I'm a student at uga - the university of georgia athens- and I can't afford health care and the free school hospitial doesn't have a dermatoligist so my options are ignore it of this for now.
My question is, I have growing white spots over my body. It started when I was 13 at on my abs and have grown and are now starting to appear on my face. When I was a teen I saw a doctor who prescribed me and over the counter anti-fungi treatment but I don't remember what it is. Does any one know what is wrong with my skin and what it is called?
It IS tinea versicolour. I have this condition as well.
It is the same fungus that causes athlete's foot.
It is worsened by exposure to sun.
You don't have to get a prescription to treat it, my doctor told me that Selson Blue works just the same.
It HAS to be Selson Blue though, it can't be just any dandruff shampoo.
Put the Selson blue on the affected areas for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off. It will take a while to notice change, but it should work.
If it doesn't work, they have to give you a sulfur lotion-it smells like eggs and is expensive without insurance.
I'm a white person and I'm experiencing the same problem. There is a white spot right underneath the nose but it doesn't look that bad but when i don't shave, the white hair starts showing. This kind of disease can happen to anybody but black people of most affected by it. I went to my dermatologist here in Canada and I was told there is no cure for this kind of disease which is called vitiligo. No harm comes from it but if your skins is darker, it will show more and won't look that pretty. It usually starts on small white spots and then it can spread. I was terrified once I was told that and also, I was told to make piece with this disease because there is no cure. However, I've been very lucky. The white stop hasn't grown a bit.
Leucoderma, also known as vitiligo, is a rare skin disease characterized by white spots and patches. The white patch or spot is called as leucoderma and when it occurs without any preceding disease it is called Vitiligo.
Leucoderma in literal term means white skin. This kind of condition is mistaken for another skin disease i.e. leprosy.
Under this skin condition, certain parts of the skin gradually lose color leaving behind white patches. This occurs due to loss of melanin, a dark pigment which gives color to skin. It may begin with a small patch but slowly and steadily spreads throughout the body. This is not a dangerous or contagious skin disease.
The actual cause is still unknown though numerous studies have been conducted on the subject. Some of the perceived causes are emotional stress, hereditary factors, worms, sunburns (See What are the Effects of Sunlight on the Skin?) and physical illness. This skin condition can be aggravated due to diseases like hyperthyroidism, diabetes mellitus, pernicious anemia and Addison's disease.
Some tips to be kept in mind
Avoid stress and try to relax
Do not use hard soaps while bathing
Get a sun bath in the early hour for 20-30 minutes
Avoid cosmetics like cream, powder and other triggering agents.
Increase iron deficiency by eating foods such has meat, liver, cereals, beans, lentils and green leafy vegetables.
Avoid citrus fruits, tamarind, fish, lobsters, crabs and prawns.
Sodium or salt consumption should be completely stopped during the leucoderma treatment.
it might be vitiligo but idk that they would prescribe an anti-fungi medication for that since that is not what it is....Hello my name is Ceci... I always wanted to help out people with this unfortunate skin condition, since my father who I love dearly suffers from this as well He recently met a man that "makes" the cream that has started to slowly vanish some of the spots on his face. Not sure if it works on areas that are completely white (ie., arms that are completely white ) but my father's arms over the years got almost completely white but his main concern right now is his face, since he is a little dark and it is pretty noticeable. I don't know what else to do but to tell you to email me on here so that perhaps I can give you information or I can find a way of helping you out since it is in my heart to help people that go through the same struggle my father goes through.(It will end soon- Praise the Lord) I don't feel confortable putting pics of my father online but I do have pics where he had two spots very significant in size above his eyebrows and in a few months we can see that his normal skin color in that area has been restored. First it turns a little dark (maybe a few days) and slowly it goes back to the color of your skin. I was thrilled when I first heard my father tell me this and didn't want to be selfish and not share it with anyone fighting this battle. I reside in Los Angeles California but if there is any way I can help, please be reassured that I am willing to help you. I am here for a purpose and it is to help anyone who is willing to take my help. God bless you. I am so thrilled about being able to help others. \
i am a high school student... and it is very hard and stressful. i lost my mom in a car accident and i was going thought it started when i was 13 and now i am 18 and its still growing . Today i realize that these spots were not growing only around my eyes but also around my ear. its getting very dark and you can clearly tell the difference.
I tried multiple treatments but nothing is helping it. if you can plz help it would me really nice. plz email me if you can some how change my life.