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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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

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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

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Son has white spots on hands and fingers for about month. Now itchy rash on arms legs?

Son has white spots on hands and fingers for about month. Now itchy rash on arms legs?

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

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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?

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

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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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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?

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?

Angioma maybe: The usual method for identifying skin lesions is to look at them, so your question is difficult to precisely answer. However, if they look like this:

http://missinglink. Ucsf. Edu/lm/dermatologyglossary/cherry_angioma. Html

then they are angiomas. ...Read more

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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..

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

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What kind of rash im feeling under my arms skin and feels like spots under my skn, sometimes become itchy?

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

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For a few days now my g/f been getting itchy spots all over her arms, shoulders and back. They look like small bites, but I don't have any. Allergy?

For a few days now my g/f been getting itchy spots all over her arms, shoulders and back. They look like small bites, but I don't have any. Allergy?

Many answers: It may be from a drug allergy or simply a viral infection. If the problem gets worse or extends beyond 6 weeks, see a dermatologist. In the meanwhile, try antihistamine up to 4 doses daily and apply topical anti-itch cream for the itching. ...Read more

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I have lots of itchy spots on my legs, mainly my calves. Arms slightly itchy too. Help?

I have lots of itchy spots on my legs, mainly my calves. Arms slightly itchy too. Help?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This is the only way you can be helped. ...Read more

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I have been getting dry spots on arms&legs. Skin peels & dry sometimes itchy. What is this?

I have been getting dry spots on arms&legs. Skin peels & dry sometimes itchy. What is this?

Eczema: Sounds like you may have eczema. It is a chronic condition in which the skin loses its ability to maintain moisture. Moisturizing your skin frequently with a nice unscented moisturizer like cetaphil or cerave, especially after bathing/showering, will help. If it is still bothersome I recommend seeing a good dermatologist. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has had large brown spots appear under his arms, they are not itchy nor raised they look like large freckles, any ideas?

My 2 year old has had large brown spots appear under his arms, they are not itchy nor raised they look like large freckles, any ideas?

Harmless nevi: It sounds like he has nevi or birth marks. These are usually benign like freckles. However, if he has six or more nevi on his body he should be evaluated by his pediatrician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I am a lifeguard and so my arms are exposed to the sun (I use a high SPF and reapply) but my arms are a tad by burnt with tiny itchy red spots?

I am a lifeguard and so my arms are exposed to the sun (I use a high SPF and reapply) but my arms are a tad by burnt with tiny itchy red spots?

Cover arms: The best way to prevent sun burn is to cover your skin. Sunscreen can easily be washed off, even if it is "waterproof". Look this product "Dolfin Guard Female L/S Rashguard" or something like it. This has a constant SPF of 50. You can use this while swimming. ...Read more

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What are black white red spots there itchy on arms sholders n stomach?

What are black white red spots there itchy on arms sholders n stomach?

Rash: It is impossible to tell by your description I would suggest you see a physician to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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What can I do for itchy cluster of spots /bumps on arms and hands (no pain)?

What can I do for itchy cluster of spots /bumps on arms and hands (no pain)?

Rash: From your descriptions it seems like either a contact or allergic dermatitis.But you can not diagnose rashes without looking at it. Since the rash is in clusters consult you doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Small red pinpoint spots, like tiny spots of blood on arms, back, abdomen. A few here and there, non-itchy, not raised. What could they be?

Small red pinpoint spots, like tiny spots of blood on arms, back, abdomen. A few here and there, non-itchy, not raised. What could they be?

Capillary hemangioma: These may be capillary hemangioma a, a perfectly harmless tiny cluster of blood vessels. If you suddenly get a huge increase in their number or size, consult a dermatologist or internist. ...Read more

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I have gotten spots (rash) on my back and neck never happened before. Symptoms spots and itchiness. Mildly swollen. Areas back, neck face arms.

I have gotten spots (rash) on my back and neck never happened before. Symptoms spots and itchiness. Mildly swollen. Areas back, neck face arms.

Sounds like urticaria.: Majority of times caused by an allergy but infections can be responsible. Also tend to occur on arms/legs.
Please see your doctor if they don't resolve or symptoms like fever arise. ...Read more

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I have a few new stretch marks under my arms near my armpit, they're really itchy now I have tiny spots under my arm and my elbow, had for 4 days.

I have a few new stretch marks under my arms near my armpit, they're really itchy now I have tiny spots under my arm and my elbow, had for 4 days.

Stretch marks: These can be due to several things including weight gain most commonly. I'm not really sure that they're related to the spots, though. If you have gained weight there are skin changes that can raise the question of diabetes perhaps you can upload a picture? ...Read more

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I have flat, non itchy red pin spots that appeared all over my torso, legs, and arms five days ago. There are hundreds and there are more appearing.?

I have flat, non itchy red pin spots that appeared all over my torso, legs, and arms five days ago. There are hundreds and there are more appearing.?

See a doctor!: This needs evaluation. Try to think of any foods, medications, vitamins or contacts with people with similar symptoms. Any risky sexual behavior? Any changes in detergents? Any joint pains? Discuss these things with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is having swollen eyes and red itchy spots on my arms and feet symptoms of?

What is having swollen eyes and red itchy spots on my arms and feet symptoms of?

Numerous things: The symptoms you describe could be associated with a number of infectious diseases as well as several autoimmune diseases. You should be seen by your pcp. If they can't formulate a diagnosis, you ay need to see a specialist. ...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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Hello, for a year on & off I've been getting patches of itchy bumpy spots on my inner arms. I haven't used anything different or changed anything.

Hello, for a year on & off I've been getting patches of itchy bumpy spots on my inner arms. I haven't used anything different or changed anything.

Itchy Rash: Your rash sounds very much like eczema. However, to truly diagnose it you need to be seen and evaluated by a physician ...Read more

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I've been getting really bad red, dry, itchy and sore spots on my arms and in my neck, I work at a salon and it keeps flaring up, please help!!

I've been getting really bad red, dry, itchy and sore spots on my arms and in my neck, I work at a salon and it keeps flaring up, please help!!

See Derm: In your line of work you come in contact with a lot of people and chemicals. You may have a flea/ tick/ louse infestation that you picked up from a customer or a reaction to the products you are using.

Might also be from something entirely different, llke scabies or a seasonal variation of eczema. Go to your Dermatologist, a quick skin analysis should yield an answer. ...Read more

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Me and my partner have both got really red itchy spots appeared mine are around my knee and on right arm and partners am over his shoulder and arms?

Me and my partner have both got really red itchy spots appeared mine are around my knee and on right arm and partners am over his shoulder and arms?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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9 days ago I went for a walk then I got red non itchy spots on my arms + the tops of my legs. I have 10. I did stroke a dog. I don't have pets. Thxs.

9 days ago I went for a walk then I got red non itchy spots on my arms + the tops of my legs. I have 10. I did stroke a dog. I don't have pets. Thxs.

Nondiagnostic: More description of the rash is needed but, better still, an examination by your physician or dermatologist would be desirable in order to make a diagnosis. With the absence of itching insect bites or hives would be unlikely. These could be petecchiae from burst capillaries and, if so, will gradually clear. Get examined if the rash persists or worsens. ...Read more