Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
128 Doctors are Online

White patch on cheek, knee. Is it alba, vitiligo or infection?

My child has a blended white patch on the right cheek adjacent to mouth. She also has similar one on her right leg below nee on the calf area. Is it Alba or Vitiligo or just a simple infection. Our Doctor seemed to think that Alba does not happen on leg, so he is ruling it out and other two are possible with infection a more possibility. Thanks
Asked On : Tue, 22 May 2012
Answers:  2 Views:  124
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Dermatologist 's  Response
thanks for using healthcaremagic
I would be pleased to answer your question .
To rule out a patch of vitiligo , the test to confirm is to check under the special light called the Woods lamp( UV light ) available at the Doctor 's clinic .
P alba could be another possibility > the Woods lamp will help confirm the diagnosis .

Thanks and take care
Answered: Wed, 23 May 2012
I find this answer helpful
Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Hi...dear rajesh..,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
White patch on the right cheek ...,
no could be PITRYIASIS ALBA...,
On the may be nonspecific...chances...may be worm...,
infestation and use of inappropriate medication...,
1) Apply Momentasone cream...ELOCON CREAM..,on white spot of face..
2) Tab Livamisole 150 mg weekly nce for 3 weeks..,above 2 years child..
3) Tab...B.complex..Cobadex syrup 3spf for 2 times daily..,
4) Clobetasol cream on leg patch...
Answered: Wed, 23 May 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor