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White Spots In The Skin
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The skin is losing colour around the lips. The skin around the lips has become pale and white. Also the lips are pinkish in colour.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes itching eyes and discoloration of the white area from bright white to yellowish white?
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
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
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
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
DRY FLAKY PUBIC SKIN: WHAT IS A "MA" DOES THIS MEAN "MAN"? IT SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN SENT BY A WOMAN! ...Read more
Red rash looking patches of skin in the crease of both arms, they only itch sometimes and are usually dry ?
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
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