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Got few itchy white spots on hands. Any idea what could be these?

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I have got few white spots on hands top , and its sometime itchy. Though it is fading in color , but i am curious to know what is it. It looks like a patch of white spots which is little raised on skins.It is on right hand palm top , i dont have any other infection else whee , isit caused by un burn or some allergy.
Posted Sun, 5 May 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudarshan 4 hours later
Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for writing in.

The condition can be vitiligo, lichenoid dermatitis,P versicolor etc.

All are benign conditions do not need worry.

I would also know-
Is there any itching /pain on the area?
Does it increase in size?
Is there any scaling/flaky skin?

Are there similar lesions over face neck?
Which soap do you use?
Does it get itchy on exposure to sunlight?
Can you upload close up images of the area?
Images can help a lot in predicting the condition.
Upload the photos and answer the questions and we can continue the discussion here.

Hope this helps.

I will be available for follow up.

Regards.
Dr. Sudarshan
MD
Dermatologist
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Follow-up: Got few itchy white spots on hands. Any idea what could be these? 16 hours later
Thanks Doctor

Is there any itching /pain on the area? -- Not much sometime

Does it increase in size? -- No looks like its fading now but it was much visible earlier

Is there any scaling/flaky skin? Not much anywhere , but some time back i got a sunburn on right hand and doctor suggested to apply a cream topcort and have multi vitamin tablets . it got cured within 10-12 days.

Are there similar lesions over face neck?- No , but there are 3-4 skin tags around neck.


Which soap do you use? Bathing soap -- mostly pears or lux etc..

Does it get itchy on exposure to sunlight?-- when skin is dry


Can you upload close up images of the area? i have uploaded an image of right hand where this skin problem is there ..
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudarshan 7 hours later
Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for images and details.
It appears to be polymorphic light eruption.
It occurs due to sensitivity to sunlight.Soaps like lux can add to the problem.
-Use venusia soap or Dove soap
-You can apply potent steroid like mometasone over the area for few days.
- Using sunscreen lotion like Shadowz 30 lotion will help.Apply it to face and hands also.
Avoiding Sunlight during 12 to 5 pm is to be followed.
Regular use of venusia XXXXXXX cream will be helpful in preventing reoccurence.
Sunprotection will help in preventing recurrence.

Hope this helps.
Iw will be available for follow up.
Regards
DrSudarshan
MD
Dermatology.
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