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What Causes White Patches On The Skin
Melasma: Melasma is caused by hormones in women usually associated with pregnancy, oral contraceptives, hormonal replacement therapy, etc. It can appear brown, gray, or brown-black. Other causes of gray discoloration are sun damage, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, reaction to medications (ie: minocycline). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly eczema: Could be a number of things but most likely is a mild case of eczema. Eczema is often inherited and is more commonly seen in families with allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis , dry skin and asthma. I would first suggest trying non-drying cleansing bars such as dove and moisturizing the skin immediately after bathing with eucerin or a similar cream. Call your doctor if not improving. ...Read more
Probably a comedo: A comedo is a clogged hair follicle in the skin. Keratin (skin debris) combines with oil to block the follicle. A comedo can be open (blackhead) or closed by skin (whitehead) and occur with or without acne. If you are extracting the debris, then there can be a little temporary injury that leads to the white splotchy patch. If it doesn't clear up, see a dermatologist. Good wishes:) ...Read more
I have darker patches of skin on my body which spread when exposed to sunlight. Is there a cause for this?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Hello, I use to use a jell name Neoprone jell to bleach my skin but it left some white patches on my skin, what is the cause for that?
Bleaching: Bleaching creams are very sensitive, and unless definitive "UNIFORMITY" of application can be guaranteed, which is nearly impossible, there is always the chance of different areas appearing to be "splotchy." In African Americans, the results will be even more noticeable. See the Dermatologist for professional input at this point. Best wishes. ...Read more
Two small black dots found on skin. Each about 1mm diameter and about an inch apart. Both have a red patch about 4mm diameter. Cause for concern?
Insect?: Possible insect/spider bite? Would seek medical attention if redness spreads, or it becomes more painful, or if not resolving within a day or two. ...Read more
Brown skin patches on neck that comes and goes away, They are usually round shaped and don't cause no pain at all. They usually appear during summer.
? Tenia versicolor: a sort of fungal infection of the skin, you can apply OTC clotrimazole cream 1 % on affected areas every night for at least 2 weeks, if no improvement see your doctor / dermatologist. better avoid direct sunlight exposure for protracted periods during treatment, best wishes ...Read more
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