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Spots on arms and legs? watch

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    I have white head spots like you get on your face on my arms and legs, mainly on the tops of my arms and my thighs. I don't have acne on my face and I very rarely get spots on my face at all, maybe two or three a month if that. When the spots go they leave purple marks which do eventually fade. Is this something I should be worried about and is it worth going to the doctors? They aren't itchy, and I've been trying to find something out on google about what might be causing it but I'm finding nothing.

    Yes, see someone about it. I had something similar when I was 13 or so and it turned out to be a condition called pityriasis lichenoides chronica. It's rare, but not particularly dangerous, and there are loads of different treatments to help control it. It might well be actual acne, or it might be something else, but either way, getting some form of treatment is the best way to both control it and to alleviate any worries you might have.
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