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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?

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

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My one year old son has a patch on his arm?

My one year old son has a patch on his arm?

See your doctor: Your doctor an look at the patch and often determine what is and how to treat it. A picture (looking at the rash ) is worth a thousand words. ...Read more

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I have red dry patches on my back and my upper part of my arm?

I have red dry patches on my back and my upper part of my arm?

Several choices: It is difficult to know for sure what is causing your rash without actually seeing it first--it could be eczema, contact dermatitis, irritant dermatitis, or something else. I would recommend having your primary care doc take a look at the rash. ...Read more

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Dry scaly ashy patches on arms. What is it?

Dry scaly ashy patches on arms. What is it?

Need pictures: ? Psoriasis, is there a family history? Any other medical issues? Have you tried moisturizers? Limiting soaps? ...Read more

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I have small black patches on the skon of my arms.How will i elliminate them.

See Dermatologist: Black patches on the skin can be due to a range of issues: hormone imbalances, moles/nevi, benign or malignant cancer. Take a picture and/or see a dermatologist for more information. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I found brown patches on my arms.. Looks like dirt but isn't. What could it be?

Brown patches: This could indicate tinea versicolor which is a common fungal condition in teen agers easily treated with topical selini sulfide selsun see your doctor. ...Read more

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My one year old has a patch that looks like fungi on his arm how can I treat it?

My one year old has a patch that looks like fungi on his arm how can I treat it?

Doctors decision: By going to the doctor and letting him make the diagnosis and institute therapy. ...Read more

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