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Posted by: cherryl | 2010-02-16

white spots on arm

i seem to get these white spots on my arm whenever i go out in the sun. it is extremely itchy and it burns. it also seems to be spreading. what is this called and what can i do about it?

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Hallo Cheryl
It could be a kind of fungal infection called pityriasis versicolor, or it could be pityriasis alba which is a kind of atopic eczema. Your doctor can prescribe antifungal or cortisone cream for it
Dr Bets

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2010-02-16

Hallo Cheryl
It could be a kind of fungal infection called pityriasis versicolor, or it could be pityriasis alba which is a kind of atopic eczema. Your doctor can prescribe antifungal or cortisone cream for it
Dr Bets

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