What causes white spots on the hands?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Apr 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi

Background : I am 32 yrs old have allergic rhinitis,on medication since last 1 month. Had anti allergic montair 10mg and others.

2 days before I noticed white spot on my left hand and dry , itchy spot on right hand.I consulted a doc and she prescribed me takes forte ointment and melanocyl.
She also said it can be vitiligo.please suggest
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Kindly upload a few images

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am.dr.kakkar (dermatologist).
I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern.

Viyiligo is usually asymptomatic. It does not itch.

I request you to kindly upload an image so that I am able to guide you better. You may upload image in "Reports Section".

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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 16 minutes later
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Regarding the white patch

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you.

It seems like previtiligo. It could also be post inflammatory hypopigmentation which is common in patients who are allergic.
Yes you may start with tacroz forte 0.1% ointment, twice daily. Rub it in. I wont suggest melanocyl tablets at this stage.

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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 11 hours later
Hello Doc

How long this ointment will take to recover.

I do not have any family history of vitiligo nor I am having any disease like diabetes or thyroid .

Yes ...I have a problem of allergic rhinitus and mild scalp psoriasis

A bit worried.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 27 minutes later
Brief Answer:
8-12 weeks

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Use Tacroz Forte 0.1% ointment for 2-3 months. Rub it in. I think that should be enough.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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