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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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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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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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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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I have brown spots appearing on my upper arms and torso and they seem to be spreading. They are not bumpy, scaly, or itchy. What could it be?

I have brown spots appearing on my upper arms and torso and they seem to be spreading.  They are not bumpy, scaly, or itchy.  What could it be?

Age/sun spots?: It is difficult to tell what you have without seeing them..But probably sun spots which are not dangerous check with your doc to be sure... Good luck. ...Read more

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Itchy spots on neck, upper arms, low back seems to help when I use my hairdryer. .taking Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg and zyrtex. .not helping.

Itchy spots on neck, upper arms, low back seems to help when I use my hairdryer. .taking Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg and zyrtex. .not helping.

See doctor: Since cooling is usually more soothing for itching, your response to heat is of interest. If taking Zyrtec (cetirizine) up to 4x daily does not help, then you may have something other than the usual hives. Consult an allergist or dermatologist if the problem persists or worsens. ...Read more

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18 year old from India. experiencing itchy bumps on my shoulders upper arms and chest. Since the past 6 months. My chest has dark spots since 2 years?

18 year old from India. experiencing itchy bumps on my shoulders upper arms and chest. Since the past 6 months.  My chest has dark spots since 2 years?

Prickly heat: Possibly because of heat and moisture you may get itching and small bumps. Try to keep area dry and apply J&J baby powder or sandal wood paste. If not helpful get examined. ...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