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Treatments For White Spots On Skin

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of dark and light spots on my face ?
    What are some cheap home remedies to get rid of dark spots and white spots on skin ?

    • ANSWER:
      Clean your skin gently with a mild, nondrying soap (such as Dove, Neutrogena, Cetaphil, CeraVe, or Basics). Wash once or twice a day, including after exercising. However, avoid scrubbing or repeated skin washing.
      Shampoo your hair daily if it is oily.
      Try not to squeeze, scratch, pick, or rub the pimples. Although it might be tempting to do this, it can lead to skin infections and scarring.
      Try over-the-counter acne medications - like Panoxyl. If no improvement try and see a doctor.
      If by black marks you mean scars, they do fade over time. Other than stuff like laser treatment (you can't do that yourself!) there isn't a great deal you can do. Try and not cause any more by squeezing pimples.

  2. QUESTION:
    Is there any cure for skin skin pigmentation where I have white skin spots?
    Dear Doctor Naram,
    My daughter is twenty one. Two years ago she started developing white spots on her body shoulders hands and back. They are spreading and there seems to be no treatment so far. It looks awful, one person with two different skin tone. It is affecting her mind. Can you please help. Is there any herbal remedy or ancient secret I can use.

    Please hely. I am desperate for her.

    • ANSWER:
      Hyperpigmentation can occur due to many reasons. But treating it successfully would depend completely upon how long you have had the problem. Sometimes, if you have started developing skin pigmentation patches newly, you will find that treatment is not only simpler, it is also faster. Simple cases of newly developed pigmentation patches can be treated by using aloe vera gel. You can apply the gel to your patches in order to take care of it effectively and rapidly. If you can, try to get a fresh leaf and squeeze the gel out of that. This is relatively better than using it out of a bottle. But that is not to say that the bottle version does not work as effectively or as well. Look for a bottle that states that it contains 50 per cent or more of pure aloe gel. It is advisable to start using aloe soap. This will not make a significant contribution, but it will certainly help to not develop more spots.

      Another step that has to be taken to arrest the growth of pigmentation patches is that you must use sunscreen lotion when going outdoors as a rule rather than only while going to the beach. This will also make a considerable difference in that you will be preventing further patches from appearing. There are also some simple fruits and vegetables which you can apply to get rid of dark patches and spots. Cucumber juice is considered to be one such remedial measure. Raw potatoes are also rich in starch and mildly bleaching agents. If you can squeeze out the juice of a raw potato and apply this to your patches, you will see a lightening of the discoloration in as little as a week.

      It is also important to inculcate a daily routine to cure yourself of the problem. Soak almonds overnight, and peel and grind them the next morning. Apply this to your patches to reduce darkness. A tablespoon of milk powder, honey, lemon juice, and almond oil can be mixed and stored in the refrigerator. Applying this for about 20 minutes will help to even out your skin tone considerably. You can also apply very diluted ammonia to your dark patches. But make it a point that you do not go out in the sun after doing this, otherwise your skin will only darken further. Therefore, the best time to do this is at night, when you know you will not be going out.
      Good luck and God bless you

  3. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these two white spots around my mouth naturally?
    I have spots near my mouth. It's not THAT noticeable, cause i'm light-skinned, i guess, but i certainly notice it. My mom does too. I didn't notice it when it came. They're not bumps. Just white spots. And i so want to get rid of them. :( Hooow? I'll do almost anything. Do I have to eat certain foods? Use cleansers? I'm only 13. NO laser treatment. PLEASE help. I want to keep my face pretty.

    • ANSWER:
      hi, see einfocorner.com for this. You'll see the links specificly about this on the left side and right side in related menus so you dont have to go and search everywhere.

  4. QUESTION:
    After sun tanning, I realized white spots on my arms and legs. How can i get rid of them?
    Im a female teenager. The white spots are all different sizes. Im tan, so the white spots stick out. I would like to know what is causing this. I have eczema, and I don't know if that is a factor. These spots have never occurred, so i was wondering, what is the cause and how do i get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      They could be hormonal (like if you are taking birth control). Or, they could be fungus from your scalp, because of all of the products women use for hair, flakes of it will shed to your arms and shoulders and create white spots that won't tan. And yes, the eczema could be a factor. When you are tanning, start using a lotion.

      There is a treatment for sunspots called "Arrest." You can find it at almost any tanning salon.

      And contrary to the other answerer, the sunspots that you described are not typical of skin cancer. And the only way you can get any type of skin cancer would be if you were overexposing on a constant basis (years).

  5. QUESTION:
    How long after tinea versicolor treatment is it okay to tan again?
    After treatment of tinea versicolor, when is it okay to sun tan or use tanning lotion again? Will applying tanning lotion AFTER treatment just to the white spots help them fade faster? And will tanning on the beach AFTER treatment, for example, make the white spots stand out more or will they be more susceptible to tanning and hence fade quicker?

    • ANSWER:
      Ughhhh I have that nasty fungus too...
      You really shouldn't tan till its the same as your skin color... If it's not it'll stand out way more trust me it happened to me and it's on my face sooo that sucked... It took months for the tinea to go away by applying nizoral OTC to it like 3 times a day...
      Good luck

  6. QUESTION:
    How Do i remove white spots on my face ?
    Okayy i have mostly white spots under my chin & just today i have one between my eyes..and i put this lotion on it kinda burns its called Eucerin thats lotion the doctor told me to put on but it does work ??

    But i don't have acne or pimples ??
    Yes, I have oily skin ?

    • ANSWER:
      There are many skin conditions that causes white spots on the skin, normally it occurs due to the pigmentation problems, as pigmentation is the process of the coloration of skin. When some pigmentation problems occurs at any part of the body then at this part original skin color vanishes and the white spot appears.
      These are the skin conditions that yields such white spots, Nevus depigmentosus, Pityriasis Alba, White scars and hypopigmentation, Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis and vitiligo.
      for the treatment of these spots on your face , first you must have to diagnose your skin condition.

  7. QUESTION:
    How to treat white spot infection in fishes?
    My few fishes hv developed white spots on their fins and bodies, those are gold fishes and tetras.
    Please help me out how to treat that. I hv got a green coloured solution but i dont know how to use that.
    I hv made a 100% water change today only.

    Please guide me through.

    • ANSWER:
      Ich (Ichthyophthirius multifiliis)

      Symptoms: Salt-like specks on the body/fins. Excessive slime. Problems breathing (ich invades the gills), clamped fins, loss of appetite.

      Ich, Ick, white spot disease, whatever the name, this is the most common malady experienced in the home aquarium. Luckily, this disease is also easily cured if caught in time! Ich is actually a protozoa called Ichthyophthirius multifiliis. There are three phases to the life cycle of this protozoa. Normally, to the amateur aquarist, the life cycle is of no importance. However, since Ich is susceptible to treatment at only one stage of the life cycle, an awareness of the life cycle is important.

      Adult phase - it is embedded in the skin or gills of the fish, causing irritation (with the fish showing signs of irritation) and the appearance of small white nodules. As the parasite grows it feeds on red blood cells and skin cells. After a few days it bores itself out of the fish and falls to the bottom of the aquarium.
      Cyst phase - after falling to the bottom, the adult parasite forms into a cyst with rapid cell divisions occurring.
      Free swimming phase - after the cyst phase, about 1000 free swimming young swim upwards looking for a host. If a host is not found within 2 to 3 days, the parasite dies. Once a host is found the whole cycle begins anew.
      These three phases take about 4 weeks at 70º F but only 5 days at 80º F. For this reason it is recommended that the aquarium water be raised to about 80º for the duration of the treatment. If the fish can stand it, raise the temperature even higher up to 85º.
      The free swimming phase is the best time to treat with chemicals. Raising the aquarium temperature to 80º F will greatly shorten the time for the free swimming phase to occur. The drug of choice is quinine hydrochloride at 30 mg per liter (1 in 30,000). Quinine sulphate can be used if the hydrochloride is not available. The water may cloud but this will disappear. By reducing the time (with raised temperature) of the phases, you should be able to attack the free swimming phase effectively.
      Some aquarists like to use malachite green, but it tends to stain the plastic and silicone in the aquarium. Most commercial remedies contain malachite green and/or copper, which are both effective.

  8. QUESTION:
    Why is their a small white spot on the cheek of my face? How do you get rid of it?
    This small white spot has been on my face since last year, after I came home from cherry picking with my family was when I first discovered it. My parents won't take me to the doctors, they said it doesn't matter. How do I get rid of it? What is it?
    My skin is soft and normal I think, I'm 14, I don't get much pimples, only some on my nose and forehead.
    How do I get rid of it? What is it?

    P.S My next checkup is a long time from now, I forgot to ask >.>
    The white spot is visible.

    • ANSWER:
      When you came home from cherry picking and noticed the spot, chances were you had gotten a little bit of sunlight that day. While the rest of your face/skin tans, sometimes those white areas show up.
      It could be many things, but I know for certain that areas of previous blemishes, scars, cuts, scabs, acne etc that have been picked at, scratched, and the top layer of skin traumatized or removed can somewhat remove the skin pigment, or color, that was once there. For instance, if you once had a fairly deep skin cut and it has since healed, notice how that area is different than the rest of your skin. Most likely it is alot lighter in color and some sort of difference can easily be seen. This is one example of how skin color can lighten as the result of some damage, removal to the area. It will REALLY show up once you being to tan or get some color on the rest of your skin around it.

      When you were younger, can you remember a time that perhaps you had chicken pox, or a scar of some sort in that same spot that now shows up white?

      As far as skin cancer goes, those areas are generally raised, and not smooth as the skin around it. One doctor told me once that if hair was growing from the area, it couldn't be cancer...but that was long ago and new developments in skin cancer types and treatment may make that information incorrect by now.

      From how you describe it, I would say it sounds like a loss of skin pigmentation.

  9. QUESTION:
    How can I make my skin beautiful and flawless like in those face wash commercials?
    So I have extremely white skin! Like it is SO white that it is close to impossible to find a foundation that is light enough to match my skin tone! My skin is also really sensitive! Like on a scale of sensitive 1 being not sensitive at all and 10 being REALLY sensitive. My skin would be around 7 and a half... Is there any tips, tricks, or treatments I can look into to so I can get that amazing beautiful flawless skin? Thanks in advance! Blessings :)

    • ANSWER:
      for acne,fair complexion,tanning,sunburn,all kind of marks,all kind of dark
      spots,make up tips,hair issues n other skin n hair problems
      u can refer to dis website
      http://skincaretipps3505.notlong.com
      (copy n paste the above link in browser to open it)
      it has got so many tips n free beauty samples
      for curing acne and all your skin problems.
      u ll also find good home remedies for all skin problems

  10. QUESTION:
    Why am I growing white spots on my face?
    Hello, I'm a 13 year old boy, who recently checked in the mirror, and noticed that i have small white spots on my face. One is on the right of my forehead, some on the left of my jaw, and little ones on my cheeks. So I'm wondering why am I growing these and what are they?

    • ANSWER:
      Normally white spots on skin appear due to the depigmentation problems in skin such as skin condition vitiligo, most commonest form of de-pigmentation.
      In such skin condition skin due to the destruction of skin color producing cell signs of de pigmentation appear on skin.
      Anyhow many skin disorders are responsible for white spots on skin. Furthermore each skin of the skin disorder is treated differently. To treat white spots first of all you need to correctly diagnose your right skin problem.
      Almost all skin problems causes white spots are listed at http://www.antivitiligo.com/vitiligo/things-like-vitiligo.html read about them and try to compare with your skin patches, if possible see images of these disease if would be beneficial for you in treatment of the skin spots.

  11. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of or balance out uneven facial skin tone?
    Is there any way I can even out my skin tone without any dermontologist visits? I have a medium skin tone but uneven because I have white spots on on cheeks. Because of this matter, it makes me look really pale. Please help me balance out my facial skin tone and complextion.

    • ANSWER:
      This is a safe, permanent cure using low cost natural oils which are beneficial to the skin. It worked wonders at ridding me of uneven facial skin tone, discolorations, sun spots, even freckles and many other conditions. And it has helped many others.
      Use a natural oil - olive oils work really well and are also good for oily skin that is prone to acne, etc.(do a web search "Olive oil treatment for acne, oily skin?") Massage over and over with a quite strong, vigorous motion. Better to use a forward and back action not a circular one using finger tips or sides and front of fingers depending where on face you massage. You will find you can make it more vigorous and can massage for longer as you progress (build up to a 20 to 30 min a session for best and quickest results). The massaging friction forces a fresh, clearer skin to emerge. Initially, the skin has to adjust and if soreness, breakouts or other reactions happen - skin might expel poisons that need to be expelled - then stop and resume when you can. You have to find the pace that works for you . In about 4 - 5 days - depending on how vigorously /how long you have been able to make the massage - you should start to see noticeable results. And in 10 to 15 days you will see even better results. It also gives skin a radiantly healthy glow and tightens and rejuvenates skin. The oil quickly absorbs into skin so simply splash face with water and dab dry with tissues. You will not need to use any other treatment ever again! As olive oil is a natural moisturizer, you will not need to use any other. Some skin clinics may tell you to only massage gently but this treatment has only been beneficial to the many who have tried it. Try it - you will be happy that you did!

      SOURCE(S): 20+ years experimentation and research into natural treatments and cures of skin problems and anti-aging and rejuvenation treatments.

  12. QUESTION:
    White spots and dry spots around my dogs belly?
    I have a male dog, and lately some white spots that look kind of like mold or something have appear on my dogs belly. There are also spots of dry skin that seem to flake off. When touched, these spots seem to hurt him...

    What are these spots and how do I get rid of them?
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      It is very important to get accurate information, a correct diagnosis and the exact treatment your dog needs. That is why we have veterinarians. ANSWERS is not a site for medical questions to be asked or answered. You could try one of the very many ASK A VET sites but truly the best thing to do is to take your dog to the veterinarian.

  13. QUESTION:
    What acne treatment should i use for my skin?
    I used to have perfect skin but recently i have been getting a few pimples and lots of white spots under my eyes. I have semi oily skin. Should i use proactive? The clean and clear advantage kit? Or something else? Thank you so much! Also.. how well did it work and in how long? thank again!

    • ANSWER:
      i love love love my skin care routine and it sounds like i have similar skin to you
      -biore complexion clearing/ blemish fighting ice cleaner
      -biore complexion clearing pore unclogging scrub
      -clean and clear morning burst in shower facial
      -olay refreshing toner

      for breakouts i use neutrogena rapid clear, because it uses salicylic acid, which for me works better and is less harsh on my skin

      for the times when i just cant help picking at the zit i use A+D ointment. (its white and like yellow-gold). this stuff is genius. though its for diaper rash, it works perfectly on all cuts by closing it up sooner and helps reduce scarring

      for the oil i use clean and clear oil absorbing sheets

      i hope that helps in any way (seriously though, try the a+d ointment)

  14. QUESTION:
    How do you remove white heads?
    I have white spots on my face, similar to black heads is there anyway of getting rid of them in three weeks. I am tying the knot soon!

    • ANSWER:
      We are just alike. You get oily forehead right? And on the corner of your nose are dry? You have combination skin type like me and this is what I use. You need a really good skin care product that will keep your face oil and shine free for up to 12 hours to prevent less breakouts. This skin care system ha been proven also to minimize your pores. The larger the pores are the more you produce oil from pores and the more you will have breakouts.Prevention is the key to clear skin. This is what I use so I get less breakouts. http://cgarcia1.qhealthbeauty.com/produc...
      If you have bad pimples then you should be using an acne treatment. Acne treatment is formulated with the right kind of combination to kill the bacteria that is deep down in the pores while regular skin care products only cleanse the surface of face. http://cgarcia1.qhealthbeauty.com/produc...
      Age and food doesn't cause you to have breakouts. Having bacteria in the pores due to poor cleansing is the main cause. When your pores are clogged with bacteria you need to get acne treatment. How long did you use the proactive? For some people who have lots of bacteria in the pores it may take a while for the formula to get all the dirt and bacteria out. Acne lives without oxygen when you use an acne treatment that's been formulated to treat acne deep down with oxygen it kills it. Acne dies when exposed to oxygen. You also have to be consistent you can't miss a day or two you need to be consistent and persistent with the cleaning and give it time for the acne treatment to work deep down. YOu should also be using a microdermabrasion system or an exfoliator that won't clog your pores. This takes away dead skin cells. Dead skin cells also cause you to breakout because of bacteria that got into the pores. This makes pores smaller which means the smaller the pores the less oil is produced when there are lots of oil produced this collects dirt and clogs your pores. So the tighter your skin is the less breakouts you will have. http://cgarcia1.qhealthbeauty.com/produc...
      I use this lotion which is also the best thing ever invented. Smells so nice and makes your skin feels like satin or velvety. Anyway this helps minimize pores as well. Feel softer smoother skin instantly with Artistry Skin Refinishing Lotion. And improve your skin texture by 52% in 12 weeks. scientifically proven for their smoothing benefits. In just 12 weeks, skin texture can show a 52% improvement, the appearance of fine lines can be reduced by 48%, and skin can look and feel firmer by 41%. The tighter or firmer your skin are which means smaller pores so less beakouts.
      http://cgarcia1.qhealthbeauty.com/products/product.aspx?itemno=100240

  15. QUESTION:
    How do i Get rid of White spots on my skin?
    The doctor says its a common skin fungus, but they never seem to go away, you can really tell when im Tan. What can i Do?

    • ANSWER:
      what did the doctor say to do about it?

      hey i just found this on another site and copied it... maybe this will help it is the only answer i have found they say works!

      here it is:
      I'm 42 yrs. old, live in Florida and still love to sunbath. I first niticed these spots when I was 19yrs. old,started on my back, moved around to my arms and then started up to my face. Went to Derm. tried all the things I have read here and somethings helped, but nothing long term. Finally at age 27 while pregnant with my second child, my midwife noticed the spots and ask about past treatments, I explained all and she wrote me a prescription for Terrazol 7- It's a vaginal cream and it's about .00, But, it worked! I speak out to even strangers I run across now and tell them. Mostly it's the guys that cringe when I say what it's normal use is, but it's the avtive ingrediant {terrazol} and I guess the 7 is stonger? Never asked, I just know that it works and fast too. You can tell that it worked by getting in a dark room and turning on a black light. If the spots glow, youve got fungus, if not-But you still have to retan the old spots, it's like new skin once the fungus affects it.

  16. QUESTION:
    Which is the best product to reduce hyperpigmentation on the body?
    I have this one dark spot on my chest area(yes my breast). I had this one small discolored patch from me accidentally scratching. It was raw pink skin, then it healed after about 2 weeks with treatment. I used neosporin, bio oil, band aids etc. When I peeled off a band-aid at one point while it was healing, it peeled of another section of my skin. It too was pink and raw. They both healed over, now I am left with a white/pinkish really light patch of skin, and a reddish/pink darkish spot on another area. I've been using Palmer's Cocoa Butter lotion, and it helped soothe the dark area, and lighten it a little. I am wondering if it will return to the normal skin color, and what will I do with the white spot? I have dark skin too. I'm Filipino, so my skin is brown but not super dark.

    • ANSWER:
      Consult with a skin specialist. For more you can also check this link:

  17. QUESTION:
    why do my clown coaches keep getting white spot ick?
    I treat them and it eventually goes then after a week or so it comes back. One of my clown loaches is not rubbing itself of rocks scratching off its scales and it does not look good. Why is it only the clowns loaches that get white spot I have 5 of them they live in a 4ft 260l tank and my temp is 27 centigrade.

    • ANSWER:
      As he says and also be careful of using proprietary treatments as with the girl in the bond movie who was covered in gold the stain of the treatment can smother the skin and kill the fish, its best to use a half dose over an extended period than the full dose, one suspects that you are not completing the treatment so after two week the parasite is back in the water and latching onto the fish. Also raise the temperature to 86f for the course of a month this will stop the blighters breeding.

  18. QUESTION:
    What are these bumps between my eyes and around my nose?
    I tried a new foundation that broke me out (MAC surprise, surprise) and now I have all these bumpy areas on my face that look nasty! They aren't white heads or black heads they are just bumps under my skin that will not go away. I put some peroxide on it and on the bumps it does cause white spots to appear in the center. What are these bumps?

    • ANSWER:
      They are probably a form of acne. Acne requires a multi-faceted approach. If you have acne clean your skin gently, try not to touch your skin when your hands are not clean, and avoid the sun.

      The three basics of acne treatment are to (1) unclog pores, (2) kill bacteria, and (3) minimize oil. Use mild exfoliating cleansers to unclog your pores. Use benzoyl peroxide to kill the bacteria. Get rid of oil on the surface of your skin by using a gentle toner. Generally drug store brands will do each of these things well. You don't need to spend a fortune.

      These are all good basic skin regimens that may help with the acne battle:

      Cleanse twice daily with a 5% benzoyl peroxide wash. An alternative for those who are allergic to benzoyl peroxide is 2% salicylic acid.

      Apply a gel or cream containing 5% benzoyl peroxide; an alternative is sulfur or resorcinol.

      At night, apply a spot cream containing sulfur to the affected areas.

      Use a light skin moisturizer and oil-free makeup.

      If you try all these approaches and it still does not seem to work, it is time to consult your doctor. You may need a prescription medication approach to deal with your acne.

      And read the information at these sites. You may find other ideas that will help you.

      http://www.acneguide.ca/acne_med_treatments/index.html
      http://www.womenshealth.gov/faq/acne.cfm
      http://www.medicinenet.com/acne/article.htm
      http://dermatology.about.com/cs/acnecomedones/a/comedones.htm

  19. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of small white spots on the skin of your feet?
    Am mid-30s, they started to appear a couple years ago and more keep appearing on top of foot and near ankle. They can be concealed with moisturiser but don't know how to get rid of them. The spots (not pimples or raised so you could scratch them off) don't hurt but look pretty ugly and I want to get rid of them. Anyone know solution?

    • ANSWER:
      DEAR FRIEND
      DO NT WORRY THE SPOTS STAYING ON YOUR FEET IS CALLED I G H (IDIOPATHIC GUTTATE HYPO MELANOSIS)A SKIN CONDITION RELATED TO AGEING. IT IS A BENIGN CONDITION. THE TREATMENT IS NEARLY SIMILAR TO VITILIGO(LEUCODERMA).
      IT IS ONLY A COSMETIC PROBLEM. CRAB APPLE OF DR BACH FLOWER REMEDIES DEFINITELY WILL HELP. SEE UR SKIN SPECIALIST
      GOOD LUCK

  20. QUESTION:
    When can i change the water in my fish tank?
    My fish had a couple of white spots so I bought some treatment, the treatment was a 2 dose treatment across 4 days so I treated them on Monday and Thursday which is today, and I was wondering how long I would have to wait before I could a water change again.

    • ANSWER:
      First, never change all the water in the tank at once. Only change about 1/5 of it at any time to prevent shock. I do mine once a week and use the water I take out to water my plants.

      Second, make sure that the medication has done it's job. Give the fish a break for at least a week before upsetting their environment. They've been through a lot and need to rest. Changing water is stressful for them. When they have looked healthy and spot free for a week, try changing some of the water.

      Third, make sure, when you do change the water to use a stress coat of some kind to help cushion your fish's skin. Ich attacks skin and the water change might seriously harm them. Just be patient.

  21. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of these white skin spots?
    Ok so I went to the beach and got sunburn when my skin started peeling BAD!!! And I mean bad! The peeling was all over my arms all over my back up and down! But I peeled it al ittle and I know im should not of peeled it but I did. So now I have these white spot all over my arms and back. And schools is about to start in 3 weeks and I really want to get rid of them. Please help!!!!!! :D

    • ANSWER:
      Okay so my friend has that and she sad that her doc told her to not use any soap that has dys, perfumes, or anything like that... just i dont know unscented soap

      I recommend using Eucerin dry skin therapy calming Itch relief treatment
      It is a lotion but i swear to God it cures any skin problen!
      If i get sunburned i put that on and it goes away in 1-2 days
      It got rid of my eczema
      and i even put it on my face after i wash it and it helps my acne
      I swear I am not lying this stuff is amazing, it even helped heal my huge scar

      It comes in a bottle a little bigger than a hand.. and sometimes i can't find it at the store
      but put it on right after you shower and you should see a difference

      But I'm not an expert and my friend went to her doctor so I would try that and be sure to go to the doctor if they don't go away

      When it comes to skin its good to be safe

  22. QUESTION:
    My guppies keep on dieing. They all have big white spots on their underside. Does anyone know what is going on?
    My guppies keep on dieing. They all have big white spots on their underside. Does anyone know what is going on?

    • ANSWER:
      Ich/White Spot: This is probably one of the most common fish diseases. Ich looks like literally white spots all over the fish. This is a Protozoan disease caused by Ichthyophthirius in fresh water aqauriums (Cryptocarion irritans in Marine). It is a parasite that attacks the eyes, fins, gills, skin and mouth interior.

      Symptoms: White spots all over the fish. The fish may attempt to scrape itself against objects in the aquarium, have a loss of appetite or a stressed-rapid breathing. The parasite can only be affected by treatment during the free-swimming stages of the cycle.

      Treatment : A Copper Sulfate or Copper Formalin medicine should be able to kill most infections. There are many medicines all do the trick. If the fish are salt tolerant give your fish a salt bath. Also raise the temp this ups the life cycle of the disgusting parasite.

  23. QUESTION:
    What methods have worked for you on getting rid of keloid scars?
    I have them on the backs of my ears, really hate them. Silicone worked on one but the other seems to have been irritated by getting messed with and I think is growing on the front. Help!!
    What could a white spot on the front be? Is it another keloid growing? Is it infection under the skin? How can I get infection out when the scar is closed?
    So..just any tips on keloids. Your stories and experiences.
    How can I not make them any worse, but better??

    • ANSWER:
      A keloid scar forms when fibroblasts (one of the types of cells involved in the healing of wounds) are too stupid to know when to stop laying down collagen and thus form, and continue to form, masses of scar tissue in a process known as keloiding. A keloid, by definition, travels outside the lines of the original scar. Keloids are benign tumors that most commonly affect people with darker complexions, such as individuals of African, Asian, and Polynesian descent. That's not to say keloid scarring doesn't occur in whites; it's just less common. Keloid scars affect both sexes equally and are most prevalent in younger people below the age of about thirty.

      While a keloid is most likely to show up on places of the body like the ears, chest, shoulders, and neck, they're really not all that picky and can show up virtually anywhere. Usually they rear their ugly heads at the sites of burns, scratches, lacerations, pimples, chicken pox, piercings, surgical scars, or basically any other type of wound you can imagine. They have even been reported to show up for no discernible reason at all. No matter where they show up, though, one thing is certain: you don't want them there. Besides all of the obvious "medical" reasons for wanting to get rid of keloid scars (see left), they have a tendency to be quite large and obvious and so make people feel self-conscious. So, in this article I'm gonna go over some of the most common and effective keloid scar removal techniques as well as a few highly effective products for keloid scar treatment.

      Good luck!

  24. QUESTION:
    I got these white spots after my skin started to peel? will it go back to my tan color or stay that way?
    i went to the beach a week ago and i got tanned really bad. i started to peeling and i have all these white spots on my bakc. i'm afraid that it wont go back to my tan color it would just stay that way. and its not just my whole back it just this one area. should i be worried? what should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      I got laser treatment on my forehead and at first it was really dark and then it started to come off. underneath it was all white compared to my tanned-ish skin. my dermatologist said that it will go back to normal so I don't think you should be worried at all. basically you have to wait for the rest of your skin to go back to being your normal colour, and it's better not to tan the white spot because it reacts badly to sun.

  25. QUESTION:
    Does anybody know a guaranteed treatment to Vitiligo?
    I have my skin affected by Vitiligo (white spots on skin). So can anybody please tell me where can I find a guaranteed treatment to this disease?. It really disturbes me emotionally.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no known cure for vitiligo, but many people use treatment to help improve the general appearance of their skin.

      Treatments generally fall into three categories: medical therapy, surgical therapy, and adjunctive therapy (which can be used alongside surgical or medical treatment).

      Medical therapies

      * Topical steroid therapy: Early on in the condition, your doctor can prescribe a mild steroid cream to apply to the white patches. This can sometimes stop the spread of patches, and may restore your original skin colour. Steroid cream can only be used for a limited amount of time, as long-term use can cause side effects, such as skin striae (when the skin streaks or lines).
      * PUVA (Psoralen and Ultra Violet A light) treatment: This involves taking a medicine (psoralen) to make the skin sensitive to light. The skin is then exposed to ultraviolet A light from a special hospital lamp. In almost half of all cases, this treatment works well and the original colour is returned to the skin. However, this treatment can increase the risk of skin cancer because of the extra exposure to UVA rays, and is not advised for children or pregnant women.
      * Depigmentation: This involves fading the unaffected skin so that it matches the white areas. A special drug is applied to the white patches twice a day, for about a year to remove the pigment. Depigmentation is permanent and cannot be reversed, but may be the best option for people who have vitiligo on more than 50% of their bodies.

      Surgical therapy

      * Skin grafting: Doctors remove a very thin layer of normal skin from one area of your body and attach it to the white area with no pigment. This treatment is very time consuming, not always successful and has a risk of scarring.

      Adjunctive therapies

      * Skin camouflage: Coloured creams that match your natural skin colour are put on the white patches to disguise them. Some colour creams can be prescribed on the NHS. Also, self-tanning lotion (fake tan) may help to cover vitiligo. It is available from most pharmacies and can last several days before it needs to be reapplied.
      * Counselling and support groups: People with vitiligo may find it helpful to speak to a psychologist or join a vitiligo support group, to help them to come to terms with the appearance of their skin. Your GP should be able to refer you to someone who can help in this area.

      Also, sunburn is a real risk to people with vitiligo because of the lack of melaninin their skin. So people with the condition, especially those with fair skin, should always apply high-factor suncream (Factor 20 or above) to their skin to protect themselves from sunburn and long-term damage. This will also minimise tanning and make the vitiligo much less noticeable.

  26. QUESTION:
    Tiny white spots at the top of both arms which I am unable to get rid of?
    I have had lots of little white spots at the top of my arms for the last couple of years, they are not painful but they don't look that great and sometimes they have more of a 'head' on them than others. I have tried different creams, exfoliators and cleaning mits and nothing seems to get rid of them. I am able to remove the heads of some of them with tweezers and the contents are difficulty to remove and when released are minute white lumps. Does anybody know what this is and how to get rid of them? Many Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      It is extremely dry skin that needs to be exfoliated. There is a name for it, but it escapes me at the moment. My daughter had a patch of it on her cheek - her Dr. recommended buying some "Carmol 20" cream. It is quite expensive and can be hard to find! She said that it should soften it up enough so that you will be able to exfoliate it properly. We only just started the treatment, but it does seem to be helping.

  27. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid of revers sun spots?
    i always wonder why i have white spots on my legs and my arms, i feel that it is from sun damage but im not sure. the darker i get from sun the light the spots get. what kind of treatment can i use or get?

    • ANSWER:
      I work at a Dermatology Department.

      If you're an older Caucasian person, you need to go to a doctor and get a Totally Body Check to make sure it's not BCC ( basal cell carcinoma ). These are usually red and flaky and bleed.

      If you're looking for treatments that can get rid of sun spots. There are lasers that a doctor may offer. They vary in range depending on your situation and skin tone. From what I've seen, you probably need something called Q-switch, Fraxel, or Microdermabrasian.

      These lasers will remove the top layer of skin, you'll be red for a few days but after that your skin will develop it's own collagen and it will look healthy and new.

  28. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of fleas on a Mongolian gerbil?
    I was watching my gerbil run around is cage. While I was watching him he started scratching his ears and head area. Then I saw him biting his side. I saw something black that looked like a flea on his head. He is totally black and has a white spot on his neck and that is where I saw it. So how am I supposed to get rid of them? Can they kill my gerbil or do they just make him itch like any other animal? I have never had this happen before.

    • ANSWER:
      Ivermectin from the exotic vet is what is typically prescribed for parasites. Most OTC products do not work, but you can get a couple of the ones for kittens. Revolution treats fleas, mites and lice. Advantage can be used for fleas and lice.

      I will give you several links pertaining to parasites. The first 2 although for rats will also apply to any rodent. The third link although for mites discusses using an OTC made for kittens. The links are as follows:

      http://gerbilforum.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=healthfaq&action=display&thread=11597&page=1

      http://ratguide.com/meds/anti-infectives/advantage.php

      http://ratguide.com/health/integumentary_skin/ectoparasites.php

      You will need to thoroughly scrub the cage and all accessories after treatment. Toss all wood products as they can contain eggs. Ask an exotic vet for treatment times with the product you choose as you will need to repeat based on life cycle of the parasite. For instance, with mites, I was told to repeat the Revolution 2 weeks after and then again 1 month later. Repeat the cleaning process, too, of course. You will need to treat all animals in your home, though, for the fleas.

      Fleas and any parasite can come from anywhere. It has nothing to do with how you clean a cage. Bedding often contains mites which is why it is recommended the bedding be baked or frozen prior to use. I am sorry your little one has fleas. It is a real pain for everyone.

  29. QUESTION:
    I have ich in a freshwater tank?
    I have a 20 gallong tank with 2 Neon Tetras and 1 Silver Molly. All have white spots on them showing ich. What is the best treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, a couple got close....
      Ick is a parasite in your aquarium. To dispel some common myths it is not caused by poor water quality or low temperatures, or ammonia, or dirty filters or anything else like that. It does not lurk around in a tank waiting to attack fish, it does not only attack weakened fish, it is not airborne. None of that is true. It is caused by a specific parasite and must be introduced into the tank. This usually happens when you bring in new fish from an infected tank. The best treatment for ick in a tropical aquariums is:

      Change a large portion of the water, about 50-60% while cleaning the gravel very well.

      Clean the filter and change all the media but leave out the carbon.

      Add 2 tablespoons of salt per 5 gallons of the tank.

      Raise the temperature to 88-90 F. Raise it slowly, about 1 degree per hour. You may need to add an air stone or two depending on the type of fish and how heavily the tank is stocked.

      Add a good ick medication as directed on the bottle. Try to find a medication that used Malachite Green as the active ingredient. (CAUTION: Malachite Green is a known carcinogen. Be careful not to get it on your skin!)

      Change 25% or more of the water daily being sure to clean the gravel as you do so.

      Continue the treatment for at least 7 days after you see the last white spots on any of the fish.

      After the treatment, return the carbon to your filter and lower the temperature to normal.

      This will work and will remove the ick from your tank.

      MM

  30. QUESTION:
    Why is my fantail goldfish sitting at the bottom of her tank?
    I bought a black fantail goldfish from Walmart about a month ago. The day after I got her she had a bit of fungus of her tail. I treated it immediately and it went away with no problems. She's been fin ever since. Wednesday when I came home from work and went to feed her she had this white cobwebby stuff on her head. It didn't look like a fungus, but may have been. It just looked like she swam through a cobweb, or had thin peeling skin on her. That night when I tuned off my living room light and just her tank light was on, a bunch of white spots all over her lit up. I went to the pet store the next day and asked what it may have been. It was suggested it was fungus and ick together. I got Pimafix and Melafix to treat them both. When I came home all traces of everything was gone. She was her normal black color except for a few faint white spots. I've been giving her the medicine, it says to dose everyday for 7 days. She looks normal, but for the last two days she's just been sitting in the same spot on the bottom of the tank. She'll come up and eat and occasionally swim around a little in the area, then settle back into her spot. If I come over she'll swim away, but that's all. Her fins are all up and she looks healthy, just not moving much. And just today, I fed her and she didn't eat, so that's changed officially. I'm hopping she'll go pick at the food later, but she didn't eat anything I dropped in there.
    She is in a 5 gallon aquarium. I have a 30 gallon currently in a cycle, it should be done soon so I can transfer her to a more suitable size.
    She it the only fish in the tank and she is about an inch long.
    I don't have a full water testing kit, but I have an ammonia alert meter and the ammonia is 0.
    I did a 50% water change last Saturday, so the 1st.
    I purify the water to remove all toxins and contaminates, also I use aquarium salt.
    I haven't added anything new or changed anything in the environment, she was fine Tuesday, and Wednesday she had all of this all over her.
    I really want to get her better, any help is great. Also, if anyone happens to know of any good forums that I could go to in the future, I'd appreciate that as well.

    • ANSWER:
      Putting two different types of medicines in the water when the cause was unknown may have put unnecessary stress on your fish and her behavior may be the result of that. You should do a water change to get all the chemicals out. She should perk up with good clean water if she's no longer showing any signs of illness.
      Have you treated her for parasites yet? Almost all fish that come from pet stores come with them so to be safe, any new fish brought home should be treated with praziquantel. Prazipro is a liquid prazi treatment that's pretty easy to get hands on.
      Also, you also shouldn't use aquarium salt on a daily basis. If you ever need to treat with aquarium salt (one of the most effective cures to almost any infection ever) it will be considerably less effective.
      If you need further help/support, goldfishkeepers and kokosgoldfishforum are both good forums. Koko's is more "family friendly"

  31. QUESTION:
    Can a fish fight Ich or Ick by itself without medication?
    I think my fish has ich/ick whatever it is because he developed a white spot on his lower lip and it seems a little lighter color where his side fins are. But he seems to be recovering. The day I noticed it I did a 20% water change.

    And could the cause of the disease be from the filter? I just got this setup about a month and a half ago and haven't changed the filter.

    • ANSWER:
      No, fish will need help to fight Ich. Their immune system is not used to the protozoan Ich, and has no defense against it. It is not caused by your lack of filter changes, but is simply because the fish may have become stressed, or because you were introducing new fish/plants which may have carried Ich into your aquarium.
      Ich:
      The name translates to "fish louse with many children", a title that fits well, as each parasite may produce over a thousand offspring. Although the disease is the equivalent of a skin infection, it can easily be fatal to a fish stressed by poor diet or habitat.

      Symptoms:

      * Small white spots resembling sand
      * Fish scratch against rocks and gravel
      * In advanced stages fish become lethargic
      * Redness or bloody streaks in advanced stages

      Infected fish are covered to various degrees with small white spots. Severe infestations are easy to spot, but small occurrences often go unnoticed. However, ich won't remain unnoticed for long. Like a bad penny, it will be back with a vengeance.

      The adult parasite burrows into the skin of its victim, feeding on blood and dead epithelial cells. The irritation caused by the burrowing parasite causes the skin of the fish to swell and produce white cysts seen as a small spots.

      The fish feels as if it's been bitten by a mosquito. It's not unusual to see infected fish scratching against rocks and gravel in an effort to get relief.

      After several days of feasting, the engorged parasite develops into a trophozoite, burrows out of the fish and sinks bottom of the tank. Secreting a soft jellylike substance, it forms a protective membrane inside of which it divides into hundreds of baby parasites, known as tomites. The hungry tomites soon leave their home in search of a fresh fish to dine upon.

      It is during the free-swimming stage, which lasts a mere three days, that the parasite is vulnerable to medication. Once it has burrowed into a new host fish it is safely protected from chemicals in the water.

      Treatment:

      * Raise water temperature
      * Medicate for 10-14 days
      * Reduce medication when treating scaleless fish
      * Discontinue carbon filtration during treatment
      * Perform water changes between treatments

      The entire cycle takes about two weeks from start to finish. Higher temps will shorten the cycle, while low temps lengthen it. Therefore, raising the water temp shortens the time it takes for the parasite to reach the stage in which it is susceptible to medication.Treatments must be given for a long enough period to assure that all parasites are gone. Watch carefully for other infections, as secondary infections often occur where the skin has been damaged by the parasite.

      Although nothing kills the parasite once it has checked into it's fish "hotel", several chemicals kill ich once it has left the fish. Malachite green, methylene blue, quinine hydrochloride, and mepracrine hydrochloride are all effective, and are available under several brand names.

      Dose based on the package instructions, however cut dosages in half when treating scaleless catfish and tetras. Regardless of the medication used, treatment should be given continuously for 10-14 days to ensure all parasites are killed. Between treatments a partial water change is recommended. Keep water temperatures higher than usual to speed up the life cycle of the parasite. Discontinue carbon filtration during treatment, as it will remove the chemicals.

      Remember to raise the temperature slowly (no more than a couple degrees an hour) to avoid stressing the fish.

      Did you know that Ich dies when exposed to temperatures at or above 86F? You can simply raise the temperature to kill Ich without any meds, but only if your fish are very tolerant of heat.

      More Info:
      http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=16+2160&aid=2421

      Good Luck!

  32. QUESTION:
    Can I put the proactive mask on my white head pimple and leave it over night?
    I want to put the proactive (mask) spot treatment onto my white head pimple before i go to bed and leave it overnight.

    Will that help?

    • ANSWER:
      no. i've tried.
      I've been using proactive for 15 weeks now, morning and night, and my skin is exactly the same
      i think it's a rip off

  33. QUESTION:
    I am suffering from Luko derma or white skin disease.Is there any treatment available ?
    is there any treatment available for this (in homeopathic or allopathic).If there is no treatment available for this then how to prevent it to occur at other places.

    • ANSWER:
      tab. MELANOCYL one daily for 3 to 12 months

      use MELANOCYL CREAM on white spots , if blisters and itching occurs after it . stop cream for few days and take tab. CETIRIZINE..... TWICE A DAY....to relieve itch.

      white spots will start diminishing in one month

  34. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for a cold sore to appear?
    About 3 days ago I noticed a white spot near my lip. I think it may be cold sore in the making. It's been 3 days though and hasn't gotten any worse so my question is how long does it take until blisters start showing up.

    By the way, cold sores are embarassing :(

    • ANSWER:
      It doesn't really sound like a cold sore, because by 3 days a cold sore is quite developed.

      Many of us already have the cold sore virus dormant in our bodies, and never have a flare up of cold sores. We contracted it as children, as it is a very common virus, and children pick it up easily as they often share food and drinks, and may be less concerned about hand washing and hygiene. Cold sores can be transmitted even when the person does not have a cold sore, though it is less likely to happen then.

      There is no over-the-counter medication or home remedy that cures cold sores. Only time will take care of that. But there is a good prescription medication for cold sores. It will make them go away much faster, and as a result of taking this medication you will have far fewer outbreaks of cold sores.

      The absolute best treatment for cold sores is a prescription medication in pill form called Valtrex. It was intended for genital herpes, but cold sores are caused by the same family of viruses, and Valtrex stops colds sores in their tracks. None of the other treatments come close to the effectiveness of Valtrex, not the ointment Zovirax, and certainly not Abreva or anything else. Ask your doctor about it to see if you would be a good candidate for this medication. My doctor prescribed it for me for cold sores about five years ago and after taking it only a couple of times I hardly ever get a cold sore any more, and before Valtrex I was having several attacks a year. On the rare occasions that I do get one now, it is gone almost immediately when I take the medication - in about a day. In the meantime, here are a couple of informative links.

      http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/cold-sores-topic-overview
      http://kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/aches/cold_sores.html

  35. QUESTION:
    Why are flakes coming out of my turtle?
    I noticed that my turtle seems to have flakes of keratin peeling off of its shell. Is this normal? Its never happend before. When i removed one of these flakes, it had some small tiny white spots under it. What exactly is happening to my turtle? I dont think it is molting. Could this be some kind of infection?

    • ANSWER:
      What's normal?

      Many aquatic turtles regularly shed the outer layer of their shells. The thin outer lamina of each scute (section) loosens and falls off. This is perfectly normal and should be allowed to progress naturally, with no intervention.

      But what about skin?

      While snakes and lizards shed their skin regularly, turtles have a slower growth rate and do not shed in the same manner. Some small amount of visible shedding is not alarming, but any skin shedding that is prolonged or extensive is not really normal. Many owners overfeed their turtles and overheat their enclosures, both of which can lead to shedding. Since the problem is common, many keepers mistakenly think that it is fine. Excessive shedding is not usually a serious problem, but still should not be considered "normal."

      1. Overfeeding causes rapid growth, resulting is excessive skin shedding. Since overfeeding has been associated with kidney problems and other health issues in future years, it is best to avoid it.

      2. Overheating, especially in the basking area, can damage the skin and cause shedding. Use a low-wattage bulb, and place it so that the temperature does not exceed 85F. in the warmest area for subtropical/temperate species (e.g. red-eared sliders and painted turtles) or 90F for tropical aquatics (e.g. Malayan box turtles.)

      3. Over-supplementation with vitamin A can cause the skin to thicken and shed. Excessive vitamin A is toxic and can damage the liver. Most cases of severe hypervitaminosis A are caused by vitamin A injections, often as a result of a misdiagnosis. It is also possible, but less likely, to overdose with oral supplements. Do not use supplements more than once per week. Using aquatic plants and/or dark green and red lettuces in the diet will provide beta carotene which converts to vitamin A without the possibility of overdose.

      4. Insufficient vitamin A (or beta carotene) in the diet can also damage the skin. In this case, the skin is usually thin and reddened. The eyes are also likely to be affected if a vitamin A deficiency is present. Feeding dark green and red lettuces, squash, carrots, occasional fish, occasional egg yolks, or commercial turtle foods should prevent hypovitaminosis A.

      5. Fungal infections can cause skin shedding or mimic the appearance of shedding skin. Place the turtle in a mild saline solution. Salt will kill surface fungus, but deeper infections will need further care. Make sure the turtle spends time completely dry. The water should be kept clean. If a fungal infection does not respond to these improved habitat, seek veterinary help.

      6. Extremely high ammonia levels in the water can damage the outer layer of skin and cause shedding. RES are tolerant of high ammonia levels while map turtles are not, so this problem is more likely to occur with Graptemys species. It's important to remember that high ammonia levels discovered *after* the shedding may be caused by the excessive amount of skin in the water, rather than the cause of the problem. For a filtration system that is easy to maintain and produces excellent quality water, visit this link: One effective setup for aquatic turtles in small tanks

      7. Antibiotic treatment, especially injected Baytril, can cause skin shedding in the week following the treatment. This situation should right itself in a week or two without any intervention.

      8. Some serious conditions such as myxedema or viral liver disease can present with skin shedding. These would require veterinary care.

      Conclusion: Wild turtles do not tend to shed skin in any pronounced or prolonged way. This suggests that excessive shedding is often husbandry related. Also, many very experienced keepers have maintained animals in excellent health, with normal growth rates, that *never* shed skin in any noticeable way over a period of several decades. This would indicate that skin shedding is not an essential component of growth. Although skin shedding may not indicate serious illness, it is best to find and correct the husbandry problem. Check everything about your overall husbandry. Keep the vivarium clean and well lighted. Make sure you are providing a varied diet with lots of calcium, a good basking area, and correct temperatures for the species of turtle you have.

  36. QUESTION:
    How to remove pimples spot from face?
    iam 17 years old.white skin but there are so many pimples on my face.sometime it is red in colour.

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately you are at the age where one tends to breakout the most. Basically your hormones are out of whack from going through puberty but it WILL get better. Until then, here are some tips for you.

      1. Follow a skincare routine morning and night. Depending on how sensitive your skin is, you may want to stick with Cetaphil cleanser to start (dermatologists all recommend this when you visit them) because it's gentle on every skin type, will remove residue, and will minimize oil and acne-causing bacteria. Cleanse every morning and night and follow with an oil-free moisturizer to balance the pH levels of your skin. You will not break out more using a moisturizer. You will actually break out more if you don't use a moisturizer.

      2. Use a gentle exfoliating treatment 3 times a week. It will get rid of dead skin cells that clog your pores and cause acne. You can make your own out of organic brown sugar and warm water and exfoliate after cleansing. Massage the solution onto your skin with your fingertips in a circular motion for 2 minutes then rinse off. Then apply your moisturizer.

      3. Make a homemade face mask once a week to remove deeply embedded impurities in your pores. Acne Skin Site has awesome homemade facials you should check out and super easy to make.

      4. Drink plenty of water to remove toxins and waste from your body that can affect your skin if in your system too long. Also change your bed sheets every week.

      5. If you drink milk regularly, it can actually worsen or cause acne. Replace with water and fresh lemon slices if so.

      Good luck and it will be ok! :)

  37. QUESTION:
    I have White Spots IN my FAce wut do i do to get rid of them?
    i have white spots around my face n i dont know how to
    get rid of them how do i?

    • ANSWER:
      First of all diagnose about the actual skin condition that causes such spots on your face.
      As I read at http://www.antivitiligo.com/vitiligo/things-like-vitiligo.html
      about 5 or 6 skin conditions that causes white spots on skin. and the treatment of each disease is different from other.

      therefore before applying any treatment it is necessary to diagnose the skin condition from which you are suffering.

  38. QUESTION:
    I have a 10 year old daughter with a white spot in her eyelid and dr told it is vitiligo?
    dr told it is vitiligo and showed me a lot of these white spots in her face with a device, which are not visible by naked eye. Is there any treatment for her?

    • ANSWER:
      Vitiligo is very serious skin condition, white spot on the skin is the most common symptom of vitiligo. For the treatment of vitiligo it is important that first recognition of the causes of vitilgo. Autoimmunity and the inheritence are two mane causes of vitiligo.
      There are different treatment procidure available for the vitiligo. see
      http://www.antivitiligo.com/vitiligo-treatment/
      for detail.
      However which treatment is best for a particular patient is depend on the condition the vitiligo of patients. Rember it may take long to be treated vitiligo.
      Eyelid is very sensible part of the body and take great care while applying any treatment, specially completely avoid the laser or radiation base treatmen at this place. Even for oil and cream type should be used with extraordinary care.
      I think among all the treatment option natural treatment for vitiligo is the best for the vitiligo. Because it is more safe, cheaper and have no side effects. It is quality of the natural or herbal medicines that they recover the gross root of the diseases for which these are beying applied.

  39. QUESTION:
    How does a person get ride of sun spots on their face?
    I recently went to the dermatologist because I have white blotches of pigmentation on my face. The dermatologist told me to stay out of the sun and put aveeno calming moisturizer onto my face. However, this is not working and I have been using this method for 3 weeks. Some people have told me to use Selsun Blue but I do not know the consequences to this. Is their anything I can do to make them go away?

    • ANSWER:
      Topical treatments take awhile to work. If you want quicker reaction either get a chemical peel, which takes the top layer of dead skin cells to show off new ones, cost 60-90$$ or have IPL treatments. They work more effectively against age/dark/white spots along with tightening skin, decreasing pore size, diminishing redness. It's more $$$ 75-400 per treatment, but great results!! That's what I do, for my rosacea.
      Good Luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    How to get flawless white skin naturally?
    i am an asian. naturally yellow but slightly tan since i play tennis. hav some acne. no pimples. wat is a good daily skin routine? i want a routine which does not require any expensive products. home remedies would be fine.

    • ANSWER:
      Wear sunblock when you're outside. Buy a non comedogenic one so that it doesn't make your acne worse. Wearing sunblock regularly now helps your skin stay nice as you get older and prevents sun damage.

      Apart from that, get a good cleanser, moisturiser and an exfoliating scrub. Cleanse and moisturise every morning and night. Depending on which exfoliating scrub you get it might be designed for daily or weekly use. It doesn't really matter which you choose but make sure you stick to what it's intended for. Over exfoliating your skin isn't good for it. I like using an exfoliant with AHA in it but these can cost more than the kind that just have the little beads, I think they do a better job though.

      This is basically the routine I follow, except I use a few other products too, I have a spot treatment for acne I apply at night and a vitamin A cream I apply before my moisturiser everyday. I also use expensive products since there are almost no cheap ones made for my skin type and I'm following a plan made by my beautician so I have to buy her products.

  41. QUESTION:
    We bought a red tailed shark last week which developed white spot within two days.?
    He was absolutely full of it. Because we have newts in the same tank we were advised not to use any treatment and instead put him in an 'isolation' tank and treat him there. Now, it seems, the white spot has all but gone. Is that normal without treatment? Has it really gone or turned into something secondary?

    • ANSWER:
      The problem is this- The Newts actually have poisonous skin, and although it's not a problem for people, to fish, as that toxin builds in the water, it becomes harmful to the fish. The fish then show signs of stress and disease, and "ALL" the fish eventually will die with Newts in the tank.

      In Nature, water systems are much bigger (to dillute water toxins) and the Newts tend to be in much shallower areas or small ponds where fish do not live.

      The Newts can live happily in a smaller type enclosure though. There are cheap small acrylic tanks to house the Newts in. Or two same size tanks, one for fish, one for newts. You can house several newts together. And some Newts like Red-bellied and could be housed with something like a Fire-bellied Toad (also toxic), but these kinds of Newts really can't be mixed with other types of animals, even other amphibians or reptiles, otherwise, their skin toxin will build up in the water and kill tankmates. (Even snails)

      There are a few species of Newts from Europe (of the Triturus species) that could be in a mixed environments. These are the only ones... Smooth newt, Palmate newt, Alpine newt, Crested Newt. These newts have toxic skin, but to a degree that's virtually harmless. It's believed the toxins are natural "anti-bacterial" agents for the newts to protect them. If they're not a Triturus species, all other Newts have toxic skin.

      Many frogs, toads, and salamanders have toxic skin too.

      If you'd like an Amphibian in your tank, there are Two that are Fish Safe. (Well, a third one if it's a tank of larger, less aggressive fish)

      1. African Dwarf Frogs - Hymenochirus species (Very fish safe)
      2. Dwarf Suriname Toad- (Pipa Parva) species only. These don't get bigger than 2". Other Suriname Toads get much bigger and will eat most tankmates.
      3. African Clawed Frog- Xenopus species. (These get to be up to 5", so they do need to be with fish that are slightly bigger than them. These frogs won't attack fish, but they will try to fit a fish in their mouth if one swims close and looks like it'll fit inside.
      None of these amphibians have toxic skin that are detrimental to fish.

      To cure your Shark too, raising the tanks temperature gradually by a degree each day, up to 82-84, and adding a small amount of Aquarium Salt (Not Sea Salt, or Table Salt) (1 teaspoon ber 10 gallons is all I add, maybe 1 1/2 if the fish is really looking bad.) The salt kills the parasites and the Shark will tolerate it better than chemicals.
      Once the fish look healthy, then gradually decrease the temp by a degree a day. Above 82 is really too high for the Shark to be in too long, but safe for a few weeks for sure.

      You will need to do as big of a water change as you can too ASAP. If the fish are getting sick, it means the toxins are built up in the water and need to be removed. Your filters won't remove the Newt toxin.

      And really with Newts.... If it's a Fire-belly Newt, it's only other possible tankmate would be Fire-belly Toads. If housing Eastern/Spotted Newts with Fire-belly Newts, the two toxins won't mix, and the Eastern/Spotted would die eventually.

      The Eastern/Spotted toxins are a little less severe, and they can be housed with similar species newts. But not Fire-belly Toads. The Toads' toxin would kill these newts.

      If the tank is Large enough, these Newts (Eastern/Spotted) could be housed with a few "North American" Native type fish- Minnows, Shiners, Pygmy and Dwarf Sunifsh varieties (These small sunfish are really quite beautiful too. The ones that work are Elassoma and Enneacanthus species. Other Sunfish species will eat the Newts) These Newts aren't "AS" toxic as red-belly newts to these fish, but the Tank still needs to be large enough to prevent toxic buildup, and regular water changes need to be done to prevent toxic build up, and be careful not to overcrowd. 1 Newt/2 Fish per 10 gallons. These fish and Newts share similar environments. But still, because this is a "closed" environment, the water does need to be changed regularly.
      A Goldfish, 1 Goldfish/ 1 Newt per 10 gallon would work with this species too.
      But still, these Newts are too toxic for Sharks and other tropical fish.
      And if the there's a good amount of land for the Newts to be on, this'll help keep toxin levels low too.

      Red-bellies, Paddletails and most any other kind of Newt are TOO toxic for fish, even in big aquariums, except for the Triturus species newts that is.

      In many petstores sadly, Newts are thrown into mixes, and because they're really not in the tanks very long with the fish, it seems fine. If a fish does die, the petstore just removes it from the tank. Newts and Fish do look cool together. But most can't live together.

  42. QUESTION:
    what kind of moisturizer can i use for my face that has red marks around my nose?
    i don't know why but i have redness around my nose a lot, and white spots around my eye brows. i wash my face with body wash in the shower but i guess it's not enough. is there a certain type of moisturizer i can use to get rid of the redness and the white spots?

    • ANSWER:
      You may have Rosacea, and there are several things and foods that trigger the symptoms, so you may have to monitor that situation.
      Hot foods or beverages
      Spicy foods
      Alcohol
      Temperature extremes
      Sunlight
      Stress, anger or embarrassment
      Strenuous exercise
      Hot baths, saunas
      Corticosteroids
      Drugs that dilate blood vessels, including some blood pressure medications.
      Use a face wash that's mild such as cetaphil to cleanse your face instead of body wash. Use maybe an oil-free unscented lotion on the face.
      You should see a dermatologist for proper treatment and to rule out skin lupus which is worse.

  43. QUESTION:
    What are these white spots on my stomach?
    I've had them for as long as I can remember. They aren't raised or irritable. They're just like part of my skin, but just white. It's not random either, its like throught my stomach, my sides and back and some of my thighs. They aren't extremely noticeable, but you can definitely see theyre there. I'm just curious as to what this could be, and if there's any treatment for it?

    • ANSWER:
      the pigment in your skin in those spots isnt as dark as others. its that thing that michael jackson claimed to have... its like a birthmark but in reverse

  44. QUESTION:
    What products to use to control shiny skin?
    I have oily skin which leaves my t-zone and nose looking oily,and sometimes spotty(due to the excess oil). I have tried pressed powder and "clean and clear shine control moisturizer",which was useless.
    So what products or creams can i use on my face to reduce shine,.
    any useful tips would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I have extremely oily, occasionally acne prone skin. This is a skincare routine, with makeup products that work for me:

      Alba Botanica Pineapple cleanser from the pharmacy followed by their Pineapple Enzyme scrub. Mix scrub with kaolin/french clay from whole foods.

      Next plain witch hazel as a toner. It removes whatever bacteria may be trapped in your pores as well as tightens them. It helps treat oily/acne prone skin.

      Lastly, even oily skin needs to be moisturized. Jojoba oil is ideal because it balances out your skin, tricking it into producing less oil while leaving it appropriately moisturized. It doesn't clog or irritate pores. It also helps treat acne, prevent blackheads, redness. Google how to apply it, go for Jason Natural's at whole foods.

      (If you ever need face masks, go for ones with zinc oxide and sulfur. For nightly acne treatment, go for Alba's invisible treatment gel or Kiss My Face's Tea tree/witch hazel one.)

      Now before applying makeup, you do your cleansing routine and let your jojoba absorb. You apply one thin layer of PLAIN milk of magnesia from the drugstore. A matifying miracle! You can use this as a primer on it's own. It will keep you matte and your makeup in place. After it dries smooth out whatever white spots you may see. They will disappear. If you want a more traditional primer to wear on top of it, before foundation, go for Urban Decays deslick in a tube or a bb cream for oily skin. Now you can apply foundation.

      Foundation options:

      Drugstore:

      Revlon Mineral Mousse for light to medium coverage.

      Almay Clear Complexion for light to medium when you're breaking out. You can also use their Clear Complexion concealer.

      Revlon Colorstay oily/combo or Almay TLC for medium to full.

      Prestige Wet/Dry powder foundations for light to full depending on how you apply. They're like MAC dupes but longer lasting and without breakouts.

      "High-end":

      Stila Oil-Free for light to medium.

      Chanel Mat Lumiere for medium.

      Diorskin Nude for medium.

      Estee Lauder Double Wear for medium to full.

      Diorskin Forever Extreme Wear for full.

      Prescriptives Virtual Matte for medium to full. The site is back online, yay!

      Prescriptives Flawless Skin foundation for medium to full.

      Prescriptives Virtual Skin for sheer to medium.

      Prescriptives AnyWear powder foundation for light to medium.

      Prescriptives AnyWear makeup stick.

      Mineral:

      Alima Satin Matte Mineral foundation.

      Jane Iredale Liquid minerals.

      Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Minerals.

      Afterglow Organic Mineral foundation.

      Prescriptives AllSkins Mineral makeup.

      Other:

      Yaby liquid and cream foundations from light to full.

      Baviphat Magic Girls Magic BB Cream SPF 30 for oily skin. I know it's not a foundation technically, but it can be used as a light tinted moisturizer, primer, underneath light powder or mineral foundations for fuller coverage. I love it!

      Lastly, you will need a powder to set everything in place and to keep matte throughout the entire day:

      Jurlique Citrus Silk finishing powder is my HG powder. It keeps me matte the entire day no matter how hot/humid it is without retouching when I follow the skincare routine and use a proper foundation, also listed above. It doesn't create an ashy/washed out mask appearance as some translucent powders do. The scent fades after application so you shouldn't be bothered. It doesn't clog or irritate. It also is highly portable for a loose powder. I know its 36 dollars but worth it!

      If you want a drugstore priced alternative, try Hard Candys Welcome Matte for about 6 dollars. It keeps me matte about 6-8 hours in very hot/humid weather, then I start getting a dewy glow and have to use blot sheets and retouch a bit. This is still pretty decent. The majority of powders both high end and drugstore only keep me matte about 2 or 3 hours at most during a regular or cold day.

      For eyelids: Urban Decay Primer Potion, stick to powder based shadows and layer them. Use waterproof liners and go over them with shadows of the same color. Use waterproof mascaras.

      For bronzer and blushes also stick to powders as they're better suited for oily skin.

      Make sure to wash off your makeup every night with no exceptions. Don't touch your face unless your hands have been washed. Don't share makeup/tools. Toss out powder puffs that come with powder and use brushes (recommend ecotools, sigma, mac depending on budget) instead. You don't want to collect bacteria on the puffs and add it back to your face. Clean your brushes after each use. Don't reuse a makeup sponge. Same reason as puffs. Buy those packs of 100 at the drugstore/target/walmart/beauty supply stores for . Change your pillow cases frequently. This is all common sense, but many women ignore it and cause more problems to their faces!

      This should keep your skin under control. Good luck!

  45. QUESTION:
    I have white patches is there any chances of removing the skin disease hereditary?
    I have white patches on my skins is there any chances of removing the skin disease hereditary?
    So that i dont want my kids to suffer from this ? please guide me on this?

    • ANSWER:
      It looks like vitiligo. Vitiligo, also is called the white eclipse disease, is the familiar disease of the skin section, it is the phenomenon that the partial pigment disappears from the skin, and produces the white spot, then the patches gradually diffuse and spread.
      People got vitiligo due to their autoimmune system, and you should try to live a regular life, have a good life habit, do more exercises, and eat the black food, such as black sesame, black bean and celery,etc. the important thing is that you should have the confidence, and choose a good treatment system and stick to it. Best wishes and good luck.

  46. QUESTION:
    How to make hair white, and keep it white and healthy?
    Hey i have white hair, but i have to dye the roots about every 2 months or so which i don't mind, but it is the yellow that bothers me, the tips of my hair is white, but fads to yellow at the roots, my hair is long with a ton of layers. I put in white toners in like wella color charm, and used different purple toner shampoos, they all work, but fade very quickly. I also tried to dye my hair a light gray to get the yellow out and so it can lighten over time better, but it came out gray and yellow. The gray is gone now, and i am a bit frustrated about the yellow still being consistently there, even when i get it professionally done, the white toner at the root end does not stay in longer than a week. Should i dye the roots gray with the rest of my hair dyed white and have that dark to light fade trick? Or is there another option? also what are some good shampoos or home remedies to keep my bleached hair healthy? It is in very good shape considering all the bleach it has been through. If you can help me thank you so much

    • ANSWER:
      Overlapping dye onto previously colored hair is what creates dullness and dryness. If you color your hair @ home or salon, let your roots grow out as long as you can stand, so the line of demarcation is easier to spot. Only run color through the lengths for five minutes to refresh the ends. To extend the time between touch-ups, use a gloss and deep -conditioning treatments. They will help smooth cuticles roughed up by daily wear & tear, and the hair will look shinier. ~ Harry Josh, hairstylist of the celebrities.

      Celebrity wears two-tone hair dye all the time, trying to grow out their dye.
      Hair products are NOT made of glue to fix, prevent, reverse hair from getting damaged, or hair loss, or make them grow . . . . they are a trillion dollar business. They also do NOT give money back guarantee for damaged hair or hair loss caused by heat & chemicals - hair's worst enemies.

      Style meets chemistry meets biology: We're talking hair coloring.

      Playing with chemicals is not like playing with clothes, or doing a manicure, there are penalties for playing chemicals in the lab. Even hair color experts at the salon are not rocket scientists, they do a bang up dye jobs to their clients or their own hair.

      Chemicals can enter the body through the skin.
      > > > Hair dye chemicals linked to cancer
      London, Feb 20, 2013 I've been saying that since 2009.
      Hair dyes, which include home hair colouring kits and those used at pricey salons, are linked to deadly cancer-causing chemicals, warn scientists. In 2009 the Mail revealed that women who used hair dyes more than nine times a year had a 60% greater risk of contracting blood cancer.
      A year later the European Commission banned 22 hair dyes which put long-term users at risk of bladder cancer. < < < <

      Google: Teen 'feared she would die' after reaction to hair dye
      The allergic reaction was caused by a well-known brand of semi-permanent hair dye Chloe used to turn her hair black for a Hallowe’en party. . . . . called for beauty bosses to ban hair dye chemical PPD (para-phenylenediamine) from the shelves. 11-04-11

      The chemical is not new and is present in a number of brands of dark hair colours, acting to help adhere the dye to the hair so that it doesn't wash out. It’s made from coal tar and is used in both permanent and semi-permanent hair colours. It’s well-known to be a cause of serious allergic reactions -- including something called contact dermatitis which can lead to rashes, blisters, and open sores.
      PPD is sometimes added to black henna tattoos and that using them is not safe. Allergic reactions usually begin within two to 10 days following application. One bad reaction can lead to sensitivities to other products such as hair dye, sunblock and some types of clothing dyes. Oftentimes, it's using the product a second or third time.

      Google: A 38-year old mother left in a coma after using hair dye. SHE DYED HER HAIR MANY TIMES BEFORE, USING THE SAME BRAND. The British woman who went into coma after a reaction to hair dye has died after a year. Updated 11-25-12. The woman suffered a heart failure, struggled for breath and became unconsciousness. Her family blamed paraphenylenediamine, a chemical found in hair colour. Her family has now called for paraphenylenediamine to be banned from home dye kits. In 2000, a 38-year-old Indian-origin woman from Birmingham, Narinder Devi, died after an allergic reaction to hair dye.

      Permanent black hair dye is linked to causing leukemia and lymphomas.

      Google search: Salon hair dye horror stories. About 305,000 results (0.20 seconds) OR Google Salon Hair Dye Lawsuits. About 336,000 results (0.17 seconds) Dec. 2011
      When it comes to hair care treatments, product use or visits to a salon or spa, the consumer must take responsibility to do their homework and be aware of all the risks involved.

      Google: January Jones: "My Hair Is Falling Out In Clumps" 1-28-13 To quote Joni Mitchell, "you don't know what you got till your thick hair is gone.

      People should be less concerned about Miley's missing engagement ring and more worried about her poor hair follicles. At this rate, the ex-Disney darling could be bald by 30! (OMG! 3/1/2013)
      .

  47. QUESTION:
    What does it mean if a cat has white gums?
    My kitty is acting tired and is sleeping a lot. He is hardly eating or using the restroom. I just checked inside his mouth and his gums are white. He has been tested for Feline AIDS and leukemia. The tests were negative. Can you please give me some suggestions as to what is wrong and to make him more comfortable. I will be taking him to the Vet tomorrow. Thank you in advance.
    My cat is about 6 months old. He is an indoor cat and has not had any trauma that I am aware of. He is walking with his back legs sort of stiff like he is uncomfortable. When I pet him, he purrs, but he is just not acting like himself. He is just staying in his little house. He has drank a little water and some warm milk.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Maddie...this means your cat is very dehydrated, which is causing the lethargy, excessive sleeping, lack of appetite. Gums and the nose (if it's a pink one) will change to a white colouration when a cat becomes dedyrated. d

      Cats can become dehydrated for many reasons including illness, accidental ingestion of toxins inside our outside of the home, fever, infection, vomiting, diarrhea, diabetes, and kidney problems, etc. You can tell if your cat is dehydrated by doing the 'pinch' test. Take a bit of skin on the cats back and pinch it, let go and see how long it takes for the skin to retract back to its normal spot. The skin should be extremely elastic and immediately bounce back, if it takes more than a second or two your cat is probably dehydrated.

      Symptoms to look for:
      - Dry nose
      - Dry mouth or eyes
      - 'Pinch' test
      - Severe thirst
      - Lethargy

      Treatment:

      In more serious situations your cat may need to be given fluids subcutaneously (SubQ) or intravenously (IV).

      Feline Kidney Failure: http://www.felinecrf.com/comm0.htm (see Dehydration)
      http://www.sniksnak.com/cathealth/firstaid.html

  48. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a pimple under the skin?
    It's under my skin so it's like a bump and I can't pop it and it's noticable when I wear makeup. It isn't red but it hurts when I touch it. What can I do to it to make it go away before Monday?

    • ANSWER:
      you could put some kind of acne spot treatment stuff on it but it might not work.
      Best thing to do is wait until it comes to a head & looks white on top so you can pop it.

  49. QUESTION:
    how do i get my natural tan back after useing steroid cream?
    Ever since i was 4 i have had eczema and the only good treatment i could get was steroid cream like hydrocortisone cream. One of the side effects of it is that it fades the tan on the areas where its applied. So now i am older and i dont use steroid creams i have blotchy white spots all over me and i cant get my natural tan back. Any help

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm? I'de say apply tanning lotion to the areas that are white and sit out in the sun and try to tan. Or use a fake taning lotion on those areas to make it look more like your natural skin tone. Or just get some bleaching cream and. Make sure it's for skin tho!
      And apply it all over except those spots that are already white and you will have a more even skin tone! Hope I helped lol
      Were kinda in opposite situations I am actually very white and pale buy got an ugly tan last summer and can't get rid of it!
      It's takeig forever to fade!! LoL
      Wana trade? I'll give you my tan lol

  50. QUESTION:
    What can I do to reverse the immediate and long-term damage of skin picking?
    I'm about to turn 17 and I have a problem with picking my skin (I currently have another question up about how to stop). In the meantime, I could really use some suggestions for products, treatments, and activities that will help reverse both the immediate and long-term damage of picking my acne.

    Immediately after picking, my face, back, chest, arms, legs, stomach, or whatever other skin I may have found to pick will be red and inflamed, often with many open wounds. I could really use some suggestions of products or remedies for this. Anything that speeds wound healing (I'm allergic to neosporin) would be helpful. Also, anything that alleviates redness and swelling.

    Long-term consequences like scars and spots are also a challenge. I get red scars on my face with an occasional dark spot, and lots of dark spots and white scars on my back, chest, shoulders, arms, and stomach. If anyone could suggest scar creams or dark spot treatments that work, I would greatly appreciate it.

    I'm not looking for people to suggest that I quit picking or use Proactiv or some other generic acne treatment. I've tried dozens of ways to quit picking but none have been successful, so I did ask on here in a different category. I've also tried dozens of acne treatments, but that's not the problem. The problem is my picking and the scars it leaves behind. I really would just appreciate products to help with the specific consequences I mentioned. Thanks so much, and I apologize if any of this grossed you out!

    • ANSWER:


treatments for white spots on skin