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HomeAnswersDermatologypolymorphic light eruptionsCould the recurring white spots on my face be due to sunburns or excessive sugars?

What could be the reason for the recurring white spots on my face for the last 20 days?

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Dr. K. Shobana

Published At August 8, 2022
Reviewed AtSeptember 15, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have had white spots all over my face for the last 20 days, and it recovers on its own. I do not know the exact cause, but can it be due to sunburn or a high intake of sugary foods? Kindly help.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. I think you have PMLE (polymorphic light eruption), which is only a kind of sun allergy. It is more common in summers. I would suggest some medicines for ten days and follow back. Use Tacroz forte (Tacrolimus) 0.3 percent cream apply twice daily only on the spots. Use Photostable gold gel - Apply all over the face morning and afternoon to prevent sun allergy. Take Tablet Allegra (Fexofenadine) 180 mg once daily. I also suggest avoiding too much sun exposure and using sunscreen regularly. Thank you.

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

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena
Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena


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