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Small White Patches On Skin
Abruptly started to get a red patch of skin of left side of penile shaft. Area gets dry and small white patches of skin peel/scale off it and looks like it spreading up the shaft.
Latex?: The biggest concern with these symptoms on genitalia is sexually transmitted diseases. Other causes can be allergies to latex or lubricants, oils, creams etc. The best solution if you cannot isolate the cause is to see a doctor and complete a thorough history and evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There are small ashy white patches on my skin that a doctor told me is from the sun. I don't believe it's that or vitiligo, they turn red when warm?
Pityriasis alba: Pityriasis alba is a common form of eczema which causes dry, blotchy white patches on the skin. Scented products and some sunscreen ingredients may cause flareups. It is usually treated with mild topical steroids and moisturizers and can take number of weeks to months to improve. Use only unscented sensitive products as well. See a dermatologist to see if this is what you have. ...Read more
Hello doctor, I have small white patches lighter than my skin color on my forehead..Its been increasing since 4 yrs..Pls suggest me creams?
Vitiligo: Light patches are hard to correct. For the mean time try using a coverup set an appointment with a dermatologist. They will be able to help you. Good luck. ...Read more
I saw yesterday 3 small white skin patches on my face.I recently started using Propylthiouracil for a mild hyperthyroidism.Could it be drug side-effec?
Shaved my head for summer.I see 6-7 small(eg:0.25cm) white scars/patches. Missing few hairs on sides of forehead(soft skin).Is it alopecia. Any remedy?
It may be: It may be an old scar where hair did not grow and as long as it is only in that area and when your hair grow that area is covered you need not do anything for it .If you feel you need to do anything more consult a dermatologist who can tell you after exam if you will ever grow hair in that area. ...Read more
I have small red dots on my arms, legs and hands. Some have white rings around them and 3 have brown patches of skin. Help please! Could be petechiae?
What can cause small circular patches of very dry, inflamed skin that appear bilaterally and with no apparent cause? OTC medications are of no help.
You should be: careful of any round patches of dry inflamed skin especially around the elbows and knees. This condition could be psoriasis, which will need to be diagnosed quickly and early on to get treatment. Please see a healthcare provider asap to get properly diagnosed. Thank you for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
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