White Patches on Skin - Causes and Treatments
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White Patches on Skin – Causes and Treatments

Sep 11, 2022

White Patches on Skin - Causes and Treatments

Lately, have you noticed small white dots on your skin? Ok, it could indicate a skin-related condition. But don’t let those dots scare you. Consult a dermatologist and know what is white dots on the skin, what’s causing them, and how to remove white dots on the skin. 

Worried about your skin condition? Get in touch with best of our skin specialists in Pune. For a skin treatment, book an appointment with our dermatologists near you +919584584111

While reading this blog can help, seek specific advice from an experienced dermatologist to know what those white patches mean in your case.

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Causes of White Patches on the Skin | White Patches on Skin Treatment

Do White Dots on Skin Signify Cancer?

Consult Clear Skin for White Patches on Skin Treatment

Causes of White Patches on the Skin | White Patches on Skin Treatment

What causes white spots on the skin? There isn’t one but many answers to this question. Let’s look at some of the most common causes of white spots on the skin and generic remedies to get rid of them.

  • Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin. Although it is primarily seen in babies, it can appear in people of any age. Dermatitis usually features red patches, bumps, or lumps. However, they leave white patches when they heal. Usually, dermatologists prescribe the medication according to the severity of the disease.

  • Peeling Due to Sun Exposure

Excessive exposure to the sun may cause the skin to peel a few days after the exposure. Peeled skin can result in small white dots or patches on the skin of the chest, arms, and back. Accordingly, you may moisturize the skin daily and apply sunscreen before stepping out.

Foods with high vitamin A content, like boiled eggs, carrots, mangos, etc., can help prevent sunburns. Hydrated skin is less likely to peel and encounter blemishes.

  • Mycosis

Mycosis is a fungal infection, which is also known as pityriasis Versicolor or tinea versicolor. It features itchy white spots and can also spread to other body parts. The fungus that causes mycosis is naturally found on the skin. However, it can proliferate and form spots on the trunk, back, or neck.

A dermatologist-prescribed antifungal ointment can help relieve the condition. In some cases, shampoos, gel, and soaps may also work.

The condition is infectious. So, to avoid its spread, the affected person must avoid sharing clothes and towels with other family members.

  • Vitiligo

Vitiligo causes large white patches on the skin or inside the mouth. Not much is known about the causes of vitiligo. But many believe it to be the result of genetic mutation or an autoimmune disorder, where the body attacks its melanocytes.

Some possible treatments include phototherapy, immunosuppressants, and medications like corticosteroids. However, you must consult a dermatologist to know what’s suitable for your case.

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Do White Dots on Skin Signify Cancer?

White spots with uneven edges and varying colors or textures may signify non-melanoma skin cancer. However, you must not speculate or jump to a conclusion. Connect with an experienced dermatologist and diagnose the condition to know if those white spots relate to cancer.

Consult Clear Skin for White Patches on Skin Treatment

If you’ve been confronting large white patches or small white dots on the skin, visit Clear Skin. We are a team of dermatologists with over three decades of experience treating skin problems and over one lakh patients.

Our dermatologists provide personalized treatment and conduct a comprehensive diagnosis to offer various treatments. Our treatment options include laser, UV therapy, medications, surgery, etc. We determine a particular treatment course based on the diagnosis and the patient’s condition. Click here to connect with us.

For treating your skin condition, feel free to get in touch with one of our best dermatologists in Pune. You can also call on +919584584111 to book an appointment at one of our skin clinics near you.


Dr Dhanraj Chavan

About the Author: Dr Dhanraj Chavan

Dr. Dhanraj Chavan is a globally trained, young, and dynamic dermatologist. He is a Consultant Dermatologist and Varicose Vein Specialist at Clear Skin, VeinMD, and HairMD.

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