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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?
Acanthosis nigricans: If this is equal on both sides, it could be acanthosis nigricans. This condition can be related to many disorders but is commonly related to Insulin resistance or diabetes. It sometimes can affect other skin folds like the neck and fingers. Please see your doctor to evaluate this. ...Read more
I have a small patch of skin that's dry and flakey on my lower back on the right side. The dried skin is white.What could this be?
Its been 20 days now, and my facial skin has got small white patches around it. I don't understand it.What is the remedy to cure it?
Two small black dots found on skin. Each about 1mm diameter and about an inch apart. Both have a red patch about 4mm diameter. Cause for concern?
Insect?: Possible insect/spider bite? Would seek medical attention if redness spreads, or it becomes more painful, or if not resolving within a day or two. ...Read more
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