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Small White Spots On Legs From Sun Damage
I have white spots on my leg, arm, and hand. Is it possible to be sun damage? Should I be worried about ir?
Tinea versicolor: It's possibly tinea versicolor. It's caused by a fungus, which blocks the sunlight from activating the melanocytes (pigment cells) in your skin. With sun exposure, the skin around it tans but the fungal area stays white. You'll need a doctor's examination for a diagnosis. Http://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/q---t/tinea-versicolor. ...Read more
Got bitten by sand fleas in Roatan. Daughter's bites healing after 3 wks but leaving small white spots on legs. What can help keep them from scaring?
I have small white spots, like points, in my skin....Only in legs and arms...Can this be a bad sign, of something is happening with my health...?
White Spots: The most common cause of white spots on the arms and legs is guttate hyopmelanotic macules. this long name actually refers to a very simple condition-the flat little white spots that start showing up around middle age. they are smooth surfaced, slightly shiny and don’t itch or hurt. they are entirely benign and don’t become cancer or anything other than a decorative nuisance. they don’t tan. ...Read more
I have a few small white spots on my arms and legs. Its white like milk. Saw a few new ones today. What could this be, and cause?
I have small white spots and one bigger one popping up on my arm and legs. Is this of any concern? I am a dark skinned African American 26 years old.
See answer: Likely not a concern. The more common conditions that cause white spots in a dark skinned individual are: Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis, Pityriasis Alba, Tinea Versicolor and Vitiligo. Check Google Images for the above to see if one matches your skin. If needed an online consultation at Health Tap may be helpful. You can upload images of your skin. Hope this was helpful for you. ...Read more
I've noticed a few white spots on my daughter's arms and legs (small & round), what could it be? She doesn't say it hurts, she's three years old.
My daughter just had an MRI with 3 small nonspecific white spots on the brain. But no other syms of ms. She had numbness in legs but was due to hern. Disc shown on lower MRI?
Nonspecific: Small bright spots are frequently seen on MRI of the brain, increasing with age. Sometimes there are features that are suggestive of demyelinating disease (ms), but otherwise they are usually considered nonspecific. Anything that affects the tiny blood vessels in the brain can cause these bright spots (e.g., migraines, diabetes, hypertension, vasculitis). See a neurologist if you are worried. ...Read more
My friend she had some white spots on her both legs for almost 2 years. Now they are becoming bigger an emboss. But she doesn't feel anything. Help?
Might need biopsy: Any unusual lesion on the skin that changes should be evaluated by a dermatologist or surgeon to make sure that they don't need to be biopsied or removed. ...Read more
Must be seen: Your question cannot be evaluated without a photo or exam. ...Read more
Hard to say: Without seeing the "white spots" you are talking about. For all you know it could just be normal physiologic changes in the skin. But, if you are concerned, please consult with your physician. ...Read more
I notice I have white spots on my legs. It seems there are more than previous year. Can this be vidaligo?
I have these odd white spots that appear on the back of my legs and on my forearms if I sit/stand for too long. What could it be?
Can you take a close-up photo?
I am 53 years old and in the last year I've begun seeing many raised white spots on my legs. I am concerned with the appearance. Any idea of what they are and how to have them removed? Is there a health concern I should be concerned with? Thank you jeff
Very: Very difficult to tell without a clinical examination so I would see a dermatologist. Perhaps they are seborrheic keratoses, specifically the "stucco keratoses" variant. See a picture of a pigmented version at the link below. I hope that helps. ...Read more
Depends: Lots of things can cause white spots on your legs and it's impossible to say without seeing them. Valasone might help, just don't use it very long since it can cause thinning of the skin. You need a recheck in a couple of weeks if the spots don't inprove. ...Read more
See details: It is very impossible to be specific without being able to visualize the lesions. If you are concerned, see a dermatologist or your family doctor. ...Read more
Tinea versicolor: A common skin fungus called tinea versicolor can prevent the sun from tanning those areas. If that is the case, treatment with a topical antifungal medication can eradicate the fungus. However, the whiteness will remain until your next sun exposure. It characteristically looks like white freckles. ...Read more
Inadequate info: Your description is very vague. Skin diagnosis really needs a good examination. See your pcp or dermatologist. ...Read more
I have these white spots all over my arms and legs but when I rub them they go away what do I do to make the go away for good it's embracing?
Needs evaluation: I would recommend seeing a dermatologist for a definitive answer. Hope this gets better for you! ...Read more
I have these white spots on the back of my legs that are caused from eczema. Is there anything I can do to get rid of these spots? They are extremely
Vitiligo?: Vitiligo is considered an autoimmune reaction but yours are more likely from intense scratching -> damaging the melanin producing cells. Avoid scratching the area is most important in preventing further damages. There are few effective Rx for this condition although some pigments may well return with time. UVB phototherapy may be helpful for some. ...Read more
My dad started taking prenatal vitamins and he started with white spots on his legs how bad can it be?
Unrelated, not very: Prenatal vitamins are perfectly harmless for your father to take. I don't know any way they could cause anyone to get white spots so it's a coincidence. I can't say for sure how bad it is as I can't be sure what it is, but it might be vitiligo, an autoimmune condition that is not particularly serious other than being a cosmetic issue, or might be a fungal infection. He should see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Little white spots have just poped up under my skin on my arms and legs not itchy and don't hurt?
Hypomelanosis: If they are very small and very white, it is probably idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis - a scary name, but it literally means "little white spots of unknown cause." the good news is that it's harmless; the bad news is that there is no reliable treatment. If you think it might be something else, let a dermatologist look at it in person. ...Read more
White spots underskin. Not rising...completely underskin on arms and legs. What is it and is it something to do with my heart? Very nervous
There is virtually no known heart disease that causes a white spotted rash. Impossible to diagnose your spots without seeing them but tinea versicolor comes to mind. I've uploaded a picture which should be visible to you.
Also, here's a link: https://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/q---t/tinea-versicolor (the photo on the linked site isn't very good). ...Read more
Hi I'm 19 years old and I have white spots all over my arms and today I just found purple bluey spots on the back of my legs could you please help?
Spots: Perhaps we could help if you were to send a picture of those to us. Without that and getting more history from you, it's impossible to guess this one out. ...Read more
Friend complained about getting out of the shower and suddenly feeling light headed, seeing white spots and feeling tingles in arms and legs?
Heat of shower: And standing can cause peripheral vasodilation and increased blood flow to the lower extremities - can cause slight drop in systolic blood pressure and if your friend has a lower end BP anyhow, this can cause temporary decreased blood flow within the brain and symptoms of light headedness, dizziness, visual disturbances, etc. ...Read more