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White patches on the skin are a relatively common medical problem that can come from a variety of causes ranging from fungal infection to vitamin deficiencies. If you're experiencing this problem, it's best to see a doctor for a definitive diagnosis, but here are some of the most common causes of this rather frustrating symptom. White Patches on the Skin Caused by Skin Conditions

Two of the most common skin conditions that cause white patches on the skin are psoriasis and eczema. With psoriasis, the patches are usually red in color, but they may be covered with a layer of silvery scales that causes them to appear white in color. Usually, people who with psoriasis have a prior history of psoriasis outbreaks or have a strong family history. Eczema, on the other hand, can happen to anyone although it's more common in people with allergies or asthma. Eczema usually causes an itchy, scaly rash that may undergo color changes to form white patches on the skin. At times, it can be hard to distinguish psoriasis from eczema.

White Patches on the Skin Due to Fungal Infection

Another condition that can cause white patches on the skin is tinea versicolor - a skin condition caused by a fungus. The white patches of tinea versicolor are usually found on the chest or back and appear more pronounced with a suntan. If your skin isn't tanned, the patches may be pink or light brown in color. The fungus that causes tinea versicolor normally lives on the skin without causing problems, but certain factors such as excessive sweating, hormonal changes, and decreased immunity can cause the fungus to proliferate and cause skin changes. It's usually treated with topical or oral anti-fungal medications.

White Patches on the Skin Due to Depigmentation

White patches on the skin can also come from vitiligo - a condition where the skin loses its pigment in certain areas leading to patchy areas of white. No one knows what causes this condition, although it's thought to be autoimmune. Unfortunately, there's no cure for vitiligo, but there are treatments that can improve its appearance - although treatment is expensive and it can take a while to see results.

A Vitamin Deficiency That Can Cause White Patches

B12 deficiency can also cause white patches on the skin. B12 deficiency is most common in people with pernicious anemia, but it can also occur in long-term vegans. B12 deficiency can have serious neurological consequences, so it's smart to get a level checked if you notice white spots or patches or have any unexplained neurological symptoms.



2009-05-29 18:36:52 by ThatRedDog

There are several options for fungus treatment. The first is iodine, which is cheap. Mix it with water and give iodine bath.
Legs should be clipped in summer. The shorter the hair, the less area for fungus to grow. Curry off fungus and dead skin. They make fungus creams such as Dermex and anti-fungal sprays. Furuozone can also be used once the fungus is removed to prevent re-growth.

Skin problems

2008-12-04 21:31:51 by jade_cicily

Skin problems in dogs and cats are very hard to diagnose. First, it needs to be determined if it is an infection caused by a fungus or bacteria (and what kind), mange, or if it is an allergic reaction. Each treatment is vastly different for the aforementioned, so it is best to get a vet to determine the cause before treating. They will also be able to help with the animals itching during treatment.

There are thousands of types of fungus and most

2011-01-04 00:05:26 by hudsonbay

Antifungals attack only a small fraction of them. Foot fungus for example thrives in dark & damp, like between toes and under nails, so I wouldn't have expected a foot fungus treatment to be effective against fungus thriving in open air (drier) and light (instead of dark)
No guarantee apple cider vinegar will work either. But most fungus is sensitive to Ph and vinegar will radically change the Ph of the skin surface

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However, the safety and versatility of the ointment has quickly made the natural treatment a phenomenon for a variety of resistant fungal, bacterial and viral skin conditions.

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    I get white pigmentation spots when I tan in the summer. Someone told me that it is a fungus caused by the sun and perspiration. A dermotologist said that Selsun Blue shampoo applied to the skin gets rid of it. How long and how often should it be applied?

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    Aug 21, 2011 by gi1234love | Posted in Other - Skin & Body

    Im a female teenager. The white spots are all different sizes. Im tan, so the white spots stick out. I would like to know what is causing this. I have eczema, and I don't know if that is a factor. These spots have never occurred, so i was wondering, what is the cause and how do i get rid of them?

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  • Avatar *~Precious Jewel~* Can anyone tell me how to get rid of this fungus?
    Sep 18, 2007 by *~Precious Jewel~* | Posted in Skin Conditions

    My son has developed some white spots (fungus) on his face as well as his arm, neck and body. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of these white spots and what caused these white spots?

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  • Avatar amisamiam25 Why is my red eared slider is developing white spots on its shell?
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    Over the last month my turtle has developed a small white spot on its shell and more are appearing. the spots feel like the rest of the shell. PLEASE HELP what are these spots!

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      The spots can be caused by a deficiency in vitamin A. Offer you turtle foods high in vitamin A and possibly use a supplement. A call to your local vet might be helpful.