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Small dime sized white patches on upper arm no swelling, no pain, just white colored?

Small dime sized white patches on upper arm no swelling, no pain, just white colored?

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 more

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I have a mole on my arm which is raised and about 3mm big. I have noticed 3 tiny white patches in it is this bad?

Sign: Color variegation in a mole is not a good sign, in general. I would recommend that you have this mole evaluated by a dermatologist very soon. ...Read more

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Have had random white patches on my arm. Feel like I'm getting more. Sometimes is flakey if I don't moisturizer. Skin discoloration ?

Have had random white patches on my arm. Feel like I'm getting more. Sometimes is flakey if I don't moisturizer. Skin discoloration ?

Get seen: This sounds like a superficial fungus. If so, it should be easy to manage. It would be wise to have a general physician take a look. ...Read more

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White patches on uppr arm.Doctor said fungal&prscbed ketoconazole. It resembles http://www.Walgreens.Com/marketing/library/graphics/images/en/2478.Jpg?

White patches on uppr arm.Doctor said fungal&prscbed ketoconazole. It resembles http://www.Walgreens.Com/marketing/library/graphics/images/en/2478.Jpg?

Your doc is right: Tinea versicolor- the fungal rash, caused by the malassezia globosa fungus, malassezia furfur. These yeasts are normally found on the human skin and only become troublesome under certain circumstances: a warm and humid environment. However the exact conditions that cause initiation of the disease process are poorly understood. Antifungal treatment as ketoconazol is a right treatment for it. ...Read more

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White, dry patches of skin on my arm and occasionally on my legs. Flaky in appearance but not itchy. Most prominent after water contact... What is it?

White, dry patches of skin on my arm and occasionally on my legs. Flaky in appearance but not itchy. Most prominent after water contact... What is it?

Pityriasis alba: This is related to dry skin. Use a cream for dry skin soon after water immersion. Be patient. It is likely to improve in future. ...Read more

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I have white patches, slightly itchy, on my arm and tummy. What is it and how to get rid of it?

I have white patches, slightly itchy, on my arm and tummy.  What is it and how to get rid of it?

It needs to be seen: Dermatologic problems are best diagnosed and treated after seeing them. It would be best if you saw your pcp or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have dry white patches & small red bumps that started on r. Forearm several weeks ago but have now spread to other arm & stomach. It doesn't itch.?

I have dry white patches & small red bumps that started on r. Forearm several weeks ago but have now spread to other arm & stomach. It doesn't itch.?

Need an exam: You need a physician to look at the lesions to make a diagnosis. Impossible to give you answer without picture. ...Read more

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6mnth history intermittent small patches torso/arm petechiae & night sweats, left earache (pulse in vein behind ear), single white spot on tonsil, ?Ideas

6mnth history intermittent small patches torso/arm petechiae & night sweats, left earache (pulse in vein behind ear), single white spot on tonsil, ?Ideas

Vasculitis: Any time you have petechiae, there is concern for vasculitis, or inflammation of your blood vessels. You should see your doctor to help make the diagnosis because vasculitis can be life threatening. ...Read more