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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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How to remove dark patches from under arms?

How to remove dark patches from under arms?

Depends: It all depends on what the patches are from. Without a picture it is impossible to say. I would have your GP look at it or possibly a dermatologists. ...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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White patches on left upper arm, no pain, had it for about 3 months. Thought it was a tan but it's not.

White patches on left upper arm, no pain, had it for about 3 months. Thought it was a tan but it's not.

White patches: Depigmented areas of skin are seen as an aftermath of previous injuries or severe inflammation but in the absence of these factors, white patches are commonly caused by an autoimmune disorder known as vitiligo. A dermatologist could confirm the diagnosis and advise you. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Is it normal to get small wet patches of sweat under your arms?

Is it normal to get small wet patches of sweat under your arms?

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

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I have sores on my arm and they are blisters with brown patches?

I have sores on my arm and they are blisters with brown patches?

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 more

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