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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Itchy White Spots On The Right And Left Arms

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I have white spots on my arms not in full body, in some places of arms and its very itchy. Please tell me what should I do?

I have white spots on my arms not in full body, in some places of arms and its very itchy. Please tell me what should I do?

Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a white spots rash to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are from an allergy to something, but many times they are not. For unusual rashes, a dermatologist will help. Causes of whitish spots include fungi (t. Corporis, t. Versicolor), eczema, autoimmune reactions, irritants, virus infections, etc... ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash with dry white spots on my back and arms. What might it be? Thanks

I have an itchy rash with dry white spots on my back and arms. What might it be? Thanks

Many possibilities: Many possibilities include eczema or atopic dermatitis, tinea versicolor (fungal infection), psoriasis, pityriasis rosea, reaction to infection or medication (reactive erythema). See doctor or dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Little white spots have just poped up under my skin on my arms and legs not itchy and don't hurt?

Little white spots have just poped up under my skin on my arms and legs not itchy and don't hurt?

Hypomelanosis: If they are very small and very white, it is probably idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis - a scary name, but it literally means "little white spots of unknown cause." the good news is that it's harmless; the bad news is that there is no reliable treatment. If you think it might be something else, let a dermatologist look at it in person. ...Read more

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Hi I have these white spots on my skin. They are not itchy at all. They are on my arms, chest and stomach. Is there some kind ofcreame I can use?

Hi I have these white spots on my skin. They are not itchy at all. They are on my arms, chest and stomach. Is there some kind ofcreame I can use?

Need diagnosis first: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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A few days ago I discovered white spots and areas where my skin color is fading, mainly on my legs & arms. My face also burns & body is slightly itchy?

A few days ago I discovered white spots and areas where my skin color is fading, mainly on my legs & arms. My face also burns & body is slightly itchy?

Fungal: Skin lightening and itching may be due to a variety of reasons, some of the most common being fungal infections and eczema. Trying an OTC anti-fungal or steroid may help relieve these symptoms, lacking any other information. If the symptoms persist or get worse, please see a doctor promptly. ...Read more

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Son has white spots on hands and fingers for about month. Now itchy rash on arms legs?

Son has white spots on hands and fingers for about month. Now itchy rash on arms legs?

Can't diagnose with: Available info. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a fungal infection? My back and upper arm is so itchy and its having a white spots like a map

What are the signs of a fungal infection? My back and upper arm is so itchy and its having a white spots like a map

Depends on type: Candida/yeast is creamy white, tends to occur in skin folds, groin, under breasts. Tinea versicolor doesn't tan, has irregular borders, slightly scaly edges. Tinea corporis/ringworm starts as red spot that grows outward in ring shape; edge is raised, scaly; center appears normal. Vitiligo (not a fungus) is patches of hypopigmentation. Skin scraping & test for fungus by doc can be a start. ...Read more

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For a few weeks now, I've had itchy areas on my arms and legs. They start out as tiny little spots. Then I started scratching and they become red, itchy rashes. I have 2 places on my left arm, 1 on my right and behind both of my legs (knee area). What

For a few weeks now, I've had itchy areas on my arms and legs. They start out as tiny little spots. Then I started scratching and they become red, itchy rashes. I have 2 places on my left arm, 1 on my right and behind both of my legs (knee area). What

Dry skin?: First try applying a moisturizer all over your body within 3 minutes after bathing and see if this helps. For the rash, topical hydrocortisone for a few days may be helpful. However if this is a persistent or worsening problem, I would recommend a dermatology consult. ...Read more

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Hi I have red itchy spots all over my shoulder blades and upper arms it's very itchy can you please tell me what is the cause of this thank you?

Hi I have red itchy spots all over my shoulder blades and upper arms it's very itchy can you please tell me what is the cause of this thank you?

Many possibilities.: The 3 most common causes are viral illnesses, medications, and contact with something you're allergic to. If you've been sick, or recently started a new medicine or vitamin, or pulled weeds out of your yard over the weekend, that can give you some clues. Your best option is to see a dermatologist and get a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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All of a sudden I've brocken out in red itchy spots all over my arms, legs, hips, back & head. Possible causes?

Get it evaluated: It is impossible to answer without be able to see the rash. Let your primary care doctor or a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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I have a painful rash mostly on my buttocks & on my back under my bra band. I do have a few spots on my arms & legs aswell. They look like bug bites but are more sore than itchy. Not sure what may have caused them. I'm having a hard time finding infor

I have a painful rash mostly on my buttocks & on my back under my bra band. I do have a few spots on my arms & legs aswell. They look like bug bites but are more sore than itchy. Not sure what may have caused them. I'm having a hard time finding infor

Needs to be checked: It needs to be evaluated as the spots are persisting. Have you used any cream or ointment. See your doctor or a dermatologist
it could be a bug bites, skin infection like impetigo, sometimes the bug bites get infected as well. ...Read more

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Every now & then I find small dry spots on my arm very itchy sometimes. I keep them lotioned & clean. What causes this?

Every now & then I find small dry spots on my arm very itchy sometimes. I keep them lotioned & clean. What causes this?

Could be eczema...: With skin conditions, its always hard to diagnose without a physical exam and thorough history. However, what you have could be eczema - basically translates to chronic dry inflammed skin. Sometimes it appears as dry patches of skin. Keeping your skin well moisturized will help this. Applying something natural like jojoba oil before getting out of the shower while skin is still wet might help. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of sudden non itchy non painful slightly raised spots on face, neck and 1 arm?

Skin: Unfortunately there is no way to give you any kind of valid answer. There is not enough information here. In fact, skin eruptions are often very hard to describe and diagnose online. Skin troubles are best seen to diagnose. It can be very easy to diagnose when seen. If you are not having pain or itch this is most likely a minor problem and will go away. If this persists or worsens see doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause petichiae rash on upper arms of 6 yo? Same exact spot both arms like a pattern. Got them at school. Said sweater was itchy? Worry?

What could cause petichiae rash on upper arms of 6 yo? Same exact spot both arms like a pattern. Got them at school. Said sweater was itchy? Worry?

Petechial rash: Petechial rash that is localized on both side of the arms is probable related to trauma. That is nothing to worry about provided that there is no fever, abdominal pain or any any other symptoms ...Read more

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What can cause a itchy red warm swollen spot on my arm?

What can cause a itchy red warm swollen spot on my arm?

Bug bite: Most such localized spots would be the result of some bug deciding to bit you & you body deciding it didn't appreciate the attention. ...Read more

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I have white itchy spots on my arms, not in full body but on some places. Please tell me what can I do?

I have white itchy spots on my arms, not in full body but on some places. Please tell me what can I do?

Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a white spots rash to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are from an allergy to something, but many times they are not. For unusual rashes, a dermatologist will help. Causes of whitish spots include fungi (t. Corporis, t. Versicolor), eczema, autoimmune reactions, irritants, virus infections, etc... ...Read more

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Hello, for a year on & off I've been getting patches of itchy bumpy spots on my inner arms. I haven't used anything different or changed anything.

Hello, for a year on & off I've been getting patches of itchy bumpy spots on my inner arms. I haven't used anything different or changed anything.

Itchy Rash: Your rash sounds very much like eczema. However, to truly diagnose it you need to be seen and evaluated by a physician ...Read more

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For a few days now my g/f been getting itchy spots all over her arms, shoulders and back. They look like small bites, but I don't have any. Allergy?

For a few days now my g/f been getting itchy spots all over her arms, shoulders and back. They look like small bites, but I don't have any. Allergy?

Many answers: It may be from a drug allergy or simply a viral infection. If the problem gets worse or extends beyond 6 weeks, see a dermatologist. In the meanwhile, try antihistamine up to 4 doses daily and apply topical anti-itch cream for the itching. ...Read more

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I have lots of itchy spots on my legs, mainly my calves. Arms slightly itchy too. Help?

I have lots of itchy spots on my legs, mainly my calves. Arms slightly itchy too. Help?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This is the only way you can be helped. ...Read more

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What are black white red spots there itchy on arms sholders n stomach?

What are black white red spots there itchy on arms sholders n stomach?

Rash: It is impossible to tell by your description I would suggest you see a physician to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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What kind of rash im feeling under my arms skin and feels like spots under my skn, sometimes become itchy?

What kind of rash im feeling under my arms skin and feels like spots under my skn, sometimes become itchy?

Rash: It is hard to tell without looking at the rash or even describing it. It can be a multitude of things. You should have your primary care doctor look at it first and see if they can help you. ...Read more

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I have been getting dry spots on arms&legs. Skin peels & dry sometimes itchy. What is this?

I have been getting dry spots on arms&legs. Skin peels & dry sometimes itchy. What is this?

Eczema: Sounds like you may have eczema. It is a chronic condition in which the skin loses its ability to maintain moisture. Moisturizing your skin frequently with a nice unscented moisturizer like cetaphil or cerave, especially after bathing/showering, will help. If it is still bothersome I recommend seeing a good dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can I do for itchy cluster of spots /bumps on arms and hands (no pain)?

What can I do for itchy cluster of spots /bumps on arms and hands (no pain)?

Rash: From your descriptions it seems like either a contact or allergic dermatitis.But you can not diagnose rashes without looking at it. Since the rash is in clusters consult you doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more