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White patch over lips and chest, procedures for treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   My wife has suddenly develop white marks on the corner of lips
User :   of which dermatologist have confirmed it has Leukoderma
User :   is there any cure for that
Doctor :  
There is no cure for leukoderma as such but it can control the spread
Doctor :  
by few techniques called PUVA therapy
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There are other methods called Punch grafting
User :   what is that doctor?
Doctor :  
Melanocyte transfer
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Psoralen Ultra violet A therapy
Doctor :  
I think this may not be a suitable option for your wife because it is not helpful for persons with patches over face
User :   ok
Doctor :  
But You can try for Punch grafting and Melanocyte transfer
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User :   it involves surgery
Doctor :  
It is a minor office procedure
User :   are there any medicine which will arrest the spread of white patches becoz my wife had gone for a depression
Doctor :  
Why is the depression?
User :   as she thinks it will spread all over body and in society she will not be able to show her face
Doctor :  
let her come out of the depression you can do it by getting a punch grafting
User :   ok
Doctor :  
What is the size of the patches. and how many are there?
User :   one patch and it is corner of the lip
User :   one patch is on the chest
User :   small they are
Doctor :  
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What is her age?
User :   5 mm to 8 mm
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Since how long it is been noticed?
User :   2 to 3 weeks
User :   35
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Did you see them spread?
User :   no.......
User :   but cant say
User :   no but cant say
User :   r u getting my messages
User :   r u there
Doctor :   Hello are you there
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Which city are you in?
User :  
User :   why my message is not getting
Doctor :  
If you can tell me the place I can help you in locationg the best cosmetic surgeon
User :  
Doctor :  
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