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A 24-year-old female asked:

i gets these random red, dry, patches on my thighs and arms. not really itchy. and they show up every so often..any ideas?

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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Dry patches: Hard to say in this forum, but could be eczema. Go get checked by a doctor.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

I have brown spots appearing on my upper arms and torso and they seem to be spreading. They are not bumpy, scaly, or itchy. What could it be?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Age/sun spots?: It is difficult to tell what you have without seeing them..But probably sun spots which are not dangerous check with your doc to be sure... Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen commented
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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yes they can..it is called sun spots because often caused by sun exposure, but nonexposed areas can also have some..thus AGED spots. Laser treatment is best!
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A 42-year-old member asked:

Is it a good idea to scratch an itch on my arm?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Scratching: When i itches i scratches. You cannot help it. Better to determine why you itch and then see if you can fix it. Meanwhile you can try a lubricating cream. Several creams contain menthol for itch.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What can I do to stop constant itchiness on my arm?

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Dr. Rhett Griggs
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Topical vs derm: See a dermatologist.
A 9-year-old female asked:

My granddoughter has a small white circle on her lower arm. Its about the size of a dime and white. It was just a little itchy but not raised at all. ?

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Dr. Morton Levitt
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White Skin Lesion: Without a visual, it is hard to say. Does it look like an area of depigmented skin? Sometimes an area of chronic eczema with all the scratching and inflammation will lose its normal skin color. There are other possibilities: http://www.Rightdiagnosis.Com/sym/flat_white_skin_lesions_in_children.Htm. I would make an appointment with a dermatologist to check it out.
A 25-year-old female asked:

Currently i a suffring from iching. It is near by under arms n heaps.

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Itching: It is possible you may have developed an allergy to your deodorant and its causing your itching.

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