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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
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
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
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
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
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 ›
I have this huge pimple like thing under my arm. it really stands out & has white spots on it. Am i requierd to go to an ER room ?
I have very small white spots on my arms. The do not itch or swell. They do spread on my arms and aren't contagious. What are they?
White spots: They could be anything. This is a case for your friendly neighborhood dermatologist! ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer