Skin spots that don't tan

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Avatar n tn I worked in a tanning bed for a while and what you are describing soungs like what are called sun spots. The usually appear on fairer skinned people that tan inside or on people that have gotten really dark. There is a couple of products made by the tanning companies for this. They usually run between $3and $10. Ask for a lotion that is for sunspots. I can't remember the names of them or I would.
Avatar m tn Tinea versicolor is caused by a fungus that lives in the skin of almost all adults. Factors that can cause the fungus to become more visible include high humidity and immune or hormone abnormalities. Treatment involves topical and oral antifungal medicines. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor.
Avatar f tn One such example is a condition known as tinea versicolor, a superficial yeast infection that produces white spots on the skin that are difficult to remove. Some of the perceived causes are emotional stress, hereditary factors, worms, sunburns and physical illness. This skin condition can be aggravated due to diseases like hyperthyroidism, diabetes mellitus, pernicious anemia and Addison's disease. You should talk to your doctor and rule out the above causes.
Avatar n tn IGET A TAN THEN GO ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH TO MAINTAIN MY TAN TIL COOL WEATHER SO COULD THIS BE A FUNGUS AND WHAT CAAN I DO TO HELP GET RID OF THESE SPOTS,THEY REALLY LOOK BAD WHEN I TAN BECAUSE THEY DON'T TAN AND REALLY SHOW UP.THEY DON'T ITCH OR FLAKE AND YOU CANT FEEL THEM THEY ARE FLAT WITH THE SKIN.
Avatar m tn Hi everyone, I have a question regarding white spots on my skin. About 4 months ago I used a tanning bed on about 6 or 7 occasions, and decided to stop using them for obvious reasons. I noticed that after using them I had about 2 white spots on my stomach. I didn't think much of this and just thought the skin had pealed or something, and it faded as my tan dissapeared. However 4 months on and I've been working in the garden without my top on, and i've got a bit of a tan in the process.
Avatar m tn ) I also noticed that if the spots are rubbed, that the skin peels back, with brand new skin beneath. But the spots remain. Very recently, I noticed the same spots, with NO CHANGE in pigment, but having the peeling skin in the shape of small ovals in my upper pubic hair region. My boyfriend, who is also a guide, suggested that they were a fungus from the river we work in... regardless, can you tell me what it might be or any treatments I should try? I'd go to a doc, but I have no insurance.
Avatar f tn The darker your skin the more obvious it is. It will not tan and should be covered in sun - more prone to skin cancer from UV. People with any autoimmune disease can get this too. No known cure yet. Some say PABA ( a B vitamin) will reverse it. I've tried for almost one year- did nothing. Some say H- pylori stomach bacteria is to blame, I tested negative.\ So much for cures so far.
Avatar f tn There are no raised edges nor does there seem to be any abnormal color change to the skin... just the dry patch that feels rough to the touch, kind of like sandpaper. The rest of my body seems absolutely fine so far. The patch on my shoulder is about 1cm in circumference, while the one on my side is slightly smaller. Any ideas?
Avatar f tn I am spanish so my skin is quite darker than some othe people's and I have these white spots that are very prominent and have been on my legs and arms for a long time. I don't know what they are or how to get rid of them. The darker I am it seems the whiter they get. And fake tanning doesn't get rid of them like a spray tan because I've tried. Please tell me how to get rid of them. When I shave sometimes they stick out so it looks like my legs are covered in razor burn. It's disgusting.
Avatar n tn I don't go to tanning beds or anything, but i am naturally tan. And during the summer the only they are the only parts that dont tan and stand out real bad.
Avatar m tn They may be reddish brown, slightly scaly patches or ugly, depigmented areas that will not tan, especially in suntanned skin. I suggest you to get an evaluation done from a dermatologist and get it evaluated. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
Avatar n tn and are smaller on the thumbs. The white areas will not tan and look really hideous when the skin around them has sun exposure and tans a bit. My lower, outer arms are looking more blotchy, as well, but the white spots are not as defined. However, they are not dry or flaky or crusty and merely look like loss of pigment. Is this dangerous? Is it reversible? Can I contain it or will it worsen and spread? I thought it was just due to age, but as new spots appeared, I became worried.
768221 tn?1242999294 Firstly,it can be due to tinea versicolor. Tinea versicolor is caused by a fungus that lives in the skin of almost all adults. Factors that can cause the fungus to become more visible include high humidity and immune or hormone abnormalities.Treatment involves topical and oral antifungal medicines. Second possibility is of vitiligo. It is a pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes (the cells that make pigment) in the skin are destroyed.
Avatar f tn I have researched vitiligo and I don't think it's that. My spots are quite large compared to those. They range from about the size of a penny to a dime. A few are a bit bigger than that. I would appreciate any suggestions before my mother has to spend a bunch of money at the dermatologist. Any help?
Avatar n tn Often marked by redness and peeling (usually after a few days), sunburn is a form of short-term skin damage.' 'Sun tan - The increase in skin pigment, called melanin, which causes the tan color change in your skin is a sign of damage.' 'Sometimes referred to as “photoaging,” premature aging is the result of unprotected UV exposure. It takes the form of leathery, wrinkled skin, and dark spots.
Avatar n tn I have been to the doctors and he told me I have a skin fungus and to us Selson Shampoo, I have used the shampoo for a month every day, now I use it once a week for about 5-10 mins drying on my skin. The white spots don't seem to be going at all, now I have a bit of a tan they seem to be worse than ever. Do they ever go or even fade a little, I don't want to waste the doctors time again or do I need to get something else a little stronger. Please help.
Avatar n tn But my mom got hers from the tanning bed. It is a fungus that grows on your skin and that's why you can not tan in certain spots of your. A dermatologist can prescribe you something that will get rid of them. But after so long they will end up coming back a little at a time. I have heard the tanning bed can help get rid of them but I'm not sure on that. Lol that's actually how I came across this I was trying to figure that out lol.
Avatar m tn The white spots can be due to pityriasis versicolor. It is caused by a fungus that lives in the skin of almost all adults. Factors that can cause the fungus to become more visible include high humidity and immune or hormone abnormalities. Treatment involves topical and oral antifungal medicines. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar n tn I jus wondering if anyone else has vitiligo, or white spots on skin, and if you know of any treatments, thank you
Avatar n tn Tinea versicolor affects the torso, not the nose, so I agree it's not that. I don't know what it is, though. These may be small cysts (milia.) In that case, the dermatologist can probably extract or cauterize them if you wish. But you will need to show them to someone for definitive diagnosis. Best. Dr.
Avatar n tn I've been tanning lately, which isn't unusual for me, but the unusual thing is the white spots that I've been getting that I was told could be a skin fungus. They're on my upper arm, my thigh, and right below my chest. I don't know what it is, and it is worrying me. They turn like a pink color while I tan.
Avatar n tn I got a great tan that at first was an extremely red burn but faded into a beautiful tan color in about 2 days. That was fine. When that tan went away I had no white spots left on my skin. Then the following summer I was working a full time job inside a building where i was never outside. I missed having my summer tan. so i went tanning at a salon about 3-4 times a week for 2 months (june,july) . I looked great.
Avatar n tn I have a pool so I am outside alot and never have experienced this before. The top of my left hand is almost solide white by with tan spots on it, my legs have several large spots the side of lemon or orange. My doctor gave me Lamisil and it didn't help at all. He said it had something to do with my pigment in my skin but didn't offer any additional help. Has anyone else experienced this and if so what did you use. I don't like going out in public looking like pokie dot..
Avatar n tn The patches are lightly reddish brown on very pale skin but they don't tan. Because of lack of any tanning, they look like white spots on darker or tanned skin. This is most often seen on the neck, upper chest, upper arms and back. There may be a fine, dry scale on it.". Source:http://www.aocd.org/skin/dermatologic_diseases/tinea_versicolor.html Topical antifungal creams may be applied on the area as prescribed by the physician. It is best to have this assessed by your physician.
Avatar n tn I have been going on the sun beds and i have got loads of white (untanned) circles all over my back and belly, it looks really disgusting, i am thinking these are something to do with my skin pigmentations? I really don't want to stop going on the sun beds as i hate being white and pasty looking, i also don't like using fake tan because its messy and streaky, i was wondering if there is any lotions / pills etc... that i can use to stop these circles appearing?
1551605 tn?1294129936 Hello, It can be due to pityriasis versicolor. It is caused by a fungus that lives in the skin of almost all adults. Factors that can cause the fungus to become more visible include high humidity and immune or hormone abnormalities. Treatment involves topical and oral antifungal medicines. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar n tn It definitely tans because there is a gradient, visible in certain lighting and angle, that goes away when tan. The tan skin eventually gets over run after a few days out of the sun. Like i said before it starts off small after tanning, then spreads. It is almost like a UVA or UVB deficiency if that is possible. I have considered just visiting the tanning booths periodically for the rest of my life to live without this condition.
950570 tn?1267727201 hello everyone, i have a small patch of white spots on my skin under my right breast. they magically appeared in january and i didn't think anything about them because they seemed to have been going away. they do not itch, they are SLIGHTLY raised, and when i say slightly i mean it...you wouldn't feel them if you weren't paying attention. they don't really have a border, they're really odd shaped. and they're in a little patch...not spreading anywhere else.
Avatar n tn Hello, Is there any medication or spray that will cover red spots after acne. I currently use a medication to cure the red spots, but it takes forever. I got school this Monday and I don't want to go to school with all red spots. I'm a male, so I would perfect not to put makeup because people in school might notice it. Please help me as soon as possible and thank you.
Avatar n tn Sun doesn't cause the condition, but highlights it, because the spots don't tan like the rest of the skin. See a doctor who can treat it. It's easy, and the spots go away, though they take a while for the color to even out, on the orger of a month or two. Then treat any recurrence right away, so it won't become widespread and unsightly. best. Dr.