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My 5 yo son has 3 white pimple-looking spots on his knee. Are these contagious and/or need treated?

My 5 yo son has 3 white pimple-looking spots on his knee. Are these contagious and/or need treated?

Hard to know: Really need to see them but could be molluscum, bites, infection of hair follicles, or a number of other things. If they have been there a while and haven't changed much i'd think more likely molluscum. ...Read more

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Iam male 61 yrs. I have white spots on my leg chest and back. Pl suggest remedy. Thank you?

Iam male 61 yrs. I have white spots on my leg chest and back. Pl suggest remedy. Thank you?

Hard to say: Without seeing the "white spots" you are talking about. For all you know it could just be normal physiologic changes in the skin. But, if you are concerned, please consult with your physician. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my leg, arm, and hand. Is it possible to be sun damage? Should i be worried about ir?

I have white spots on my leg, arm, and hand. Is it possible to be sun damage? Should i be worried about ir?

Tinea versicolor: It's possibly tinea versicolor. It's caused by a fungus, which blocks the sunlight from activating the melanocytes (pigment cells) in your skin. With sun exposure, the skin around it tans but the fungal area stays white. You'll need a doctor's examination for a diagnosis.http://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/q---t/tinea-versicolor. ...Read more

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Numbness in left hand, bottom part of arm, bottom part of leg and left side of face.Mri showed white spots on brain, LP was negative for ms.

Numbness in left hand, bottom part of arm, bottom part of leg and left side of face.Mri showed white spots on brain, LP was negative for ms.

MS or not MS?: Iit is hard to find the cause of a symptom of tingling. The changes on your MRI could be related to your symptoms. When the LP is negative, it does not mean you do not have MS, but one must consider other causes, such as a virus of some kind, or other medical illnesses. It may help you to have some symptomatic treatment of your symptoms, maybe a nerve conduction study and a follow up mri. ...Read more

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Should i see a dermatologist for dark spots on my knees?

Should i see a dermatologist for dark spots on my knees?

Probably benign: Dark areas where weight is born when you kneel? Or dark skin behind the knees. These don't mean much. Can be due to pressure or rubbing. Usually not treated. ...Read more

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little itcy spots behind knee also my son has the exact same What could it be? We've just came back off holiday

 little itcy spots behind knee also my son has the exact same What could it be? We've just came back off holiday

Bites or mites: Itching behind the knee after holiday can be due to bites from something like sand fleas (would explain the location) or other bug bites. Less likely is something like scabies. If it does not resolve in a few days get it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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I was concerned about 2 reddish brown small spots appeared suddenly on different areas on my both knees they are not painful or elevated?

I was concerned about 2 reddish brown small spots appeared suddenly on different areas  on my both knees they are not painful or elevated?

Brownish spots on: two reddish spots on both knees. In a 21 years old girl. Could be just from pressure from something or something you came in contact with. See your Dr. ...Read more

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I have small purple spots on both knees. They aren't swollen. They don't itch or hurt. ?

I have small purple spots on both knees. They aren't swollen. They don't itch or hurt.
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Knees: More than likely you knelt on something that caused small bruises on your knees. If you have this no other place on your body and have no other symptoms I would not worry about it. If it starts spreading then you should get it checked. ...Read more

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I have 6 spots on my left knee which itch a lot. Do you have any idea what they could be?

I have 6 spots on my left knee which itch a lot. Do you have any idea what they could be?

Get it checked: Are they new? Perhaps you have an allergic skin rash, or a local infection. Apply cool compress. to see if that gives some relief. I would not apply any medicines to the skin if there is broken skin, rash or blisters until you have been checked. The medicines might aggravate your symptoms or muddy up the appearance making accurate diagnosis impossible. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I had a baby 6 months ago.About 1 1/2 2months ago i noticed some blue spots behind my knee undernieth where it creases.Should i be concerned?

I had a baby  6 months ago.About 1 1/2 2months ago i noticed some blue spots behind my knee undernieth where it creases.Should i be concerned?

Varicose Veins: Those blue spots are likely varicosities (varicose veins) that remained after the pregnancy. A big uterus with a baby sometimes compresses on your vena cava and prevents blood from flowing up and out of your legs and so it leads to bulging vessels, unfortunately. Nothing to worry about unless these vessels harden, get red, or get painful. ...Read more

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I keep scratching in the same spots. My knees, ankles, and arms. What could it be?

I keep scratching in the same spots. My knees, ankles, and arms. What could it be?

Pruritus: Itchiness leads to scratching. This is usually from an allergy response. You may have an auto immune issue. In most cases it could be secondary to something in the environment that you are displaying an allergic response to. ...Read more

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