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What causes white spots in the top part of arm?

What causes white spots in the top part of arm?

Dermatitis: Depigmentation can occur for many different reasons. A dermatologist would have to examine these to see what is going on and what is the likely cause. Go and be seen. ...Read more

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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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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 can I do about white spots on my skin of my arm? It appears brighter when i'm in the sun.

What can I do about white spots on my skin of my arm? It appears brighter when i'm in the sun.

Many causes possible: Without examining you it is not possible to say for sure. Vitiligo can cause what you describe along with some fungal infections (tinea versicolor). When your surrounding normal skin naturally tans, the white spots don't, so they can appear brighter. See a dermatologist to help diagnose and propose a possible treatment. Sometimes this kind of a problem can be permanent. ...Read more

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My stepson fell over grazed his arm last week it has now spread a little is really red with little white spots what could this be?

Abrasion: Sometimes an abrasion is bad enough you can see the different layers of tissue, but it could also be signs of an infection. I recommend he sees his physician. ...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'm gettin white spots all over my back & into my arms. Whhat could this be?

I'm gettin white spots all over my back & into my arms. Whhat could this be?

White spots: There are a number of causes of color changes on the skin. See your dermatologist for evaluation and therapy. Faint lighter color spots could be due to tinea versicolor. Very white sposts could be vitiligo. ...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 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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Why my 13 year old has dark marks in his arms and in one arm dark marks and two half inch white spots?

Why my 13 year old has dark marks in his arms and in one arm dark marks and two half inch white spots?

Long time or new?: If the dark marks haven't been there longer than a few months, this may be a sign of underlying medical condition--and a great opportunity to help his health by catching something early. White or pale spots may be a fungal infection (similar to ringworm) or other condition. Best bet is to have your doctor take a look. The doc may know immediately, or may refer you for specialist consult. ...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 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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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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What causes little white spots to coming on your skin - legs arms and feed ?

What causes little white spots to coming on your skin - legs arms and feed ?

See details: It is very impossible to be specific without being able to visualize the lesions. If you are concerned, see a dermatologist or your family doctor. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash with dry white spots on my back and arms. What might it be? Thanks

I have an itchy rash with dry white spots on my back and arms. What might it be? Thanks

Many possibilities: Many possibilities include eczema or atopic dermatitis, tinea versicolor (fungal infection), psoriasis, pityriasis rosea, reaction to infection or medication (reactive erythema). See doctor or dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more