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What causes skin discoloration, white patches and spots along with severely dry skin?

hi, I feel my skin is getting discoloured... as in there are some white patches, and spots. have seen couple of dermatologist have checked me under woods s lamp and i have been told that i am not coming up with vitiligo and all this is happening because i have very dry skin and also my B12 is low. Is that correct. I have started taking supplements .... is it curable. Will my skin look the same like before. Also i have been told that I have IGH, is there any remedy to get rid of those tiny white spots. Also two days back, my foreheads filled with acne like scars which i never had before, Doctor has suggested Flutivate... is it because of some allergy.. or can it be anetoderma.
Tue, 10 Sep 2019
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It may be pityriasis alba. There may be nutritional deficiencies. The possibility of vitiligo is less likely according to description. Consult the dermatologist for the perfect diagnosis.

I would recommend you to take nutritional supplements to improve nutritional status. Apply Tacrolimus Ointment on the patches. Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis is benign and harmless condition, which does not need treatment.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Ilyas Patel, Dermatologist
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