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Arm White Patches
White skin patches: How long there? Itchy? Growing? Do they tan? Borders smooth & distinct or wavy? Scaly? My b low-grade skin fungus like tinea versicolor or tinea corporis that should respond to otc antifungal cream or shampoo (nizoral).. If long standing might be nummular eczema; another possibility is guttate psoriasis. If dark-skinned, might be vitiligo. See pcp or dermatologist for evaluation & treatment option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult to tell: Skin issues are extremely difficult to evaluate without actually seeing the skin up close. As such, it is best for you to see your doctor or dermatologist if you are concerned about any ongoing skin spots. ...Read more
Keratosis Pilaris: It sounds like you have a condition called keratosis pilaris. This causes tiny, rough prickly bumps to form on the backs of the arms, the thighs, the buttocks and occasionally on the face. A mild exfoliating skin cream with 12% ammonium lactate used once to twice a day will smooth these areas out nicely. If you have itch, a mild cortisone cream from your doctor can help. ...Read more
Rule out fungus: The white patches could represent a fungal infection. If you have been on antibiotics, fungus infection may occur. The fact that the white patches are also in the back of the throat suggests some type of infectious disease. My advice is to see an ENT specialist for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Many possibilites: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Rash: It is impossible to tell by your description I would suggest you see a physician to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more
This : This is one of those situations where "a picture is worth a thousand words"--really needs to be seen by a medical professional. Eczema is common in children and can occur on trunk and extremities. Topical moisture with heavier, cream-type moisturizers is best for eczema. If it does not resolve, it may require topical prescription medication. But a quick "eyeball" visit will clarify the issue. ...Read more
Bumps: Please have someone take you as soon as possible to the nearest Emergency facility. The Emergency room doctor s are excellent! ...Read more
Skin on the Internet: Skin rashes and other lesions have to be looked at to determine what is going on. I have yet to find a patient who adequately can describe their sores to a point of my ability to diagnose. Given that this could be warts, herpes, sebaceous cysts, abrasions, etc. You need a medical professional to be able to diagnose this problem in person. ...Read more
Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.
Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is "super sore", recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat infections can occur along with tongue and ear symptoms. ...Read more
Likely: A fungal infection, try lotrimin (clotrimazole) or another fungal cream, if it hurts may have superimposed bacterial infection and need antibiotics. My guess is that daily application of lotrimin (clotrimazole) for 4 weeks will do the trick. It will stop the growth as your skin grows it out, not immediate. ...Read more
Get checked: But, reddish firm nodules can be a condition called hidradenitis suppuritiva. They can recur month to month and have some pain with them. Get an examination to be sure exactly what it is. ...Read more
Large, pink, scaly patch followed by small red scaly patches all over thighs, arms, and body that itch pretty bad. Help!
I started getting pale white patches in my cheeks(my skin colour brownish) and looks like it is spreading slowly.patches are not contrasting white ?
? vitiligo: White discoloration results from a malfunction of your skin's normal pigment, melanin. For exampe, vitiligo results when melanocytes are destroyed spreading from spots to, often, bigger patches. It is more common in more darkly complected individuals. It is treated with cosmetics, re-pigmentation using UV light therapy, steroid creams. See a Dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more