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What causes white spots after sunburn?

I was out in sun for 2 days and got a little sunburn. I developed red bumps on my arm that looked like a rash. It didn t itch or anything. The burn went away within 2 days and my skin tanned. A few days later I noticed white spots on my skin where the rash was. Is this some type of reaction to the sun or something with my pigmentation?
Mon, 17 Nov 2014
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hi..thanks for sharing your problem here in this forum..
after sunburn the most superficial layer of the skin is damaged ..this layer have the pigment known is melanin..so after sunburn this is very common to have that area lighter than normal..i will advise you to apply sunblock on that area..as well do massage with anhydrine...soon it will fad out...thanks
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What causes white spots after sunburn?

hi..thanks for sharing your problem here in this forum.. after sunburn the most superficial layer of the skin is damaged ..this layer have the pigment known is melanin..so after sunburn this is very common to have that area lighter than normal..i will advise you to apply sunblock on that area..as well do massage with anhydrine...soon it will fad out...thanks Dr ihsan