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i have white spots on my arms

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Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, vi ... Read More

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Skin changes: It sounds like you need to visit a dermatologist. There is a possibility that you may have Tinea versicolor, which is a non-contagious fungus which ca ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a white spots rash to see what it might be. Sometimes ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
9 years experience Dermatology
Hard to say: It is hard to say without seeing an image of the lesions you are describing. Maybe you can post them somehow or perhaps give a more detailed descripti ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
38 years experience Family Medicine
Tinea: You would have to be examined to be sure but there is one benign condition called tinea versicolor. It is caused by a fungus that lives on the skin. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See a dermatologist: A dermatologist is your best bet for getting a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan for skin eruptions.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
19 years experience Dermatology
Possible: There is a form of skin whitening called idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis...A mouthful...But it means little dots of pigment loss. Some doctors belie ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a white spots rash to see what it might be. Sometimes ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Tinea versicolor: This could be tines versicolr which occurs on the arms. Back amd chest. It is a mild fungus infection and is treatable with selenium sulfide lotion or ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
31 years experience Dermatology
White spots: They could be anything. This is a case for your friendly neighborhood dermatologist!

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