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The skin is made up of many layers that help it protect the body from various diseases and infections. The color of the skin is determined by the quantity of a particular pigment that is found in the skin. This pigment is known as melanin. Darker skinned individuals have a higher amount of melanin in their skin than lighter skinned individuals. In some cases, melanin distribution may be uneven leading to darker or lighter patches of skin.
White spots on legs can be a result of a few different conditions. It is important that the patient is aware of the underlying condition that is causing the white skin spots. In some cases, the condition is caused by an infection or infestation while in other cases it is caused by a deficiency of melanin. Vitiligo is a disease that affects the skin's ability to generate melanin. This results in patches of skin that lose their color. Gradually, the skin patches become larger and larger. An individual with serious vitiligo will change his or her skin color to a light shade of pink. Vitiligo is a condition that cannot be cured. Certain creams and steroid treatments can be used to help reduce the spread or the speed of the spread of this condition. The condition, however, cannot be reversed. It must be noted that patients suffering from vitiligo may not experience any itching or discomfort associated with the change in their skin color.
White skin spots may also be caused by a fungal infection. Fungi are present on and within the human body in small quantities. Regular washing and good hygiene usually ensures that fungi do not have the opportunity to multiply. However, an individual may suffer from skin fungus that causes the skin to appear white in patches. This type of problem may also cause itching and irritation on the skin. The treatment of this kind of problem is based on the diagnosis of the condition. In some cases, samples of the infected area may be scraped off for testing to determine the exact type of fungi. The patient will then be given topical and oral treatments to deal with the condition. In some cases, the skin may lose its pigment due to underexposure to the sun. Individuals suffering from this type of problem may spend time in the sun as this helps to nourish the skin by aiding the production of vitamin D.
answered by G M on Nov 18, 2010, 4:51:30
White spots on the legs may be on account of vitiligo, idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis or tinea versicolor. You may need to speak to a dermatologist to figure out the exact nature of the problem. I am suggesting some general remedies for depigmentation, but they are not a substitute for diagnosis and medical attention in this case.
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White spots from fungus Pityriasis Versicolor2010-01-01 13:28:42 by TV-PCRepairman
Hi my name Dr.Fungus
If you are having trouble with white spots on your skin, and your doctor can't quite figure out whats wrong with you unless you pay for very expensive diagnostic tests including skin biopsys that leave scars etc, then wait weeks or even months after several appointments for test results with no treatment, then this information may just help you save a bundle of cash and get fast results!
This treatment is for Pityriasis Versicolor otherwise known as
Sometimes doctors like myself just may overlook this easy to spot skin problem as we forget to use the simple Wood's light exam, and sometimes if its close to the end of the month when we have to pay the rent or our Jaguar payment
White spots on the skin like reverse dalmation2011-02-04 18:32:09 by manx2004
Round, white circles
usually in clusters
only on the torso - never on my neck or higher, arms or legs
they do not itch or otherwise bother me
I've been to several doctors and dermatologists and even had a biopsy!
Treatments have included bathing in prescription strength selsum blue (leaving it on for 30 minutes each time, twice a day, sometimes 4 times a day... seriously who thought that was a good idea?!?), several types of cream including anti fungal and steroids, the pill difulcan (sp?) and no sun exposure for over 6 months -- all have had no effect on the spots!
From the biopsy they know it is not: cancer, fungus (such as Tinea versicolor), autoimmune, sun damage or hypo-pigmentation (such as Vitiligo).
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