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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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I have little white spots on my skin they do not itch or burn or cause any pain. Could they be sun spots?

I have little white spots on my skin they do not itch or burn or cause any pain. Could they be sun spots?

Difficult to say: With just the brief description it is hard to say for sure. There is a condition called "idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis" that is very common and completely benign which can present as you describe. However, to be sure you should have your primary care doctor have a look. You may need to be seen by a dermatologist but probably is good to start with your main doctor. ...Read more

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Is skin bleaching safe? I have 3 black sun spots on my face and bleaching was recommended by a beauty salon.

Is skin bleaching safe? I have 3 black sun spots on my face and bleaching was recommended by a beauty salon.

Facial pigmentation: Your "black sun spots" are probably more correctly called solar lentigines. Bleaching is not very effective. Laser is better but must be done by trained professional. There are also some unsafe options sold in some countries. For more about treatments for solar lentigines, see http://dermnetnz.org/lesions/solar-lentigo.html ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of sun spots on my skin?

What is the best way to get rid of sun spots on my skin?

Sun spot: Use sun screen (take vit d), dermatology or med spa may suggest laser surgery. First, get a good skin exam to rule bad things then doctor will suggest treatments. ...Read more

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I have eczema. Usually in the summer my skin tans fine, but this summer I have white sun spots on my thighs, upper stomach, arms, and chest. I heard s?

I have eczema. Usually in the summer my skin tans fine, but this summer I have white sun spots on my thighs, upper stomach, arms, and chest. I heard s?

Pityriasis alba: See a dermatologist. This can be post inflammatory pigment loss which will recover when eczema is controlled. Can also be pityriasis alba, vitiligo, tinea versicolor. See a dermatologist for best outcome. ...Read more

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Hi I have these tiny white spots almost looks like a rash all over my penis head and some on shaft, it's not ppp, it looks like tysons glands.

Hi I have these tiny white spots almost looks like a rash all over my penis head and some on shaft, it's not ppp, it looks like tysons glands.

Not to worry...: Without the benefit of examining you, i would guess that you have a condition known as ppp, or pearly penile papules. This is a totally benign condition and requires no treatment. If you are concerned, see you doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I currently have skin irritation on my upper back, right above my chest and on my arms. They look like sun spots. They itch sometimes. It's spreading.

I currently have skin irritation on my upper back, right above my chest and on my arms. They look like sun spots. They itch sometimes. It's spreading.

Sun reaction: I am not able to tell you what is causing your rash without a picture and without you giving us further details. We need to know if you were wearing a sleeveless type shirt and if you were out in the sun without using sunscreen. Are you taking any medication that may have caused you to have sun sensitivity ???!!! Please write back . in the meantime if you are uncomfortable you need to see a physician or go to urgent care for treatment and and to find out what is causing a problem. Take care ...Read more

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My arms have the "kp chicken skin" and red/purplish discoloration--are these sun spots? Damaged skin? It's making me self conscious.

My arms have the "kp chicken skin" and red/purplish discoloration--are these sun spots? Damaged skin? It's making me self conscious.

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a chronic skin condition that affects the hair follicles on the upper outer arms and outer thighs. It is a form of acne/folliculitis. It makes the skin appear very bumpy, rough, and discolored. There is no cure but it can be improved by using exfoliants and scrubs containing lactic acid, urea, glycolic acid. Also using a loofah regularly helps. ...Read more

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Is skin resurfacing always done with chemical peels? I want to have my skin resurfaced to help get rid of my acne scars and sun spots, but i feel like a chemical peel might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. Are there any other skin resurfacing options th

Is skin resurfacing always done with chemical peels? I want to have my skin resurfaced to help get rid of my acne scars and sun spots, but i feel like a chemical peel might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. Are there any other skin resurfacing options th

Chemical peels,: Laser resurfacing, and dermabrasion are all methods of removing a portion of the skin surface that stimulates healing, and development of collagen and elastic fibers (along with a new skin surface) that reduces (but does not remove) scars. If your skin is sensitive, the treatments designed to reduce acne scarring will need to be less severe (and will be less effective). Laser may be most precise. ...Read more

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Is skin resurfacing always done with chemical peels? I want to have my skin resurfaced to help get rid of my acne scars and sun spots, but i feel like a chemical peel might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. Are there any other skin resurfacing options th

Is skin resurfacing always done with chemical peels? I want to have my skin resurfaced to help get rid of my acne scars and sun spots, but i feel like a chemical peel might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. Are there any other skin resurfacing options th

There : There are a few options when it comes to skin resurfacing for acne scar and pigmentation issues. Chemical peels and lasers are two options. Another option that works well for treating just portions of the face is dermabrasion. This produces more of a physical sanding of the skin. The idea with all 3 procedures is to remove the outer layer of skin cells. New skin then regrows into the area to create a smoother, more even pigmentation. ...Read more

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Is skin resurfacing always done with chemical peels? I want to have my skin resurfaced to help get rid of my acne scars and sun spots, but i feel like a chemical peel might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. Are there any other skin resurfacing options th

Is skin resurfacing always done with chemical peels? I want to have my skin resurfaced to help get rid of my acne scars and sun spots, but i feel like a chemical peel might be too harsh on my sensitive skin. Are there any other skin resurfacing options th

Not always: Skin resurfacing is performed by a variety of techniques - chemical peels are only one option. Other options include dermabrasion and laser resurfacing (done with a variety of lasers depending upon degree of scarring ). The best option for you would depend upon the how deep your acne scars are and how extensive your "sun spots" are. ...Read more

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Why my skin is always ichy while my skin doesn't have any rashes and spots on it. ?

Why my skin is always ichy while my skin doesn't have any rashes and spots on it. ?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps ; wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot! use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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I got rashes on my face and groin areas and once it goes away I have white skin spots what is it?

I got rashes on my face and groin areas and once it goes away I have white skin spots what is it?

Hypopigmentation: Many people get hypo pigmentation after inflammation. This can be a form of scar or it may be temporary reduction in melanin production. The rash may be folliculitis if it happens in areas of hair growth. This is generally treated with topical antibiotics. See an MD to confirm that this is what the rash is. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash around neck quality: itchiness, red. I have had it for years on and off looks like spots not risen ?

I am experiencing skin rash around neck quality: itchiness, red. I have had it for years on and off looks like spots not risen ?

Plan: Your description of your rash not good enough to make any diagnosis or advice. You having this for years .... May be time to go to a doctor for any reason and ask professional advice after evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped) . Brown spots on arms ?

I am experiencing  skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped) .
Brown spots on arms ?

Your description: applies to a number of skin problems but I would "vote for" FUNGAL cause. Sometimes SPECIFIC TREATMENT and sometimes ORAL ANTI-FUNGALS are indicated! In other words get it checked out as soon as practicable by your PCP who may want to refer you to a Board Certified Dermatologist!!! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more