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White patches on lip - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   Hi
User :   I have a small white patch on the upper lip
User :   exactly at the center
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.

User :   29, 82Kg, 178 cms Yes

Doctor :   location
Doctor :   What is the cause of the white patch
User :   no idea
User :   just i observed it a few months back
User :   so wondering what might be cause
Doctor :   what is the size of it
Doctor :   is it over the lip or near the moustache area
User :   its half a centimetre
User :   near the moustache area
Doctor :   DO you have such patches anywhere
Doctor :   else
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you shave off the moustache or keep it?
User :   i saw something matching to this disease
User :   cvs checkout
User :   ignore the prev line
Doctor :   DOes the hair turn white there?
User :   Vitiligo
User :   no
Doctor :   answer my questions
Doctor :   Do you shave off the moustache or keep it?
User :   i keep it
Doctor :   Which city are you from?
User :   Bangalore
Doctor :   Is it purely white or any pinkish or yellowish tinge
User :   it is pinkish white
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It could be guttate hypopigmentation or Vitiligo
Doctor :   If you want to cosmetically corrected it is tried initially
Doctor :   by creams but grafting or melanocyte transfer are good
User :   is it serious?
Doctor :   Nothing serious
Doctor :   but cosmetically disgiguring
Doctor :   Please confirm your details
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY

Mobile : 0000
User :   yes
Doctor :   You can better contact a dermatologist first and know the cause of it by physical examination
User :   is this an indication of retina damage?

Doctor :   Why do you link it with eye?
Doctor :   when you have for very short time and no other patch
User :   as Vitilligo definition says
User :   also i had some eye fatigues
User :   chronic inflamation
Doctor :   no

Doctor :   no
Doctor :   Vitiligo has many causes
Doctor :   it is a big entity
User :   Thanks for clearing the doubt
User :   do u have some good reference for Dermatologiest?
Doctor :   You can use the search a doctor/hospital feature on our homepage to find a doctor in your area. If you wish, we can fix up your appointment with a doctor in your area.
Doctor :   pl fill the feedback
Doctor :   and say done when done
User :   Ok I will use the same
Doctor :   ok bye
Doctor :   If you require the grafting
Doctor :   then contact us
Doctor :   we can get it done at cost effective way
Doctor :   bye
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