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What are white blotches on skin after sun exposure at.The beach?

What are white blotches on skin after sun exposure at.The beach?

Skin Fungus: A skin fungus, tinea corporis, is a possibility. Especially if they occur on the back and chest. Also areas of old scars will not heal well. There are other conditions such as vitiligo that will not tan. ...Read more

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I white spots on stomach and spreading chest?

I white spots on stomach and spreading chest?

Hard to say: Could be a fungal infection like tinea alba or vitiligo (loss of pigment) or a reaction to a medicine or skin product. Other things could do it, too, including leprosy! See a doc and get it sorted out. ...Read more

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Dark spots on face and neck?

Dark spots on face and neck?

Facial darkness : Providing a more more detailed description or better yet a picture will get a more accurate answer. Could be many things. Regardless, minimize sun exposure and use sunscreen. ...Read more

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Spotted rash on stomach and some spots on arms the resemble fungas or ringworm...Small spots randomly on areas of stomach and couple on back side?

Spotted rash on stomach and some spots on arms the resemble fungas or ringworm...Small spots randomly on areas of stomach and couple on back side?

Pityriasis rosea?: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a peach spots rash to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are related to viruses, allergies, medications, etc., but many times they are not. For odd rashes, skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist. One should bring to the doctor a list of all medications used in the month before the rash appeared. ...Read more

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What cause white spots on the skin after sun exposure?

What cause white spots on the skin after sun exposure?

Hypopigmentation: White spots in sun exposed areas can be a form of chronic sun damage called idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis. It is common on forearms and lower legs as small white dots. No real treatment exists. If this does not sound like what you have, see your doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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Light brown skin spots on my wrists?

Light brown skin spots on my wrists?

Sun Protection: These brown spots are in sun exposed area and are generally pre-cancerous lesions or actino keratosis. Using sun block and wearing a hat would be helpful to reduce their occurance. If the area begins to enlarge then have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Blue spots on lips?

Blue spots on lips?

Venous lakes: Most of the time these collections of blood vessels called venous lakes and can be treated with laser. If in doubt ask your primary care doctor. If they are in doubt have them refer you to a specialist. A dermatologist, facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon should be able to help you. ...Read more

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After tanning I developed red blotchy rash on neck and a prickly skin color rash on inner arm?

After tanning I developed red blotchy rash on neck and a prickly skin color rash on inner arm?

Check this out: If this has not gone away I would suggest checking it out. It's hard to say what this may be without seeing it. Skin cancer is always a possibility. Also, a biopsy may be necessary. ...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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Dark spots appeared one on side of knee and then spread to arms and torso itchy skin?

Dark spots appeared one on side of knee and then spread to arms and torso itchy skin?

Go to doctor: Unfortunately "dark spots" is extremely ambiguous and is not descriptive in any way, if this rash is spreading please go see your physician. ...Read more

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Dark patches appeared on skin first on side of knee then now on torso and arms with itchy skin?

Dark patches: You may have a fungal condition. Consult your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Rash on chest its like blotches ?

Rash on chest its like blotches ?

Below: Rashes are difficult to DX, an exam is necessary to make an accurate DX. Without a visual exam, it is impossible to give you an answer. ...Read more

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Getting white spots on the skin?

Getting white spots on the skin?

Several Causes: White spots on skin have many causes. In folks older than 40, the main cause is sun damage called " idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis". It happes mostly on the forearms and shins. Other causes include vitiligo, postinflammatory hypopigmentation, medication or chemical leukoderma, and finally hypopigmented mycosis fungoides ( a type of skin lymphoma). I would have you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Rash on neck ? Sun damage

Rash on neck ? Sun damage

Rash: Rashes are like baskins robbins, they come in 31 different flavors. You really need to see a doctor for a rash since the only way to get an effective evaluation and treatment is for a doctor to see the rash in-person. ...Read more

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Dry spots on skin, spreading?

Dry spots on skin, spreading?

Dermatitis: You need to have a doctor lay eyes and hands on the rash for an appropriate diagnosis. Dermatologist are the skin doctors. ...Read more

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Getting little red spots on arms chest abdomen and legs. Like tiny moles?

Getting little red spots on arms chest abdomen and legs. Like tiny moles?

Hemangiomas: These are most likely cherry angiomas or hemangiomas. These are small malformations of blood vessels. They are benign and harmless. You can tell it is a hemangioma if, when you press on it, it completely flattens out. Usually, it will plump up with blood in a second or two. ...Read more

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Dark large skin spots on arm and leg?

Skin spots: Several possibilities. Best to have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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What are dark spots on chest?

What are dark spots on chest?

See a dermatologist: Please see a dermatologist to make sure they are not skin cancers. ...Read more

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After sun exposure, i developed white sun spots on my chest area. How can I get rid off them?

Tinea Versicolor: White sun spots can be cause by a skin condition called tinea versicolor.Tinea versicolor is a common fungal infection of the skin that often affects adolescents and young adults. The term versicolor refers to the fact that it causes the affected skin to change color and become either lighter or darker than surrounding skin. Treatment can be with prescription ketodan. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do IPL to remove freckles, moles and sun spots on arms and chest?

Is it safe to do IPL to remove freckles, moles and sun spots on arms and chest?

IPL: IPL is great for removing brown spots. More than one treatment may be needed. Also, continued sun exposure will gradually make new spots appear so using a good sun screen, long sleeve, hats, etc are beneficial. If the IPL doesn't remove enough pigment a laser peel would likely be the next step. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have eczema. Usually in the summer my skin tans fine, but this summer I have white sun spots on my thighs, upper stomach, arms, and chest. I heard s?

I have eczema. Usually in the summer my skin tans fine, but this summer I have white sun spots on my thighs, upper stomach, arms, and chest. I heard s?

Pityriasis alba: See a dermatologist. This can be post inflammatory pigment loss which will recover when eczema is controlled. Can also be pityriasis alba, vitiligo, tinea versicolor. See a dermatologist for best outcome. ...Read more

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I currently have skin irritation on my upper back, right above my chest and on my arms. They look like sun spots. They itch sometimes. It's spreading.

I currently have skin irritation on my upper back, right above my chest and on my arms. They look like sun spots. They itch sometimes. It's spreading.

Sun reaction: I am not able to tell you what is causing your rash without a picture and without you giving us further details. We need to know if you were wearing a sleeveless type shirt and if you were out in the sun without using sunscreen. Are you taking any medication that may have caused you to have sun sensitivity ???!!! Please write back . in the meantime if you are uncomfortable you need to see a physician or go to urgent care for treatment and and to find out what is causing a problem. Take care ...Read more

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I recently found out I have chronic kidney disease (stage 3). I just noticed brown spots on my chest (like liver/sun spots). Could these be related?

I recently found out I have chronic kidney disease (stage 3). I just noticed brown spots on my chest (like liver/sun spots).  Could these be related?

No: Ask your physician on your next annual physical. And get to the bottom of this chronic kidney disease business. Most of us in pathology think it is over diagnosed from lab work. Insist on a real diagnosis and explanation. ...Read more

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How to clear sun spots from my face? Thanks!! :)

How to clear sun spots from my face? Thanks!! :)

Sun Spots: It is hard to know what you mean by sun spots via email without seeing them. Age may play a role. Sun spots reflect damage done to your skin ~20 years ago. There are treatments that can decrease them but rarely completely remove them. Spots caused by the sun can be related to skin cancer. If spots are irregular,large, multi-colored, raised or bleed easily, see a Dermatology right away ...Read more

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How do you keep sun spots from spreading? Is there any thing over-the-counter to clear sun spots up?

See your doctor.: Any new or persisting spots on the skin are always better treated if they are directly visualized by a doctor first. It is important to correctly identify what the spots are in order to provide you with the correct treatment. Sometimes skin lesions are incorrectly diagnosed leading to unnecessary delay in correct treatment. ...Read more

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Are age spots the same as sun spots? Are age spots and sun spots the same thing? If not, what is the difference between the two? .

Are age spots the same as sun spots? Are age spots and sun spots the same thing?  If not, what is the difference between the two?

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Age spots/ sun spots: These are different words to describe the same skin condition. They are also known as liver spots or solar lentigines. Caused by exposure to uv rays, these flat brown, gray or black "spots" tend to occur on the face, arms, hands, upper back and scalp. Those with fair skin complexion, who burn easily are most susceptible. Prevention is best, with sunscreen, hats, sunglasses your key strategies. ...Read more

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Are age spots the same as sun spots? Are age spots and sun spots the same thing? If not, what is the difference between the two? .

Age spots/ sun spots: These are different words to describe the same skin condition. They are also known as liver spots or solar lentigines. Caused by exposure to ultraviolet light, these flat brown, gray or black "spots" tend to occur on the face, arms, hands, back and scalp. Those with fair skin complexion, who burn easily are most susceptible. Prevention is best, with sunscreen, hats, sunglasses your key strategies. ...Read more

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What can be done for sun spots?

Sun spots: There are topical creams that may fade sun spots. See a dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a 17 year old have sun spots/age spots?

Please tell me, could a 17 year old have sun spots/age spots?

Yes: I have seen freckles in toddlers and these are "sun spots" from sun exposure. If your skin is prone to this already at your age, you need to be obsessive about putting on sun screen daily to all exposed skin or covering it up. Avoid mid-day sun if possible. ...Read more

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One cafe au last spot 1.3cm, three more under 5mm... Not even sure if they are cals or sun spots? How can you tell the difference? Nf1?

One cafe au last spot 1.3cm, three more under 5mm... Not even sure if they are cals or sun spots? How can you tell the difference? Nf1?

Neurofibromatosis: In nf1 the cafe au lait spots are quite characteristic in that they are brown to light chocolate in color, flat to the skin and you need five or more to be listed as in nf1. ...Read more

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What procedure can I go through to remove sun spots from my face? Is there a safe option? Don't want spots to return. How do I prevent sun spots?

What procedure can I go through to remove sun spots from my face? Is there a safe option? Don't want spots to return. How do I prevent sun spots?

Sun Spots: There are various types of "sun spots", the most common being lentigines. These can be lightened with prescription bleaching agents, and if that fails, with laser treatments. The best prevention is diligent use of sunscreens. ...Read more

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How to get rid of sun spots on back?

Sun spots: Stay out of sun. Show to your dermatologists to see what they are and follow advice. ...Read more

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Could a 17 yr old have sun spots/age spots?

Sun spots: Excessive sun exposure can cause spots on exposed areas. Pityriasis alba is hypopigmented spots on face from sun exposure. Important to use sun screen ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of sun spots on my skin?

What is the best way to get rid of sun spots on my skin?

Sun spot: Use sun screen (take vit d), dermatology or med spa may suggest laser surgery. First, get a good skin exam to rule bad things then doctor will suggest treatments. ...Read more

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I have sun spots on my face. How do I get rid of them?

I have sun spots on my face.  How do I get rid of them?

Sun Block: Best is prevention with good sun block and avoidance of direct sun exposure. Once it is formed, then various ipl laser treatments are very effective in treating sun damaged skin, including brown pigmentation. Consult your local dermatologist/plastic surgeon for detailed consultation. ...Read more