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I have a very small light spot on my hand

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Posted on Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Question: I have a very small light spot on my hand for three months. See attached image. I am a 31 year old male. i suffer with very cold hands during winter months and have been diangosed with raynauds. can you tell me what this looks like. My gp doesnt know. the pigment of the area seems normal its almost like theres no blood flow to the spot.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Regarding a white spot on back of hand

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service. I have viewed the image and gone through your query.

I would keep a possibility of either Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis (IGH) or Vitiligo. If I was the treating doctor I would suggest that you try a moderately potent topical steroid e.g either Triamcinolone acetonide cream 0.1% or Mometasone furoate cream 0.1%, for a few weeks.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance.
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I have a very small light spot on my hand

Brief Answer: Regarding a white spot on back of hand Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service. I have viewed the image and gone through your query. I would keep a possibility of either Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis (IGH) or Vitiligo. If I was the treating doctor I would suggest that you try a moderately potent topical steroid e.g either Triamcinolone acetonide cream 0.1% or Mometasone furoate cream 0.1%, for a few weeks. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance.