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Why is my skin getting all pigmented with white spots on my arms, face and between my breasts?

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Posted on Thu, 19 Nov 2020
Question: Why is my skin getting all pigmented? I have white spots on my arms where they bend, my face, between my breasts. It gets darker with the sun and started last summer.
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Photograph required

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Your skin might be sensitive to sunlight.
Please upload a photograph of the involved area.
This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis and better way of management.
There is an option to upload photograph on the right side of query page.
Please utilize that.
Waiting for your response.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar (26 minutes later)
I have uploaded pictures to “upload reports” is that where I need to upload them to?
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
use sunscreen and cortisone

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the photographs.
Your skin appears to be very sensitive to sunlight and hence you have developed redness of face.
The pigmentation in between breasts and other folds is due to allergic reaction.
Use a sunscreen with spf 50 for your face.
Apply sunscreen three times a day.
For folds you can use a mild steroid cream like cortisone twice daily for a week.
You can also take Tab Vitamin C 500 mg daily one tablet for two months.
This should help you.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar (10 hours later)
If I take prednisone, will that clear it up? I have 5mg tablets.
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Take prednisolone

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the follow up.
Prednisolone can help you in getting immediate relief.
You can take 30 mg daily for 3 days however for prolonged relief you need to apply creams.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar (23 hours later)
I’ve uploaded a few more pictures of my skin when it’s not moisturized.

Could this be tinea Versicolor?
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (16 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Cortisone and clotrimazole

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the follow up.
It could be tinea versicolor along with allergic dermatitis as tinea versicolor rarely involve face.
You can use cortisone for a week and then change over to clotrimazole cream twice daily for a month.
This would take care of tinea infection.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Why is my skin getting all pigmented with white spots on my arms, face and between my breasts?

Brief Answer: Photograph required Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query. Your skin might be sensitive to sunlight. Please upload a photograph of the involved area. This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis and better way of management. There is an option to upload photograph on the right side of query page. Please utilize that. Waiting for your response. Thanks.