both sides of my face next to my lips?
    When I'm clean shaven this isn't usually a problem. Once hair starts growing back on my face, the skin on both sides next to my lips starts to itch a little and soon what looks to be a small rash develops. After a while, the skin will dry out and start to flake. I just got done shaving and the rash is still there. It looks like I took a very light red color of lipstick and drew on both sides of my face next to my lips. It doesn't hurt and doesn't itch now that I shaved. I put some lotion on it for now. Any other suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm, it sounds like you need to revamp your skin care routine a bit more because you're suffering (& if its bothering you--you're suffering) from dry skin.

      most men don't know how to deal with dry skin, so I'd suggest you research out a skincare company or a trusted girlfriend (or ask your mom). You need to find out if you have dry, normal or combination skin (over your entire face).

      We've established you have dry skin in your cheeks--basically if your T-Zone is oily (your forehead, your nose, and chin) and the rest is spotty dry--you have combination skin.

      now what you need to do is fine a good, anti-aging cleanser that you can use EVERYDAY, a good spf moisturizer & a good additional product that you can use to add extra moistureizer to your skin such as a moisturizing aftershave balm.

      My personal favorite lines are: Mary Kay (your female companions may know of someone as its direct sales, which will help you as they come right to your home & its more private as well).

      Clinique (everything is allergy free & they have an EXCELLENT unisex product)

      Body Shop Tea Tree Oil, really good for men as its a non-scent & has a good moisturizer in it that lasts all day, especially if you go outside a LOT).

      Oil of Olay (local drugstore). this one is the best in cost, it has a lot of variety of products, and although its marketed to women--don't be fooled--its good for both men & women!

      As well, I forgot that Loreil recently came out with a men's line, they are in white bottles with orange lines on them. I don't know how good they are--or anyone who uses them, but I do know from sniffing them at the store--that there is a scent to it that is semi-strong).

      Good luck, and you may need to see a dermatologist if the over the counter doesn't clear it up.

  3. QUESTION:
    can my son get the chicken pox even though hes vaccinated?
    my son had a chicken pox vaccine at fifteen months. now he is three and a half. he has a red, spotty rash on him, with little white dots in the middle of the red spots. theres no fever though, but these have spread from his face to his stomach now. how is this possible with a vaccine

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, even though he was vaccinated he can still contract chicken pox. My niece had 3 vaccinations for this and still got it.

  4. QUESTION:
    ichy Skin coloured lumps and a ichy red spotty rash Serious PLEASE ANSWER QUICKLY 10 POINTS!?
    i have come out in white lumps and they seem to be spreading anywhere i touch (in the last few hours) and now a red spotty rash has appeared around my neck ! theres 1 lump and on my shoulder and one on my side and now one next to my eye also one on my head (Temple) Thankss please answer quickly ps: its really itchy! What is it? should i worry?x

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you are having an allergic reaction to something. Did you take an antibiotic or other drug recently? Or, you may be allergic to some food or substance. You should go to a doctor, because if it gets worse, you could have a constricted airway or heart problems. Sorry to ruin your New Year's Eve, but your health is important.

  5. QUESTION:
    Why am I so spotty? How can I get rid of them?
    I'm 24 years old and I don't think I've ever been this spotty in my whole life!
    Lately, I get huge red spots on my chin and they last for ages!
    When one finally fades, another will appear and I think it's getting worse.
    It's quite depressing, I feel absolutely disgusting.
    I haven't changed my diet lately and I cleanse my face regularly.
    What could be causing this and how do I get rid of them?
    I've tried tea tree and other spot treatments.
    Help!

    • ANSWER:
      When you're going to bed, make sure you take every scrap of make up off (I use baby oil or vaseline) before you cleanse your face. It really makes a massive difference.

      If you have oily skin, or oily areas on your face, the best product I can recommend is Lush's Coalface - it is the best product I have ever used on my skin. It probably won't be right for you unless you have oily skin though.

      After I've cleansed my face I often apply Sudocrem, the anti-septic cream meant for nappy rash and other ailments, it stops you getting spots, heals up any picked spots and doesn't try out your skin. In the morning I cleanse my face again and put on moisturiser and let it sink in before I put on my make-up.

      Another miracle worker is a sugar scrub. It's really simple - just take some sugar (I usually use a bit of white and a bit of coarser brown sugar) and mix it in with a little olive oil or similar (just enough to make a paste). I then add a little bit of manuka honey, sometimes a squeeze of lemon and some tea tree or lavender oil. Exfoliate every other day with it, trust me it is amazing!

      Hope this helps, this is basically what I have been doing for the past 3 months and it has gotten rid of all my spots.

  6. QUESTION:
    All red and spotty, is it a shaving rash?
    I've shaved my pubes and its gone all red and spotty but it doesn't usually do this? But its been like this for a few day now and it doesn't seem to be going away.. How do I get rid of it and what so I do in the future so I don't get it again?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, that's razor burn. Watch for white pimple-like bumps, too. Those will be ingrown hairs.

      What you can do to help this is use a scrubby/shower puff to exfoliate the area.

      Next time you shave, make sure to shave in the direction the hairs are growing first. Use a shaving lotion or gel specifically formulated for women. Don't use men's shaving products. Rinse and reapply shaving lotion or gel often so that you can see what you're doing and keep the skin lubricated (which is what the lotion or gel is for).

      Best wishes

  7. QUESTION:
    my 8 week old baby has a spotty face! could he be allergic to his milk?
    he has been very spotty since he was 3 weeks old and the spots are mainly around his mouth and chin.

    • ANSWER:
      Babies this age will quite often get spotty faces, there are a number of different causes.

      Firstly they can get milk spots, these usually start of small and red but turn white, this is just a reaction to the milk as baby has not had anything like that in it's systme before, even breast fed babies will get them. They're very common, should be cleaned only with cooled boiled water and should clear up after a few months.

      Baby achne is again quite common and is a reaction to being out in the big wide world rather then the protected environment of the amniotic fluid. These look like any adult spot and should be cared for in the same way as mik spots.

      Heat rash is generally small, flat red spots and naturally caused by the baby getting too hot and sweaty.

      Dribble rash is also small red spots, again they are usually not raised but they are often redder than heat rash spots. Just be sure your little ones dribble is gently mopped up, he's powdered under his chin after a wash bath etc... don't let him out in the cold with dribble on his chin and possibly apply a barrier cream, a light layer of sudocrem would be fine.

      All of these spots are natural and should clear up in a matter of weeks.

  8. QUESTION:
    Red bumps on my face no clue what they are?
    For about 2 years now I have been getting quarter size rashes on my face that last 15-30 mins. They itch and usually appear when I get out of the shower, shave, or in stressful situations. Most of the time its just a red rash on my forehead, chin, or cheeks. When they are really bad there is a white dot surrounded by the red. I really want to know what it is so I can get rid of it because, its really embarrassing when I get one at work. Please help,

    • ANSWER:
      Urticaria, commonly known as hives, appears as a raised, itchy, spotty rash on the skin. The rash is red, although each spot, or hive, can be pale in the center.
      Some people develop hives that come and go, sometimes on a daily basis, for weeks to years.
      If you have chronic hives, it’s important to identify any possible triggers. Your doctor will ask you about physical triggers — for example, heat, cold, sunlight, or sites of pressure from clothing.

      The most effective treatment for hives is an antihistamine. I would still consult your doctor no matter what you hear here.

      The cause of chronic Hives remains a mystery. But managing them is not. Best of luck hope this helps you!!.

  9. QUESTION:
    Whats wrong with my son quick help?
    My 5 month old son has a light purple spotty rash under his eyes and down his face and he has a red rash on his hands and fingers and when u press on the rash it doesn't go white but besides that his fine

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a heat rash. You haven't started giving him a new cereal or changed formula have you? If so, it could be an allergy. Could also be an Allergy to some sort of fabric or something that he has touched and put up to his face.

  10. QUESTION:
    what does measle do to your body can it be a deathly disease?

    • ANSWER:
      Symptoms:
      Around 14 days after infection the following symptoms begin to appear:

      Cold-like symptoms, such as runny nose, watery eyes, swollen eyelids, and sneezing;
      Red eyes and sensitivity to light;
      A mild to severe temperature, which may peak over 38°C (100.4°F) for several days. After several days temperature may fall, but may go up again when the rash appears.
      Tiny greyish-white spots (called Koplik's spots) in the mouth and throat;
      Tiredness, irritability and general lack of energy;
      Aches and pains;
      Poor appetite;
      Dry cough;
      Red-brown spotty rash that appears 3-4 days after first symptoms and last for up to 7 days. The spots usually start behind the ears, spread around the head and neck and after 2-3 days to the legs and around the rest of the body. The spots start small but quickly get bigger and often join up together. Similar looking rashes may be mistaken for measles, but measles has a range of symptoms, not just a red rash.

      Some of the common complications related to measles are:

      Diarrhoea;
      Vomiting;
      Eye infection (conjunctivits);
      Inflammation of the voicebox (laryngitis);
      Inner ear infection and inflammation (otitis media) - often with earache; and
      Fits due to fever (febrile convulsions) – brought on by fever and high temperature. They are alarming but not usually dangerous.
      Less common complications include:

      Meningitis;
      Pneumonia (lung infection) – signs are fast, laboured breathing, chest pain, deteriorating condition;
      Hepatitis;
      Encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) - can be fatal, so you should watch for drowsiness, headache, and vomiting;
      Low platelet (white blood cell) count – known medically as thrombocytopenia, which affects the blood's ability to clot;
      Bronchitis and croup (infection of the airways) – hacking, barking cough; and
      Squint – the virus may affect eye nerves and muscles.
      Rarely, measles can lead to:

      Serious eye disorders;
      Heart and nervous system problems; and
      Very rarely, a serious brain complication can occur (subacute sclerosing panencephalitis), sometimes years later.

      I have had measles, so from a sufferer's point of view - it causes horrible itching. Unbearable for a few days. Forget about sleep!
      Used Lacto Calamine lotion.
      BUt then it goes away, and guess what - u will never get it again!

  11. QUESTION:
    can you get balanitis on the shaft?
    If so what are the symptoms and also treatments?

    • ANSWER:
      Balanitis is an inflammation of the end of the penis (the glans). Often the foreskin is also inflamed at the same time as the glans. (The foreskin is the loose skin that covers the glans if you have not been circumcised.) Balanitis is common, and it can occur at any age.
      Other causes may include:
      * Dermatitis/allergy — Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin, often caused by an irritating substance or a contact allergy. Sensitivity to chemicals in certain products—such as soaps, detergents, perfumes and spermicides—can cause an allergic reaction, including irritation, itching and a rash.
      * Infection — Infection with the yeast candida albicans (thrush) can result in an itchy, spotty rash.
      Treatment will depend on the cause.
      # Thrush (candida): a milder form of balanitis is caused by an allergy to thrush in a woman's vagina.
      # Psoriasis: this skin disease can occur on the penis without you having it anywhere else. On the glans it looks red and shiny, while elsewhere it is usually white and scaly.
      # Irritation: balanitis can sometimes be caused by sensitivity to perfumes in soaps and detergents.
      # Bacterial infection: streptococcal bacteria in a woman's vagina can be transmitted during sexual intercourse.
      # Rough handling: strenuous sexual activity, particularly masturbation, can make the penis sore and prone to infection.
      # Allergy: some men are allergic to rubber, spermicides, deodorants and topical medications (those applied to the skin).

      The treatments refer to balanitis, so you need a proper diagnosis. See your doctor or if you would rather it was impersonal go tp a GUM clinic.

  12. QUESTION:
    red spotty rash all over with white patchy circle?
    my son has red dots all over him with blotchy white parts, the dots look like mosquitto bites, the hospital gave him phernergan but didnt tell me what it was, anyone got an idea?
    the dr and nurses were very rude and when i asked they just said well its not meninjacoccal, his whole body is covered (he is 1 yr and 3 months old)
    im sure its chicken pox but they didnt really say

    • ANSWER:
      Babies have all kinds of rashes n' allergies, so it's really difficult to figure out what exactly is that. For your own information, you must speak to the doctor and he must tell you what is the problem and how to treat it. There is his responsibility to inform you as a mother.

      Most probably this is some kind of an allegry on something.

      Good luck!
      *

  13. QUESTION:
    11 mth old boy w red spotty rash all over inc face-pls help?
    He started Monday morn w a fever that lasted 70 hrs, no med's were given, took to H on 3rd day, they said fever would break and it did, now, 2 days later, he has a rash all over inc. his face. Not c pox or anything, DR said Rosa? not itchy or bothersome that we can tell. Very sparatic red spots. Is there a cream or anything to administer to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      If he is 11 months old, I would guess he is cutting some of those molars. The spotty face is from him lying on a wet sheet. He is chewing his fingers and the saliva is getting all over the sheets. Wash his face with warm soapy water, pat dry. Then apply white Crisco. I know it sounds goofy but it works. ONLY white Chrisco, nothing else will work. Just apply a coat to his face. That will protect it from the wetness. Try it. You will be amazed at how it heals overnight. Just keep doing this until he gets those teeth. (Use this instead of some cream that he can get in his mouth. Crisco won't hurt him. It is just vegetable shortening). Good luck.

  14. QUESTION:
    advise please : my unwell 9 month old?
    my son is 9 months old. Yesterday he came up with a little spotty rash on his left cheek, but i didnt think much of it as i thought it might just be heat rash due to warm weather.
    Since waking up this morning he has been running a high temperature at 10am - 37.7oc
    2pm - 38.3oc
    2.34pm - 39.0oc
    3.37pm - 38.6oc
    4:05pm - 38.9oc
    4:46pm - 38.4oc

    at 10am i gave him 2.5mn nurofen and then the same again at 2pm, when i also gave him 5ml calcough infant suspension as he has a cough. I also gave him a 20 minute long cool bath to try bring his temperature down. Do you think i should try ringing NHS 24 or leave it a bit longer to see if his temperature will come down any more.

    he has only took 5oz of milk since he got up at 7am and has had 2 loose stools.
    thanks guys. now waitin on appointment from out of hours doctors.

    • ANSWER:
      I recently had the same problem so I've been reading up a lot on fevers in babies. Fevers are a natural defence system to fight infection, the heat can often kill off the bacteria and boost white blood cell count. I learnt that it's not often anything to worry about once they're over 6 months and fevers in babies older than that are quite common. There's no need to remove/add clothing, just try and give him a lot of his usual fluids, whether that be breast milk, formula or cool boiled water. If he doesn't get better in a day or two, then you should see your doctor.

      Most of all lots of TLC! But that's just my personal advice :)

  15. QUESTION:
    what is it and how can i get rid of this scalp rash?
    for about 2 years now i've had some spotty rashes on my scalp. they get dry and itchy and when i scratch them, they will bleed or be sore to the touch only to come back as thick white scaly dry skin a few days later. i've been using over the counter shampoo's and prescription medications and it will control the rashes but they will not go away for good. the best thing i've used to control the flaking etc. is Olux foam. can anyone help me? thank you

    • ANSWER:
      You may have psoriasis???...... but you could try simmering a hand full of the herb, rosemary. Do so in approx. half a litre of water for 20 minutes. Allow it to cool. Strain the liquid. Spray the cold liquid directly onto your scalp and allow it to dry. This is a cheap and natural remedy for dandruff and other similar scalp conditions. If you like the smell, it is generally accepted as pleasant, if nothing else, it will relieve itching. Good Luck!

  16. QUESTION:
    My 6 weeks old son had green stools and one with blood in a week ago?
    My 6 weeks old son had green stools and one with blood in a week ago then since last night the last four has had small amounts of blood streaks in them. I have been to the gp twice this week with regards to this also because he has a spotty rash, like tiny white heads all over his head face, ears ,neck and now starting on chest and shoulders. He was also being quite sick after every feed, which has now calmed down( i had stopped eating dairy since last sunday) they just said it seems like he has a virus and they have no other concerns, so i ate a coupe of bits of dark chocolate last night, then the bloody stools started. i said it could be a milk allergy or lactose intollerent as my sister and 2 brothers where but they dont seem to think so. please help me Im going mad thinking about it lol.

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    Questions about fever and rash?
    My 16 month old daughter has had a fever since Tuesday. At the moment, it is at 100.4, so low-grade, but it has been as high as 102.4. We have taken her to the clinic and the hospital. At the hospital, the doctor said her bloodwork suggested a viral infection. This morning I noticed a very red, spotty rash up and down her chest, her back and on the right side of her face. I have a few questions.

    1. She had her chicken pox vaccine. Is it still possible to get the chicken pox after receiving the vaccine?

    2. Can the chicken pox be preceeded for days by a fever before the rash shows?

    3.Can the chicken pox start as flat, red spots, or are they always bumpy immediately?

    4. Do they always start all over the body, or can they start in one place and spread?

    5. What other rashes could it be if it's not chicken pox?

    6. If it is chicken pox, how will it affect my husband and I, who have not had them, and how will it affect our unborn son?

    7. Is chicken pox a viral infection?

    • ANSWER:
      Roseola (also known as sixth disease, exanthem subitum, and roseola infantum) is a viral illness in young children, most commonly affecting those between the ages of 6 months and 2 years. It is typically marked by several days of high fever, followed by a distinctive rash just as the fever breaks.

      Two common and closely related viruses can cause roseola: human herpesvirus (HHV) type 6 and possibly type 7. These two viruses belong to the same family as the better-known herpes simplex viruses (HSV), but HHV-6 and HHV-7 do not cause the cold sores and genital herpes infections that HSV can cause.

      Signs and Symptoms
      A child with roseola typically develops a mild upper respiratory illness, followed by a high fever (often over 103° Fahrenheit, or 39.5° Celsius) for up to a week. During this time, the child may appear fussy or irritable and may have a decreased appetite and swollen lymph nodes (glands) in the neck.

      The high fever often ends abruptly, and at about the same time a pinkish-red flat or raised rash appears on the child's trunk and spreads over the body. The rash's spots blanch (turn white) when you touch them, and individual spots may have a lighter "halo" around them. The rash usually spreads to the neck, face, arms, and legs.

      Regarding chicken pox: Chicken pox started like a pimple on one spot on the back of my son.

  18. QUESTION:
    Chest Pain.. Please help?
    Background:
    I have wpw which is an extra signal in the heart and it is inactive. I had it taken care of when I was 3 but it came back and it hasn't bothered me since.
    I had my tonsils taken out when I was 13.
    Last year I had appendicitis and had that removed too.
    Soon after leaving the hospital I began to get boil and had 4 before I went to the hospital with one on my face. When I went to the hospital I also just developed a spotty rash all over(besides my face.) They gave me antibiotics and sent me home. I didnt get any boils after the antibiotics but I did continue to have very itchy skin.
    Few weeks later I began to get hives on my upper legs, stomach and waist, upper arms, my breasts and the most often my hands and feet. I have tried every allergy medication and I never changed anything so I dont think its an allergic reaction. The hives have lasted for at least a month and a half.
    About a week ago I woke up with this horrible pain in my upper abdomen. I thought it was heartburn(I never had it before) and it was a gnawing feeling where my ribs meet and the pain would get worse for about 30 seconds, to the point I couldnt breathe. Then I would be fine for a few minutes. It repeated this for 8 or 9 hours. I was nauseous and I did vomit but it was white. I tired antacid medication but it didnt work, and all it did was make weird gurgle noises come out of my mouth, almost like bubble.
    I woke up at 6am this morning with the same thing but intensified. I was very nauseous and vomited. This time though it is in my chest and It is midnight and it still hasnt gone away.

    Its really painful and IDK what to do. I haven't had very good health as you can see from my background.

    I cant see a doctor.
    Its either stick it out or go to the ER.

    I just dont want to underestimate it when it could be something dangerous.
    Also, I am a 20 year old female.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Heartburn, also known as pyrosis, cardialgia, or acid indigestion is a burning sensation in the chest, just behind the breastbone or in the epigastrium. you can get more detais on http://www.pantoprazoledrug.com/

  19. QUESTION:
    Needing help with Auto Immune Disease questions?
    Two weeks ago I had a positive ANA with titer:1:640 pattern:specked.. Was sent to a rheumatologist and she did another ana test and it was negitive. The two test was done less then two weeks apart.

    Ive been having bad muscle pain, head aches, pain behind one eye, lost eye sight in right eye for several hours, balance issues to the point i have fallen, numbness in my arms and fingers along with tingling.. and right side of my face tingles alot. I also run low grade fever at night some times. and have a purplish colored spotty rash on my stomach for 4 weeks.. And very tired all the time.. Can an ana be a high positive one week then the next week be negitive?? The rheumatologist doesnt seem to be very concerned.. But i am.. Its getting harder and harder for me to get around due to the muscle pain.. Im a 36 yr old white female

    • ANSWER:
      ANA values can vary a lot. High antibody counts can be caused by many different reasons. You need to speak with a certified medical professional for best advice. Hope your health improves soon!

  20. QUESTION:
    Spotty rash on chest! Help!?
    Hi,

    I have these weird small pimply white head spots on my chest, i have had them for a few months now and they wont go away!!!

    They clear up for a day or two and then come back again - i went to the docs a while ago and they had happened to clear up that day and he said they sound like warts but they are not warts! So he wasn't any help, he just said to leave it and it will clear up!!!

    Its really upsetting me and wont go away, i have tried everything from changing my shower gel, not using any moisturizer, I've tried loads of cremes....i dont know what it could be or what to do!

    Any help really appreciated!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I suspect these might be molluscum contageosum which is a kind of wart. See if they match the picture:

      http://en.academic.ru/pictures/enwiki/77/Molluscaklein.jpg

      Good news if so they go away on their own. Bad news there is no useful treatment anyway and they can last up to 2 years.

  21. QUESTION:
    rash on arms and legs?
    A few days ago i got a spotty like red/brown rash on my arms, they aren't raised lumps, its not itchy, it disappeared off my arms and now its covering both my legs. I did the glass test thing and they didn't go white or fade, :/ i've had a meningitis vaccine before anyway.

    any idea what it could be?
    I can't make an appointment at the docs til tomorrow.

    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      hiya, sounds like a heat rash.

  22. QUESTION:
    Good creams for nappy rash?
    Hi my little boy has came out in nappy rash and its real bad I haven't changed, soaps, nappies, wipes ect... I've used sudo cream, bepanthan and metanium upto now and nothing seems to help although they would u usually clean it up within 2 days anyone know of any other creams that could help? Tia x

    • ANSWER:
      pawpaw ointment or calendula ointments. They won't dry out his skin like the zinc ones you're trying. Also, check if it's spotty. It might be thrush and not an actual nappy rash. If it's that, thuja cream will clear it up, and add some white vinegar to his washing. Also, try using warm water for nappy changes with a washcloth instead of wipes. They might be irritating it more.

  23. QUESTION:
    Spotty Hands??????????
    I've been looking at my hands and I've noticed I have white-ish spots that look like age spots all over my hands but they each have a ret dot in the middle of them. I'm only 16. And I'm white as anything.
    What is this? are they just sun spots? and how do I get rid of them?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be literally anything from a wide range of viruses, parasites, local irritation, congenital disorders etc. This in no way means it's anything serious and if it was I think you would be aware of it by now, but the only way to know for sure is to visit a health professional. Twenty people on this site will give you twenty different answers. If you don't want to or can't visit the doctor you could ask a pharmacist or just wait and see. If it's of any help I am really pale too (sort of transparent), and any rash looks awful because it stands out more. Don't worry, see how things develop and if anything changes for the worse visit a doctor straight away. In my opinion, for what it's worth, it sounds viral, and viral skin disorders usually resolve themselves without any intervention although it can take a long time. Good luck!

  24. QUESTION:
    Does heat rash have raised bumps? My 1 year old spotty.?
    I thought heat rash was just red dots all over that turned white when pressed and my husband thinks our son just has a heat rash cause its been how here but its not hot anymore and he still has the bumps, they are not as bad though and now they are raised....So can heat rash have raised bumps or does he have something else?

    • ANSWER:
      i thought the same thing with my girl and everyone agreed even a nurse so i did some research and talked to a friend of mine who had a child with excema i asked to see the rash and they were exactly the same. my daughter gets it anytime my mil (a smoker) holds her we also changed to saint ives bodywash with oatmeal and shea butter the naturals kind and aveno naturals baby wash. i also mix primrose oil in the was to help her skin get the right nutrients. you can also try prunes. because excema can also be intestinal.

  25. QUESTION:
    Itchy bumps everywhere?
    Ok so I went to Rolla, MO and got all these bumps. I found out that they were tick bites. Then, two of them stayed. This was in like, June or July. The bumps changed from tick bumps, to white small bumps. They don't ever get itchy, but when they do it's really itchy. I scratch so much that I bleed.

    Then one day I was outside and there were a whole lot of wolf spiders. I was poking at the funnel hole to scare them for fun. One was in a tree stump. From behind the tree stump, I poked it. When I went around to se it, it was gone. The next morning I had BIG pink bumps and some had scabs. There were 5 of them and they were itchy. Then a month later I got them again and they're still there but they don't itch.

    I went to bed one night and when I woke up I had red bumps on my back and they itched really bad. 3 in a cluster and the other 2 were alone. It's not bedbugs I know.

    Finally, I went to the World Bird Sanctuary in a woody area in St. Louis. I was running down the steps with my hand on the rail next to a bunch of trees. My wrist started burning and itching. There were 2 white bumps. It didn't hurt that much at all. Poison ivy cream helped it. I was at my neighbors. We were playing soccer in their yard and I was out of breath so I sat down. There was a bee in front of me and the same thing happened, same wrist, but it burned less. Then, at school we had to walk the perimeter of the school building and there was a bush of flowers with like a million bees around it. Then the same thing happened, but it hurt even less.

    All of those times with the possible bees, my hands get all red, white, and spotty. My hands do the same thing when I get in the school gym for some reason.

    My grandma told me I should go to the doctor but my mom won't take me. I'm only 12 so I can't drive there.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You really ought to go to the doctor. I'd say that you should explain this to your mom without trying to say what you THINK it is. My stepmother always told me I was being a hypochondriac if I tried to speculate about what I had.

      Parents can often do things like not take you to the doctor until you're really, really sick because they think you're overreacting. In this case, it looks as though getting tested for insect or plant allergies sounds like a very good idea. Rashes can be caused by all sorts of things, from poison ivy to cut grass to bee stings, but all rashes are signs of either an abrasion or an allergy. Finding out you have an allergy will help you to avoid whatever causes this rash in the future.

  26. QUESTION:
    What should I do about an infected ear from peircing? Red spotty rash? Painful lump?
    I got them done at Clairs. Big mistake. I got the white gold ones yet at 6 weeks after proper care, the holes were still red so I took the backs off to find that there was nasty smelly buildup on the backs. I cleaned the earrings and my ear with alcohol and it burned. I've been cleaning them still with no studs in and I got a painful lump in one ear and looked this morning to find a rash all over my lobe. It's light red with dark red spots everywhere. Does this need immediate care by a doctor? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Claire's - bad for piercings
      White gold - bad for piercings
      Alcohol - bad for piercings

      Notice a trend?

      Go to a real piercer and have them look at it and probably will put in better quality jewelry and tell you how to really take care of a piercing (sea salt soaks or saline soaks). It does NOT sound like infection (excessive redness, hot to the touch, and the main sign: yellow/green pus with an odor) and even if it was infected you don't need to go to a doctor to heal a piercing infection. Just go to a real piercer...

  27. QUESTION:
    i think my 3 week old has thrush?
    he has the white stuff on his tongue and he hasnt been eating as much. what are the symptoms and what do i do? can it wait till monday so i can see his doctor
    ok so can it wait till monday though or do i need to take him in now

    • ANSWER:
      Some of the symptoms of thrush in babies are:

      •spotty diaper rash

      •Small white spots inside of the mouth or on his tongue

      •Refusal or reluctance to breastfeed or eat

      •Gassiness

      If you are breastfeeding, you have have symptoms too like:

      •strong nipple pain that lasts while feeding

      •sudden nipple pain after nursing

      •sore cracked nipples

      •itchy burning nipples

      While you should see your doctor when possible, there are some at home treatments you can try to help until you have a chance to get into him or her. Treatments like grapefruit seed extract can work wonders even without antibiotics!

      You can find more treatment options like that here:
      http://www.breastfeeding-magazine.com/thrush-treatment.html

      It can probably wait until Monday especially if you try some of the at-home treatments to keep it from getting worse.

      Remember that if you are breastfeeding, treat BOTH of you or you may just pass it back and forth.

      Good luck!

  28. QUESTION:
    What is the cause of a sudden red and spotty facial rash?
    I woke up 2 days ago (Thursday morning) and discovered that on both cheeks I had suddenly developed a rash with a large number of white heads (white spots). Underneath the spots there are blotchy marks on the skin, and it is very itchy and painful to touch.

    What is the cause of this and how do I fix it? I normally have relatively clean skin apart from a few small spots here and there (no more than 4/5 at a time).

    Pics:
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    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    skin problems! help!?
    im going to a party soon and my skins gone really bad. Not really spotty but lots of blemishes and pimples. Has anyone got any ideas of what i can get to help??

    and also that can get rid of bags under the eyes apart from getting more sleep cause thats not gonna happen =P

    any help would be really good!!!!
    X_lYdZiiE_X

    • ANSWER:
      sudocrem - it's the bomb. you know the stuff that every irish mammy puts on nappy rash? it's absolutely brilliant for blemishes. clean your face really well with a non-drying cleanser before you go to bed and then put blobs of sudocrem on your blemishes. if you can do this during the day its great too but you can look a bit nutty going around with big white blobs on your face! what i love about it is it doesn't leave red dry patches like a harsh spot cream could. good luck! and remember, make up always works too!

  30. QUESTION:
    what could this be...?
    A few days ago i got a spotty like red/brown rash on my arms, they aren't raised lumps, its not itchy, it disappeared off my arms and now its covering both my legs. I did the glass test thing and they didn't go white or fade, :/ i've had a meningitis vaccine before anyway.

    any idea what it could be?
    I can't make an appointment at the docs til tomorrow.

    thank you
    it actually looks like loads of freckels
    im pretty sure its not exzema, its NOT itchy, or scabby..

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds to me like xma

      You cna get cream for it at boots or at your local pharmacy

  31. QUESTION:
    8 Month old White English Bull Terrier Skin and lots of problems! Any advice please..?
    Hi all. My Eng bull is 8 month old he has been biting his tail due to glands being ful, they were emptied and he has stopped biting his tail to baldness!..The vet also put him on Steroids, a small dose, 8 a day for 2 weeks. He is a little 'under the weather' and grumpy/growly with me, but ok with my other dog-playing with him etc. He now has a skin infection ( Redness,spotty,puss) by his private parts, which I have been given antibioyics for him, for 2 weeks... Can anyone with experience of eng bulls give me any advice on looking after Wilsons skin.I always take him to the vets when there is any problem, but feel I get fobbed off with tablets etc. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Anytime anyone takes antibiotics, they need to replace the GOOD bacteria that antibiotics kill. Otherwise the gut gets out of balance. 'A healthy gut is a healthy body' and 'Poop is the window to health' In women, they commonly get yeast infections. So if you were to take antibiotics, 2 hours after that pill you should take a probiotic (multi-strain) or acidophilius (single-strain) Look in the ears, yucky? Stinky? Dogs systems can also get overrun with yeast. Check this out www.nzymes.com. I have used it when my Frenchie had ulcerative colitis 7 years ago, after a year of 2 vets could not fix his bloody diarrhea. They told me it was auto-immune and he'd need to be on cancer drugs the rest of his life. Great stuff. I am nursing two pugs back to health that have terrible yeast problems... Good food is the basis of solving this problem. There is a list of yeast approved foods on the size I gave you. Click around on the success stories, you will be amazed. I would seriously recommend doing the thyroid blood test with Hemopet as listed.
      If you are feeding ANY supermarket brand food, you are slowly killing your dog. Learn about the 4 D's, and what is really in Pedigree, Purina, and you will seek out better food if you don't already

      White dogs tend to be more sensitive than other color dogs in general.

      Minimally, you can give plain yogurt every day, approx 1/4 cup, Has the good bacteria.

      Also here is great info from a source I use often:

      BULL TERRIER
      Weight Standards: m/f - 35 to 55 lbs.
      Height Standards: m/f - average 18.5 inches
      Coat: short and smooth in solid white or tricolored with black & tan
      Common Ailments: inner ear infections, circulatory problems, and skin rashes with hives

      The Bull Terrier developed on the outskirts of London, England. They were first bred to be a pit fighter, but that soon ended. They were then taught to only defend themselves or their masters and not to seek out or provoke a fight. It was during this later stage in their history that they received their reputation of being bred by gentlemen for gentlemen. The advertising industry has exploited their clownish personality in commercials from shoes to beer. They are very fond of children and make good family pets. However, I have been told that this breed's training should start at an early age, since they tend to have a stubborn streak.

      Native food supplies for this breed consisted of beef and potatoes with carrots, cabbage, and wheat. These are still the staples of the average Londoner's diet.

      For the Bull Terrier I recommend foods that contain their protein from beef and wheat, the carbohydrates from potatoes, and the fiber from cabbage. I also recommend that you avoid feeding a Bull Terrier any white rice, avocado, soy, or ocean fish.

      I'm happy to help more, just message me.

  32. QUESTION:
    spotty skin? holidays ? help?
    hey guys, well im just back from sunny florida around two weeks ago, i got an amazing tan, and i used a oil free sun tan lotion and oil free moisturiser as i do get spotty skin on my back and face, im currently on medication that is to control it and it has been helping very well! I have been on it for around 2-3 months, but recently ive noticed ive started to get spots in the strangest of places? on my wrists im getting spots, just under my chest, around belly button, on tops of legs and ive started to get a few on my cheeks. I've never had a problem with any of these areas it was only ever my forehead and back and i have no spots on my back whats so ever now. i do exfoliate often and i have a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. I am 14 years old and a girl, i just find this so confusing?

    *Also, when i do wear makeup it is all hypoallergenic and oil-free because i do have quite sensitive skin on my face

    The spots on my legs have been there for ages, i hardly ever shave there because i thought it could be razor burn, but they get itchy when they have heads and now theres hundreds of them! They are agony to burst and when i do slight white stuff comes out then it just bleeds! I'm sure it is not a rash because they aren't that close together. What could this be? it's very embarrassing for me:( thanks x
    Added*
    when i was in florida because i am aware of the high humidity i showered every morning and every night before bed and moisturised, now that i'm at home i shower every morning and have a bath every night? so i dont see that that could be a problem?
    Kaylie Brown:
    its definetly not a heat rash, because they are extremely painful to touch and swollen they have little white heads, some are big some not so! I know its nothing to do with change in clothes, shampoo anything like that! I need help quick because im going on my holidays soon! and they are extremely embarrasing and visable, i have had them since last year, but i remember them going away now theyre back and a lot worse they get worse every day and im sure its not bites, its nothing like that!
    I need help fast:(!!

    • ANSWER:
      heat rash? When I went to my friend's cottage last summer, I laid out in the sun for like a couple hours on a really hot day, and then my whole body (except my face) was covered in bumps, they were red-hot and from afar looked like a bad sunburn, up close they were just raised red bumps everywhere! could that be it? I had the bumps for four days, but if you stay out of the sun it'll get better

  33. QUESTION:
    Any idea what this is?
    My 5 year old has a strange whitehead like rash all over his body.
    On Sunday, I noticed about 2 or 3 little whiteheads on his left cheek, which he does get from time to time, so I thought nothing of it. Yesterday, it spread to his forehead,nose and chin.. all on one side. Today, it has completely spread to his chest down to the belly button and all down his back. It isn't red or itchy, it really looks like whiteheads, and it isn't bothering him at all. I can't get to the doctor until Friday, so I was wondering if anyone else has had this happen to them or their children?

    Thanks for your help!!
    I forgot to mention that he has had the chicken pox vaccine in 2004, and is up to date on all his vaccinations.

    • ANSWER:
      Your description indicates the possibility of a form of acne*, which include: whiteheads, blackheads, papules and pustules. Moderate to severe acne includes: nodules, cysts, rosacea and conglobata. If the acne is inflamed or swollen or is not limited to acne "spots" the acne may be moderate to severe acne. If the acne is not inflamed or swollen and is limited to acne "spots" the acne is probably mild acne. If it is localized to small areas of the forehead, cheek, chin or other body areas, and does not appear as a rash, but appears as acne "spots" the acne is probably a mild form of acne. If the acne is not limited to small areas of the forehead, cheek or chin and has effected larger body areas like the back, arms, legs, or buttocks the acne is probably a more severe type of acne.
      Whiteheads are the result of a completely blocked pore that traps serum (skin oil), bacteria, and dead skin cells. White blood cells attacking invading bacteria gives the pore a white appearance. The appearance of whiteheads are filled with a mix of white blood cells and bacteria. Incorrectly "popping" the whitehead can result in the spread of bacteria. Whiteheads typically heal more quickly than blackheads. A strict skin care and treatment plan is important for healing whiteheads.
      Impetigo is ruled out, being crusty. Hives and contact dermatitis (Poinson ivy, oak & sumac etc) is ruled out, being red. It also does not resemble yeast infection, from your description. *Acne does not usually affect children of around 5 years of age, but usually at 11 or older, when the biological changes affect the glands. The usual ‘spotty diseases’ normally present with red spots. (Measles, Chickenpox, German Measles etc.)The fact that your son’s spots are white, would normally rule those out.
      It might be a good idea to take some photos to show your doctor, in case the spots diminish during the period until you see him/her.
      However, when you visit your doctor, he/she will be able to do a visual check and identify the cause.
      Hope this helps
      Matador 89

  34. QUESTION:
    Skin gets a rash whenever it's cold?
    Hello! I have a question for the yahoo answers community! : )

    For the past two to three years, whenever I get cold, my skin begins to rash. When it first started, I would only rash when I was extremely cold (example: had a cold water bottle touching my skin directly, etc.). Now, I rash anytime my skin is even chilled (example: when I'm not wearing socks, my feet almost always rash). It's to a point that it's almost intolerable. The rash is red and spotty. The worse it gets, the more raised white bumps I get (looks somewhat similar to hives). It itches and burns (badly) for up to an hour at a time. It's to a point that I can't go outside if it's at all cold, cause I will for sure come in with a rash.
    I know I probably need to see a doctor, but my question is, what kind of doctor would I even make an appointment with? I've heard that a skin rash is an indication of problems inside of the body, so I'm not sure if this is a sign of something else, or if this is a skin issue. Any ideas what it could be or what I could do in the meantime?
    Thanks for the help! : )

    • ANSWER:
      You are describing "cold urticaria", in which you develop hives after exposure to cold. Many of these cases have no discernible cause; others are found to have circulating proteins that become reactive when exposed to cold temperatures. Your dermatologist can certainly work you up with lab tests to determine if you have any circulating proteins.

  35. QUESTION:
    spotty thighs, stomach and bikini line?
    in the last couple of weeks ive noticed lost of spots appearing on my thighs, stomach and around my bikini line. they're quite sore, and some have white heads on them, and the ones on my thighs are very, kinda solid, sore lumps. they're not overly big, they just look like the kinda spots u get on your face.
    also around my bikini line there's a small patch of red rash which has been there for a couple of weeks.
    idon'tt suffer from any acne on my face/back/chest, and i shower/wash daily. im 15 btw, and on a reasonably healthy diet,

    ive been using a shower scrub for a week now, and more keep on appearing. ive rubbed in creams like sudo creme and germolene.
    as its summer i want to wear shorts and dresses, but i can with all thes spots.

    whyy are they suddenly appearing? why wont they go away? what shud i use on them? i need some help to get rid of them.
    is it good to get sun on my legs?

    thanks in advance.
    i had the spots before i started using the creams, and the creams ive been using, ive used since i was a baby so theyre no harm.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like 'folliculitis' an inflammation of the hair follicles. Make an appointment with your Doctor as they may prescribe an antibiotic if this is the problem.
      You could try taking an antihistamine, in the mean time, just in-case it is an allergic reaction to something, or just to rule it Have you recently started waxing or using hair removal creams as this can bring it on, but this is not always the case it can just develop x

  36. QUESTION:
    spotty thighs, stomach and bikini line?
    in the last couple of weeks ive noticed lost of spots appearing on my thighs, stomach and around my bikini line. they're quite sore, and some have white heads on them, and the ones on my thighs are very, kinda solid, sore lumps. they're not overly big, they just look like the kinda spots u get on your face.
    also around my bikini line there's a small patch of red rash which has been there for a couple of weeks.
    idon'tt suffer from any acne on my face/back/chest, and i shower/wash daily. im 15 btw, and on a reasonably healthy diet,

    ive been using a shower scrub for a week now, and more keep on appearing. ive rubbed in creams like sudo creme and germolene.
    as its summer i want to wear shorts and dresses, but i can with all thes spots.

    whyy are they suddenly appearing? why wont they go away? what shud i use on them? i need some help to get rid of them.
    is it good to get sun on my legs?

    thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Sun usually helps. Spots are small infections; your body is ridding itself of something, usually bacteria in the pores or under the skin. Ultraviolet light kills bacteria, so sunlight helps reduce them. It is not a guarantee that they will go away. There may be other things causing them.

      Spots can also be caused by exposure to chemicals or oil. (Called "oil acne." Vehicle repairmen get it sometimes when a lot of oil gets on the skin and doesn't get cleaned off.)

  37. QUESTION:
    questions about dying my hair.. ? :)?
    i have dirty blonde hair with natural highlights. i tried to dye it platinum blonde and the dye didnt take. i know that i did it right. sooo...

    1. do i really, seriously NEED to bleach my hair before i dye it platinum? because i dont want to haha.
    2. which type of dye do you generally use and does it work for you?
    3. do you have any other tips for me?

    i would get it done professionally but i dont have the money. thanks everyone :)

    • ANSWER:
      Most people I know who want to go to platinum blonde decide to bleach their hair.

      What they do is they buy the Raw White Out Bleach from Hot Topic (about .99 plus tax... I think) and use that with a bit of plastic wrap (like.. Cling Wrap) and a hair dryer on low heat until the desired color is reached.

      I have used this white out bleach and here's some tips:
      -Follow all instructions and wear gloves.
      -Do NOT apply directly to the scalp, you can burn your head.
      -Wear clothes you don't mind getting bleach on. Ditto towels.
      -Get a plastic cup. Mix the bleach in there. Don't drip any on the floor, and if you do, clean it up immediately to avoid staining the floor (I didn't clean mine up immediately, and my mom almost murdered me). Or you could stand under a plastic bag if you can.
      -Throw out the bleach in a plastic bag (lunch bag or grocery bag or something) unless you want to smell bleach in your house until the trash gets taken out.
      -If you feel a burning sensation, wash it off immediately, you're hurting your scalp and could cause a rash to break out. Trust me. It's happened to me.
      -Use the toner! Most people don't use the toner and their hair comes out unevenly colored. The toner is after the bleach, and it's a blackish color, but it just tones your hair down to make it look less... spotty.

      Also, don't do a double process (If you tried to dye it today, don't use the bleach today). It damages your hair more than you would think. Wait a day or two.

      After bleaching, use a really good hair masque or deep conditioner. Try the Joico K-Pak Deep Penetrating Reconstructor, or the Kenra Hair Masque. Both can be found at professional salons, they tend to be pricey but they're worth it and better than the stuff you can find at a hair salon.

  38. QUESTION:
    My 17 month old is breaking out with red dots on her body. Any idea what it is caused from?!?
    My daughter is 17 months old. Latly she has been breaking out with these red dots. She gets them on her butt, her vagina, and her stomach and back. Latly I noticed that one or two of them have a white head. I tried switching to luvs diapers a few weeks ago and though it was from this so I stoped using them but she is still breaking out. My mother in law swears its from the acid in chef boy r d sauce because she doesn't like it but my daughter has been eating Chef boy r d for months and she's never had a problem before. My mom swears its from the gerber juice but she's been drinking thy juice since she was 6 months old! There both driving me nuts! I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this. Also I have not switched soaps or detergent. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Could be a heat rash? or a yeast infection, which can show up on the skin and be spotty. If it doesn't clear up go to the doc's should could be an allergic reaction to something you wouldn't even think of.

  39. QUESTION:
    what are the side effect nuvaring?
    me and my wife are going on this new contraceptive and we were wondering what the side effects where

    • ANSWER:
      The common side effects reported by NuvaRing® users are:

      *
      Vaginal infections and irritation
      *
      Vaginal secretion
      *
      Headache
      *
      Weight gain
      *
      Nausea

      In addition to the risks and side effects listed above, users of combination hormonal birth control methods have reported the following side effects:

      * Vomiting
      * Change in appetite
      * Abdominal cramps and bloating
      * Breast tenderness or enlargement
      * Irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting
      * Changes in menstrual cycle
      * Temporary infertility after treatment
      * Fluid retention (edema)
      * Spotty darkening of the skin, particularly on the face
      * Rash
      * Weight changes
      * Depression
      * Intolerance to contact lenses
      * Nervousness
      * Dizziness
      * Loss of scalp hair

      Call your doctor right away if you get any of the symptoms listed below. They may be signs of a serious problem:

      * Sharp chest pain, coughing blood, or sudden shortness of breath (possible clot in the lung)
      * Pain in the calf (back of lower leg; possible clot in the leg)
      * Crushing chest pain or heaviness in the chest (possible heart attack)
      * Sudden severe headache or vomiting, dizziness or fainting, problems with vision or speech, weakness, or numbness in an arm or leg (possible stroke)
      * Sudden partial or complete loss of vision (possible clot in the eye)
      * Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice), especially with fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, dark-colored urine, or light-colored bowel movements (possible liver problems)
      * Severe pain, swelling, or tenderness in the abdomen (gallbladder or liver problems)
      * Sudden fever (usually 102°F or more), vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, or a sunburn-like rash on the face or body (very rarely, toxic shock syndrome)
      * Breast lumps (possible breast cancer or benign breast disease)
      * Irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting that happens in more than 1 menstrual cycle or lasts for more than a few days
      * Urgent, frequent, burning and/or painful urination, and cannot locate the ring in the vagina (rarely, accidental placement of NuvaRing® into the urinary bladder)
      * Swelling (edema) of your fingers or ankles
      * Difficulty in sleeping, weakness, lack of energy, fatigue, or a change in mood (possible severe depression)

      Few women stop using NuvaRing® because of side effects

      In clinical trials involving 2500 women, only 1% to 2.5% of women discontinued using NuvaRing® because of side effects. The most frequent side effects leading to discontinuation included: device-related events, vaginal symptoms (discomfort/vaginitis/vaginal secretion), headache, mood swings, and weight gain.
      Risks of NuvaRing®
      • Blood clots

      The hormones in NuvaRing® may cause changes in your blood clotting system which may allow your blood to clot more easily. If blood clots form in your legs, they can travel to the lungs and cause a sudden blockage of a vessel carrying blood to the lungs. Rarely, clots occur in the blood vessels of the eye and may cause blindness, double vision, or other vision problems. The risk of getting blood clots may be greater with the type of progestin in NuvaRing® than with some other progestins in certain low-dose birth control pills. It is unknown if the risk of blood clots is different with NuvaRing® use than with the use of certain birth control pills.

      If you take hormonal contraceptives and need elective surgery, need to stay in bed for a prolonged illness or have recently delivered a baby, you may be at risk of developing blood clots. You should consult your doctor or health care provider about stopping hormonal contraceptives 3 to 4 weeks before surgery and not taking hormonal contraceptives for 2 weeks after surgery or during bed rest. You should also not take hormonal contraceptives soon after delivery of a baby. It is advisable to wait for at least 4 weeks after delivery if you are not breastfeeding. If you are breastfeeding, you should wait until you have weaned your child before using the Pill (see PRECAUTIONS, NURSING MOTHERS in the Full Product Information).
      • Strokes and heart attacks

      Hormonal contraceptives may increase your risk of strokes (blockage of blood flow to the brain) or heart attacks (blockage of blood flow to the heart). Any of these conditions can cause death or serious disability. Smoking greatly increases the risk of having strokes and heart attacks. Furthermore, smoking and the use of combination hormonal contraceptives, like NuvaRing®, greatly increases the chances of developing and dying of heart disease. If you use combination hormonal contraceptives, including NuvaRing®, you should not smoke.
      • High blood pressure and heart disease

      Combination hormonal contraceptives, including NuvaRing®, can worsen conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, and problems with cholesterol and triglyceri

  40. QUESTION:
    I am so ill... and it's so weird... I have no idea what it could be. Helpp!!?
    Last monday I had a dry-ish and sore throat, I didnt think anything of it other than it was probably allergies because the weather was getting warmer. The next day it was slightly more sore and I had a canker sore on the roof of my mouth, still didn't think anything of it because that happens from time to time. By wednesday, my mouth had swelled up to an unreal size, i had pus-blister things on my tongue, and inside my cheeks, my tosils were red and swollen, as was underneath my tongue. I could hardly fit my tongue in my mouth. I also had a dull, barely there headeache and I had lost my appetite, not just because of my mouth pain, i had just lost all desire to eat. I went to the dr and i got tested for strep throat and mono, both tests negative. he said i was moderately inflamed and had a tonsilitis infection, i was prescribed a numbing mouth wash and sent on my way. my symptoms decreased more and more and by saturday I was somewhat able to eat more than liquid protein (mouth could swallow, not much of appetite). Sunday, I went for a jog. That evening I realized that my legs felt a little bit week like they were going to give out, I just assumed it was because i went running for the first time in a long time and it was in the cold (it had started to snow). That night I had to pull an all-nighter of studying and homework and essay writing for school, i laid down but never really slept. I felt very anxious and so i checked my blood pressure and pulse on my dads blood pressure moniter, my blood pressure was 129/80, my typical is 100-110/60 and my pulse was a whopping 136 bpms. I tried to relax before i had to go to class. i calmed down but i couldn't stop my hands from shaking and my leg muscles from feeling weak and jello like. my mouth became very dry... felt like i was a dog with peanut butter on the roof of my mouth. that night, came home, nothing different, just realized that i hadn't eaten anything more than a piece of toast in the morning but i still had no desire to eat. When i was getting ready to go to bed, i noticed that my face was all splotchy red and white, not like a rash but more like the way it looks when you get cold and its just all spotty and weird looking.. i looked down and realize all of my skin all over my body looked the same. i went to lay down and i couldn't sleep. very shaky. despite my aversion to food, i forced myself to eat a banana and i drank plenty of water and gatorade. this morning nothing is different. my mouth is INCREDIBLY dry(cotton mouth status), i am very shaky, my skin is still all read and splotchy. I went to class this morning to take a test and my hands were turning blue when id aply pressure to write. my hands are very cold. my lips are so dry they hurt and are peeling. I checked my blood prssure and pulse, it is 127/82 and 107 bpm. I feel as though i have lost weight, i look visible thinner in my arms legs and more ribs are visible, my clotehs are fitting loose and my bras are too loose so i have to wear a sports bra. i weighed myself and i have not lost a single pound.

    here are other observations, the dry mouth and cracking hurting lips made me think it was dehydration... i am drinking plenty of fluids... plus, i am a former bulimic, i know what severe dehydration feels like, no muscle cramps and my veins are not popping out of my arms.

    my hands are cold and blue like they would be if i had low blood pressure but my blood pressure is much higher than normal.

    when i put pressure on my skin with my finger, it looks like water RETENTION, but i am peeing just fine, pale yellow, and i am not bloated at all.

    What could this possibly be? I am scared... I don't do drugs or smoke... the last time i drank alcohol was last friday.

    all of my symptoms, especially the blood pressure, cold hands, dry mouth, weight... jsut everything is so inconsistent with eachother. Please give me an idea of what ithis could possibly be... i can't drive to dr i am scared and shaky

    • ANSWER:
      From your description my first thought was mono. Remember if you cough or are on cold medicine, that automatically jacks your blood pressure.

  41. QUESTION:
    Does this sound like roseola?
    My thirteen month old daughter got sick starting on Sunday. She suddenly developed a high fever, but didn't really have any other symptoms, other than being tired and slightly cranky. The first day her fever was around 102. I called the on call nurse since it was a weekend, and she said keep an eye on her and call the doctor Monday if it got worse. Monday and Tuesday her fever was around 103-104, and her appointment wasn't until yesterday. Yesterday, her fever completely broke, but she woke up with a rash on her stomach, back, and face. It was spotty and turned white when you pushed on it, exactly like the rash of roseola. It looks exactly like the pictures I saw online. But the doctor said she just had a throat virus. I know roseola is also a virus, but he didn't even mention that as a possiblity. We had to recently switch doctors due to an insurance change, so this is the first time he diagnosed her. Does this sound like roseola and should I consider finding a different doctor?

    • ANSWER:

  42. QUESTION:
    not happy with what my doctor told me what do i have!?
    sorry i already asked this but i only got 2 answers and im really worried :/ im 15 if that helps?

    it all started on friday night, i started to get really itchy and hot
    saturday morning my face was bright red and i was shivering but according to my mum i was hot to touch
    she checked my back and it was red and blotchy
    later on saturday i was really shivery and my hands and feet were itchy and tight with little red bumps(not easy noticable ones)
    woke up at about 4am sunday morning shivering again and my face was dry and flaky, still itching like mad but now all over my body
    when i woke up at about 11am sunday, i hate strange tiny white spots between my upper lip and nose and a few on my chin, dad said my back was covered in red spots all over, legs and arms were spotty and itchy and i was shivereing like hell
    on saturay and sunday i took antihistamines (i think thats how you spell them) and nothing changed so i didnt think that its an allergy
    i HAVNT tried ANY new products or food or drinks in the past month.
    i went to the emergency doctors on sunday night at the hospital and the doctor told me i was having an allergic reaction to my perfume, he gave me 'piraton' (called by is medical name on the packet) and i've been taking them as ordered, and its not doing anything,
    im not saying the doctor doesnt know whats he's doing, he obviously does because he's a professional, but you know your own body right? and i can tell theres something more serious going on, what does it sound like to you? and what should i do? thanks! x

    (oh, and is there anything i should avoid? or anything i can do to make it better?) x

    NOTE: i DO NOT suffer from ecezma or any other skin conditions.

    • ANSWER:
      Hard to say for sure without seeing some pictures of the eruption, but the two most likely causes for what you're having are either a viral infection with a rash, or a reaction to a chemical/drug/food that you've ingested. I suspect that it's probably a viral syndrome, especially since you felt feverish/chills. If so, it'll run its course in about 10 d to two weeks, and you can take oral antihistamines along the way. If you become more symptomatic (high fever, more chills, achiness,etc), check back with your doctor.

  43. QUESTION:
    Measles in adulthood?
    How common is this, and is the condition life threatening? How long is the recovery time usually?

    Thank you for answering.

    • ANSWER:
      Around 14 days after infection the following symptoms begin to appear:
      --Cold-like symptoms, such as runny nose, watery eyes, swollen eyelids, and sneezing.
      --Red eyes and sensitivity to light.
      --A mild to severe temperature, which may peak over 38°C (100.4°F) for several days. After several days temperature may fall, but may go up again when the rash appears.
      --Tiny greyish-white spots (called Koplik's spots) in the mouth and throat.
      --Aches and pains.
      --Dry cough.
      --Red-brown spotty rash that appears 3-4 days after first symptoms and last for up to 7 days. The spots usually start behind the ears, spread around the head and neck and after 2-3 days to the legs and around the rest of the body. The spots start small but quickly get bigger and often join up together. Similar looking rashes may be mistaken for measles, but measles has a range of symptoms, not just a red rash.

      There is no specific treatment.

  44. QUESTION:
    nuva ring first period?
    i took my nuvaring out and i usually have a good flow for a period. this is my first month on the ring. my period is just like a dark brown spotting. i was just wondering if this is a normal period for the ring..
    i was wondering what kind of period most women have with the ring?

    • ANSWER:
      Possible Side Effects and Symptoms

      The common side effects reported by NuvaRing® users are:

      * Vaginal infections and irritation
      * Vaginal secretion
      * Headache
      * Weight gain
      * Nausea

      In addition to the risks and side effects listed above, users of combination hormonal birth control methods have reported the following side effects:

      * Vomiting
      * Change in appetite
      * Abdominal cramps and bloating
      * Breast tenderness or enlargement
      * Irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting
      * Changes in menstrual cycle
      * Temporary infertility after treatment
      * Fluid retention (edema)
      * Spotty darkening of the skin, particularly on the face
      * Rash
      * Weight changes
      * Depression
      * Intolerance to contact lenses
      * Nervousness
      * Dizziness
      * Loss of scalp hair

      Call your doctor right away if you get any of the symptoms listed below. They may be signs of a serious problem:

      * Sharp chest pain, coughing blood, or sudden shortness of breath (possible clot in the lung)
      * Pain in the calf (back of lower leg; possible clot in the leg)
      * Crushing chest pain or heaviness in the chest (possible heart attack)
      * Sudden severe headache or vomiting, dizziness or fainting, problems with vision or speech, weakness, or numbness in an arm or leg (possible stroke)
      * Sudden partial or complete loss of vision (possible clot in the eye)
      * Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice), especially with fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, dark colored urine, or light colored bowel movements (possible liver problems)
      * Severe pain, swelling, or tenderness in the abdomen (gallbladder or liver problems)
      * Sudden fever (usually 102°F or more), vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, or a sunburn-like rash on the face or body (very rarely, toxic shock syndrome)
      * Breast lumps (possible breast cancer or benign breast disease)
      * Irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting that happens in more than 1 menstrual cycle or lasts for more than a few days
      * Urgent, frequent, burning and/or painful urination, and cannot locate the ring in the vagina (rarely, inadvertent insertions of NuvaRing® into the urinary bladder)
      * Swelling (edema) of your fingers or ankles
      * Difficulty in sleeping, weakness, lack of energy, fatigue, or a change in mood (possible severe depression)

      Few women stop using NuvaRing® because of side effects

      In clinical trials involving 2500 women, only 1% to 2.5% of women discontinued using NuvaRing® because of side effects. The most frequent side effects leading to discontinuation included: device-related events, vaginal symptoms (discomfort, vaginal infection/irritation, vaginal irritation), headache, mood swings, and weight gain.

  45. QUESTION:
    Could I have measles?
    So yesterday I just got a cough and a cold, I had a headache but I took some parasitical and now it's gone after my 9hr sleep. I am very careful about my health, but I will never get I'll apart from the odd cold or headache. So I am just asking if I have it and what are the symptoms of measles.
    Allergy, I am not allergic to anything. I don't think so anyway but thanks for the answer, keep them coming.

    • ANSWER:
      Measles is caused by infection with the rubeola virus. This virus is contained in the millions of tiny droplets that come out of the nose and mouth when someone with measles coughs or sneezes.
      You can catch measles by breathing in these droplets or, if the droplets have settled on a surface, by touching the surface and then placing your hands near your nose or mouth. The measles virus can survive on surfaces for a few hours.
      Once inside your body, the virus multiplies in the back of your throat and lungs before spreading throughout your body, including your respiratory system and the skin.
      Someone with measles is infectious for two to four days before the rash appears and for about five days after it appears.

      SYMPTOMS
      cold-like symptoms, such as runny nose, watery eyes, swollen eyelids and sneezing
      red eyes and sensitivity to light
      a mild to severe temperature, which may peak at over 40.6C (105F) for several days, then fall but go up again when the rash appears
      tiny greyish-white spots (called Koplik's spots) in the mouth and throat
      tiredness, irritability and general lack of energy
      aches and pains
      poor appetite
      dry cough
      red-brown spotty rash (see below)

  46. QUESTION:
    Sore on the roof of my mouth ?
    yetserday i noticed a small pimple-like sore on the roof of my mouth a little to the right frum the middle , and it doesnt hurt or cause any discomfort or anything but i was wondering what it kud be ? its very small and im scaring the piss out of myself by making myself think its cancer or herpes x D i do smoke and i am sexually active but r there any other possibilities ?
    o dear god lol now u scared me even worse kuz i do get a lot of sore throats . the doctor lookd at my tonsels and thot i got them removed kuz they shrivled up ? and it looks like the roof of my mouth is losing color turning white-ish . also the left lymphnode in the side of my throat is always swollen and sumtimes causes pain or discomfort..

    • ANSWER:
      Did you eat anything hot? if so a blister maybe? or knocked the inside your mouth with something and you have kept rubbing it with your tougne which has made it worse
      if not might be a canker sore or mouth ulcer starting which are easily treated another explanation could be a little acne type spot which should clear after a while
      herpes usually show symptoms on the out side of the body with spotty looking rashes around the mouth and cancer in the mouth would give you a lot of sore throats and red and white patches in your mouth.
      Don't worry yourself it's probably nothing serious.

  47. QUESTION:
    A Question for Dalmatian Dog Owners.?
    From an owners point of view, what is this breed really like?

    I've owned dogs before, and found they are what you make them - if you train any dog well & give it enough care, exercise & love you will have a great companion.
    I've left my last dog alone while at work, but taken her out before & after work, aswel as going home during lunch. But is this enough for a dalmation - people have warned me off getting this breed, as i've been told they can't be left alone even for a few hours & often need specialist, expensive food due to urinary problems.
    I like the fact these dogs are energetic & like long runs, but that they are also homely & loving....but it sounds like they are better suited to a family than a single person so they get more company?

    • ANSWER:
      OK, firstly I would just like to say that I am a Dalmatian owner. I currently have a 3 year old neutered boy, and a 2 year old spayed girl.

      Excersise: Ours get 1 walk a day, usually around the middle of the day for about an hour. This consists of 99% off lead running as we are fortunate enough to live in the country so rarely need a lead. We also go cycling with them, and go to the local lake for a swim during the warmer months. If for what ever reason we cannot take them out for a day they cope extremely well with this, but if not take out for a couple of days in a row they can become troublesome at home by hounding you to take them out. However they are more than happy with a car ride, its the change of scenery they crave. Occassionally if take out early morning, we will take them out again in the evening because they can get a bit hyperactive. So we found the right balance was 1 middle of the day walk.

      Health: Typical health problems for dals are skin rashes, which usually don't require treatment, and tends to be more frequent in teenage dogs, so tends to disappear with age. It doesn't usually bother the dog too much. Other possible health problems are bladder stone forming. Dalmatians do not process purines correctly, and some dogs can go on to be stone formers which is a potentially life threatening problem. However, by avoiding high purine foods, this can be controlled by diet most of the time (I have a stone former who is so far successfully controlled by diet and he leads a perfectly normal life, they are both fed on the RAW/BARF diet which they love and is inexpensive)

      Being left: A Dal can be left on his own, just as much as any other breed of dog. Whilst I personally would not have a dog of any breed if they were going to be on their own 12 hours a day throughout the week. Me and my other half both work full time. However we are fortunate enough to work different shift, so the dogs never get left alone for extremely long periods of time, and most days they don't get left at all. However we have left them up to 6 hours a day for 5 days straight and had absolutely no problems what so ever. We did go through a stage of having up to 2 days a week them being left for 10 hours. For these days we had to make alternative arrangements for either one of us to go home at lunch time, or get a dog walker in for lunch time. Again we had zero problems.

      Grooming: They are a short, single coated breed, so don't take a great deal of grooming. A regular brush with something like a Zoom Groom will be sufficient for keeping them clean. Their coats are extremely good at self cleaning, and they have been likened to teflon saucepans for how quickly they go white again after getting completely muddy!! They do however shed/moult a lot all year round. Whilst regular gooming can minimise what ends up in the house, you will always be finding dog hairs everywhere. And you will start adjusting your wardrobe accordingly to be dal hair friendly lol

      In the home: They are like a spotty shadow, and will follow you everywhere. Particularly if you are heading to the kitchen!! They like to be as close to you as possible, and will sit on your lap if allowed! They will do things like steal from the bin, kitchen side surf, and steal from your dirty laundry basket. And will always try their luck by getting on the sofa and your bed.

      Training: Whilst extremely fast learners, and highly intelligent, you do have to be consistant throughout their whole lives. You lax off the rules for a week, and they will push the boundaries very quickly, and undo the hard work you put in, and will take you twice as long to get back to normal. They require a strong willed human, otherwise they will quickly gain the upper hand and rule the roost.

      They are loving, funny, bouncy & full of personality. They will make you laugh every sigle day, with a few days of pulling your hair out thrown in !

      Both my 2 are completely different. My boy is extremely intelligent, a very fast learner, loves learning new tricks, but stubborn as an ox and will only do things if he feels he is getting a fair wage. He is extremely greedy, and his whole life is ruled by his stomach. He loves a cuddle and a fuss, but on his own terms, and when he wants love, he demands it, but when he is not in the mood will be very aloof with you and will ignore you and turn his back on you. He is a very sensitive soul and doesn't like raised voices or tension of any sort. He is generally a quiet boy, and only really barks on command.

      My girl is super obediant. She is completely as good as gold and will do anything you ask. Her recall is second to none, and I could walk everywhere with no lead for her and she would stick by my side. She is a complete attention seeker, and loves fuss at any time of day or night, and will barge in at any given opportunity. She has the gentlest nature and I would trust her with my life with any animal or child. She is so gentle and loving. She is completely bomb proof, and nothing phases her. She is a noisy lady and barks quite a lot at anything that passes our house or knocks at our door.

      They aren't small dogs either. My boy is about 32kg and my girl is about 25kg.

      You will either love or hate this breed, there doesnt seem to be an inbetween.

      Sorry for my ramble, I hope it helps?

  48. QUESTION:
    please help Nuva Ring Causing too much cervical mucus?
    i have been on the nuva ring for almost a year..things were going fine..i have interstitial cystitis which is a bladder condition..i use the nuva ring for 4weeks and then insert a new ring..if i was to have a period it would cause a flare up as soon as the hormones drop..which causes so much pain..so my doc told me to use it for 4 weeks..well i been having this thick mucus discharge everyday..so bad i have to wear a pantie liner..it also turns into a dark brown discharge..there really isn't a smell but its keeping me so wet till i'm getting itchy..doc tested for yeast bact ect nothing its just excessive mucus..what could i do to get rid of the mucus and not have to get off the ring...thanks

    • ANSWER:
      have you tested for pregnancy? also, there is more than one test for candida (yeast), ask your doctor about other tests. cut back on your white carbs (spaghetti, white bread, etc), and try eating more whole grains (whole wheat products only!). you might notice a considerable difference once you stop introducing such a high amount of yeast into your diet. more fruit and veg, and less carbs for a while. if that doesn't work, you need to insist that your doctor pursue further diagnosis. this is obviously not a normal state for your body to be in.

      I also retrieved this information from the website cited in my sources:

      The common side effects reported by NuvaRing® users are:

      Vaginal infections and irritation
      Vaginal secretion
      Headache
      Weight gain
      Nausea
      In addition to the risks and side effects listed above, users of combination hormonal birth control methods have reported the following side effects:

      Vomiting
      Change in appetite
      Abdominal cramps and bloating
      Breast tenderness or enlargement
      Irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting
      Changes in menstrual cycle
      Temporary infertility after treatment
      Fluid retention (edema)
      Spotty darkening of the skin, particularly on the face
      Rash
      Weight changes
      Depression
      Intolerance to contact lenses
      Nervousness
      Dizziness
      Loss of scalp hair
      Call your doctor right away if you get any of the symptoms listed below. They may be signs of a serious problem:

      Sharp chest pain, coughing blood, or sudden shortness of breath (possible clot in the lung)
      Pain in the calf (back of lower leg; possible clot in the leg)
      Crushing chest pain or heaviness in the chest (possible heart attack)
      Sudden severe headache or vomiting, dizziness or fainting, problems with vision or speech, weakness, or numbness in an arm or leg (possible stroke)
      Sudden partial or complete loss of vision (possible clot in the eye)
      Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice), especially with fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, dark colored urine, or light colored bowel movements (possible liver problems)
      Severe pain, swelling, or tenderness in the abdomen (gallbladder or liver problems)
      Sudden fever (usually 102°F or more), vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, or a sunburn-like rash on the face or body (very rarely, toxic shock syndrome)
      Breast lumps (possible breast cancer or benign breast disease)
      Irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting that happens in more than 1 menstrual cycle or lasts for more than a few days
      Urgent, frequent, burning and/or painful urination, and cannot locate the ring in the vagina (rarely, inadvertent insertions of NuvaRing® into the urinary bladder)
      Swelling (edema) of your fingers or ankles
      Difficulty in sleeping, weakness, lack of energy, fatigue, or a change in mood (possible severe depression)

      Few women stop using NuvaRing® because of side effects
      In clinical trials involving 2500 women, only 1% to 2.5% of women discontinued using NuvaRing® because of side effects. The most frequent side effects leading to discontinuation included: device-related events, vaginal symptoms (discomfort, vaginal infection/irritation, vaginal irritation), headache, mood swings, and weight gain.

  49. QUESTION:
    Pain during intercourse (recent)?
    I've been experiencing a burning pain during intercourse for the past week. I don't really feel any pain being fingered, though -- only when entered full-on. So I guess the width maybe has something to do with it, like the stretching makes it burn? because we've tried fingering up and down and all around just to try to see what's up and it still doesn't hurt like when we try to have sex... The pain starts before he even gets in far at all, and lingers for a little while. A few tries earlier I was able to withstand the pain (or forced myself to in order to see what would happen) as I was on my period, and I got used to it I guess, but then immediately as he pulled out the pain was much worse, and did its lingering for a bit.

    Background info (in case it may be relevant): I use Nuvaring. A week ago after taking it out that day, we tried KY Intense (as I'm anorgasmic and the commercials just make it look so good -- it was half joking), but it felt like glass, that's immediately how I thought of it, but that doesn't seem to help anyone understand... Sort of like menthol also. Either way, it felt way too weird, so I couldn't do that. The sensitivity lasted for a few days, too, which was weird; like I couldn't take it for a few days. Then there was mystery toilet paper that was coming out of my vagina, twice (two days in a row), that was like from the inside out. Then I got my period, so who knows. It's ending now, but I'm supposed to put the ring back in tomorrow... Should I even? I'm going to just call my doctor (I went already but the soonest I was able to get in was when I was on my period) and go see him again, I guess. Just want some insight maybe.

    • ANSWER:
      This is pretty bad for you it does alot of damage such as
      The common side effects reported by NuvaRing® users are:

      Vaginal infections and irritation
      Vaginal secretion
      Headache
      Weight gain
      Nausea
      In addition to the risks and side effects listed above, users of combination hormonal birth control methods have reported the following side effects:

      Vomiting
      Change in appetite
      Abdominal cramps and bloating
      Breast tenderness or enlargement
      Irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting
      Changes in menstrual cycle
      Temporary infertility after treatment
      Fluid retention (edema)
      Spotty darkening of the skin, particularly on the face
      Rash
      Weight changes
      Depression
      Intolerance to contact lenses
      Nervousness
      Dizziness
      Loss of scalp hair

      Call your doctor right away if you get any of the symptoms listed below. They may be signs of a serious problem:

      Sharp chest pain, coughing blood, or sudden shortness of breath (possible clot in the lung)
      Pain in the calf (back of lower leg; possible clot in the leg)
      Crushing chest pain or heaviness in the chest (possible heart attack)
      Sudden severe headache or vomiting, dizziness or fainting, problems with vision or speech, weakness, or numbness in an arm or leg (possible stroke)
      Sudden partial or complete loss of vision (possible clot in the eye)
      Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice), especially with fever, tiredness, loss of appetite, dark-colored urine, or light-colored bowel movements (possible liver problems)
      Severe pain, swelling, or tenderness in the abdomen (gallbladder or liver problems)
      Sudden fever (usually 102°F or more), vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, or a sunburn-like rash on the face or body (very rarely, toxic shock syndrome)
      Breast lumps (possible breast cancer or benign breast disease)
      Irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting that happens in more than 1 menstrual cycle or lasts for more than a few days
      Urgent, frequent, burning and/or painful urination, and cannot locate the ring in the vagina (rarely, accidental placement of NuvaRing® into the urinary bladder)
      Swelling (edema) of your fingers or ankles
      Difficulty in sleeping, weakness, lack of energy, fatigue, or a change in mood (possible severe depression)

      ok..so I hope this helped you in some way
      rate me please and thank you


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