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White spots on the legs since childhood. How to get rid of them?

Im 16 and have had white spots on my legs and arms from a young age and i don t know what it could be, what its from or how to get rid of them if its even possible. Is it possible it could be my genetics? They arn t lumpy, itchy or painful but seem to be small dots of white discoloration. When i tan (which i hardly do, so i dont see how it could be from too much sun exposure) they dont tan with the rest of my skin, they just stay a pale skin tone. Please help me!
Asked On : Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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Hi ,
Thanks for writing in.
The problem can be vitiligo ,Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis etc.
Hypopigmentation would need long period of treatment with photosensitizing drugs.
Without actual visualisation of the skin it is not possible to comment on nature of pigmentation.

Visit a dermatologist for proper examination and diagnosis who can also provide you some clinic based procedure like surgery and laser.

Hope this helps.
Answered: Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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