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Tiny white spots on my legs-are they from shaving, tanning, or both? How do I get rid of them?

Tiny white spots on my legs-are they from shaving, tanning, or both? How do I get rid of them?

Tinea versicolor: A common skin fungus called tinea versicolor can prevent the sun from tanning those areas. If that is the case, treatment with a topical antifungal medication can eradicate the fungus. However, the whiteness will remain until your next sun exposure. It characteristically looks like white freckles. ...Read more

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Tanning (Definition)

Tanning refers to attending exposing oneself to the sun, or a tanning salon, for the purpose of darkening the skin, for cosmetic reasons. Occasionally, tanning is for medical reasons to relieve some symptoms ...Read more


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White spots in skin on legs chest and back. Suggest remedies?

White spots in skin on legs chest and back. Suggest remedies?

White spots on skin: Many times these white spots are from a fungal infection. My patients get some relief slowly with a daily dose of Fluconazole or ketoconazole. I often recommend a ten day prescription for this. ...Read more

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My friend she had some white spots on her both legs for almost 2 years. Now they are becoming bigger an emboss. But she doesn't feel anything. Help?

My friend she had some white spots on her both legs for almost 2 years. Now they are becoming bigger an emboss. But she doesn't feel anything. Help?

Might need biopsy: Any unusual lesion on the skin that changes should be evaluated by a dermatologist or surgeon to make sure that they don't need to be biopsied or removed. ...Read more

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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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What is the cause of tiny white spots appearing on your legs.

What is the cause of tiny white spots appearing on your legs.

Must be seen: Your question cannot be evaluated without a photo or exam. ...Read more