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What do white dots on hand indicate? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 17-Jul-2014
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User:I have small white dots kind of a thing on my hand
User:When i get exposed to sun for a longer time it stars etching
Doctor:Since when are you having these symptoms?
User:Can you please suggest some treatment
Doctor:Have you seen a doctor?
User:since last 2-3 months
User:its only at one place
Doctor:Can you describe how these spots starts, grows and disappears?
User:it doesnt grow or anything
User:they are just there ...just that i get an itching when i get exposed to run for longer time
User:When i was young i used to get such spots during summer
Doctor:Can you send picture of the affected area to me?
User:but after some days they will disappear
User:where can i send?
Doctor:Please upload the pictures through the upload report options that you will find besides this chat window?
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Doctor:Alternatively, i suggest you to use Ask A Specialist option
Doctor:you can post pictures as well as write your concerns and get a detailed information from dermatologist.
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User:Same thing those white spots because of sun
User:I will post the picture
Doctor:Please upload pictures?
User:can u see it
Doctor:Give me a few minutes while I review it.
Doctor:The lesions look like dermatitis to me. However I am unable to relate it why you get it only with sun exposure.
User:oh ok
Doctor:I don't see it related to photodermatitis. Perhaps there are other factors involved.
Doctor:It can be evaluated at a dermatologist clinic.
Doctor:So I recommend you see a dermatologist whenever you get those lesion.
User:can i try some ointment for few days
User:its at only one place ....usually it comes n goes in summer but this time it is still there
Doctor:I would start antihistamines for such condition. Drugs like levocetrizine or fexofenadine will relieve those itching.
User:clomatrizole ointment i have
Doctor:Alteratively you can apply claritin lotion on the affected area.
User:can i use that?
Doctor:I don't think clotrimazole will help in this situation. I don't see any signs of fungal infection here.
Doctor:You can try claritin lotion along with levocetrizine tablets once a day at night.
User:oh ok
Doctor:Consult a dermatologist. He/she will start you on a steroid prepration.
Doctor:Did you follow what I said?
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:any preventive measures which i can take ?
Doctor:I will be able to give you the preventive measures when the specific cause is found.
Doctor:It may be related to allergy or contact with a substance.
User:ok but i get itching only when i get exposed to sun
Doctor:Sun can cause dermatitis - a condition called photodermatitis. However based on the picture that you submitted, it is not very consistent with it.
Doctor:Your dermatologist when he examines this area under broad light to confirm the cause.
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