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Q. I have white patch on my face. What could this be?

Answered by
Dr. Atishay Bukharia
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on May 22, 2020

Hello doctor,

I have white patch on my face. It was very pale but when I apply Fluticasone, it appears as white even my cheeks are rough and slightly depigmented.

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology


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How long it has been there? What are the symptoms of it? Any other area affected? Any other family members affected? Any history of hypertension? Diabetes mellitus? Thyroid disorder? Any known drug reaction?

Looking forward to your response in order to help you.

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Thank you doctor,

It has been there for 15 days. No thyroid and no hypertension. I usually get hypopigmentation on my face but that goes away by taking vitamin supplements. It is only on one side. I have jaundice recently after that I see these spots and they seem to be pale but become white when I apply Fluticasone. No other family member has white spots.

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology


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It is going in favor of Pityriasis alba. You can take the following medications and revert back to me in 1 month.

Venusia cream over the whole face thrice daily, Tacroz forte (Tacrolimus) ointment, once at night over the white spot in a very small amount. Start Vitamin A capsules. Never ever let your face dry, after face wash immediately use moisturizer. Take capsule Itaspor (Itraconazole) 100 mg twice daily for 10 days.

I hope this helps.

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