White Patches On The Face Are Widening?

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Hello doctor, I want to ask, so here’s the story, when I graduated from high school I had no complaints about the whites and whites of my forehead (my friend said this was vitiligo) but when I went to college in 2016, I migrated to Malang which was cooler than my city, I have lost my pigment. Within 3 months, it has enlarged to the size of salak seeds, I had time to take drops that are believed to cure the disease, the result is that my disease has not widened, but also not lost, only stopped spreading, had time to grow pimples in the area of ​​the disease I, when I squeeze my pimples, the scars from which I had squeezed, grew pigment back to the size of my zits, did cutting the skin restore the pigment? And also is there still a chance for recovery for me? Can I get treatment at home? What foods should I consume and not consume? And what habits should I emphasize and avoid? Thank you doctor

1 Answer:

Hello Bintang, Thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.


Have you ever checked yourself into a dermatologist for further examination? Does this whiter skin complaint also appear on other body parts? Do you also feel itching in the area?


Skin complaints that become whiter (hypopigmentation) on the face can be caused by:

yeast infection (tinea versicolor)

vitiligo, which is a long-term condition in which skin cells stop producing skin pigment so white patches appear on the skin of the body
pityriasis alba, the appearance of skin patches on the body whose cause is unknown but is thought to be related to eczema and sun exposure

Sores or acne can normally cause scars on the skin in the form of darker skin color, known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. If this occurs in whiter skin conditions, it will appear the skin color will return to normal. To find out the right treatment for you, you should consult with a dermatologist first to determine the cause. Doctors need to do a direct examination of your skin, if necessary, do skin damage or skin biopsy to make sure. After knowing your medical condition, the right treatment can only be determined. Basically, there are no restrictions on the consumption of certain foods or drinks if you have skin problems unless you have an allergy to certain foods. Regarding the handling steps you can take, it depends on the exact cause of this complaint. However, for the time being it is recommended that you avoid moist air. Feel free to clean your face immediately after your hard activities. Also try to limit sun exposure.


Hopefully this information is useful.

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