Hi doc. I am 24 yrs old and i noticed i have white spots around my elbows when i m in cold temperature but it disappears in warm temperature. A dermologist told me it may either be tinea versicolor or vitiligo. But based in what i ve read, it s far from those two. What may be the cause of these white spots?
As per your query you have white spots around the elbow. Well, there can be many reasons for symptoms you mention in a query like vitiligo, tinea versicolor or pityriasis versicolor, hypopigmentation and could be due to contact dermatitis due to environmental changes.
Need not to worry. I would suggest you apply topical antifungal cream and take Benadryl. Keep it clean and dry and wear loose clothes. If the condition doesn't get well then consult a dermatologist for proper examination. The doctor may prescribe antifungal like fluconazole along with corticosteroid ointment.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.