White Patches have such a stigma attached to it that any faint or faded patch on the skin brings panic attacks. Although very often, it is nothing beyond loss of skin color, patients who develop any sign of white patches generally tend to imagine the worst. However before panicking it is important to understand that there are several types of white patches.
White patches due to a condition called Pityriasis Alba are commonly found in children and seen as dry, scaly and whitish colored patches especially on the face.. It is caused as a result of a mild form of eczema. These patches are generally more visible during winters because of dryness, but are also seen in summers where the tanning of the surrounding normal skin makes the pale patches become more prominent. White patches of Tinea Versicolor are caused by yeast infection. This infection is commonly found in sweat prone areas like the neck, upper back, upper back, upper arms and chest. When the yeast finds a humid atmosphere, it starts growing in colonies and leaks out acidic bleach, which causes the skin to become whitish. This being nothing more than simple yeast or a fungal infection is quite amenable to treatment especially in the early stages. White patches are also caused due to Post Inflammatory Hypopigmentation and are seen as a partial loss of color following injuries or skin diseases like eczema or psoriasis. White patches due to Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis are seen as tiny white dots commonly on the arms and legs or any sun exposed areas like the face and neck. Therefore it would be best for you to take medical help to evaluate the reason for the white patches and accordingly follow a suitable treatment.
Dr. Pranjal Shamsher is the first Skin Doctor in Bangalore to offer natural, non-surgical and non-invasive treatments for skin disorders. With over 25 years of experience in the field Dermatology, Dr. Pranjal Shamsher has devised a unique Multi-Therapy approach involving the use of several therapies at the same, to treat the most stubborn, obstinate and long-standing skin disorders with a skin-friendly and 100% side-effect free results. Her integrated and Multi-Therapy approach has helped many chronic disease sufferers to recover safely without any side-effects.