I have white spot-like hypopigmentation on my neck. May I know what is causing it?

Q. What does the white spot-like hypopigmentation on my neck suggest?

Answered by
Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy
and medically reviewed by Dr. K Shobana
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 24, 2022 and last reviewed on: Sep 13, 2023

Hi doctor,

I noticed a small white spot on my neck, almost like hypopigmentation, but I am not positive. I am a 23-years-old male with no health issues. Please help, doctor. Thank you.



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Since when are you having this issue? Is it itchy? Is it increasing in size? Are any other areas involved? Kindly help me with a brief history for diagnosis. Thank you.

Hi doctor,

I just discovered it today. Although, I subconsciously feel like I have seen it in the back of my mind but never paid attention to it. But today, I truly noticed it. No other areas on my face or my body that I noticed, and not itchy at all. Thank you.



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I suggest you use (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicines with their consent) ointment Tacrolimus 0.1 % for local application daily in the night for one month and look for a response. In a maximum of three weeks, it should improve. If there is no response, even after one month, you can get a physical examination done. Thank you.

Hi doctor,

Thank you for your response. Can I buy the ointment over-the-counter? Thank you.



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It can be bought over-the-counter in many places. The composition has to be the same, and the brands can differ. Thank you.

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