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Causes Of Itchy White Spots On Upper Arms
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
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
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hi I keep getting these red spots on my upper arms, breasts & stomach, they're nt acne and are raised but smooth & non itchy. Had for 1yr?
Spots: This could be a few things. Let a doctor check them and see what they look and feel like and if a biopsy is needed. ...Read more
If you have red non itchy and non burning spots on the upper arm and the front and back of the leg what are those spots called?
I have tiny black spots.... Since many years... Which seem to spread. Non itchy... At my back upper part.... Outre side of upper arm.... Forehead..
See a dermatologist: Cannot be diagnosed without direct observation: you have let this go on for "many years" and today want a diagnosis: NO: see a skin specialist. ...Read more
Hi, I have white spots on my nose and upper arms. I generally masturbate daily. Is it because of overmasturbation?
No: See your doctor for the white spots. ...Read more
White spots on both tonsils. Not tonsilstones. No Fever No Sore throat. Throat culture negative. Pains in upper arms & thighs. Its been a week. Ideas?
I have some dark spots under my arms and under breast I'm really concern about what it could be cause is not dirt I shower good and it's not painful nor itchy is just dark spots/patches?
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
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
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
Fore arm, between point finger and middlefinger and also fore head I've been a little itchy in those spots. I have anxiety. Could this be the cause?
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
My back has been breaking out for a month. The past week I've had a few days where my upper back, upper arms, and labia area are really itchy. Causes?
Could latent jaundice cause keratosis Pilaris type non itchy rash on upper arms and yellow coating on tongue? Also fatigue? Taking silybon70. How long for this to get resolved? I've been tired and rash is still there from 1.5 months.
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
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
What causes an itchy rash that is a red patch with little bumps in it and is located on the inside of my upper arm near my arm pit.?
Not sure - eczema?: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
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