Hey janice,I can remember having these "sores" on most of my body when I was a youngster,especially on my arms and legs.I still have small white patches on my arms and some on my legs. In fact mine was just about all the time,both summer and winter,I can recall being reluctant to wear shorts or anything like that.I was the only one in my family it affected(there was 8 of us),so it was something that I inherited(lucky me).I think vaseline or some cream was put on my legs before I was put under the lamp to bake.My mother and grandmother figured I was allergic to something,even had a guinea pig once and had to give it away because they thought I was allergic to the fur(which I wasn't).By the time I was in my 20's,the areas were confined mostly to my legs,in the Army in the 70's we wore wool socks and combat boots,and winter clothing was mostly wool.I think having the close cotact wool aggravated the conditon,which was also considered "ezcema"and with a then unknown problem with my autoimmune system that should have reacted to protect,instead caused a worsening(thus the ulcers).The ezcema,PG,Thalesemmia Minor are all tied into guess what a dysfunction of the autoimmune system.Hey Penny if it will make ya feel better,I have very little hair on my legs,they have white splotches,and some scarring.
I live in central West Virginia,about 100 miles east of Charleston,over next to Border of Virginia.
HUGS TO ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!