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Arm White Patches
Would discuss this: with your pharmacists who may have some insights about how to proceed. ...Read more
I have started having this thing on my arm every summers . They're small dots in one same exact patch. They really itch. What should I do?
R they white/skin-: Colored, slightly scaly, sometimes bleed if u scratch them off? May be sun damage condition called actinic keratoses, which r generally benign but about 10% may become cancerous; so having them treated (cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen is easiest, but shave biopsy or electrodesiccation works well too for few lesions) multiple lesions r better treated with topical preps like 5-fu, aldara, or picato (ingenol mebutate). ...Read more
I have dry circular patches over my body, new freckles and lumps under my arm pit?! Are these all related.
Maybe not. : Consider ring worm and Hydradinitis suppurativa.Get a more detailed answer ›
About three weeks ago I noticed a white (off color) patch of skin on my arm. It doesn't itch and is not painful, but it just wont go away. Suggestions?
White patches on left upper arm, no pain, had it for about 3 months. Thought it was a tan but it's not.
Hi my daughter used a mr clean magic eraser on her arm. She now has a red patch where she scrubbed. How should I treat it?
Skin abrasion: As Proctor and Gamble published, wash your daughter's arm with plenty of cool water. It is made with melamine, a mild abrasive like sandpaper. Your daughter now has an area of abrasion on her arm. You may apply OTC antibiotic ointment and cover it with a breathable sterile dressing. http://content.oppictures.com/Master_Images/Master_PDF_Files/pgc82027_sds.pdf ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello I have some white patches with somw sort of rash on it on the back side of my arm.. I want to know what it might be..Thanks!
Red, oval shaped, raised patch on my arm. (about an inch long and a CM wide) is not flaky, does not itch or hurt. What could this be?
Large patch: Have your doctor look at it, measure it to determine what it is, especially if its that large and raised. Depends how long you've had it, how much has changed over time, and what you might have done to it to self treat it. Your doctor will refer you to dermatology if they need a second opinion. Glad it doesn't itch, hurt or otherwise bother you. ...Read more
My sister has just noticed on her arm that it has a slight grayish tone with one patch really white and her freckles are gone on that patch?
Consult: This is the kind of condition that may lend itself very well to a video consultation ...Read more
Sudden small orangy/brown patches have appeared on my arm, look like tea stains, not itchy or dry, could it be from being in the sun too much?
It's possible or : Perhaps contact with some chemicals or from an underlying medical condition. Go see your dr to assess the cause. ...Read more
I have this red patch on my arm pit which appeared after waxing I always wax and have never had this problem I have had this patch for about 2 weeks?
Allergy: This may be due to an allergic dermatitis to the ingredients(contact dermatitis) or a primary irritation by the wax or the procedure. Prolonged rash in the armpit may occur with yeast infections also. Since the rash has persisted so long, you should be evaluated by your Physician or a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, but if this is a change for you, it may indicate another process. If you are female, it may be perimenopausal change. Usually it is a normal body mechanism for cooling. If bothersome, try 'certain dry' on arm pits once daily (found in pharmacies). Talk with your doctor if it becomes a problem for you. ...Read more
Maybe shingles: If you have recently developed pain in one arm and then had a blistery rash break out, you may have shingles. Get an evaluation as soon as possible, preferably within days, as early treatment may speed healing. Sores that are lasting longer than a week could be infected and should be examined by a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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