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Itchy White Spots On Legs
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
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
Several thoughts: May be a contact dermatitis including poison ivy or psoriasis (use otc hydrocortisone), fungal 'ring worm' or candidiasis (otc clomitrazole), folliculitis (may require rx antibiotics), or several other.. What have you tried ? Is anything helping ? Is it worsening rapidly (see your Dr). If nothing helps, please see your Dr.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Photos please: Impossible to help without photo. Please do a virtual consult with photo so we can help. ...Read more
Itchy dark spots that become hard and dark with scratching, that only appear on the legs and leave dark marks.
Dermatitis: There are various kinds. Sometimes something is irritating. At age 9 eczema is common. Especially if you have brown or black skin you will notice darker skin wherever you are rubbing or scratching. this is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. You will do best with a prescription cortisone cream. Meanwhile you can try OTC hydrocortisone cream. A dermatologist will help you. ...Read more
Could be contact: Dermatitis, an allergic reaction to something that your leg touches. Or it could be a fungus infection, such as ringworm. Tough to say without looking at it. For contact dermatitis, try Hydrocortisone cream. For fungal infection, try Clotrimazole cream. If these fail, time to see a doctor. ...Read more
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