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what causes white patches on the skin

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Dr. Alan Greene
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Couple possibilities: Fun in the sun often brings out these white spots -- especially noticeable at the end of the summer. While a healthy, balanced diet of whole foods is ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Yes: If a nerve has been irritated bit it usually follows the distribution of the nerve and not just in isolated patches. Burning is a sign of nerve irrit ... Read More
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Melasma: Melasma is caused by hormones in women usually associated with pregnancy, oral contraceptives, hormonal replacement therapy, etc. It can appear brown, ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dry, rough skin: These patches of skin would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or p ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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This one really: Requires a dermatologic evaluation to determine what you are describing.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Doctor can examine: Rashes are hard to describe in words. Usually, a doctor has to look at a rash to decide on a cause. For common rashes such as eczema, mild reactions t ... Read More
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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Infantile Eczema: You should consult your pediatrician, in all likely hood it is infantile eczema and can be easily treated with miosturisation and mild steroid cream.
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Dr. Randolph Thomas
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Possibly eczema: Could be a number of things but most likely is a mild case of eczema. Eczema is often inherited and is more commonly seen in families with allergic rh ... Read More
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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Probably a comedo: A comedo is a clogged hair follicle in the skin. Keratin (skin debris) combines with oil to block the follicle. A comedo can be open (blackhead) or c ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Jackson
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Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.

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