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I have developed a small white dot. Is this a sign of leucoderma?

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Published At October 8, 2016
Reviewed AtDecember 18, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have developed a small white dot on my thigh a few months back. Now, the size has increased. Is this any sign of leucoderma?


Welcome to icliniq.com. Has this hypopigmented patch occurred after any injury or scab formation (attachment removed to protect patient identity)? If not, then it can be a sign of vitiligo or leucoderma. But, it cannot be confirmed at this stage. Does anyone in your family have such illness? If yes, then it points towards vitiligo. Do not worry as vitiligo can be treated with medicines. Also, search for other patches in the scalp and show to a dermatologist for treatment.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

I have consulted a dermatologist. She told me that this is the earliest symptom of vitiligo. But, my family does not have a history of that autoimmune disease. She has given me Tacrolimus 0.1% at night, Fluticasone propionate during daytime and Beplex forte tablet for six weeks. She told spreading can be arrested within six weeks. I am worried. I have only one spot in the thigh and not in other areas. If I control the spreading of this white spot, is there any chance to get other spots on any other part of my body? Please advise me regarding this. Should I take any precautions to prevent this? Please help me out.


Welcome back to icliniq.com. Your dermatologist's advice regarding the treatment is accurate. Follow their instructions, apply the ointment as prescribed, and adhere to their other recommendations. Starting the medication reduces the likelihood of new skin lesions. There are no specific precautions to worry about. Trust the process, and everything will be fine.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Anshuman Srivastava
Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

Internal Medicine

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