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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
Hi,i have these white spots/patches on my back,upper chest,armpits,back knee..thry arent itchy but they have been there for several months now.
I have a red rash with white spots on my ankle and it's sore and itchy, I was wondering if you had any suggestions on what it might be?
Rash: Can you send a picture?Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Dry spots: Dryness of skin can be due to environment, lack of oil in the diet, or a skin condition, or if itchy from low B 12. Please see you doctor for a proper diagnosis and help. Please avoid any skin lotion containing alcohol. That will dry the skin more. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have itchy spots on the crease of crease in the back of my leg what can it be other than insect bites?
Hard to tell: Itchy spots in creases can be caused by a variety of things. Some things could be an allergic reaction to something your skin has come in contact with, a fungus, scabies, shingles are a few causes. Rashes are very hard to diagnose without looking at. If someone has a rash it would be best to go in to be seen by a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep getting itchy spots on my legs a back and scract it with turns to sores which make it even more itchy an cycle continues?
Itchy rash: This can be eczema. Try to determine if it was triggered by anything specific- maybe something you ate or contact with allergens like grass or a new washing powder. Try not to scratch!! You can buy over the counter topical creams to lessen the itch (Anthisan, Allergex or Phenergan) If you consult your GP he/she can confirm eczema or make a different diagnoses and prescribe appropriate treatment. ...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
Rash: Rashes are impossible to diagnosis without looking at them. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
I got red spots on my leg, it's quite red around it and looks quite yellow inside it's itchy but not painful?
Should consult.: Your best bet would be to consult with a doctor on this one, either locally with a Dermatologist or on HealthTap with uploaded pictures of these spots to review. Lesions like these are best evaluated by direct visualization and not description. ...Read more
I have red itchy spots on my legs that started out on one leg a one spot on thursday that has traveled up both legs.
Itchy spots: Insect bites are a possibility(chiggers, bed bugs). Another is an allergic reaction to something that has come in contact with your legs but not the rest of your body. Have you walked near poison ivy or poison oak? Observe for any clues and you could take an antihistamine like benadryl(causes drowsiness) or claritin which is non drowsy. See your physician or a dermatologist as needed. ...Read more
I have three red spots on my upper leg that are not itchy, and no bigger than a dime each. Just wondering what they could be?
Hard to say: Without looking . How long have you had them? Any other signs and symptoms?Would take pictures for documentation . Since you don't have any other signs and symptoms, would just observe for now . For all you know , it will resolve in time! of course, if things changed, do please schedule an appointment with your physician. In meantime , monitor with pictures and date them! ...Read more
I have a line of red spots on my lower right leg for over a month.. Could it be dermatitis or something more serious? Its also itchy sometimes
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