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What could cause white spots around elbow?

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?
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
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Hi,

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.

Regards,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari, Dentist
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