I have the same issue, now there no itchy-ness, it's no bumpy-ness either, it's just white spots throughout my chest. I don't go to tanning beds, but it I do use my towel for about two weeks before switching, could that be why? And about the athletes foot cream, how long did that take until it was effective?
how long did it take to clear up. im sure its fungis a friend told me that before but they said use dawn dish soap. but idk what to do. but slowly it is spreading from my back to write below my boobs. what should i do and how long before they are gone? It makes me so embrassed to show my skin off.
I have white spots on my stomache and their scattered, as a younger child i had something somewhat simailar but they were larger and not itchy. the spots i have now are sometimes itchy and are dry. i had reddish spots before as well and was told to use selsun blue on then and they went away, but then these spots occured in a different area. could it be the same thing just in different colors?
I didn't have time to read all of these comments, but I had the same exact spots for 6 years. White when I am tan, red when I am pale. they were everywhere--neck to toe. They aren't elevated, same level as the rest of my skin. They only itch when my skin is dry. Anyway, I know many of you may disagree, but I went to doctors for years since I was a child about different rashes I had and getting sick all the time...had strep throat numerous times...etc. and every time with the rashes they said they couldn't identify it...just said it was psoriasis and gave me lotion that never worked. Finally, we were told about an allergy doctor. It turned out all of my rashes were because I was allergic to many things. I'm allergic to corn, dairy, and tomatoes. I ate all of those ALL the time and always had the rash. The second I found out about the allergies and started cutting the food out of my system the rash went away. So most likely, all of you who are having this exact rash and the lotion is not working...it is because of the food you are eating. Try changing your diet and cutting out certain foods and see how it affects the spots. Hope this helps some of you.
I tan out in the sun every now and then and I seem to tan real easy. But all over my arms the tan starts to fade and make white spots. It's not that I tan too much and get burnt, these spots just won't go away! Please help!
i have the same problem dude., but my white spots is in my face., so im very shy with my friends to go with them because of it., damn! what should i do!? i dont know how can i cure it,. the dermatologist recomended me some cream but its not effective., plz., answer my question., how can i cure it., tnx
i have the same thing i have a bunch of white spots on my back and chest they itch like hell and they dnt rise off the skin their flat and small ima try the dandruff shampoo treatment and foot cream treatment will let you all know which works best . i use lubriderm lotion it works well but days i dnt put on lotion thats when it is worse
I also have unsightly white spots on my face that have increasingly gotten worse by spreading to other side if face. They are primarily along my jawline and one side is significantly worse than the other. I've been to 3 doctors (2 dermatologists and 1 internal medicine). All have come up with different diagnosis. Vitiligo, Fungus, and acne scars. It's definitely not scarring since I did not have acne in all affected areas. Any way to differentiate between vitiligo and fungus? Neither doctor ordered further testing. When I informed them of the other possible conditions suggested by other physician they both were confident in their own diagnosis and quickly denied the possibility of something different.
I am extremely self conscious about these spots since they are so noticeable.... I just want to find out what they really are and how to get rid of them
Selsun Blue did not work for me at all. What works is Vagisil. I know it sounds crazy but my father in law had bad athletes foot and could not get rid of it. He used Vagisil and cleared it right up. After months of trying to get rid of these white spots I used extra strength Vagisil creme every morning for three days and they completely went away! You can also use the generic one at the drug store as long as you get the same strength of active ingredient. My husband had it too and it cleared his right up in only two applications.
Hi, im came from Germany and i have white spot on my shoulder also. it started as one small spot then its spread out. now both of my shoulder have it. i want to try the anti dandruff shampoo (selsun blue) ? but its not available here in my place. can i use an ordinary anti dandruff shampoo??? please help me...
I found your site very informative.
Incidentally, I viewed a site that has a product called Dermacure that guarantees to quickly get rid of many different skin marks and spots.
The website is brandnewskin.org
There is a issue called MORGELLONS it has MAN Y SYMPTOMS, so so many, the white spots are one. red spots, eczema, hair loss, heavy dandruff, oily scalp like craddle cap, eye floatersm, and last but surly not least ITCHING, you do not have to get the itching, but when people do they ASSUME it is bugs, it is not bugs. It is a disease with so many symptoms that they are countless.
If you look at the symptoms you will see this malady has the same list of symptoms as AGENT ORANGE you can also look into GULF WAR SYNDROME.
They are all the same disease, AGENT ORANGE was not a chemical affliction it was the beginning of monumental disease in America..
Go to http://www.****.com/Morgellons-Message-Board/
I know you will find other afflictions you imagined were from stress, or nearves, or allergys (allergies) as the doctor says when it dose not fit his time clock..
I have the same white discoloration spots all over my face (no where else, they developed really later in life, not at a youthful age), and I do not tan, but I have always had a very dark complexion, I have been using Selsun Blue for over a year and it has done nothing for me, I believe it's Hyper Pigmentation, and the only cure is probably to "bleach the skin" to even out the color, but be careful what you use. Kail if the selsun blue doesn't work obviously it is not a fungus, I too have heard the same stuff, good luck, I just recently ordered Alpha Arbutin, after googling and seeing some of the same stuff online based off photos...
I have small bumps on my forearms that are not puss filled but will only appear after I itch them n it only itches once I've been in the sun for any length of time...if I dnt itch it it doesn't flare up in these white bumpy patches...what could it be? I looked at the tinea versicolor pics n thts not what my forearms look like...plz help
I have the same thing. Not vertigo or tinea virsacolor. I've seen pics. I've had them for going on 12 years, it started after my first child. Very embarising. I haven't used a tanning bed in over 15 years. I have tried a cream you leave on in the shower for 3 minutes, I've tried the athletes cream. It keeps coming. My children are small, and kids are cruel. I feel like a lepor, and am scared for my children being made fun of. I live the sun, and V-d. HELP! I'm sick of the drs experimenting. Did Peggy_p find an answer????? It was in 2007 so I'm hopeful. Please help.
I have sun damage to my skin.. So i have little white spots on my legs and on my arms that my friends say make my legs look like salami.. It's called IDIOPATHIC GUTTATE HYPOMELANOSIS.. Look up the images and see if this helps any of you. Karena
i am 21 years old and i have white spots on my legs and arms i also noticed this under my chin....i've been suffering from this since the age of 14-15 yrs old..im really tired of it now and often embarrassed to wear shorts..if i do i only wear them at night...im a confident person but this condition makes me feel insecure and i pray to god 1 day i find aa cure ....used shea butter before but that didnt work...imma try the tea tree oil or selsun..i heard selenium sulfur works so i will try those and keep my fingers crossed...
Hi I have the white spots too, it first started on my right breast then the other one. Now they are all over my shoulders and my back, I am also extremely animaic, my hemogoblin has gon as low as 75, thats when i get my blood transfusion, Im scared because of the C word, Could it be because of my blood disorder, Im only 52. Thanks Janet
In my life I've gotten the white spots a few times, a few years ago they got pretty bad, but I always started treatment right when I saw them, Different selun blues have different active ingredients I usually have to use two different ones to get them to go away. When I was younger mine never itched, but this time they do. I think it's because they were on my back before, and now they are on my chest/stomach . I only had 2 spots but then 2 weeks later I had 7, if I didn't keep treating them, it would increase. If you self treat consistantly with shampoo, antibacterial soap , and fungus cream for more then 2 weeks and don't see progress you need to see a doctor. I personally leave the selsun blue on all night and use it in the shower and if I'm ever around the house, just because I want them gone, it doesn't burn at all, just makes them itch a little more. I also wash my hands every time I touch them and stopped using towels more then once.
Even if you don't think its a fungus treatment you should try treating it, just in case .
I have read through a great deal of this information, and I have found it helpful. However, I am not entirely sure if it is actually applicable to my situation.
Unfortunately, I am one of those that have fallen through the cracks as far as health care goes. I have none, and there is no free clinic where I live. So, I have been trying to find out what is going on.
To start with, I am overweight and worry about my health. For the most part, I know what is happening to my body at various stages, but I have these spots that worry me. They do not particularly hurt, but they are annoying and unsightly. They are flat, with no itching. Though sometimes, they ache. Occasionally, my feet swell and they ache when they do.
I have had these flat white spots around my ankles and up my legs for several years now. When I press on them, they get whiter and take a moment to return to the 'normal' white pigment. Is this the same thing as the fungal infection? I've never been to a tanning bed in my life, and to my knowledge, I've never reused towels.
I have flat white spots mainly on my arms which do not tan in the sun. I believe it is a condition called "idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis." It is not related to Vitiligo and I have not found a cure for them yet. I am currently trying Myrrh-Plus which a naturopathic doctor gave me, but am only on day 3. Will keep you posted.
I'm thirteen-- I've been seeing these dry, white patches of skin. I'm Caucasian but i'm very tan and I'm wondering if it's from the sun? I'm using Celsun Blue and Clotrimazole on them, but nothing seems to be working. They're on my chest and the underside of my jaw as well as lower cheek. some have started appearing on my arms. I've been trying to make them go away for several months and I'm getting impatient. What do I do?
Hi. I have this white spots on my skin that later on turns into gray or black. It is all around my body. We just ignore it before since im 10 years old. Im 20 now and it has no change even I use soaps with high in acid. Now, it stays on my skin which it doesnt reallt look good at all. HOW CAN YOU HELP ME with this?
Use fresh garlic rub on the white area twice a day about 5min may help to control the spread. you much continue doing it at least 6 months to see the differences. And hope will change the color of white skin in the few years. It does work.
I have white spots on my legs i havent yet gone to the doctor i just recently develpoed them and i am putting selsun blue on them i have one really noticable one on my leg and a few small not so easy to see on my face , will the ones on my face get worse ?!
I have been getting these white spots since i was 12 i am now 34. I usually get them more so in summer then winter. They first come out red and itchy then turn white. I had them going around my hair line on my face, all the way around to my neck then down my spine. I looked like something from star trek. I have tried everything that the dr has given to me but didnt work.
I have found in my local market a company that makes lemon myrtle products. I have found that the soap has worked with them. That was 3 years ago, it is only now they are coming back. I am sending my focus to jojoba and coconut oils as they are suppose to have properties for skin disorders. I will let you guys know the out come with this.
What to do?: Contact Pharmacist Ben Fuchs. His radio show is on GCNLive.com. M-F, 10:00am CST.
His website is brightsideben.com
His email is: ***@****
Listen to him on GCN, and call in on the show.
He's the BEST. He knows more about Pharmacy than anyone and hates pharmaceutical drugs, pretty much. Gives you the vitamin and mineral deficiency solution to the problem. He specialized in making skin formulas for 20 years.
I just found that site with the image which allows me to finally know what I'm looking at and now I can call Ben as ask what to do about it.
Am sure that quaity Vit A will be the first thing. He says there's some cheap stuff that docs will push on you, and that you shouldn't take it.
I started with a spot or two on the back of my arms and it didn't bother me but now its all ova my shoulders on my lower back and inbetween my legs I can't go and wear a bathing suit cos it looks really bad its big patches now and flakey people told me to use like anti dandruf shampoo but I'm scared cos I don't want to agrovate it any more how do I get rid of it pls
I started with a spot or two on the back of my arms and it didn't bother me but now its all ova my shoulders on my lower back,under my breasts and inbetween my legs I can't go and wear a bathing suit cos it looks really bad its big patches now and flakey people told me to use like anti dandruf shampoo but I'm scared cos I don't want to agrovate it any more how do I get rid of it pls
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