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White spots on arms and legs?

White spots on arms and legs?

White Spots: White spots on your arms and legs can be caused by sun damage, a form of eczema called pityriasis alba, a fungal infection called tinea versicolor and a depigmenting disease called vitiligo. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my arms. What are they?

I have white spots on my arms. What are they?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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After a month of sunburn i noticed that i have white spots on my arms and body.Some are large and without shape it does not itch.What can i do?

After a month of sunburn   i noticed that i have white spots on my arms and body.Some are large and without shape it does not itch.What   can i do?

Skin changes: It sounds like you need to visit a dermatologist. There is a possibility that you may have Tinea versicolor, which is a non-contagious fungus which causes light or dark circles which may coalesce into larger areas. It is important to wear sunscreen and avoid sunburn. Sun damage can lead to serious skin conditions including skin cancer. Remember to protect yourself from the sun. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my arms not in full body, in some places of arms and its very itchy. Please tell me what should I do?

I have white spots on my arms not in full body, in some places of arms and its very itchy.
Please tell me what should I do?

Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a white spots rash to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are from an allergy to something, but many times they are not. For unusual rashes, a dermatologist will help. Causes of whitish spots include fungi (t. Corporis, t. Versicolor), eczema, autoimmune reactions, irritants, virus infections, etc... ...Read more

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I have a white spots in my arms,neck ang back,what are these white spots?is there any cream can i use to make it disappear?

I have a white spots in my arms,neck ang back,what are these white spots?is there any cream can i use to make it disappear?

Possibly vitiligo: It is possible you are developing vitiligo but can't say for certain without a more in depth evaluation and visual of the spots. Please make a virtual consult appointment an we'd be happy to help. ...Read more

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I had a tiny white spots in.my arms,in my back,and chest,what's the best cream should i use to cure this kind of skin problems?

I had a tiny white spots in.my arms,in my back,and chest,what's the best cream should i use to cure this kind of skin problems?

Diagnosis needed: Without a clear cut diagnosis - it really isn't possible to advise you which medication would be effective. Take care. ...Read more

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I used selsun for my white spots on both arms, but i left it overnight and now they are reddish.. what can i do doctor?

I used selsun for my white spots on both arms, but i left it overnight and now they are reddish.. what can i do doctor?

That's a: temporary inflammation because of the Sulfur and it will calm down....give it 24 hours and if the arms do not look better...see a Dermatologist! Good Luck Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is arm pain that happens when standing and lowering arms by side caused by bad circulation or heart related ? Also get white blotchy spots on arms.

Is arm pain that happens when standing and lowering arms by side caused by bad circulation or heart related ? Also get white blotchy spots on arms.

Compression: Pain and discoloration of arms with a position change can be due to compression as of artery, vein and nerves as they cross from chest into the arm. You need evaluation for thoracic outlet syndrome. ...Read more

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I have white spots on both my arms..Could this be caused from the use of tanning beds? )-:

Possible: There is a form of skin whitening called idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis...A mouthful...But it means little dots of pigment loss. Some doctors believe it is from sun damage, which tanning beds can certainly accelerate. ...Read more

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Hi i'm 19 years old and I have white spots all over my arms and today i just found purple bluey spots on the back of my legs could you please help?

Spots: Perhaps we could help if you were to send a picture of those to us. Without that and getting more history from you, it's impossible to guess this one out. ...Read more

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What to do if I have white spots on my face and arms?

What to do if I have white spots on my face and arms?

White spots: There are various reasons this could be occurring. Visualization of skin and history need to be done in order to make diagnosis and provide treatment options. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my face and arms that seem to spreading. They are noticeable since my skin is tanned. What can I do to avoid them?

I have white spots on my face and arms that seem to spreading. They are noticeable since my skin is tanned. What can I do to avoid them?

Skin color changes: Can come from several different reasons. One could be a skin fungus which can spread and look like whiter spots than your normal skin. One remedy may be showering with selsum blue shampoo and let it sit on your skin for a couple if minutes. Another possibility is vitiligo (the michael jackson skin disease). This is a skin disorder where you start to lose the pigment cells called melanocytes. ...Read more

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