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What will I do when I have white spots on my back and its very itchy?

What will I do when I have white spots on my back and its very itchy?

See a dermatologist: Itchy white spots could be many things, including hives (urticaria), irritant contact dermatitis, fungal infection, scabies, or skin cancer. You need to be examined and evaluated by an experienced physician, preferably a dermatologist. While waiting for your appointment, you could try otc antihistamines like zyrtec (cetirizine) or topical 0.5-1% Hydrocortisone cream. ...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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Very Rough skin on lower back, It's not itchy just happened recently. And also, acne spots on the upper back had for # of years. What to use?

Very Rough skin on lower back, It's not itchy just happened recently.  And also, acne spots on the upper back had for # of years. What to use?

Rough skin: Try using something like Aveeno for your bath water to relieve your rough skin . For acne of your shoulders you can try Retin-A ointment before bedtime ...Read more

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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 had my tonsils remved and have a itchy throat, wet cough, and white spots on the side of my throat in the back. What is this?

I have had my tonsils remved and have a itchy throat, wet cough, and white spots on the side of my throat in the back. What is this?

Ask an ENT: This may be normal healing if surgery was less than two weeks ago. Thrush is another possibility. Go back to your ent. See also http://www.Richmondent.Com/assets/downloads/ear-nose-throat/throat-mouth/tonsils-adenoids.Pdf. ...Read more