Q. I have white spots on my face every summer since childhood. How to get rid of it?

Answered by
Dr. Sreelakshmi S
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Jul 12, 2018 and last reviewed on: Jul 05, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am 19 and I have white spots on my face. Actually, I have this problem since childhood. The spots occur every year on my face, especially in summer. But this time it has been two months and they are still present in my face although I am applying sunscreen and keep my face moisturized. I have not ventured out in the sun for these two months. But, I really do not like it when everyone asks me what happened to my cheeks. Can you please tell me the way to get rid of it?

Dr. Sreelakshmi S

Dermatology Venereology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

The white spots you describe can be due to various causes. It may be due to a fungal infection called tinea versicolor which usually occurs in the summertime, or it may be an allergic reaction to the sun.

I suggest using an antifungal cream like Clotrimazole 1 % cream twice daily. Consult a specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines with their consent.

Follow up with a photo of the rash. Continue sunscreen.

For more information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

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