White Patches

White patches on the skin commonly occur due to the dead cells getting trapped under the surface of the skin or destruction of melanocytes (dark-colored pigments) in the skin. Sunspots, tinea versicolor, pityriasis alba, vitiligo, and milia are some skin conditions that result in white patches.

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I am a 35-year-old with white patches on the skin of my testicles. Is it vitiligo?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 35 years old. I found white patches on the skin of my testicles. These spots are spreading, and I am not feeling any itching or pain on those patches. Is it vitiligo or anything else? It is very depressing for me. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your differential diagnoses could be idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis, post-inflammatory depigmentation, chemical leucoderma, piebaldism, or vitiligo. Primary treatment options are topical immunomodulators like Tacrolimus, topical steroids, phototherapy, and excimer ...  Read Full »

A white patch has appeared on my daughter's hands and neck. How can I get rid of it?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is a bit chubby compared to other children of her age. She sweats a lot when playing, especially in summer. This has resulted in a white patch appearing on her hands and neck. What should I do to get rid of these patches?  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Muneeb Mohammad

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It appears to be hyperhidrosis (abnormally excessive sweating). Some children tend to develop a fungal infection due to dampness. Just apply an antifungal cream, especially during the summer. Use Onabet (Sertaconazole) cream and apply it t...  Read Full »

I have white patches and several tiny spots which are itchy on my face. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have white patches on my face and would like to know what they are. There is one large patch and several tiny spots around my face, which are itchy in certain areas. Also I have been using Cortizone 10mg cream for a while.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayankutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I looked over the image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). According to history, it is a condition known as Pityriasis Alba. It is a skin ailment that causes discoloration, primarily on the face but also on the trunk, ...  Read Full »

Do I have soreness and a white patch on my genitals due to sexually transmitted infections?

Query: Hello doctor, I have soreness and a white patch on my genitals. I went to a nearby clinic, and the doctor told me that the white patch was due to sexually transmitted infections (STIs). I took the tablet Varimax, but I still see the white patch. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I checked the attached images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It could be due to a sexually transmitted infection if you had unprotected intercourse. I suggest you apply the T-bact (Mupirocin) ointment and underg...  Read Full »

Do the light patches around my lower lips and chin indicate vitiligo?

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed some light patches on my face around lower lips and chin. Is it a sign of vitiligo? If yes, what should be done for the treatment or cure?  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern, but please answer the following questions and let me know more about your condition: Do you have any family history of vitiligo? Did you have autoimmune disorders in the past? Did you come in contact with any irritant or chemical? Are...  Read Full »

How to treat white, raised patches on my penis which is there for seven months?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a confidential problem. I have had a white, raised patch on the backside of my penis for seven months. I have tried Clobetasol Propionate 0.05 %, but it did not help.  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It looks like you have lichen sclerosus, which is a chronic inflammatory condition of skin seen in both genders. It presents as glistening white patches on the skin over the genitals and is sometimes associated with redness and tightness of...  Read Full »

I have small patches of asymptomatic white skin on my glans. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, I have got small patches of asymptomatic white skin on my glans. I had them for years but was told it was just skin pigmentation. So I’m just wondering, are there any creams or ointments that I could use to restore some natural color or even get rid of this white, pale skin pigmentat...  Read Full »


Dr. G.s.s. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is it possible to forward a few clear pictures of glans? I can guess a few differential diagnoses here. 1. Candidiasis: It is a normal fungal infection. Start using Ketoconazole cream once daily after bath for 15 days. 2. Post-inflammatory hypopigmentation: Due to ...  Read Full »

Do white patches in the mouth indicate fungal infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have developed a few white patches in my mouth for few days. The image is attached herewith. Is it just a fungal infection or something else? What medicine do you suggest? There is no pain or bleeding. It is not increasing in size. I never had anything like this previously. I never s...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumar Ashutosh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please let me know following things. Exactly for how long has this lesion been there? Is this kind of lesion present in any other site in the mouth? Is there a sharp tooth near the lesion? Is there any history of toothbrush trauma? Also, please send a clear image of ...  Read Full »

I have painless white patches in the buccal mucosa. What is the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,I have white patches in the buccal mucosa, which is painless, and I used to smoke. What is the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture enclosed (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Do not worry. It is not a cancerous lesion by appearance. However, I need to assess your medical and drug history to know what has caused this lesion suddenly. Because some white...  Read Full »

The rashes on my buttocks usually worsen after my period. What should I do to get rid of it?

Query: Hello doctor,My skin is very sensitive, and I have got rashes on my buttocks that worsen after my periods get over. Kindly suggest ointment or medication to cure it.  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Kindly share the following details about your lesions.1. Is it annular or inflammatory ring-like lesion?2. Is it spreading to other parts of the body?3. Do you experience any itching?4. Do you experience scratching or rubbing?5. Is it due to occlusive wear or friction?6....  Read Full »

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