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1) What do you think the white patch is ? the walk-in clinic i went to and the doc just goes its eczema, am not very satisfied with his daignosis as he didnt seem confident. I read eczema has red bumps, scales, itchy, I have none of those conditions

2) Is it curable ?

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replied July 29th, 2008
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Diagnosis that has been suggested: Eczema..........hydrocortisone 1% cream
Current medical status: A white patch on right cheek about the size of a dime, doesnt have any fine scales on it, can feel @ the spot, just looks bad and am worried where its gonna lead, my mother's sis had breast cancer so cancer is in the family, other than the drugs am taking for a mth or so now, nothin has really changed
Current medical treatment: hydrocortisone 1% cream

It is very hard to diagnose your skin disorder without seeing the lesion. A white patch on the facial skin could also represent a type of yeast infection. If it is a yeast infection hydrocortisone would make the condition worse. If your skin lesion is eczema, hydrocortisone should help. You can wait for a week. If the condition gets worse or there is no change you can ask for a second opinion from a dermatologist.

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