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White Spots On One Arm
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
I have a few small white spots on my arms and legs. Its white like milk. Saw a few new ones today. What could this be, and cause?
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
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
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
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
Hi i have these small white spots on my arm i have just recently had sun burn what do u think they are?
Suspect: Tinea versicolor. See skin drGet a more detailed answer ›