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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What should I do to help my sticky saliva and painful white patches at the back of the tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having persistent clearing of the throat, especially after something goes down my throat. Sometimes it feels like mucus is stuck there, and I see white patches at the back of my tongue. My saliva is very sticky sometimes, and I have a little sore at the back of my tongue. The whi...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please capture a photo for your throat and send it to me.  Read Full »

How to treat a painful tongue with bumps and patches?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 31 years old. A few months ago, I seemed to catch a virus where I had to force myself to eat for weeks because I had no appetite. After my appetite came back, I had a patchy tongue (geographic tongue). It hurt on the right side randomly and still does to this day, unfortunately. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nasir

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be really helpful if you send the picture of your tongue along with picture of the teeth. Kindly send the picture of the tongue (few months back when it started if you have) because you said it has changed a little. I will try my best to help you out.  Read Full »

What could cause a yellowish-white film on skin with hair loss and infected nails?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a yellowish-white film growing all over the skin, and sometimes it has black spots in it. It made me lose my hair, and all of my nails look infected. When I peel it off, it is almost like my hair comes out of it? It is very weird. My children have it too. Any idea what it could...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After going through your history, I want to get some details from you. Did you get this infection from your kids or the other way around? Was there any red itchy sore before the yellow crust? After looking at your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identit...  Read Full »

Will a white patch on baby's thigh fade on its own?

Query: Hello doctor, My 4 months old baby has a small white mark on her right thigh, which appeared a few days later after her birth. I am just concerned about what it is. I showed it to two general practitioners, and they said it would go away on its own. I just wanted an expert's advice. I hope it is no...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to history, a white patch appeared over the right thigh a few days after birth. Looking at the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is a single white lesion without any dark border around it. It is only present on one side. Thes...  Read Full »

What could be the white patch in my tongue that gets wiped off?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had a chest infection and was treated with Prednisone, Azithromycin, Paracetamol, and Brozdec. After my medicines were done, I started experiencing throat pain and noticed redness in my throat and a white substance on the roof of my mouth, which I wiped off with Hydrogen pe...  Read Full »

Dr. Radhika Shukla

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and since the white layer wipes off, it seems like oral candidiasis. Oral candidiasis is a fungal infection. Can it happen in immunocompromised conditions like diabetes, HIV, or patients on ...  Read Full »

Why are the patches and white dots on my penis head spreading?

Query: Hi doctor, I have noticed patches and white dots all over the head of my penis and am freaking out. I have not been sexually active for the past six months, and I was advised that this is not STD. I noticed it around three weeks ago now, and I am too embarrassed to go to the doctors. I have taken a...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you suffer from patches and white dots all over the penis' head for the last three months. According to the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) provided here, you ma...  Read Full »

Why do I have a white patch on the inside of my mouth?

Query: Hi doctor, Last week, I noticed a rough patch on the inside of my mouth (right cheek). And it disappeared after brushing. However, it came back a few days after. When I look into the mirror, it seems like a small white patch and is located opposite my molar. It disappeared again after brushing.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems to be either leukoedema or cheek bite. It is characterized by a white colour and a typical appearance at the buccal mucosa. Since it is a white lesion, I suggest you to share the picture with me so that I can confirm my diagnosis.  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 »

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 »

Why do I have a white spot behind my upper back tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a white spot behind my last upper tooth. I have attached a photo and mentioned the spot by pointing it. What could it be?  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It does seem to be starting of a simple mouth ulcer (attachment removed to protect patient identity) or just some white normal epithelial changes. Usually such changes come when our diet does not contain good leafy vegetables and grains causing lack of vitamin B comple...  Read Full »

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