Itchy skin vitiligo

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The causes can be fungal infection, vitiligo, leucoderma etc.In vitiligo melanocytes are absent with signs of inflammation in the deeper layer of the affected skin. The areas of depigmentation usually appear on skin which is exposed to light like the face or back of the hands. It is best to contact a dermatologist and discuss your queries and concerns. I hope it helps.
Vitiligo (pronounced /ˈvɪtlˈaɪgoʊ/) or leukoderma is a chronic skin disease that causes loss of pigment, resulting in irregular pale patches of skin. The precise cause of vitiligo is complex and not fully understood. There is some evidence suggesting it is caused by a combination of auto-immune, genetic, and environmental factors." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitiligo Vitiligo may get diagnosed by use of a UV lamp called the Wood's lamp.
Hello, Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes (the cells that make pigment) in the skin are destroyed. The exact cause is not known but a genetic or hereditary predisposition has been seen. Treatment options include steroids, psoralen photochemotherapy(PUVA),depigmentation and surgical therapy like skin grafting, micropigmentation or tattooing and autologous melanocyte transplants.
I've had vitiligo for over 20 years now and in the last 5 I have noticed first a intense, itchy, blistery rash on my upper buttocks. Last year I started getting the rash on my elbows, and just in the past couple of months I have gotten it on my knees, lower legs, and trunk. I've been tested for herpes, shingles, etc..., all neg. My Dr. is suspecting DH. My question is now there are poss 2 autoimmune disorders, does that make me more likely to get/discover more?
I also was on 2 courses of accutane when I was 16 for bad acne. My problem now is that I began to notice dark patches of skin on both sides of my neck that is slowly spreading. It looks like a light tan (I am half Italian,with brown hair and brown eyes, but my skin is fairly light.) Around the same time, I noticed that on my forehead by my hairline and especially on the sides of my eyes leading to my hairline, my skin is getting whiter. That too seems to be spreading.
The same thing they use it in a cream which they put on the skin before x-raying (curing the vitiligo). Do you know anything about that plant?
I have two ongoing issues with my skin. Both have been present for approximately 10 years or more and I have not been able to see a dermatologist. (unable to afford benefits or office visits) I recently started a healthcare program, but I live in a busy area and need to be referred by my PCP and just getting to the GP will take two months. I am not inclined to wait that long, having found this site and being sick and tired of my current skin condition.
Can extreme pollen (I live in NC) cause severe skin irritation that vitiligo results in me scratching? Is there anything I can do to reduce this?
For me, often times the itchy patches depigment. I have been diagnosed with vitiligo also, but who knows if the itching is from the spread of it, or if the trauma from the itching/ scratching causes the vitiligo to spread. I have also been losing my hair within the past several months at the ripe age of 27. (and female) I am here to hopefully find some people to commiserate with....
my shin lower leg front has a fungal growth it looked like dhani at the beginning but i have finished a 500 ml dhani lotion but there is no sign of improvemrnt in the white patches infact my skin has become shiny and itchy.
I have these white (lighter then my normal skin color) circle spots. They started on my shoulder and have spread to my upper back to my other shoulder and down both arms to about my elbows. I also have them on my upper abdomen area in the center, almost between my breasts. The spots start out as almost a complete circle until I have so many in one area they blend together. I am not really very itchy or a very little. I added a photo of my arm so you could see the spots.
Please help! I am very confused. My skin discoloration began with a small itchy patch on my lower back that later became scaly and then turned very white. Then I began getting white discoloured skin on my neck and then it spread all over my body. Not all the white areas are itchy though, they are just white. I do have a few itchy areas that even look bruised on my body.
Please help! I am very confused. My skin discoloration began with a small itchy patch on my lower back that later became scaly and then turned very white. Then I began getting white discoloured skin on my neck and then it spread all over my body. Not all the white areas are itchy though, they are just white. I do have a few itchy areas that even look bruised on my body.
Our son is 5 and the other day I noticed a small white patch on his skin near his elbow (the dot would be probably 2-3mm). I tried to clean it off, lol, thinking it was who knows what. And when I got looking, noticed that it was just his skin. It's not scaly, it's the same texture as his skin, just white. I got looking at his arm, and he actually has several spots.
The white/lighter color patches of vitiligo are more easily seen in the dark skin. Vitiligo may be noticed only in winter in the white races when the surrounding skin is tanned, and vitiligo affected skin stands out by contrast, so vitiligo diagnose in white races is relatively difficult. The skin in vitiligo patches is usually sensitive to sun (photo sensitivity) and sun burns are common symptoms of vitiligo.
Hello, for about three months now i have had a problem whereby several times a day i have short bursts of incredibly itchy skin, particularly concentrated on my upper body. There are several things that bring on the itchiness, firstly when i go from being cold, to hot in a short space of time i.e if i am outside and walk in to a building where the temperature is warm, i immediately get one of these bouts of itchiness, which are incredibly uncomfortable and last for about 5 minutes.
Vitiligo is true hypopigmentation due to the absence of melanocytes or cells responsible for skin color. I suggest you discuss the possible differential of vitiligo with your doctor. Vitiligo does not tan under sun exposure.
Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes (the cells that make pigment) in the skin are destroyed. As a result, white patches appear on the skin in different parts of the body. I suggest you to consult a dermatologist and get it evaluated. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
1. I am getting allergy rashes on my arms, elbows, fingers, palm, buttock. Not sure what the problem is, but when I use Allegra 120 mg things get calm down or even if I have a bath in hot water I feel comfortable. Could you please in identifying what the exact problem is? 2. Secondly, I do have an issue with Skin again named "Vitiligo", and the patches are seen on both my feets left and right.
I need to narrow down a skin condition that has appeared within the past year to 1 to 1 1/2 years. On my right side of the face starting from the side of the nose running along the cheek bone and ending just to the corner of the eye, is a light discoloration of my skin. Let me add that I have light brown skin tone (Filipino ethnicity). This area is consistent and seems to become more pronounced as time goes on.
The doctor suggested seeing a dermatologist, as in his opinion, this was a superficial skin issue, such as vitiligo. Is there anything a person can do besides seeing a doctor? I don't mind seeing a doctor if I have to, but I'd like to try to resolve the problem myself if at all possible. Thanks for any and all responses!
But as soon as I miss a day without putting it on the bumps come back. My next is taking him to an skin dr. If you have an suggestions feel free to contact me.
Hi on the leftside of my forehead i have very hard blotches of dry skin i pick the skin sometimes as i dont know why it's only on one side the blotches a rough and can sometimes be hard to get of it feels awful to touch i have tried different creams and its still there been like it for over a year now.
Hi This may be a tinea versicolor which is a fungal infection.This type of fungal infection may present as white patches on the skin and there may be very fine scales present on affected areas.They are not very itchy and the borders are not as well demarcated compared to vitiligo which may also present with white patches. Applying topical antifungals may help. Keep the area dry and clean. Do not scrub or allow wet clothes to dry on the body.
These patches are not itchy, not raised, not dry/rough, and not firm. I feel fine, no fever, other rash, not taking meds, and no swollen lymph nodes. I'm in good health with no major illness in my past. I'm 24 year old, white male. I've recently started back at hockey, but I'm not sure if my equipment is causing it.
Then it begins to turn red, ooze, burn, and itch. This can last for up to a week and a half. I have vitiligo (an autoimmune skin pigment disorder). Vitiligo is linked to raynaud's disease (an autoimmune disease that deals with the circulation of the blood). My mother refuses to take me to the doctor and acts like she is a doctor. She keeps trying to diagnose me with Raynaud's disease and tells me I'm. Just going to have to live with it for the rest of my life.
I was diagnosed with RA about 2 years ago. Recently, I have noticed a blotchy appearance to my skin especially on the upper arms and chest.The blotches are small and white. The blotches are not itchy, raised, or appear to be "dry skin." Actually, it looks like my skin is less pigmented in these areas. Is this a symptom of the disease or could it be a side effect of medication? Presently, I am taking Remicade, Methotrexate, and Prednisone for the RA.
I am 25 y.o. and about 9 months ago I had a little itchy area on my hand skin (under hypothenar muscles - intersection of palm and back of hand along the continuation of small finger or pinky). As I had previously experience of psoriasis, I thought I may help it with triamcinolone cream. After using triamcinolone, I didn't have the itch but once I stopped using it, the itch would come back. I injected triamcinolone (1/2 ml in two points) under skin (1-2 mm depth).
It is a pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes (the cells that make pigment) in the skin are destroyed. As a result, white patches appear on the skin in different parts of the body. Diagnosis can be confirmed by external examination, blood tests to check skin cell count for melanocytes and biopsy of the skin patches. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, treatment can be planned.
My skin gets this red spots, which will then later on gets flaky and peeled by itself, and then it will just be a white spot on my skin. It is not itchy at all. What is this and how can I treat this? Do I need to take certain vitamins that can help prevent this? Any kind of lotion? Please advise.
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