White Patches On The Calf Are Widening?

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, in my calf there are white patches, smooth rather wide, not itchy.

1 Answer:

Hello Ikam,

White patches on the calf skin can occur due to the following diseases:

  Tinea versicolor Fungal infections of the skin White lesions with silvery smooth scales (scales) above the lesions, the surface is palpably dry, the lesion borders firmly. Sometimes accompanied by itching, sometimes not. Treatment with antifungal creams, maintaining body hygiene and the environment Leprosy / horbent morbus Bacterial infection Myobacterium leprae Can cause white lesions on the skin, not itchy, the skin is numb (numb), the area of ​​skin lesions are not covered with hair and does not sweat like the surrounding skin cause abnormalities in the skin also cause abnormalities in the nervous system, muscles, eyes. Treatment: leprosy-specific antibiotics namely rifampicin, clofazimine, dapsone Vitiligo Skin pigmentation disorders, chronic, white patches with firm borders, non-itching Treatment: topical corticosteroids, tacrolimus, hydroquinone, UV light therapy, diagnosis of skin disease can be determined by direct physical examination with a physician with firm borders, not itchy . The doctor also needs to ask for a history of skin complaints, accompanying symptoms, risk factors, previous history of similar skin diseases, family history of skin diseases. Additional examinations such as examination of skin scrapings under a microscope, examination of acid-resistant bacteria in skin preparations, examination with ultraviolet light may be needed for certain patients.

Because the handling of each skin disorder above is very different, it is better to consult a doctor first to determine the diagnosis of skin disease that you experience. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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