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Old 08-02-2011, 06:48 PM   #1
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Sudden white spots/patches on arms

Hello,

Been getting a good amount of sun this year and suddenly am seeing an area of white spots on each arm. It's surprising because I haven't gotten burned to my knowledge.

Any help would be appreciated. I'm getting worried because it started a few days ago and is still getting worse.

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Old 08-03-2011, 11:25 AM   #2
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Re: Sudden white spots/patches on arms

hmmm.. sounds like vitiligo... do a quick search on the web and see if you can find some images with vitiligo cases that resemble your spots...

I don't want you to freak out or stress out (stress will only make it worse, whatever it is).. I could be wrong... but it doesn't hurt to check it out...

 
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Old 08-03-2011, 02:07 PM   #3
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Re: Sudden white spots/patches on arms

Thanks for the response!

My pictures magically disappeared. I'm re-attaching.

I haven't seen any vitiligo pictures that look like this. What do you think?
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:20 PM   #4
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Re: Sudden white spots/patches on arms

ok, it doesn't look like vitiligo.

it actually looks like your tan is fading away. You said yourself you got a lot of sun this year... my first guess would be just that.

Applying moisturizing lotion every evening before going to bed might help you keep your tan a bit longer

 
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