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A 23-year-old male asked:

My face started burning and itching and now i have white skin spots what is this? i had a skin biopsy tenia vs vitiligo and they said i had vitiligo

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Vitiligo: Vitiligo alone usually does not cause itching or burning sensations. It appears that you're having some low grade inflammation of or allergic reaction to facial skin. Could it be a reaction to shaving, shaving cream, soap or cologne? Are you applying any ointment or cream on your face which could be the culprit? If symptoms persist, go back to the dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment.

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A 23-year-old male asked:

My face started burning and itching and now I have white skin spots what is this? I had a skin biopsy tinea vs vitiligo and they said I had vitiligo

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
See derm again: Vitiligo is not associated with pain or itching. Given that this is considered an autoimmune problem, you may have an autoimmune disease on the face (think lupus) or another skin disorder. If your current dermatologist can't give you an answer, consider a 2nd opinion.
Last updated Sep 2, 2017


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