White Patches On Buttocks And Groin, Arms And Back?

Illustration of White Patches On Buttocks And Groin, Arms And Back?
Illustration: White Patches On Buttocks And Groin, Arms And Back? Bing

.. I’m Adri.. I’m 24.. because I sweat a lot.. I immediately take a shower.. so that my buttocks and groin .. back of my arms.. I have white patches.. but not tinea versicolor.. what medicine is suitable?

1 Answer:

Hi Desry,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Excessive sweat production can cause the skin to be exposed to moist conditions for a long time. This moisture is an excellent medium for disease-causing microorganisms, such as fungi, bacteria, viruses, or parasites to multiply. This condition can cause the skin to become inflamed, resulting in various complaints, including changes in skin color.


The appearance of white patches on the buttocks, groin, and back of the arms as you are experiencing can arise due to various reasons, for example:

Fungal infections, such as tinea versicolor (tinea versicolor), tinea cruris, tinea manum
Viral, bacterial or parasitic infections, eg leprosy, miliaria, impetigo

Pityriasis alba (hypopigmented skin lesions that commonly appear in people with dry skin who have atopic tendencies)

Vitiligo (damage to pigment-forming cells in the skin)

Seborrheic dermatitis (chronic skin inflammation that causes the skin to peel like dandruff)

Contact dermatitis (skin inflammation due to contact with an allergen or irritant)

Psoriasis (chronic skin inflammation due to an autoimmune disorder that causes excessive skin regeneration resulting in thickened, peeling, scaly skin)
Post-inflammatory hypopigmentation, and so on

It is not certain that your complaint does not arise due to tinea versicolor if you have never consulted a doctor directly. Therefore, before the complaint spreads, you should immediately consult a dermatologist and venereal specialist. If deemed necessary, the doctor can perform further tests, such as allergy tests, laboratories, UV light tests, skin scrapings, and so on. What drug will be given will depend on the diagnosis made on your complaint. If the cause is tinea versicolor, then giving antifungal drugs can be done.


In the meantime, you should always keep your body clean and free from sweat buildup, by taking regular baths 2 times a day using antiseptic soap. Dry your body well before getting dressed. Then, wear dry, clean clothes and don't share personal items (including towels or clothes) with others. Avoid excessive scratching or forcibly peeling off the whitish patches that appear on your skin. Also avoid giving medicine or anything to the spots that appear unless it is recommended by your doctor.


Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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