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I have white spots on my arms. What are they?

I have white spots on my arms. What are they?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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After a month of sunburn I noticed that I have white spots on my arms and body. Some are large and without shape it does not itch. What can I do?

After a month of sunburn I noticed that I have white spots on my arms and body. Some are large and without shape it does not itch. What can I do?

Skin changes: It sounds like you need to visit a dermatologist. There is a possibility that you may have Tinea versicolor, which is a non-contagious fungus which causes light or dark circles which may coalesce into larger areas. It is important to wear sunscreen and avoid sunburn. Sun damage can lead to serious skin conditions including skin cancer. Remember to protect yourself from the sun. ...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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Why do I have white spots on my arms and back? I am 37 weeks pregnant. What are they?

Why do I have white spots on my arms and back? I am 37 weeks pregnant. What are they?

Tinea: You would have to be examined to be sure but there is one benign condition called tinea versicolor. It is caused by a fungus that lives on the skin. When it is active, it will cause light colored spots on the body without any other symptoms. There is treatment for it but not used while pregnant. It should not hurt the baby and it can wait until delivered. ...Read more

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I have white spots on both my arms. Could this be caused from the use of tanning beds?)-:

Possible: There is a form of skin whitening called idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis...A mouthful...But it means little dots of pigment loss. Some doctors believe it is from sun damage, which tanning beds can certainly accelerate. ...Read more

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I have a white spots in my arms, neck ang back, what are these white spots? Is there any cream can I use to make it disappear?

I have a white spots in my arms, neck ang back, what are these white spots? Is there any cream can I use to make it disappear?

Possibly vitiligo: It is possible you are developing vitiligo but can't say for certain without a more in depth evaluation and visual of the spots. Please make a virtual consult appointment an we'd be happy to help. ...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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I have white, flaky spots on my arms that have been slowly increasing over the last six months. It seems they've stopped increasingwhat could they be?

I have white, flaky spots on my arms that have been slowly increasing over the last six months. It seems they've stopped increasingwhat could they be?

Tinea versicolor: This could be tines versicolr which occurs on the arms. Back amd chest. It is a mild fungus infection and is treatable with selenium sulfide lotion or topical antifungal spray. This does recur in 1-2 years in people are susceptible. ...Read more

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What to do if I have white spots on my face and arms?

What to do if I have white spots on my face and arms?

White spots: There are various reasons this could be occurring. Visualization of skin and history need to be done in order to make diagnosis and provide treatment options. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my face and arms that seem to spreading. They are noticeable since my skin is tanned. What can I do to avoid them?

I have white spots on my face and arms that seem to spreading. They are noticeable since my skin is tanned. What can I do to avoid them?

Skin color changes: Can come from several different reasons. One could be a skin fungus which can spread and look like whiter spots than your normal skin. One remedy may be showering with selsum blue shampoo and let it sit on your skin for a couple if minutes. Another possibility is vitiligo (the michael jackson skin disease). This is a skin disorder where you start to lose the pigment cells called melanocytes. ...Read more

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What can cause white spots on my arms?

What can cause white spots on my arms?

Fungus and: Perhaps you have a fungal infection or maybe vitiligo. See a doctor or dermatologist a skin specialist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm gettin white spots all over my back & into my arms. Whhat could this be?

I'm gettin white spots all over my back & into my arms. Whhat could this be?

White spots: There are a number of causes of color changes on the skin. See your dermatologist for evaluation and therapy. Faint lighter color spots could be due to tinea versicolor. Very white sposts could be vitiligo. ...Read more

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White spots on arms and legs?

White spots on arms and legs?

White Spots: White spots on your arms and legs can be caused by sun damage, a form of eczema called pityriasis alba, a fungal infection called tinea versicolor and a depigmenting disease called vitiligo. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why my 13 year old has dark marks in his arms and in one arm dark marks and two half inch white spots?

Why my 13 year old has dark marks in his arms and in one arm dark marks and two half inch white spots?

Long time or new?: If the dark marks haven't been there longer than a few months, this may be a sign of underlying medical condition--and a great opportunity to help his health by catching something early. White or pale spots may be a fungal infection (similar to ringworm) or other condition. Best bet is to have your doctor take a look. The doc may know immediately, or may refer you for specialist consult. ...Read more

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Red dots on arms that turn to white spots. The white spot will get red and irratated when I get out to the shower white spots aren't same sizes.?

Red dots on arms that turn to white spots. The white spot will get red and irratated when I get out to the shower white spots aren't same sizes.?

Rash assessment: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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What are these white spots on my skin? I am brown skinned. They don't look like vitaligo. Are on my arms as white spots & my chest as silvery patches.

What are these white spots on my skin? I am brown skinned. They don't look like vitaligo. Are on my arms as white spots & my chest as silvery patches.

Psoriasis?: White and silvery patches especially on the elbows and knees is likely psoriasis. See your primary provider for treatment options. ...Read more

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What causes little white spots to coming on your skin - legs arms and feed?

What causes little white spots to coming on your skin - legs arms and feed?

See details: It is very impossible to be specific without being able to visualize the lesions. If you are concerned, see a dermatologist or your family doctor. ...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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Hi - I traveled recently, and after the sunburn my arms have got white spots and sometimes itching happens badly. Pls suggest some home remedy.

Hi - I traveled recently, and after the sunburn my arms have got white spots and sometimes itching happens badly. Pls suggest some home remedy.

Cortisone Cream: YOu can also apply AloeVera.
In future do remember to wear Sun Screen and Avoid 11 to 2 Sun light for prolonged period of time. ...Read more

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I have small white spots, like points, in my skin....Only in legs and arms...Can this be a bad sign, of something is happening with my health...?

I have small white spots, like points, in my skin....Only in legs and arms...Can this be a bad sign, of something is happening with my health...?

White Spots: The most common cause of white spots on the arms and legs is guttate hyopmelanotic macules.  this long name actually refers to a very simple condition-the flat little white spots that start showing up around middle age.  they are smooth surfaced, slightly shiny and don’t itch or hurt.  they are entirely benign and don’t become cancer or anything other than a decorative nuisance.  they don’t tan. ...Read more

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I have white spots/patches under the skin on my palms and arms. What could it be? The palms look like salami meat sometimes.

I have white spots/patches under the skin on my palms and arms. What could it be? The palms look like salami meat sometimes.

Blotchy hands: It is normal to have intermittent spots/blotches/patches in your palms. They are usually caused by unequal circulation in the skin due to variable state of constriction and dilatation of the veins. ...Read more

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I had a tiny white spots in. My arms, in my back, and chest, what's the best cream should I use to cure this kind of skin problems?

I had a tiny white spots in. My arms, in my back, and chest, what's the best cream should I use to cure this kind of skin problems?

Diagnosis needed: Without a clear cut diagnosis - it really isn't possible to advise you which medication would be effective. Take care. ...Read more