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My husband had jaw pain. A panoramic X-ray showed white spots. Dentist queried phleboliths. How would this affect him. Could it be something else?
You cant: Keep surrounding skin lighter by sun avoidance. Vitiligo is more or less untreatable- its what michael jackson had. Tinea versicolor is a fungus that makes its own sunscreen & can be controlled w anti fungals or by washing w dandruff shampoof. If so, eventually evens out on its own esp if you keep the sun off... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several Causes: White spots on skin have many causes. In folks older than 40, the main cause is sun damage called " idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis". It happes mostly on the forearms and shins. Other causes include vitiligo, postinflammatory hypopigmentation, medication or chemical leukoderma, and finally hypopigmented mycosis fungoides ( a type of skin lymphoma). I would have you see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Migraine or low BP: First, get you blood pressure checked, since low blood pressure can cause you to see spots. If these spots show up randomly, lasting 15 minutes and resolve completely, it may be an ocular migraine (often linked to stress or poor sleep). If you're seeing flashing lights in one eye, see your eye doc asap to check for retinal tears. ...Read more
White Spots: White spots on the skin can be caused by many skin conditions: Tinea Versicolor which is a yeast, vitiligo which is a depigmenting disease, eczema which can down regulate pigment, ideopathic Guttate hypomenanosis which is usually cause by sun damage, and other skin conditions. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Not sure: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
I have had white spots on my back for a few months. Recently they have gotten much worse. What could this be?
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