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I have a small white patch on my heel. Its not painful or dry it's like an extra piece of skin. Anyways when it popped puss came out? What is it??

I have a small white patch on my heel. Its not painful or dry it's like an extra piece of skin. Anyways when it popped puss came out? What is it??

See podiatrist to: Know. 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

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I have a white patch of skin on my upper arm. I just noticed it today. I'm worries it could be vitiligo.

I have a white patch of skin on my upper arm. I just noticed it today. I'm worries it could be vitiligo.

May be something els: There are a number of other causes, including treatable conditions. If you are worried, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a small painless white patch of skin on my penis glans which seems to have appeared a month after aldara imiquimod use. Help?

I have a small painless white patch of skin on my penis glans which seems to have appeared a month after aldara imiquimod use. Help?

Pecker patch: Why taking these meds. What's diagnosis? If don't give diagnosis for meds, can't tell. Consuls doc who prescribed them. This is too general to render opinion and photos or visualization of lesion most accurate. ...Read more

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Can tooth rubbing up against side of tongue cause white patch of skin? It peels off and looks normal afterwords

Can tooth rubbing up against side of tongue cause white patch of skin? It peels off and looks normal afterwords

Tongue lesion: It could, but you could also have a a condition related to fungal infection. When you run the patch off, is it red underneath? This could be a condition called pseudombranous candidiasis. You should have your dentist check it out. It's probably nothing serious but any lesions in the mouth that don't heal in 2 weeks should be looked at by your dentist ...Read more

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I have a question about my skin around my eyes. I have a white patch just below my eyebrow, and I started getting another white patch under the bottom?

I have a question about my skin around my eyes. I have a white patch just below my eyebrow, and I started getting another white patch under the bottom?

Vitiligo: White patches, especially around eyes can be a sign of vitiligo--a common autoimmune disease causing depigmentation. There are often other autoimmune diseases in the family--thyroid, diabetes, etc. It is often symmetrical or becomes so. There are topical and more widespread treatments. I recommend you find a dermatologist to look at the spots. He/she can also instruct you on treatment options. ...Read more

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I have a white patch on hair on my head?

? birthmark: If you have had this "white patch" all your life, it may be a birth mark. ...Read more

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My son has a big white patch on his back could it be vitiligo? It a different skin color then his normal skin color

My son has a big white patch on his back could it be vitiligo? It a different skin color then his normal skin color

Uncommon site: There are several reasons a person can have an unpigmented (white) patch other than vitiligo. The back would be an unusual site for that diagnosis. A visit to a dermatologist who can examine & possibly biopsy the site would be a way to find out what this represents. ...Read more

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I had white patch on my face skin. I am using flucort cream last 1 month but still little is there. Can I continue that cream.

I had white patch on my face skin. I am using flucort cream last 1 month but still little is there. Can I continue that cream.

Flucort?: Not sure what your taking. There's a fluticasone (steroid) and a Fluconazole (which is anti fungal). Probably safe to continue an anti fungal but I would limit a steroid to no more than a few weeks on the face. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a flat white patch on the head of my penis, its about 1cm in diameter. It has never hurt or itched, what could it be?

Hi, I have a flat white patch on the head of my penis, its about 1cm in diameter. It has never hurt or itched, what could it be?

Vitiligo: This probably represents a skin condition called vitiligo which is an immunological reaction to our melanocytes. It needs to be evaluated by a dermatologist and a complete body examination for other sites needs to be performed. ...Read more

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I got white patch on my skin beside my lips 6months back. Now it became more whiter. I am applying elosone cream. Can I apply that cream?

I got white patch on my skin beside my lips 6months back. Now it became more whiter. I am applying elosone cream. Can I apply that cream?

White spot needs Dx: Th e white spot needs a diagnosis. Was it there before you used the elosone cream? What is the correct spelling of elosone? Dose it have steroids in it. This can cause whitening of the skin. You need to have your physician send you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Always had chicken like skin then few months ago there was a patch that started itching, scratched it so much it turned into a white patch. What is it?

Always had chicken like skin then few months ago there was a patch that started itching, scratched it so much it turned into a white patch. What is it?

Keratosis pilaris: There are many good treatments for this problem which has no effect on mortality. I think that scratching it with force may traumatize the skin and cause a reactive dermatitis.Don't wonder about it as that is your doctors job ...Read more

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I've given birth 2months ago, after showering I saw dry skin coming off my neck (under my chin) leaving white patch. It had itchy before this, not now?

I've given birth 2months ago, after showering I saw dry skin coming off my neck (under my chin) leaving white patch. It had itchy before this, not now?

Dry skin: I don't think giving birth has any connection to your chin problem. Probably it got irritated and you missed it. I would just apply a moisturizer on the white spot for as long as needed. ...Read more

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I have a purple & white patch near where a bartholin's cyst would be - it's hard (like an infected gland) but there is also a clear topical skin patch?

I have a purple & white patch near where a bartholin's cyst would be - it's hard (like an infected gland) but there is also a clear topical skin patch?

See an OB: You need an exam and a pair of real OB eyes to sort out this problem, hard to diagnose this by virtual consultation. See an OB and get some good advice and treatment... ...Read more

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My son has this big white patch on his shoulder that a lot lighter then his other skin what could it be?

My son has this big white patch on his shoulder that a lot lighter then his other skin what could it be?

Multiple causes: If the patch is singular, has been present since he was small, and has not changed over time, it may represent a hypopigmented birthmark (achromic nevus). If multiple and increasing in size and number over time, it may represent vitiligo. A dermatologist coukd help differentiate the etiologies. ...Read more

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I noticed that there is an inch long white patch in the middle of a sunburn on my leg. Any advice to dealing with it?

I noticed that there is an inch long white patch in the middle of a sunburn on my leg. Any advice to dealing with it?

White patch: This white patch denotes loss of skin pigmentation in that area. It could be a remnant of old inflammation or a patch of vitiligo which is an autoimmune disorder which can occur in other areas of the skin in the future. A dermatologist can evaluate this patch and advise you. In the meantime just cover it with makeup if you wish. ...Read more

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Hi I have a disc shaped white patch on my breast and the skin is puckered, could this be breast cancer?

Hi I have a disc shaped white patch on my breast and the skin is puckered, could this be breast cancer?

Possibly: I'm concerned by your description of the area as being
puckered. You need to see a physician to examen your breast. Don't let fear keep you from getting an exam. It may or may not turn out to be anything significant. ...Read more

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I have this white patch on the same place on both of my arms. It started as a rash but then it turned white. How can I get my regular skin back!?!?

I have this white patch on the same place on both of my arms. It started as a rash but then it turned white. How can I get my regular skin back!?!?

Post-inflammatory: Post-inflammatory change is lightening (or darkening) of skin after a rash goes away. The color usually returns to normal, but it may take awhile. Cautious sun exposure (avoid sunburn!) will often speed up the process. ...Read more