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why do I have white spots on my arms

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
37 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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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 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
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
32 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
8 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryant Tran
4 years experience Family Medicine
Many causes: there are many causes of "white spots" and we would require more information to determine what those spots are. Helpful info includes size, shape, num ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
30 years experience Dermatology
White spots: They could be anything. This is a case for your friendly neighborhood dermatologist!
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
White spots: You may have a fungus known as pityriasis alba. See a dermatologistfor evaluation and treatment.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
23 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
White spots: There are various reasons this could be occurring. Visualization of skin and history need to be done in order to make diagnosis and provide treatment ... Read More

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