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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 does white spots on my skin mean?

What does white spots on my skin mean?

White spots on the s: There are as many causes of white spots on the skin as there are patients that have them. Everything from fungi to genetic or unknown causes can make white spots. Various depigmenting disorders can also make them. There's no way to tell you what's causing yours unless you see a dermatologist and have the diagnosis made. ...Read more

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What could cause me to have small white. Spots on my skin?

What could cause me to have small white. Spots on my skin?

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

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If I have white spots on my skin, do I have vitiligo?

No: Depends on the site, size and other factors, if really bothersome, see a dermatologist ...Read more

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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

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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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Help please! i'm having white spots on my skin, do I have vitiligo?

Help please! i'm having white spots on my skin, do I have vitiligo?

There are: many, many causes for white spots, including common fungal infections. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more