Vitiligo

The skin condition that results in the loss of skin color over more extensive areas of the body is called vitiligo. It occurs when melanocytes (the cells that produce skin pigments) die or stop functioning. It is believed to be a result of autoimmune reaction, hereditary, too much stress, sunburn, or exposure to certain chemicals.

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Is a small white dot on the thigh a sign of leucoderma?

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?  Read Full »


Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, 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 illnes...  Read Full »

I have white patches in thigh area and waistline.What could this be?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I have developed white patches in thigh area and waistline. There is no itching, irritation or pain. Also small white marks are developing in my neck region. What could this be?  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How long has it been there? Also attach photographs of the affected areas and revert back to a dermatologist online -->  https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a solution for itchy gray patches in the groin area.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male. There are whitish-gray colored patches on the groin area which are roughly round and approximately 2 cm in diameter and itches a lot especially during night time. Kindly tell me what the condition is.  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have white patches as well as redness. Now redness and itching are due to fungal infection, but white patches are different. White patches are either due to leucoderma or vitiligo. I ...  Read Full »

Can vitiligo be treated with homeopathic medicine?

Query: Hello doctor,Vitiligo observed in forehead near eyebrows just a month ago. Eyebrows hairs have also turned white. There is no itchiness there. There was no patch before one month. Also, there is no history of vitiligo in my entire family and ancestors. Please suggest if it can be treated and how?  Read Full »


Dr. Sheetal Kamble

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am very glad to answer your query. Since it is the beginning of the problem, it should not be very difficult to get rid of that. In order to treat such skin disorder, usually, it is important to understand the complete picture of the patient which includes mental, emo...  Read Full »

Please provide your opinion on my daughter's white patch on the eyelid and forehead.

Query: Our one-year old daughter has some kind of white patch in one of her eyelid and forehead since two months. It is not complete white patch and I could see some brownish area in the centre of the patch. Her height is 77.2 cm and 9.1 kg. We don't see any dryness. We are applying moisturizing cream af...  Read Full »


Dr. Hari Hara Sudhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, I understand having a lesion like that on your baby's skin can be quite disconcerting. From the pictures you've provided I I'm thinking of two possibilities. 1. Nevus depigmentosus 2. Childhood Vitiligo I'm thinking more of the former than the second option, as it's confined to one half of ...  Read Full »

What could be the tiny spots present in the outer layer of penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old unmarried male. I have tiny white spots on the top of the penis and on the outer skin also. I do masturbation regularly. Please suggest any treatment for the removal of white spots.  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Such white spots could be pearly penile papules or warts or fungal infection. Without seeing these spots, it is difficult to provide a definitive diagnosis. So please share a photo of the spots so I can make a confirmative diagnosis and suggest treatment.  Read Full »

How to get rid of pale white patch in eyelid and forehead of a small kid?

Query: Hello doctor, Our 10 months old child has some kind of white or pale patch in one of her eyelids and forehead for one and a half months. Can you diagnose it based on its appearance? There is no itching and discoloration started which is more visible now. We are applying moisturizing cream and no me...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Based on the appearance, I can provide you a differential diagnosis. Now it could be P.alba, nevus depigmentousus or vitiligo. P. Alba is a type of mild dermatitis that can be easily managed with on...  Read Full »

Can leucoderma be cured?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a white patch on the back of my foot. It has been in the same shape for 2 years. My doctor said it as leucoderma due to footwear and gave an ointment. I used it for one month, but I did not observe any change. Is this curable?  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With your descriptions, it seems that you are having focal vitiligo or chemical leucoderma due to footwear. It is primarily an autoimmune disease with a familial predisposition presented with chalky white or milky white in appearance. Other autoimmune diseases may be asso...  Read Full »

Why do I muscle weakness from childhood?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I have muscle weakness in both arms and legs since childhood. I cannot climb stairs without support and I feel tired most of the day. I cannot stand for long and also cannot run or walk. My legs and feet always get numb. I have decreased sensory sensations in both feet....  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com I have read your question with care and understand your concerns. My opinion is as below: You are having both myopathy and neuropathy. You need to get treatment for both. Hypothyroidism and vitiligo are may be signs of abnormal functioning of the pituitary gland....  Read Full »

Why do I have fluctuating sugar levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a few problems with my body. Since last year I was under work pressure. I could see my blood sugar gone up to 289 mg/dL on post prandial (PP) last month and reduced to 175 on PP and 109 on fasting last week. In the meantime, for the past two weeks, I suffer from fissure. I am a...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. I have checked all the attached reports thoroughly (attachments removed to protect patient identity), and here are my notes: 1. Repeated high post prandial sugar above 200 means that you are diabetic and need to start therapy. Do you hav...  Read Full »

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