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What causes white patches on the skin?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: White Patches

Psoriasis and vitiligo, may cause a light or white patch or other discoloration on skin.
Treatment focuses on controlling the length and severity of flare-ups. See your doctor to make sure of the diagnosis.

In brief: White Patches

Psoriasis and vitiligo, may cause a light or white patch or other discoloration on skin.
Treatment focuses on controlling the length and severity of flare-ups. See your doctor to make sure of the diagnosis.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Alan Greene
Pediatrics
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In brief: Couple possibilities

Fun in the sun often brings out these white spots -- especially noticeable at the end of the summer. While a healthy, balanced diet of whole foods is very beneficial, diet is probably not responsible.
Many different conditions can produce new white patches in children, the two most common are pityriasis alba and tinea versicolor.

In brief: Couple possibilities

Fun in the sun often brings out these white spots -- especially noticeable at the end of the summer. While a healthy, balanced diet of whole foods is very beneficial, diet is probably not responsible.
Many different conditions can produce new white patches in children, the two most common are pityriasis alba and tinea versicolor.
Dr. Alan Greene
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