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What Cause Little White Spots On My Head
Milia: These are probably tiny cysts called milia however you should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation to make sure this is the problem. ...Read more
Have seen if lasting: These may be nothing more complicated than burst capillaries if you've used a hard grip, but if they last, the entity to rule out is a premalignancy usually related to hpv ("erythroplasia" and its family.) have your physician look if and only if they are stable for more than two weeks and are clearly not just blood vessels. ...Read more
PPP: Pearly penile papules, sometimes called tyson's glands. Can come and go, be more prominent at times than others. They are benign , normal and no need for concern. Most prominent in uncircumcised penises. You can always take and send a picture for our review ; confirmation. It would not be sexting ; would be for medical review and you remain anonymous. ...Read more
Itchy white bumps/lumps kind of looks swollen suddenly appeared on my arms and legs what is this please help?
Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Needs to be seen: These types of situations require a personal visual examination and evaluation. Merely giving you a list of possibilities serves no real purpose. If you want to know what you have and what would be the appropriate treatment, if any, you will need to see a physician. ...Read more
Small red bumps some have a white head on them. Started on upper chest and now on arms. What could this be?
Doctor can evaluate: Bumps may be conditions such as keratosis pilaris, eczema, comedones, or folliculitis. Each would have a different treatment, so a primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate and give some recommendations. Rashes are hard to describe in words. Little white heads are more likely folliculitis. If recently using a hot tub, such a rash could be due to that. ...Read more
White Spots: White spots on the skin can be caused by many skin conditions: Tinea Versicolor which is a yeast, vitiligo which is a depigmenting disease, eczema which can down regulate pigment, ideopathic Guttate hypomenanosis which is usually cause by sun damage, and other skin conditions. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have dry, itchy red spots on my skin that turn white. They're really bad on the back of my knees. What is this?
Eczema?: By location and symptoms, it sounds like eczema. When it goes away, it sometimes leaves lighter patches. Treated by cortisone creams and prevented by moisturizing the skin better, eczema is very common. Dry climate (winter) can worsen. Moisturize well--creams, not lotions. The color will return if it is eczema. ...Read more
White tongue: The tongue is known to have many variations with pigmenting, size, appearance, & not always due to disease. Causes of a tongue that looks white include: lichen planus (responds to steroids), white sponge nevus (familial, benign, permanent), smoker's leukoplakia (2% risk of cancer, needs biopsy), hairy leukoplakia (due to epsteinbarr virus), warts (due to papillomavirus), "thrush" (rx antifungals). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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