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White patches of skin with itching?

White patches of skin with itching?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Yellow spots in both eyes near the white area?

Yellow spots in both eyes near the white area?

Pingueculum : These yellowish spots usually located at the 3 & 9 o'clock positions on the conjunctiva represent solar elastosis, changes that occur in the elastic tissues in the conj. Which occur by chronic sun, wind, dusty environmental conditions. Sunglasses, artificial tears will help protect your eyes during these dry irritation exposures. If particularly chronically irritated, they transform to pterygium. ...Read more

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Raised ichy skin with red center and white outside the red raisef skin.

Raised ichy skin with red center and white outside the red raisef skin.

Eczema: It could be eczema or warts, or an allergic reaction to something. Rashes are best treated in person so the doctor can see and feel to determine what it is. ...Read more

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Bumps in palms of hands that itch and turning red?

Bumps in palms of hands that itch and turning red?

See below: Any rash should be evaluated face-to-face, which is rather difficult to do over the internet:). ...Read more

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I started getting pale white patches in my cheeks(my skin colour brownish) and looks like it is spreading slowly.patches are not contrasting white ?

I started getting pale white patches in my cheeks(my skin colour brownish) and looks like it is spreading slowly.patches are not contrasting white ?

? vitiligo: White discoloration results from a malfunction of your skin's normal pigment, melanin. For exampe, vitiligo results when melanocytes are destroyed spreading from spots to, often, bigger patches. It is more common in more darkly complected individuals. It is treated with cosmetics, re-pigmentation using UV light therapy, steroid creams. See a Dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Are white spots on my skin a from of skin cancer?

Are white spots on my skin a from of skin cancer?

Need to see: See your doctor or better yet a dermatologist. Many skin lesions can be white and be normal. A dermatologist can check your skin and help diagnose and treat if necessary. Some causes of white spots include idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis to vitiligo. Skin cancer does not typically present as white spots. ...Read more

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White patches and dark spots on face?

White patches and dark spots on face?

Difficult to tell: Skin issues are extremely difficult to evaluate without actually seeing the skin up close. As such, it is best for you to see your doctor or dermatologist if you are concerned about any ongoing skin spots. ...Read more

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What are the small flat grey skin patches all over my legs?

What are the small flat grey skin patches all over my legs?

Keratoses: They are likely benign lesions known as stucko keratoses. These generally occur in people of your age group. Because they're a wide variety of skin lesions which can appear gray in color, it is a good idea to see your dermatologist. In the office, they may feel and see the lesions you are describing. Although rare, some potentially dangerous skin conditions can appear this way as well. ...Read more

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What causes non itchy red scaly circular patches on arms, legs and back, but is not psoriasis ? Skin on circular patches usually hardens and falls off

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. It's not possible to tell because there are many diseases that look the same. ...Read more

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Small red bumps on both palms and small bits of skin on fingertips especially keep turning white and peeling off, then fingertips look liney and old.

Small red bumps on both palms and small bits of skin on fingertips especially keep turning white and peeling off, then fingertips look liney and old.

Atopic dermatitis: Peeling rash in palms sounds like a varient of eczema. A correct diagnosis will require a complete history , exam and diagnostic test deemed necessary by your primary care provider or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I'm a fairly light skin black girl¬iced that on my back I have patches of dark skin forming it's small patches also 2 dark patches on my chest Help?

I'm a fairly light skin black girl&noticed that on my back I have patches of dark skin forming it's small patches also 2 dark patches on my chest
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Doctor can evaluate: Dark patches are hard to describe in words. A doctor's exam can help decide what spots on the chest and back might be. Spots can be "post-inflammatory", the residual effects of an earlier rash. Spots can be skin reactions with chemicals, leaving colored stains. They can be eczema (sensitive, dry skin), fungal infections (tinea versicolor), psoriasis (autoimmune disorder), pityriasis rosea, etc... ...Read more

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Red dry wing like patches on temples towards corners of the eyes. Also dry patches under eyes.

Red dry wing like patches on temples towards corners of the eyes. Also dry patches under eyes.

Side effect?: Your medication lists Retin A (tretinoin) and Tretinoin - both can cause drying of the skin and redness. The skin around the eyes is very thin and sensitive. Moisten your face with water at bedtime and cover area with layer of vaseline to help hydrate skin at night. Contact your MD who prescribed the medications and have it checked out. ...Read more

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Dark skinned, there's 2 white bumps around anus and a rash on the inner of cheeks on side of anus, dark rash with bleeding round kinda flat bumps....

Dark skinned, there's 2 white bumps around anus and a rash on the inner of cheeks on side of anus, dark rash with bleeding round kinda flat bumps....

Anal lesions: you should have them biopsied. It can be anywhere from benign skin tag to a form of skin cancer to anal chondiloma to herpes and many other options. Uou need a tissue biopsy. ...Read more

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White skin in nose?

White skin in nose?

Lining change: If there is white tissue inside the nose then it usually is a lining change, squamous metaplasia, that forms on an area that is constantly irritated. It is a protective response. Often there are yellow to bloody crusts that cover these areas because this area no longer can clean itself. Suggest saline 3x daily followed by sesame oil. ...Read more

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Large, pink, scaly patch followed by small red scaly patches all over thighs, arms, and body that itch pretty bad. Help!

Large, pink, scaly patch followed by small red scaly patches all over thighs, arms, and body that itch pretty bad. Help!

Herald patch: The large pink patch is known as a herald patch. It is present in a fungal condition known as pityriasis rosea. The rash may last 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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