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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 have been experiencing painful mouth ulcers for a few days with a white patch near the wisdom tooth. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a few painfully open mouth ulcers for a few days. I have noticed my gum color is changing to red, and now I see a white patch near the wisdom tooth. Is there any link between both? I do not smoke, do not drink alcohol, or have any habits. I am not pregnant. What is the reaso...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is quite possible that you may have a deficiency of vitamins or antioxidants that may be reflected in your oral health. I would suggest you several remedies for getting rid of repeated mouth ulcers. Do regular dental cleaning every six months at the dentist. Start o...  Read Full »

Kindly help me know if the red spots and white patches on my palate are concerning.

Query: Hello doctor, I noticed the red spots and white patches on my hard and soft palate. They are itchy and gives a metallic taste. I tend to scratch them subconsciously. I have been asthmatic since childhood, and my IgE levels are always high. Kindly evaluate the picture attached and advice me on the c...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had a detailed look at the picture you have sent (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). There is absolutely nothing that you need to worry about. Such patches are often present and can be due to chronic irritation of the area or due to multivitamin...  Read Full »

I have small, white, circular patches on the upper body. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am having small white circular patches on the upper body mostly the face and back. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am here to provide expert opinions on your medical issues. To diagnose properly, I need to have a look at that white spot. Small white circular patches on the upper body, face, and back could be a sign of fungal infections, vitiligo, eczema, or psoriasis, among ot...  Read Full »

I have white patches on the gums and severe teeth pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I started developing pain in my teeth along with gum issues since few weeks. White patches and bloating of gums are seen. I am not able to sleep due to severe pain. I am using mouthwash, brushing my teeth, and taking Nurofen painkiller also. Please help as I am worried that it is a maj...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hello, I am delighted you turned to with your medical-related questions. I can certainly relate to your worry, and I will do my best to assist. A clear understanding of the condition can be provided if the affected part of the gums is mentioned. I suggest you the following medicati...  Read Full »

I am a 22-year-old female having white patches on my body and I am worried about getting new patches. How can I treat it?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 22-year-old female. A white patch developed behind my neck when I was 14 years old and after that, I consulted a doctor. After some time a new patch developed on my neck which soon faded after taking medicines 11 years ago. Then again after two years, two to three patches again a...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I have seen your query and concern and examined your pictures.(Attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It looks like a focal vitiligo kind of lesion but is nothing to worry about. It is primarily an a...  Read Full »

I have white bumps below my belly button that seem filled with fluid. I am curious to know what they are.

Query: Hello doctor, Below my belly button is an area of white pimples that appear to contain fluid. They do not pop when I touch and clean them. At first, there were only a few of them, but now the patch is expanding. They have been here for twelve months or such. Except for a cat allergy, I do not have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It seems to be molluscum contagiosum, caused by the molluscum contagiosum virus, in this lesions present with central umbilication (a depression similar to that of the navel present at the center of any lesion) are pr...  Read Full »

I notices white spots in my mouth after using gutkha. Please help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old. I have started consuming gutkha/pan masala one year before but not consistently. Today, I noticed a small white spot beneath my tongue and a white area inside my cheek. I am very much worried about this. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It must be the tobacco pouch keratosis. That means your mouth has started reacting to it. At this stage, if you leave it, it will heal and there will be no problem but in case you continue, it may lead to the leukoplakia which has high potential to transfer into cancer....  Read Full »

I have developed a smooth patch on tongue. Can this be cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a wisdom tooth pulled four months back. A month later, I developed a smooth patch on the tongue that would heal and come right back in the same spot. I have never drunk, or smoke, and no family history of oral cancer. I am really scared it keeps coming back. There is no pain, jus...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the picture you have attached along with the complaint (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The smooth patch on your tongue does not seem to be caused by the wisdom tooth extraction. Basically, your tongue is not in a normal appearance. It has t...  Read Full »

I went out on a hot sunny day, and a wheatish color layer appeared on my cheeks. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I went out with my friends four months ago on a hot sunny day. The next day, I discovered a wheatish color layer of skin on my cheeks (both sides). I assumed I had a tan and used anti-tan removal products, but there were no results. I also used Kojivit gel for about a week, but I thought ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I looked over the image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It is seborrheic dermatitis (dry skin). This could be reversed by maintaining proper hygiene. Wash your face with Cetaphil (Cetyl alcohol, Stearyl alcohol, Sodi...  Read Full »

I have a white patch on one side corner of my mouth. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a powdery residue coming from the corner of one side of my mouth. First, it looked like a white dot, now it looks bigger and whiter, and it is still not going away. What could it be? Is something from the sun affects my skin or allergy?  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Is it a patch or powder-like substance? Since when are you having this? Any complaints about that? Kindly send the photo if possible.  Read Full »

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