White patch on back of neck, no itching. Medicine? - Online Doctor Chats
Dr. XXXXXXX here
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no itching but a white patch
short of melanine
but its increasing in size slowly
what medicine would you prescribe
White patches occur due to variety of causes ranging from simple infection to complex infection.
It can also be due to an inflammatory condition, sun burns an autoimmune conditions.
If there is no infection, a steroid containing creams should treat the problem.
However, without knowing the cause use of any treatment is not safe.
Therefore, I would like to know if you have seen a dermatologist.
I had checked with my family doctor ... and she gave a cream made of something (one item was glycerine) and asked me to apply and it would heal ... it did not help me
besides that I haven't met a Dermatologist yet
I would want to exclude presence of infection.
the patch is at the root of my hair (at my neck)
If this or any other infection is ruled out, steroid containing cream will be effective here.
An infective condition on the other hand will need respective antibiotic/antifungal treatment.
Hence I strongly urge you to see a dermatologist and confirm the cause.
Have you followed?
no I haven't ... but will visit my dermatologist this week
I mean, have you followed what I suggested. And yes visiting a dermatologist to exclude infection would be the appropriate step now.
My family Dr. had mentioned its just reduction of Melanine on that area as there is no direct sun
no dandruf, no infection she mentione
I think I can be able to clarify to you over a phone call. Can I call you to discuss further?
I have a meeting to attend in the next 10 mins
should be free post lunch by 2pm
I shall request the customer support team to arrange a call back after 2 pm.
We can discuss about this concern then.
Bye for now.
alright Dr. Yes Bye for now.
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