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Little white spots have just poped up under my skin on my arms and legs not itchy and don't hurt?

Little white spots have just poped up under my skin on my arms and legs not itchy and don't hurt?

Hypomelanosis: If they are very small and very white, it is probably idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis — a scary name, but it literally means "little white spots of unknown cause." the good news is that it's harmless; the bad news is that there is no reliable treatment. If you think it might be something else, let a dermatologist look at it in person. ...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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White spots underskin. Not rising...completely underskin on arms and legs. What is it and is it something to do with my heart? Very nervous

White spots underskin. Not rising...completely underskin on arms and legs. What is it and is it something to do with my heart? Very nervous

No: There is virtually no known heart disease that causes a white spotted rash. Impossible to diagnose your spots without seeing them but tinea versicolor comes to mind. I've uploaded a picture which should be visible to you.
Also, here's a link: https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/q---t/tinea-versicolor (the photo on the linked site isn't very good). ...Read more

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Friend complained about getting out of the shower and suddenly feeling light-headed, seeing white spots and feeling tingles in arms and legs?

Friend complained about getting out of the shower and suddenly feeling light-headed, seeing white spots and feeling tingles in arms and legs?

Heat of shower: And standing can cause peripheral vasodilation and increased blood flow to the lower extremities — can cause slight drop in systolic blood pressure and if your friend has a lower end BP anyhow, this can cause temporary decreased blood flow within the brain and symptoms of light headedness, dizziness, visual disturbances, etc. ...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 small white spots, like points, in my skin.... Only in legs and arms... Can this be a bad sign, of something is happening with my health...?

I have small white spots, like points, in my skin.... Only in legs and arms... Can this be a bad sign, of something is happening with my health...?

White Spots: The most common cause of white spots on the arms and legs is guttate hyopmelanotic macules. this long name actually refers to a very simple condition-the flat little white spots that start showing up around middle age. they are smooth surfaced, slightly shiny and don’t itch or hurt. they are entirely benign and don’t become cancer or anything other than a decorative nuisance. they don’t tan. ...Read more

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A few days ago I discovered white spots and areas where my skin color is fading, mainly on my legs & arms. My face also burns & body is slightly itchy?

A few days ago I discovered white spots and areas where my skin color is fading, mainly on my legs & arms. My face also burns & body is slightly itchy?

Fungal: Skin lightening and itching may be due to a variety of reasons, some of the most common being fungal infections and eczema. Trying an OTC anti-fungal or steroid may help relieve these symptoms, lacking any other information. If the symptoms persist or get worse, please see a doctor promptly. ...Read more

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Son has white spots on hands and fingers for about month. Now itchy rash on arms legs?

Son has white spots on hands and fingers for about month. Now itchy rash on arms legs?

Can't diagnose with: Available info. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...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?

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 surrounding skin 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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I have small white spots and one bigger one popping up on my arm and legs. Is this of any concern? I am a dark skinned African American 26 years old.

I have small white spots and one bigger one popping up on my arm and legs. Is this of any concern? I am a dark skinned African American 26 years old.

See answer: Likely not a concern. The more common conditions that cause white spots in a dark skinned individual are: Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis, Pityriasis Alba, Tinea Versicolor and Vitiligo. Check Google Images for the above to see if one matches your skin. If needed an online consultation at Health Tap may be helpful. You can upload images of your skin. Hope this was helpful for you. ...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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I have lots of age spots on my arms and legs. Are there any home remedies available to lighten or reduce the appearance?

I have lots of age spots on my arms and legs. Are there any home remedies available to lighten or reduce the appearance?

Age spots: I know of no effective home remedies to lighten or reduce their appearance. Particularly if due to sun exposure, I would first make sure to be evaluated by a dermatologist to make sure there are not more concerning skin issues, before focusing on the use of products that will lessen on lighten these age spots. Topical creams and laser or light treatments can be very beneficial. ...Read more

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I get spots on my arms and legs ONLY when I use sunless tanner. About the size of a pencil eraser. I don't have freckles! What are these? I'm only 30.

I get spots on my arms and legs ONLY when I use sunless tanner. About the size of a pencil eraser. I don't have freckles! What are these? I'm only 30.

Skin condition: I suggest you see a Dermatologist to get a scraping of those spots that are not taking up the color. You may have a confitition known as Tinea Virsecolor — skin fungus that does not allow the skin to tan. It eould be nice to see. A picture of your skin. Treatment is easy., but it needs to be diagnosed first. ...Read more

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Hi I get small spots on my arms and legs there not red or itchy but the do pop like black heads?

Hi I get small spots on my arms and legs there not red or itchy but the do pop like black heads?

Could be: They could be blackheads (comedones) although unusual on arms and legs. Ask your doctor to look at it. ...Read more

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I started having hair bumps on my arms and legs two years ago. I exfoliate regulary but it just smothes out leaving dark spots. Ps: I epilate my hair.?

I started having hair bumps on my arms and legs two years ago. I exfoliate regulary but it just smothes out leaving dark spots. Ps: I epilate my hair.?

burn hyper pigment: When one uses an exfoliating agent, a chemical is in effect burning away the hair follicles. Skin can become hyper pigmented after this treatment and more so if there is exposure to the sun for 6 months. As a result the patient trades loss of hair for pigmented areas. It would be best to use a sunscreen of spy 15 or greater for six months while doing the exfoliation. ...Read more

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Every so often I have qtr inch white bubble looking spots that form under the skin on my arms and legs? Any ideas?? Never there when I see doc.

Every so often I have qtr inch white bubble looking spots that form under the skin on my arms and legs?  Any ideas?? Never there when I see doc.

Hard to say: Could be urticaria, which is a sometimes fluid-filled rash that happens as an allergic reaction. Many causes for urticaria-- sometimes medication induced, temperature induced, touch-induced, exercise-induced. Self limited and usually harmless. Often responds to antihistamines. Don't really know for certain without seeing the bumps. Best guess for now. ...Read more

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I get random small round red spots or small round bruises on different areas of my arms and legs what causes this? I can email a pic if anyone wants2c

Bruises and red spot: It sound likeyou aregetting petchia and or ecchymoses. You should consult your internist or ahematologist to rule out a blood or clotting problem. ...Read more

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For a few weeks now, I've had itchy areas on my arms and legs. They start out as tiny little spots. Then I started scratching and they become red, itchy rashes. I have 2 places on my left arm, 1 on my right and behind both of my legs (knee area). What

For a few weeks now, I've had itchy areas on my arms and legs.  They start out as tiny little spots.  Then I started scratching and they become red, itchy rashes.  I have 2 places on my left arm, 1 on my right and behind both of my legs (knee area).  What

Dry skin?: First try applying a moisturizer all over your body within 3 minutes after bathing and see if this helps. For the rash, topical hydrocortisone for a few days may be helpful. However, if this is a persistent or worsening problem, I would recommend a dermatology consult. ...Read more

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I have black spots mainly on my arms and legs. Was just diagnosed with infectious ulcerative colitis.am taking prednisone and Lialda. Do u know be?

I have black spots mainly on my arms and legs. Was just diagnosed with infectious ulcerative colitis.am taking prednisone and Lialda. Do u know be?

See a doctor: Not clear what type of colitis you have but certain types of colitis can have skin manifestations such as pyoderma gangrenosum. A dermatologist or gi doctor can help evaluate this further. ...Read more