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I have large white patches on my back what do I do

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
28 years experience Family Medicine
No Scratch the Patch: Eczema is a chronic condition of the skin characterized by inflammation. Often it is triggered by environmental changes (temp) or emotion (anxiety/st ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Yablonsky
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Back patch: You need to have a doctor look at this. You need to make sure its not melanoma
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A female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hard to know: Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection that appears as spots of various colors: from white to reddish brown to light tan. These lesions can be more a ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Might: Be shingles. See your doctor to have rash evaluated
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Garabedian
36 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Wash well: You can try washing that area with an acne wash.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
White itchy spots: See your general dentist or an oral surgeon for a definitive diagnosis and treatment.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends on cause: if theis is due to repeated tanning and/or scarring, there may be few options for definitive treatment. Some practitioners have suggested skin needlin ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Lots of options: The first thing you should do is get evaluated by a dermatologist to make sure these spots are not anything that needs to be worked up further. The de ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
See a dermatologist: Itchy white spots could be many things, including hives (urticaria), irritant contact dermatitis, fungal infection, scabies, or skin cancer. You need ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
White spots tongue: See a dentist or ENT specialist for a diagnosis and treatment if appropriate.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
22 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Penis spots: Penis spots can be many things. Some STDs, some not. Only general advice can be given without a photo or physical exam. Top 2 photos are non-STDs: For ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Do white spots look like millet? If so and without long foreskin-related inflammation, they most likely represent hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Viral pharyngitis: I feel this could be pharyngitis. If it is bothering you take some otc pain pills and also do warm saline gargle . If fever and pain on swallowing set ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See a MD now: Sore itchy breast lesions can be Paget's disease which will need immediate attention.
A male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Fungal: This can be a fungal infection. See MD for evaluation and treatment
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Montgomery
40 years experience Dentistry
Possibly-need biopsy: It is impossible to determine if a white lesion in the mouth is cancerous. It is suspicious. It can only be confirmed with a biopsy.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Many reasons: White spots denote loss of pigmentation form inflammation in most cases.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ganana Tesfa
33 years experience Neurology
May be nothing: It depends how big how log or what other associated symptoms you have.Start with your PCP.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadine Halliburton-foster
19 years experience Family Medicine
Nails: Are these spots on all your nails or just a few? If its on just a few nails and is in random positions its called Leukonychia, and it may be a result ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Could be: This could be several things. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Keep clean & dry: Leave it alone, other than keeping the area clean with soap and water and drying thoroughly after washing. It may be just an errant pimple. Unrelated ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Below: There are some derm condition which mimic what your symptoms are, but an exam is necessary to make a DX. Look up Tinea Versicolor on the internet and ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
Post picture: Could you post of picture of them? That would be helpful and perhaps help one of us to answer what they might be and how you might be able to treat t ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Whit spots throat: Leave them alone. if still there in a few days lets chat and you can send pictures.

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