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Hypopigmentation on you right arm: All you need to know

About

Loss of skin color due to a disease or trauma is known as Hypopigmentation.
It can develop later in life or may also affect people from birth. [1]
- Skin cell damage caused by burns, infections and wounds, will likely heal over time
- Doctor will rely on results from a physical exam and information about your family history to make a diagnosis.
In hypopigmentation, there may be patches on the skin that vary widely in shape and size and appear to be white. This discoloration happens due to problems with melanin production. Such problems can be linked to a variety of causes. Hypopigmentation may be related to previous injuries such as burns or it may be a genetic condition.
Symptoms

Self Diagnosable: Skin Discoloration

Albinism: extremely pale skin that may have little to no color
Vitiligo: develop lighter patches of skin
Pityriasis Alba: leftover white spots from previous cases of red and scaly skin patches.
Tinea (pityriasis) versicolor: stems from a fungal infection results in scaly spots
Lichen sclerosus: white patches that may eventually enlarge, bleed, and scar.

Treatments

Self Care: Always take care of your skin. Wash, exfoliate, and moisturize on a regular basis.
Medication: Medications such as steroids or antifungal creams may be recommended. Laser therapy and skin bleaching may also be recommended.
Specialists: It is important to have these treatments done with an experienced skin specialist who will assess your skin and determine the best treatment for you. At mfine you will receive a holistic treatment plan for optimum health.

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