Finding white spots on your face is a more common problem than you think. Causes vary from yeast infection to vitiligo or leucoderma. Before you can properly treat the white spots you have to establish the causes behind them. In some cases, the white spots on your skin are surrounded by white-colored rings, which could be due to environmental factors, stress, hormonal imbalance or other types of disease.
Milia are the tiny white bumps that are most commonly found across a baby’s nose/chin/cheeks. Even though milia can potentially occur to people of all ages, they are most commonly found on babies, affecting more than half of all newborns.
Medical treatment is not needed as the milia will go away on their own after a few weeks. You should keep your baby’s face clean and pat your baby’s skin dry gently.
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Pityriasis alba is a chronic skin condition that usually occurs in children from ages 6-12. This condition is characterized as a rash of lighter skin that can spread across the face, neck, upper chest area and even sometimes the arms can be affected. The outlines of the rash are not easily visible, where the lighter colored patch will usually blend into your normal skin color.
Treatment is not necessary since the rash will fade away on its own in time. You can use a moisturizer to help the process, but even with treatment, it will take a few months to heal.
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Leucoderma, also called Vitiligo is a skin disorder that involves the de-pigmentation of your skin. It causes some areas of your skin to change color which can cause decolorized patches on your skin. This patch can grow bigger and multiply. De-pigmentation usually occurs around the mouth, eyes, nose, fingers/nails and genitals.
This is the same condition that Pop icon, Michael Jackson suffered from, causing his skin to turn white in some areas.
First of all, it’s important for anyone suffering from leucoderma to not use any harsh soaps, powders or cosmetics. Additionally, it is recommended that they avoid any food high in iron as well as shell fish and citrusy food.
While no treatment has been proven to be 100% effective, below are the most common treatment methods for leucoderma:
Fungal infections can affect the pigmentation of your skin, which can cause white spots to appear and create a somewhat patchy effect. Fungal infections are especially common in hot and humid climates, with teenagers and adults more prone to be affected. If you suffer from a fungal infection it’s important that you see a dermatologist as soon as possible as it can be treated easily as long as symptoms are spotted early and not left untreated for too long.
Treatment for fungal infections depend on how severe the condition is and where it is located. Below are some of the most common treatments used:
Below are some methods through which you can prevent fungal infections from reoccurring:
This is a disease that has been around since ancient times. It will cause skin sores, damaged nerves and weaker muscles which can worsen over time if not treated.
Treatment includes antibiotics (including rifampin, dapsone, clofazamine, minocycline fluoroquinolones, and macrolides) that can kill the bacteria that cause the disease. Inflammation can be controlled with aspirin or prednisone.
If you experience white spots on your face during pregnancy, then don’t worry as this is a very common symptom resulting from hormonal imbalances and disappears after childbirth. Some patients report that they stayed throughout lactation too, but it varies from one condition to the next.
This is a chronic skin condition that is usually a result of sun damage. On the upside, it is non-cancerous but it usually only occurs in fair-skinned adults. Patients will experience white patches one their neck/chest area as well as darker areas and some redness.
This condition does not require treatment, however, to prevent it from becoming worse, patients are advised to wear clothes that protect their skin and sunscreen. Laser therapy can also make this condition less obvious.
This skin condition starts with small, shiny white spots on your skin—especially in the genital and anal area, but it also occurs near your breasts and upper body. These spots can grow bigger often causing bruises and itching. Other symptoms include possible bleeding and pain.
While the condition is not contagious, it us usually treated if it occurs in the genital area as it can lead to other complications such as with urination and sex. Treatments include anti-inflammatory creams, and in men, circumcision could be required to prevent the condition from occurring again.
Before choosing any medications, be sure that you are well aware of your symptoms and seek a medical opinion to be sure because while this article has tried to be as comprehensive as possible, there are a myriad of other causes and only your doctor can give you an accurate diagnosis.
1. A clean face. Make sure you wash your face with soap and water several times a day. Infections will usually thrive on oily, dirty skin.
2. Apple vinegar splash. Mix some apple vinegar with water and splash it on your face twice a day. Since vinegar is acidic in nature, it will kill off any bacteria or fungi and also reduce any white spots.
3. Exfoliation. Perform an exfoliation of your skin 1-2 times a week so that dead skin cells /dirt are removed from your pores.
4. Ginger rubbing. Rub a piece of ginger on the spots three times a day, for at least 5 minutes each time. This will help make them disappear faster.
5. Cabbage. Crush a couple of cabbage leaves until they extract some water. Put the cabbage water on a cotton ball and rub the areas that are affected with white spots.
6. Black gram. Grind a bit of black gram until it become paste-like by adding some water. Apply to your face or affected areas on your body for 10 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water.
7. Ginger and lemon juice. Crush a piece of ginger until it extracts some water. Mix this ginger juice with some lemon juice and water and drink it.
8. Walnuts and figs. Adding walnuts and figs into your diet can help eliminate any white spots after a month.
9. Radish seeds and ginger paste. Grind approx. 25g of radish seeds and mix with 2tsp of vinegar. Put the paste on the affected areas for about 10 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water.
10. Turmeric. Soak 500g of turmeric in 8 liter of water and let it boil on the stove until you’re left with about 1 liter of the mixture. Strain it and add 0.5 liter of mustard oil. Put the mixture on your face twice a day for a couple of months to see the white spots disappear.