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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 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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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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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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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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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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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