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Doctor insights on: What Causes White Spots To Appear On The Arms When You Get Older

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Red dots on arms that turn to white spots. The white spot will get red and irratated when i get out to the shower white spots aren't same sizes. ?

Red dots on arms that turn to white spots. The white spot will get red and irratated when i get out to the shower white spots aren't same sizes. ?

Rash assessment: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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I have these dry patches or spots on my arms and i want to know if it is normal? How can I treat it? Patches/spots are a white color. White dots in the middle of it. (small dots)

I have these dry patches or spots on my arms and i want to know if it is normal? How can I treat it? Patches/spots are a white color. White dots in the middle of it. (small dots)

It : It would be helpful to know if they are itchy or painful? How long have they been present? You could be dealing with a dermatitis from certain lotions or detergents, and even eczema can present this way. There are also fungal infections that can cause patches/spots similar to what you described. The treatment for a fungus versus a dermatitis or eczema is different, therefore i would recommend a visit with your primary care provider in order to get a diagnosis so appropriate treatment can be started. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have white patches of skin on my hands which usually appear more after getting them wet. What is it from?

I have white patches of skin on my hands which usually appear more after getting them wet. What is it from?

Pigment loss: White spots on the skin are due to loss of pigment from a prior rash or skin damage or because of an autoimmune disorder called vitiligo. These white spots stand out more in the summer when the surrounding normal skin is tan. Vitiligo often is seen on the elbows and knees but can occur on the face and other places as well. ...Read more

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Dark patches on head of the penis when it is flaccid but not seen when erect These dark patches are spreading to the meatus How to get rid of patches?

Dark patches on head of the penis when it is flaccid but not seen when erect These dark patches are spreading to the meatus How to get rid of patches?

Here are some ...: What you described assured the discoloration of glans penis in erection and flaccidity is harmless. Remember: our body is in its on-way process of constant change and adaption from inception to eternity. So there is no need to do something to it. If in doubt, see Doc to decide what you need, not just what you like. Best wish... ...Read more

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Little "whitehead-like" spots on my scrotum. Curious as to what they are & if I can get rid of them. Also, if they are the reason for itch sometimes. ?

Little "whitehead-like" spots on my scrotum. Curious as to what they are & if I can get rid of them. Also, if they are the reason for itch sometimes. ?

Acne: Your diagnosis is likely to be correct and you may try the same over the counter remedies that are used for acne. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What can be causes of random yellow spots on skin. I don't think they are due to bruises. ?

What can be causes of  random yellow spots on skin. I don't think they are due to bruises. ?

See Dermatologist: All skin lesions have to be seen. Describe them a little more, like shape, size, number of lesions what parts of the body are affected, your age, anything makes them worst or better, are they raised or flat, do they have blisters or pus, do they disappear in two weeks? ...Read more

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I notice small brown spots on very bottom of my feet what causes this and how do start attacting whatever is causing that to occur?

I notice small brown spots on very bottom of my feet what causes this and how do start attacting whatever is causing that to occur?

May need a doctor: If a person gets small brown spots on the bottom of his feet, sometimes they are warts. Other times they are a fungus. If fungus, twice a day over-the-counter lotrimin (clotrimazole) af for 2-3 weeks may solve the problem. If warts, a primary care doctor or dermatologist will likely have to freeze them off. A visit to the doctor can help get a diagnosis, and see if the spots aren't something else. ...Read more

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What is it if you get spots on your legs that look like liver spots but they're black?

What is it if you get spots on your legs that look like liver spots but they're black?

See Dermatologist: Liver spots are flat, brown-black spots that appear on the skin in sun-exposed areas of the body. They have nothing to do with the liver. The spots are changes in skin color that occur in older skin. The increased color may be due to aging, exposure to the sun or other ultraviolet light, or other unknown causes. A dermatologist can check to see if "dark" spots are still just liver spots. ...Read more

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I often get purple colored boil like things on the back of my thighs filledvwith mostly blood some pus not much. What are they? how to prevent?

I often get purple colored boil like things on the back of my thighs filledvwith mostly blood some pus not much. What are they? how to prevent?

Folliculitis: A type of acne, possibly hidradenitis suppuritiva. A dermatologist will help you, possibly with a low dose of minocycline or doxycycline over a period of months. Meanwhile you can try daily application of 2 1/2% or 5% benzoyl peroxide gel [cream]. Be careful because this is a bleaching agent. ...Read more

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I quite often get red spots on my upper thighs, sometimes they turn to white heads, sometimes not. After googling they look exactly like ingrown hair?

I quite often get red spots on my upper thighs, sometimes they turn to white heads, sometimes not.  After googling they look exactly like ingrown hair?

Need photo: It is difficult to make an accurate diagnosis without seeing a photo of what you are describing. Based on your description, it sounds like you are getting recurrent folliculitis, probably from excessive sweat, causing clogging of your hair follicles. If it is recurrent, you may have developed community-acquired MRSA. Please see you clinician for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes you to have white streaks on your skin?

What causes you to have white streaks on your skin?

Depends: You would need a diagnosis to know what causes it. It could be a rash, yeast, eczema, psoriasis, or any number of ailments. See your doctor to get a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause red spots to appear on the face and remain there for years?

Could be rosacea: If they are not going away and look like pimples this could be rosacea, a chronic skin condition that appears like red spots or bumps. You could also have small hemangiomas or cherry angiomas. These are little red "birthmarks" that are cosmetic in nature. I would recommed seeing a dermatologist to help you. ...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