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Why Do I Have White Spots On My Legs
I notice I have white spots on my legs.It seems there are more than previous year.Can this be vidaligo?
Uncertain: It may have something to do with circulation. You could check with the dermatologist and see if they can assess the correct diagnosis. Things like location of the spots, size of the spots, how many, are they warm or cold, are all important aspects. ...Read more
I am 53 years old and in the last year i've begun seeing many raised white spots on my legs. I am concerned with the appearance. Any idea of what they are and how to have them removed? Is there a health concern I should be concerned with?
Very : Very difficult to tell without a clinical examination so i would see a dermatologist. Perhaps they are seborrheic keratoses, specifically the "stucco keratoses" variant. See a picture of a pigmented version at the link below. I hope that helps. ...Read more
Tinea versicolor: A common skin fungus called tinea versicolor can prevent the sun from tanning those areas. If that is the case, treatment with a topical antifungal medication can eradicate the fungus. However, the whiteness will remain until your next sun exposure. It characteristically looks like white freckles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Lots of things can cause white spots on your legs and it's impossible to say without seeing them. Valasone might help, just don't use it very long since it can cause thinning of the skin. You need a recheck in a couple of weeks if the spots don't inprove. ...Read more
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 skin around it 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
Hi i'm 19 years old and I have white spots all over my arms and today i just found purple bluey spots on the back of my legs could you please help?
Spots: Perhaps we could help if you were to send a picture of those to us. Without that and getting more history from you, it's impossible to guess this one out. ...Read more
Must be seen: Your question cannot be evaluated without a photo or exam. ...Read more
My friend she had some white spots on her both legs for almost 2 years. Now they are becoming bigger an emboss. But she doesn't feel anything. Help?
Might need biopsy: Any unusual lesion on the skin that changes should be evaluated by a dermatologist or surgeon to make sure that they don't need to be biopsied or removed. ...Read more
I have these odd white spots that appear on the back of my legs and on my forearms if I sit/stand for too long. What could it be?
Well: Sounds strange... Can you take a close-up photo? ...Read more
Got bitten by sand fleas in Roatan. Daughter's bites healing after 3 wks but leaving small white spots on legs. What can help keep them from scaring?
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
Inadequate info: Your description is very vague. Skin diagnosis really needs a good examination. See your pcp or dermatologist. ...Read more
I have these white spots all over my arms and legs but when I rub them they go away what do I do to make the go away for good it's embracing ?
Needs evaluation: I would recommend seeing a dermatologist for a definitive answer. Hope this gets better for you! ...Read more
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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