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

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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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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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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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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