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Doctor insights on: Small White Spots On Legs From Sun Damage

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I have white spots on my leg, arm, and hand. Is it possible to be sun damage? Should I be worried about ir?

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

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Sun Damage (Definition)

Sun damage takes two forms. The sun damages the skin resulting in loss of elasticity along with wrinkles and discoloration. Over time it also brings on skin cancer if the skin has been repeatedly damaged and there is no sun protection. ...Read more


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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...?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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

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What is the cause of tiny white spots appearing on your legs.

What is the cause of tiny white spots appearing on your legs.

Must be seen: Your question cannot be evaluated without a photo or exam. ...Read more

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Iam male 61 yrs. I have white spots on my leg chest and back. Pl suggest remedy. Thank you?

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

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White spots in skin on legs chest and back. Suggest remedies?

White spots in skin on legs chest and back. Suggest remedies?

White spots on skin: Many times these white spots are from a fungal infection. My patients get some relief slowly with a daily dose of Fluconazole or ketoconazole. I often recommend a ten day prescription for this. ...Read more

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Why do I get tiny white spots on my legs after standing a period of time?

Uncertain: It may have something to do with circulation. You could check with the dermatologist and see if they can assess the correct diagnosis. Things like location of the spots, size of the spots, how many, are they warm or cold, are all important aspects. ...Read more

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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

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

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I have white spots all over my legs and a doctor put me on valisonewill this help at all?

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

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What causes little white spots to coming on your skin - legs arms and feed?

What causes little white spots to coming on your skin - legs arms and feed?

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

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Tiny white spots on my legs-are they from shaving, tanning, or both? How do I get rid of them?

Tiny white spots on my legs-are they from shaving, tanning, or both? How do I get rid of them?

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

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White spots in skin on legs chest and back. Suggest remedies. Would you suggest prescription?

Inadequate info: Your description is very vague. Skin diagnosis really needs a good examination. See your pcp or dermatologist. ...Read more

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White spots on arms and legs?

White spots on arms and legs?

White Spots: White spots on your arms and legs can be caused by sun damage, a form of eczema called pityriasis alba, a fungal infection called tinea versicolor and a depigmenting disease called vitiligo. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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

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

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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

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Little white spots have just poped up under my skin on my arms and legs not itchy and don't hurt?

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

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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

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

No: 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

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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

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Friend complained about getting out of the shower and suddenly feeling light headed, seeing white spots and feeling tingles in arms and legs?

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