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White Sun Spots On Legs
I tore my ACL and meniscus 1-1 1/2 years ago then my legs/ ankles swell up almost every morning and my hairs has got thin, I have red spots on the top of my head, a large rash(looks like sun spots/large freckles) on both of my lower legs from knee to shin
I'm having a bad reaxn to Diflucan (fluconazole) inc. rash on face (brown sun spots peeling off) legs have red/purple spot w/severe knee/ankle pain. Could be yeast?
Allergic reaction: With such severe symptoms you should go to the ER. Go now. DrG ...Read more
Sun Spots: It is hard to know what you mean by sun spots via email without seeing them. Age may play a role. Sun spots reflect damage done to your skin ~20 years ago. There are treatments that can decrease them but rarely completely remove them. Spots caused by the sun can be related to skin cancer. If spots are irregular,large, multi-colored, raised or bleed easily, see a Dermatology right away ...Read more
Sun Block: Best is prevention with good sun block and avoidance of direct sun exposure. Once it is formed, then various ipl laser treatments are very effective in treating sun damaged skin, including brown pigmentation. Consult your local dermatologist/plastic surgeon for detailed consultation. ...Read more
Sunspots: I would be concerned only of the margins are irregular and or there is a distinct change in size or appearance. Then a Dermatologist should be consulted ...Read more
Tinea Versicolor: White sun spots can be cause by a skin condition called tinea versicolor.Tinea versicolor is a common fungal infection of the skin that often affects adolescents and young adults. The term versicolor refers to the fact that it causes the affected skin to change color and become either lighter or darker than surrounding skin. Treatment can be with prescription ketodan. ...Read more
Is removing of sun spots on face using laser a safe procedure? Are there any long terms side effects?
Qualified doctor: It is safe and effective int he properly trained hands. I see you are in saudi arabia with lots of sun exposure and possibly a darker skin tone thus you must be careful or else you can get a burn , scar, a darkening of the skin ore worse lightening. Do not do anything until out of sun 2 weeks or more ...Read more
I have little white spots on my skin they do not itch or burn or cause any pain. Could they be sun spots?
Difficult to say: With just the brief description it is hard to say for sure. There is a condition called "idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis" that is very common and completely benign which can present as you describe. However, to be sure you should have your primary care doctor have a look. You may need to be seen by a dermatologist but probably is good to start with your main doctor. ...Read more
Is skin bleaching safe? I have 3 black sun spots on my face and bleaching was recommended by a beauty salon.
Facial pigmentation: Your "black sun spots" are probably more correctly called solar lentigines. Bleaching is not very effective. Laser is better but must be done by trained professional. There are also some unsafe options sold in some countries. For more about treatments for solar lentigines, see http://dermnetnz.org/lesions/solar-lentigo.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been getting black sun spots after sitting behind my led computer monitor. Why is this happening? I thought it emits no uv light?
How to get rid of sun spots? I always get them when I am exposed to sunlight. But they keep on coming back. How to i make it better?
I have dark sun spots on my face.I am about to use hair color first time ever that says it should not be used if 1 has depigmentation.Should I use it?
Follow precautions: I always caution people to follow directions and precautions on the boxes of any treatment. To know for sure though, it is best to consult your Primary care Physician. ...Read more
What can I use thats cheap an works for sun spots on the face? Iv been using Proactiv dark spot remover for about a week.
I've been using obagi nu-derm for 4 weeks & my sun spots cleared up a lot, but i just noticed new spots yesterday & more today. What's going on?
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