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i need a cream for my dark spots in my arms

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Eczema discoloration: Have you tried OTC silicone patches or creams as they can decrease scarring but take a while. f/u/ w/ doc

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Willson
16 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly vitiligo: It is possible you are developing vitiligo but can't say for certain without a more in depth evaluation and visual of the spots. Please make a virtua ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Diagnosis needed: Without a clear cut diagnosis - it really isn't possible to advise you which medication would be effective. Take care.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Begin with diagnosis. Vitiligo? Eczema? Tinea versicolor? etc
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Azita Madjidi
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: There are several solutions for dark spots. There are two types of topical creams. One type is bleaching creams that contain hydroquinone, very effic ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Is there a name for: Is there a name for the cream? Did the DR venture a diagnosis? Have you gone back? Can you see a dermatologist? You will benefit from exam and treatme ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Not tinea versicolor: Post-inflammatory pigment change. How long since rash. Any clue about the cause of the rash? How long did the rash persist? Was it treated? With what? ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Manage your acne : You are a grown man and you need to manage this like an adult. It is a huge liability in this day and age. Twice daily benzoyl peroxide and you will a ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunnie Skiles
33 years experience Pediatrics
Shaving?: Stop shaving your thighs if that is what you are doing. If you are not or do not want to, use a good astringent after shaving. If I am totally off ba ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Specializes in Dentistry
Stop.: Toothpaste is not intended for facial application. Wash your face with a mild facial soap; if it fails to resolve after a few days, see your dermatol ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Hyperpigmentation: Hydroquinone. This bleaching agent blocks melanin, which are the pigment cells that give our skin color. These products can be obtained over the count ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience Family Medicine
Have it seen: Go see your doctor to look at it and make sure it is taken care of properly. Majority of these are benign and no problem; some need to be taken off.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
See derm: It still sounds fungal in nature, so be sure it is not plain hydrocortisone cream as that is only a steroid cream (not an anti-fungal) and may cause b ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a dermatologist: Without being able to examine this it is impossible to diagnose and recommend therapy, but a good dermatologist will know exactly what to do. Hope th ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Cohen
36 years experience Ophthalmology
Good Skin Care: Some people have a tendency to deposit pigment into their skin. This is usually combination of genetics and sun damage. Use a physical sun block (wi ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
See dermatologist : I recommend you see a dermatologist. Hope that helps
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Vaniver
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Shaving bumps: Laser hair removal will be helpful by destroying the hair follicles that cause the bumpsand reducing hair growth.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes.: He'll be able to diagnose the spots.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
26 years experience Dermatology
Tinea versicolor: Tinea versicolor is caused by a yeast. Treatments are aimed at killing the yeast, which occurs in as little as 1-2 weeks. Unfortunately, if there is s ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
20 years experience Dermatology
Go to urgent care: Go to an urgent care center for a prescription for silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) or bactroban ointment. They may also give you an oral antibiotic to ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Spots: Perhaps we could help if you were to send a picture of those to us. Without that and getting more history from you, it's impossible to guess this one ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
Acanthosis nigricans: Acanthosis nigricans can look like a velvety darkening of the neck with thickened skin folds and increased skin tags. This can be seen with obesity an ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Dark brown: Please start with a clinic visit to your Primary doctor. If you cannot be seen today I suggest you go to the nearest Emergency facility. In that case ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imtiaz Chaudhry
26 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Hormonal infection: There are many causes of acne which is very common in young persons more in girls. Depending on individual skin types one may suggest some home remedi ... Read More
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