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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

Sun Exposure (Definition)

Sunburn results when the amount of exposure to the sun or other ultraviolet light source exceeds the ability of the body's protective pigment, melanin, to protect the skin. Sunburn in a very light-skinned person may occur in less than 15 minutes of midday sun exposure, while a dark-skinned person may tolerate the ...Read more


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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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Does sun exposure help heal white patches left from eczema?

It can: It sounds like you have postinflammatory hypopigmentation. If this is truly the case and there hasn't been much scarring in the area, reasonable sun exposure can help repigment the area. ...Read more

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Does sun exposure spread Fordyce spots?

Does sun exposure spread Fordyce spots?

Here are some ...: Since Fordyce's spots are ectopic sebaceous glands beneath the skin, sunlight would not grow their size, but of course, as expected, the overlying skin may darken leading to potential deceptive look, which you may like them. So, no effect and no harm from Fordyce's spots. More? Seek pro-evaluation & counseling preferably from dermatologist timely. Best wishes... ...Read more

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Does Rosacea appear Brown after Sun exposure? Does Lupus Malar appear Brown after Sun exposure? What type of Butterfly Rash turns Brown in Sun?

Does Rosacea appear Brown after Sun exposure? Does Lupus Malar appear Brown after Sun exposure? What type of Butterfly Rash turns Brown in Sun?

Malar rash: Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, usually seen in women in the reproductive years. It typically appears on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and chin. Lupus may cause a butterfly rash which can be exacerbated by the sun. A malar rash associated with lupus may be erythematous (red) or brown. ...Read more

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Are white spots on your skin from sun exposure and birth control harmful?

Don't know : I cannot think of any particular white spots caused by birth control pills or sun exposure. Fungal infection spots don't tan and stay lighter than the surrounding skin, but they are not "benign" and need to be treated. You need to be seen to make sure there is nothing going on that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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What amount sun exposure causes melanoma?

What amount sun exposure causes melanoma?

Depends On Skin Type: Melanoma is the deadliest of all skin cancers. Your risk of melanoma with sun exposure depends on your skin type. Skin that burns easily and never tans has a higher risk of developing melanoma than skin that is dark and almost never burns. As a rule, you should always wear sunscreen when exposed to the sun. Not only will that decrease your risk of melanoma, it also prevents premature aging. ...Read more

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Blisters suddenly appeared all.Over fingers! causes? No sun exposure or chemcal exposure. Nka

Blisters suddenly appeared all.Over fingers! causes?  No sun exposure or chemcal exposure. Nka

Blisters (finger): There are almost limitless causes of blisters on the finger. Course contact dermatitis is the most obvious cause especially if you have any rash anywhere else, but there are such strange things is herpes zoster appearing first i'm just a single finger, which we've seen many times. What's the real answer this go see your dermatologist because she/he needs to lay an eyeball on the lesions to tell. ...Read more

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Can tanning cover dark spots?

Can tanning cover dark spots?

Just less contrast: Tanning is a mistake to try to cover dark spots. The dark spots can also get darker with increased pigment. Tanning just some times makes the contrast less noticeable for a short time. Address the biologic reason for the dark spots. If they are nevi, then tanning can increase the risk of skin cancer. Chemical lighteners or laser can work on certain pigmented areas. Pregnancy hormones can darken. ...Read more

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I'm getting brown spots on my skin. Is this from the sun?

I'm getting brown spots on my skin. Is this from the sun?

Maybe or maybe not: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are white spots on my skin a from of skin cancer?

Need to see: See your doctor or better yet a dermatologist. Many skin lesions can be white and be normal. A dermatologist can check your skin and help diagnose and treat if necessary. Some causes of white spots include idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis to vitiligo. Skin cancer does not typically present as white spots. ...Read more

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How can I prevent skin darkening from sun exposure?

How can I prevent skin darkening from sun exposure?

Physical sunblock: The use of a good quality physical sun block that blocks out both UV A and UVB rays. The skin will still tan but to a much lesser extent. The physical block should be either zinc or titanium . Theses products can be purchased at a dermatologist office and in many spas. The better products are PCA, Skin Medica, SkinCeuticals, Obagi and others but these are most popular ...Read more

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Can I expose my shingles rash to sun or uv light. ?

Can I expose my shingles rash to sun or uv light. ?

Shingles: If oozing, keep it covered. The usual sun light should not have any effect on shingles. The problem with shingles is the pain. ...Read more

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Can there be permanent scarring from tinea versicolor from sun exposure?

Can there be permanent scarring from tinea versicolor from sun exposure?

No: Tinea versicolor is a common rash due to the bug, malalezzia furfur. It is a form of fungus that sits on the top layer of skin, the stratum corneum. It can either darken or lighten the skin involved particularly when exposed to sun. After it is treated effectively, the discoloration fades away. The problem is usually frequent recurrences! try shampooing and lathering your body with selsun blue! ...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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My skin develops hard white bumps after sun exposure that are not sweat bubbles. Am i allergic to the sun? Also don't tan well

My skin develops hard white bumps after sun exposure that are not sweat bubbles. Am i allergic to the sun? Also don't tan well

Sun Reaction: Sometimes, when the skin is exposed to the sun, one gets a sun allergy (photosensitivity), which is a reaction of the immune system to the sunlight. Given below are the most common types of sun allergies: solar urticaria, photo allergic eruption, polymorphous light eruption, and actinic prurigo. ...Read more

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Does sun tan eventually fade away from a darker skinned person?

Does sun tan eventually fade away from a darker skinned person?

Yes,: Tan lasts longer in a person with naturally dark complexion. If you wish to reduce the tan, use sunscreen and avoid sun exposure. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Are white spots on your skin from sun exposure and birth control harmful?

Don't know : I cannot think of any particular white spots caused by birth control pills or sun exposure. Fungal infection spots don't tan and stay lighter than the surrounding skin, but they are not "benign" and need to be treated. You need to be seen to make sure there is nothing going on that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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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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Why do I get white spots on my skin after sun exposure?

Sun Spots: Sun spots are spots on the skin that occur after sun exposure. Sun spots can be dark or white. White spots can have several causes, and they all share one thing in common, they prevent melanin from being produced in that specific area of the skin, and therefore, cannot alter its pigment. In other words, the skin cannot tan in those small areas. ...Read more

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The white spots on the skin are caused by sun exposure or has any connection with the liver or nervous?

The white spots on the skin are caused by sun exposure or has any connection with the liver or nervous?

White spots on skin: White or pale circles or circle like patches on the skin is most likely to be a fungal infection. If it is wide spread you may need oral medication for this. ...Read more

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Does sun exposure spread Fordyce spots?

Here are some ...: Since Fordyce's spots are ectopic sebaceous glands beneath the skin, sunlight would not grow their size, but of course, as expected, the overlying skin may darken leading to potential deceptive look, which you may like them. So, no effect and no harm from Fordyce's spots. More? Seek pro-evaluation & counseling preferably from dermatologist timely. Best wishes... ...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 liver spots on the soles of feet a signal of a health condition. I have a lot and no sun exposure to my feet?

Is liver spots on the soles of feet a signal of a health condition. I have a lot and no sun exposure to my feet?

See below: Liver spots are not commonly seen on the soles of the feet and more likely simply moles. If you have noticed an increase of hyperpigmented/dark irregularly shaped spots on your feet i encourage you to see a dermatologist or foot specialist who may want to biopsy these spots. ...Read more

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After a few days of sun exposure i sustained several tan freckle like spots on both hands. I heard handling limes can also contribute, which i was.

Use sunblock: Limes can cause phytophotodermatitis, a form of allergy that is activated by the sun. Usually it develops as red, slightly blistery, itchy patches and streaks on the skin. Tan freckles on the backs of your hands are more likely to be caused from excessive sun exposure, although drops of lime juice might have contributed. ...Read more

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Yellow spots on macula. 52 yr female. No family history. Lipids good. Years of sun exposure. Am i going to get macural degeneration? Vision 20/25

Yellow spots on macula.  52 yr female. No family history. Lipids good. Years of sun exposure. Am i going to get macural degeneration? Vision 20/25

Need more info: The yellow spots need more clarification. If they are drusen, then you are very likely in the early stages of macular degeneration. See an ophthalmologist and consider starting prophylaxis with fish oil and eye vitamins. ...Read more

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yrs overseas, max sun exposure. liver/age spot on L hand for decades, no change. last week red, crusty, rough, a little raised. like red blister?

 yrs overseas, max sun exposure. liver/age spot on L hand for decades, no change. last week red, crusty, rough, a little raised. like red blister?

Need to be examined: any time there is a change in a skin lesion it needs to be examined and maybe biopsy of it to rule out cancer. It is hard to tell without examination so go and see a skin doctor or your PCP ...Read more

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My face has developed pink and white spots after bring in the sun. Why is this and when will it go away?

Sun damage: This is due most likely to sun damage. If you are not compulsive about using sun screens it will only get worse. Take better care of your skin and the damage can heal over time. ...Read more

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I have been previously sun burnt a few times on my back. Lately I have found small white spots on my shoulders. Any ideas what it could be? Dangerous?

I have been previously sun burnt a few times on my back. Lately I have found small white spots on my shoulders. Any ideas what it could be? Dangerous?

A few possibilities: This is likely to be a benign, treatable condition- both tinea versicolor (a mild fungal infection) and vitiligo come to mind. A totally flat, hypopigmented lesion is relatively unlikely to represent skin cancer. See your pcp or dermatologist to confirm diagnosis and discuss treatment. ...Read more