Treatment For Discoloration Of The Skin Becomes Whiter Than The Surrounding Skin?
Good morning, I have a complaint that almost all of my body skin has white round spots around the pores. Even some even seem to be phlegm, but not phlegm. The points are very clear on my neck on my chest, arms and shoulders. There’s even been a little to around the thighs and knees. Guess what it is and how to treat it? Is dangerous and contagious
Hello Aisya Rizano,
Discoloration of the skin becomes whiter than the surrounding skin is referred to as hypopigmentation. Some skin diseases that can cause hypopigmentation conditions are as follows:
Pityriasis versicolor / tinea versicolor or tinea versicolor, is a fungal infection that is often found on the skin, especially the chest, back, and other areas of the skin that are easily sweaty and moist. More often found in hot and humid climates. Symptoms of tinea versicolor are brownish white spots and scales (squama).
Vitiligoadalah hypopigmentation on the skin caused by a lack of melanin, the pigment in the skin. Vitiligo can appear on the skin of all parts of the body, but most often occurs on the face, neck, hands, and folds of the skin. Vitiligo occurs when pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) die or stop producing melanin. Vitiligo is not a contagious disease and existing white patches are permanent.
Pityriasis alba is a skin disorder in the form of white patches on the skin that are not yet known what the main cause, but this is associated with eczema and allergy. Risk factors for the appearance of white spots on the skin are also associated with sun exposure and dry skin. Pityriasis alba often appears on the cheeks, chin, neck and shoulders. This skin disorder is not contagious and can also disappear by itself without special treatment.
Morphea is a rare skin condition that causes white spots or spots on the skin without pain. Usually, these skin changes appear on the abdomen, chest, or back. But it can also occur on the face, arms, or legs. The cause of morphea is also not known with certainty, but it is suspected there are genetic and environmental factors.
Leprosy is a disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae. Leprosy or sustainable disease is one of the oldest diseases in the world. Leprosy is a contagious disease, one of which is white patches on the skin that is not itchy and feels numb to the touch, also on the spots found to lose skin hair and not sweat.
The diagnosis of the cause of hypopigmentation can be made by a doctor based on the appearance of abnormalities in the skin, starting from the shape, size, location, and nature of the skin lesions. Investigations such as skin scrapings and laser scans can help diagnose the cause of hypopigmentation. Treatment of hypopigmentation is adjusted to the main cause. Doctors can provide recommendations for the treatment of the use of topical drugs, chemical peels or laser therapy. In addition, with the help of sun exposure, it is likely that areas with minimal pigment will return to normal skin color. Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.