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Doctor insights on: White Spots In The Skin

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Yellow spots in both eyes near the white area?

Yellow spots in both eyes near the white area?

Pingueculum : These yellowish spots usually located at the 3 & 9 o'clock positions on the conjunctiva represent solar elastosis, changes that occur in the elastic tissues in the conj. Which occur by chronic sun, wind, dusty environmental conditions. Sunglasses, artificial tears will help protect your eyes during these dry irritation exposures. If particularly chronically irritated, they transform to pterygium. ...Read more

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

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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Causes of purple and white mottled skin on the legs?

Causes of purple and white mottled skin on the legs?

Mottled skin : It may be cutis marmorata . A non serious condition characterized by purple and white blotch legs. There are not itchy or painful. A doctor should evaluate to make sure there is no underlying circulation issues. ...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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What causes itching eyes and discoloration of the white area from bright white to yellowish white?

What causes itching eyes and discoloration of the white area from bright white to yellowish white?

Shouldn't be yellow: Your eyes shouldn't be yellow. This is concerning b/c it's a sign of jaundice, which could indicate liver problems (among other things). I'd check this out with your doc soon - especially if you're having other symptoms like fatigue, nausea, or any abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What's the white, stringy stuff that comes out of the small bumps on the skin of my face and arms? Are they dead skin cells that clogged my pores?

What's the white, stringy stuff that comes out of the small bumps on the skin of my face and arms? Are they dead skin cells that clogged my pores?

Maybe so...: Sometimes it is a mixture of dead skin cells, sometimes it is sebum (creamy oil from the sebaceous glands in the skin), and sometimes it is both things. Vigorously trying to get the stuff out can lead to "inflammation" of the skin glands and skin pores, which then leads to rashes and pimples. ...Read more

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Is the red spots in dengue itchy?

Is the red spots in dengue itchy?

The rash that: Can occur with dengue fever may or may not cause itching. The red spots you are referring to may actually be petechiae on the skin. ...Read more

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Small white dots on the skin. will they disappear?

Small white dots on the skin. will they disappear?

Get checked: Without a proper exam of the rash it would be difficult to give the best answer. Consider sending us a picture ...Read more

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Can tanning cause white bumps around the vagina?

Can tanning cause white bumps around the vagina?

No.: Unless you've been tanning for a long time and have not been protecting your skin so much that we should be worried about skin cancer, tanning shouldn't be creating white bumps on any parts of your skin, including the vagina. Check with your gynecologist to see if anything else might be causing these bumps, i.e. HPV. Are you shaving/waxing? ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for comedonal acne? (Those tiny flesh coloured bumps on surface of skin only visible in certain light)

What is the best treatment for comedonal acne? (Those tiny flesh coloured bumps on surface of skin only visible in certain light)

Hi David:: Best thing is skin hygiene, wash face before going to bed with face wash containing salicylic acid. Use moisturizer, sun screen, avoid touching or picking on acne with your fingers. Most importantly drink plenty of water and see a dermatologist as they may prescribe retin-A or other antibiotics depending on the severity, medical history and clinical findings. ...Read more

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Tiny white lumps under the skin on the chin, temples and neck that arenot milia?

Tiny white lumps under the skin on the chin, temples and neck that arenot milia?

Many causes : These can represent a number of benign growths including variants of cysts or hair follicle growths. See a dermatologist who may biopsy a small area to diagnose the lesions and recommend treatment options. ...Read more

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What can cause white spots in inner cheeks of the mouth?

What can cause white spots in inner cheeks of the mouth?

White spots: Leukoplakia is a condition that causes white spots/plaques inside the mouth. Cheek biting will cause white spots too. Leukoplakia: Clinical term descriptive for a white plaque/patch on the oral mucosa. cant rub off. cant specifically dx a disease. -45-65 yoa protective rxn vs irritants 80/20% benign/[dysplastic/cancerous] 4-6% progess to SCC ...Read more

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Small patches of dry flaky skin on the pubic area of a ma?

DRY FLAKY PUBIC SKIN: WHAT IS A "MA" DOES THIS MEAN "MAN"? IT SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN SENT BY A WOMAN! ...Read more

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Red rash looking patches of skin in the crease of both arms, they only itch sometimes and are usually dry ?

Rash on arms: Need a picture to help. Do a video consult or send photos. Seborrhea dermatitis some to mind. Use plain skin cream to see if that helps. ...Read more

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What causes white spots in the top part of arm?

What causes white spots in the top part of arm?

Dermatitis: Depigmentation can occur for many different reasons. A dermatologist would have to examine these to see what is going on and what is the likely cause. Go and be seen. ...Read more

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Hi. In addition to White blotches on my palms my lowrr arms is redish except along the veins/arteries. Along them the skin is white.

Pigment loss: This apparent loss of pigment can occur following an inflammatory disorder of the skin in those whitened areas, but if they appeared without prior inflammation, it is consistent with vitiligo. This is an autoimmune disorder for which there are certain treatments. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you. ...Read more