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How to Cure White Spots on Skin

The skin is usually prone to various diseases. White spots on the skin are a common skin problem faced by most of the individuals. White spots on skin are usually complaints of people specifically teens and young adults, especially in the summer season

The skin is usually prone to various diseases. White spots on the skin are a common skin problem faced by most of the individuals. White spots on skin are usual complaints of people specifically teens and young adults especially in the summer season. It usually occur for some years before the affected person comes in for treatment, because it often tends to disappear in the winter, and the affected person believes its gone for good. But in the summer after several days in the sun, they are back. These white spots on the skin can occur on all the parts of the body like above the nose, over the fingers, on the hands, and legs, etc. Many types of white spots usually do not cause irritation, hurt or itch, but they can be noticeable on tanned skin or dark skin, and most people find them quite distressing.

What Causes White Spots on Skin

The medical term for white spots on skin is leucoderma vitiligo. It is a skin disease in which the skin color loses badly due to some environmental causes or some genetic causes. The immune deficiency of the skin may be considered as the main problem of white spots on skin. Color of the cells is lost as a result of immune deficiency and vitiligo disorder, which leads to white spots on the skin.

Another cause that leads to white patches on skin is exposing the skin to extreme sunburn. Enormous stress may also be considered as a cause for these white spots on skin. Certain foods will also encourage the vitiligo to develop the skin damage.

The white spots develop as patches of white skin without any tan or pigment. White spots on skin are very common in persons suffering from autoimmune diseases. Adrenocortical insufficiency is considered as one of the causes. The adrenal gland is the key element for producing corticosteroid hormone. Adrenocortical insufficiency disease occurs when our body faces a deficiency of this hormone.

White Spots and Tanning Salons

Whether from fungus or from the exposure intensity, lots of people who go for tanning salons could be prone to white spots on their skin. Some prescriptions, such as oral acne medications, birth control tablets, etc., can interfere with the skin’s normal tone and make it even more sensitive to light, which ultimately results the skin to tan unevenly, which tends to develop white spots on skin.

Pityriasis Alba

Pityriasis Alba is a skin disease of round or oval white patches, which appears on the skin. The patches always appear on the face, neck, torso and upper arms, and are most common in teenagers and children, especially with tanned skin. They are treated with topical cream prescription and do clear up, but sometimes they return.

Treatments for White Spots on Skin

Most of the time, only topical treatments are suggested by doctors for skin disorders including vitiligo, eczema, and acne. However, some oral pills may also be prescribed if the skin problem is severe. Another method for the cure of white spots on skin is exposure to sunlight for long time or to go for an artificial phototherapy. When the skin is exposed to light, cells that cause pigmentation becomes active. You can also use variety of cosmetics to cover up the white spots.

However, you should undergo a medical treatment for a permanent cure before it may become widespread and uncontrollable. A good and effective treatment is vital for avoiding frustration, psychological effects, and embarrassment.

Currently, laser and medical and surgical treatments are done for treating the white spots. With surgical treatment, the affected skin will be removed by a procedure.

Melanocytes cause pigmentation; they are located in the skin. As the medical science is so advanced nowadays, it is now possible to transplant these cells from some other part of the body to the affected skin area. As a result of this transplantation, white spots on skin or vitiligo can be fully cured.

There are some other skin diseases or disorders in which the skin color tends to become lighter or darker from the normal shade. Before using any of the treatments for vitiligo it is better to seek a dermatologist’s advice and confirm the symptoms.

 

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Comments (23)

When I was a kid I used to get white spots from Tinea versicolor (called "an-an" in the local vernacular), a kind of fungal infection that causes white, flaky, uneven splotches on skin. Since I was far from fair-skinned, the white spots can get really noticeable and icky... lucky for me a good anti-fungal cream was able to remove this in a few days' time.

ketty

I'm also having white spots on my cheek, but I thought it may be because of deficiency of calcium in the body, I started calcium tablets but no results, I didn't know this is a kind of disease, Thanks for information now I'll consult my doctor.

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Shannon

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honey grace

i just wanna know Karina Miranda if what cream did u use to remove white spots on your skin..i also have white spots,but i don't know what cream i will use..tnx...

pooja

i also got these white spots on my arms which really look bad..

im shy to go to college for the same reason..

i think its because of exposure to sunlight..

can some one pls suggest smthng..

thank you!!

lucy

I been having the white spots for yrs I try creams, oils, and pills but nothing seem to work for my skin. what else should I do?

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Arun gangwar

good evening sir,

i am arun gangwar.i also got these white spots on my body which really look bad..

im shy to go to college for the same reason..

i think its because of exposure to sunlight..

can some one pls suggest smthng..

laddu

i am laddu.i also got these white spots on my body which really look bad..

im shy to go to office same reason..

i think its because of exposure to sunlight..

can some one pls suggest smthng..

Voted you up. Well written, informative article.

benjamin sacirarwe

i also have white spot on my arms ,thighs and on my lips(of which they are very noticeable rather than other parts of the body). they are very disturbing.hw du u get rid of this disease

benjamin sacirarwe

i also have white spot on my arms ,thighs and on my lips(of which they are very noticeable rather than other parts of the body). they are very disturbing.hw du u get rid of this disease

Nikhil

I also have white spot in my hand and neck, it is in first stage and it looks so bad pls suggest me.. What can i do ?

boolaide

I have white spot on my leg and part of my stomach, kindly suggest the right cream to use. Thanks

syamalrao

i have white spots on my boady like neck stomack hands fingers it looks bad so please suggest good treatment for cure this disease good ointment

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hi am from trinidad and am having these white spots a few months now and am very worried about it because its on my lips, hands and armpits. I went to the doctor and he said its vitiligo. Can someone pleeezzzz help me! can u tell me what to use to get rid of it. Pllleeezzzz am begging u. Am on fb Dero Enoch.

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when i was 10 years old i got white spots on my skin and i m suffering from this disease since 10 years. i had all the medicines from homeopathic ,ayurvedic and all but still its not getting cleared  

What types of medication or treatments can I use to get rid of these white spots from tanning there crazy ichy like mosquito bites and there spreading:(
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