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Dr. B.Sindhu Raaghavi  - Dermatologist, Chennai

Dr. B.Sindhu Raaghavi

MBBS, MD - Dermatology

Dermatologist, Chennai

8 Years Experience  ·  250 - 600 at clinic
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Dr. B.Sindhu Raaghavi MBBS, MD - Dermatology Dermatologist, Chennai
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Dr. B.Sindhu Raaghavi is one of the best Dermatologists in Velachery, Chennai. He has been a successful Dermatologist for the last 8 years. He is a MBBS, MD - Dermatology . He is currently practising at Gajendran's Diabetic Care in Velachery, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. B.Sindhu Raaghavi on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Meenakshi Medical college - 2009
MD - Dermatology - SBMC Hospital - 2011
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Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)

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Hello sir/madam .I'm Suffering skin disease on my face From 4 years. My moustache hair grow with white color. So please give your valuable advice I send my pics. Thank you.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello sir/madam .I'm Suffering skin disease on my face From 4 years. My moustache hair grow with white color. So plea...
Hello, Lybrate user, Your image is not visible, pleas. However, Tk, homoeo medicine/ @ Lycopod20-6 pills, thrice. Tk plenty of water. Your diet be simple, easily digestible on time. Avoid, junk food, nicotine ,alcohol. Report wkly Your feedback is solicited for further follow up. Tk care.
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I am 22 years old. Gender: male. I have cracks in my feet for which I have to consult podiatrist. Those cracks are hereditary started from my grand father. Cracks vanish when I start wearing shoes for a week or more. And again appear if I don't wear shoes. Please give me solution for my problem which lasts permanently. Thank you.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
I am 22 years old. Gender: male. I have cracks in my feet for which I have to consult podiatrist. Those cracks are he...
1. Drink plenty of fluids daily 2. wash ur feet with warm water daiy at night. 3. Apply mustard oil or moisturiser twice daily sp. before sleep. 4. avoid oily and spicy food. 5. walk 1km daily.
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Nails - Can They Indicate Any Illness?

MD, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Nails - Can They Indicate Any Illness?

We grow up thinking of our nails as dead cells and pay attention to them only to trim them once a week. If you’re a woman, this might extend to painting them in different hues. However, the shape, texture and natural colour of your nails along with the rate at which they grow says a lot about your overall health.

Homeopathy is an effective way of treating nail disorders as it addresses the root cause of the problem. This form of treatment has negligible side effects and hence, can be used over a long period of time. However, homeopathy should never be used to self medicate. This is because a homeopathic prescription depends on the symptoms presented and the personality of the patient.

Here are a few changes in your nails that could be signs of health disturbances.

  1. Horizontal ridges: White horizontal ridges across your nails are developed when there is a pause in the growth of the nail. They could be an indication of an injury or a symptom of a serious illness. These are also known as Beau’s lines or Mee’s lines. Beau’s lines are developed due to psoriasis, diabetes, circulatory disease or a severe deficiency of zinc. Mee’s lines can be a result of arsenic poisoning, malaria, leprosy, Hodgkin’s disease or carbon monoxide poisoning.
  2. Vertical ridges: This is a common sign of aging and is usually nothing to worry about. However, in some cases, it could be a sign of vitamin B12 or magnesium deficiencies.
  3. Spoon nails: If the edges of your nails curve upwards and take on a spoon-like look, it could be a sign of anemia, excessive iron absorption, heart disease or hypothyroidism.
  4. Pitted Nails: Dents or pits in your nails are usually a sign of psoriasis. It could also be a symptom of tissue disorders such as Reiter’s syndrome or autoimmune diseases like alopecia areata.
  5. Dark nails: If you notice dark,discoloured patches on your nails, consult a doctor immediately. This could be due to melanoma which is the most dangerous form of skin cancer.
  6. Yellow Nails: Smoking and excessive use of acrylic nail polish are the two most common causes of yellow nails. However, if your nails are thinand crumbly along with being yellow, it could be a sign of a fungal infection. In rare cases, yellow nails could also be a sign of thyroid disorders, diabetes or psoriasis.
  7. Clubbing: Nails that are enlarged and curved downwards are said to be clubbed. This is typically a sign of low levels of oxygen in the blood. It could also be symptom of lung disease, liver and kidney disorders, AIDS and inflammatory bowel disease. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Homeopathic.
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I am suffering from Kidney pains and also hair fall and my eye's are not clear pls give some suggestions for this position. I am poor sir can I have reimbursement.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am suffering from Kidney pains and also hair fall and my eye's are not clear pls give some suggestions for this pos...
Hi apply ketoconazole lotion on your scalp...Apply maha bhringraj oil on your scalp and massage then give hot water fomentation..1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep....take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day...take lots of proteins like soyabean...egg white.....etc...avoid tea...coffee...spicy food...fermented food...junk food....apply only ayurvedic shampoo on your scalp....do pranayama early morning......
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I've A Rash On Scrotum From Past 3 Day. When I Starch The Skin Become Red & Itchy. After Much Starching My Of Course, The Top Layer Of Skin Becomes Dry And Peel Off.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I've A Rash On Scrotum From Past 3 Day. When I Starch The Skin Become Red & Itchy.  After Much Starching My Of Course...
Homoeopathic treatment SULPHUR 30 ( Dr.Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water today night 30 minutes after eating or drinking anything at bedtime. Nw forget about Sulphur 30 after this nd just keep it in your refrigerator.No need to further take this medicine.I will let u know what to do with this medicine afterwards. OINTMENT TOPI SULPHUR ( Wilmar Schwabe India) Apply locally twice daily P.L.30 ( Dr.Reckeweg) 4 tabss 3 times a day.Ask the pharmacy incharg from where u buy these medicines to prepare this P.L.30. Report after 1 month Eat nutritious diet Avoid nuts,chocklates,dry fruits,fasst,fried food.
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My brother is 30th years older. He loss hair so please help me. Thanks Ravi kamal kemya.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
My brother is 30th years older. He loss hair so please help me.
Thanks Ravi kamal kemya.
If you already have dry hair, then rethink your coffee habit and evaluate your caffeine consumption. caffeine further depletes the body of its natural resources of nutrients. And the nutrients required for hair are not spared either! So cut back on the coffee and move on something more healthy and that which promotes good health.
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I have hair falling prob on my beard i wanna have full beard but it falls what to do.

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
I have hair falling prob on my beard i wanna have full beard but it falls what to do.
There are many causes for hair loss from beard area such as :Male Hormone Deficiency , Growth hormone deficiency , Growth factor deficiency, Zinc Deficiency, Absent development of hair roots, stress , use of certain drugs ,dietary factors etc. The first and foremost thing is to identify the cause by taking a detailed history.The treatment consists of hormone therapy which is given in form of oral tablets or injections or local application as androgen cream
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I am 24 years old male, I have dark circles & fine line under my eyes & I want to get rid of that. Please suggest me how can I get rid off the dark circles & fine lines under my eyes.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 24 years old male, I have dark circles & fine line under my eyes & I want to get rid of that. Please suggest me ...
Castor Oil Castor oil is one of the best natural under eye moisturizers. Wash your hands and face with water and dry your skin with a soft towel. Dip your finger in castor oil and massage the wrinkled areas with it. For the best results, apply this remedy at night right before you sleep. When practiced regularly, it will not only remove wrinkles and fine lines, but it will also provide your skin a youthful and smooth look. Cucumber Juice Rubbing the under eye wrinkles with a cotton ball soaked in cucumber juice is also very effective. Cucumber contains natural ingredients that refresh the areas around your eyes, tighten your skin and give it a smoother look. Honey And Potato You can prepare another great home remedy for under eye wrinkles by using ½ tsp. of honey and ¼ slice of a raw potato. Mix honey in mashed potatoes to make a paste. Spread this paste on two cotton eye masks and put them on both the eyes, making sure that the masks are also covering the under eye wrinkles. Keep your eyes tightly closed so that the paste should not enter your eyes. After twenty minutes, remove the masks and wash the areas thoroughly with water. Mild wrinkles will almost go away immediately with this remedy. The darker and more stubborn lines will take a few weeks provided you are applying this remedy daily. Grapes
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I am 12 years. I have pimples and dark spots on my face. Please doctor suggest me something.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Sri Ganganagar
I am 12 years. I have pimples and dark spots on my face. Please doctor suggest me something.
You should take healthy diet with avoid spicy food, fast food etc. Medication:- 1- Gandhak rasayan 2tab bd 2- sarivadyasava 4tsf after meals
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I am losing hair quickly and have tried all shampoos but not effect yet. I am not sare what else can I do. Can you please help me with this?

BHMS
Homeopath, Lucknow
I am losing hair quickly and have tried all shampoos but not effect yet. I am not sare what else can I do. Can you pl...
Lybrate-user in normal condition if you are loosing 10-50 hairs it could be normal. Because every hair strand grow, stay on your scalp &fall & again regrow. But if after loosing hair there is no regrowth then it will be the problem. If you have really hair loss then avoid smoking, stress, take healthy food, wash your hairs twice in a week. Use homoeopathic medicine arnica q+ jaborandi q+ ceanothusq +china q+ 250 ml coconut oil. Mix it. Apply twice in a week. Wiesbaden 200/ bd daily orally.
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I have hair fall problem since last few months. I am using home oil but not getting any result. Please suggest me what should I do?

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
I have hair fall problem since last few months. I am using home oil but not getting any result. Please suggest me wha...
Hormone level change during youth or puberty makes the scalp oily and causes dandruff. People think applying oil in hair will help them get rid of dandruff though it is not true. Oil doesn’t help remove dandruff in any way.
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7 Common Types of Lupus!

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Pune
7 Common Types of Lupus!

Some diseases like chicken pox, measles etc. have definitive symptoms that make it easy to diagnose. However, others like lupus affect each person in a different way making them complex diseases that may take longer to diagnose. Lupus attacks the immune system and causes the antibodies that would normally fight infection to react against the body’s own cells and tissues. There are two main forms of lupus; systemic lupus that affects any part of the body and cutaneous lupus that affects the skin. These can occur simultaneously or on their own.

Some of the rashes that can be caused by cutaneous lupus are:

  1. Malar rash or butterfly rash: This affects the face and appears as a butterfly shaped rash over the nose and cheeks. It is triggered by the sun’s uv rays and can appear as a faint blush or a severe, scaly rash.
  2. Discoid lupus: Lupus can also cause small. Coin shaped sores or rashes. These are reddish and scaly in appearance and usually affect parts of the body exposed to sunlight and uv radiation. If left untreated, these sores can worsen with time. Though they do not cause pain or itchiness, they can result in scarring. In cases where these sores develop on the scalp, they can cause permanent bald patches.
  3. Subacute cutaneous lesions: These can be described as small, red sores that are shaped like coins. These can be found on the arms, shoulders, neck and chest in patches that resemble psoriasis. These lesions are also triggered by uv exposure. Though they do not cause scarring, these lesions can lighten or darken skin.
  4. Mucous membrane lesions: Sores in the mouth or nose that have been triggered by lupus are known as mucous membrane lesions.
  5. BaldnessLupus can make the hair follicles near the scalp fragile and brittle. This can destroy the hair follicles and lead to hair fall. In some cases, hair may grow back while in others it could result in permanent baldness.
  6. Cutaneous vasculitis lesions: These refer to purplish spots or lines on the calves and feet. This is caused by the inflammation of skin tissues and can cause severe damage and gangrene.
  7. Raynaud's phenomenon: When exposed to cold, the skin on your fingers and toes may also change colour to red, white or blue due to lupus. This is triggered by the tightening of blood vessels and may be accompanied by a tingling sensation or numbness.
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I have some white spot on my back from last 6 month. It is spreading day by day on my body. What should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have some white spot on my back from last 6 month. It is spreading day by day on my body. What should I do?
White spots on can occur due to a number of reasons, of which conditions can be mild or severe. The condition can be mild or severe, and generally covers the majority of the skin on a particular area of the body. They may also cause irritation or itching. The occurrence of whites on the face can be extremely distressing. People affected with this problem should obtain medical advice to diagnose what is causing the condition and the suitable treatment. Causes of White Spots White spots on the face occur for various reasons. Understanding some of these reasons may be beneficial in treating the condition. Furthermore, understanding the cause can also help people avoid certain circumstances that increase the risk. 1. Tinea Versicolor This is a chronic fungal infection of the skin. Also known as pityriasisversicolor, this fungus causes discolored patches on the skin as it interferes with the normal pigmentation. The color of the patches may be darker or lighter than the surrounding skin and most often, affects the back and trunk of adolescent males. Exposure to sunlight, hot, humid weather, oily skin and excessive sweating may aggravate the condition. 2. Vitiligo This is a skin condition that results in the loss of melanocyte pigmentation of the skin. This results in white patches that feel as if it is part of the skin. The cause of vitiligo is unclear although it is believed to be an autoimmune disease. However, mild trauma to any area of the skin including the face can also result in the development of vitiligo. Vitiligo can affect the face, hands and feet, elbows and genital area. 3. Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis White spots on the face may also be due to Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis, a skin condition resulting in 2 to 5 mm flat, white spots commonly found on the shins and forearms. This skin condition mostly affects fair skinned people, although it may occur in dark skinned individuals too. The white spots may occur more commonly in people over the age of 40. 4. Pityriasis Alba This skin condition is common in children aged 6 to 12. It is a rash that appears on the face, neck and arms, and is not easily differentiated between normal skin. The rash may be covered with skin flakes resembling light dust. The cause of Pityriasis Alba is not known and is often considered as a form of eczema. This condition is often mistaken with vitiligo. However, while vitiligo has a distinct border, Pityriasis Alba does not. Treatments for White Spots on Face The medical treatment for white spots depends entirely on the root cause that underlies the condition. There are certain things that you can try to accelerate the process of treatment . Some of these mentioned treatments are professional while others are home remedies. Home Remedies .  For treating vitiligo, consumption of ginger juice is recommended as it promotes blood flow. neem seed oil applied to the affected area will also bring beneficial results.  Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis may not require treatment as it is harmless. However, topical steroids and retinoids may help treat the condition.  Treatment for Pityriasis Alba may not be necessary although the application of a moisturizer or hydrocortisone creams may help the disappearance of these patches.  Washing the face with mild soaps and exfoliating the skin at least twice a week with a honey, rice, turmeric and sandalwood powder paste can treat Tinea Versicolor. So identify your problem of white spots with the help of your local doctor so that appropriate treatment is given or send me your picture depicting those white spot along with the complete hitory of your spots,so that I am clear in making a diagnosis.
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Hi I am Rohan Karmakar age 18. Sir/mam pls help me to prevent form dandruff? And hairfall.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Hi I am Rohan Karmakar age 18. Sir/mam pls help me to prevent form dandruff? And hairfall.
Essential fatty acids are specific fats that are critical to the proper function of your body. Your body is not able to produce these fatty acids on its own, so it is necessary that you eat foods containing them. Essential fatty acids from walnuts, flaxseeds, fish and avocado are great foods to eat for healthy hair.
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I am 22 years old male. I have too much dandruff n oily skin too n scar of acne on cheecks n on forehead. Please give me the best as best solution in homeopathy?

BHMS
Homeopath, Bangalore
Treat dandruff acne vl easily go off. Use arnica oil nd massage for 1hr before bath. Give head bath every alternate day. Maintain your food habitat. Face use aqui fol nd use good moisturer suited for oily skin. If dandruff is nt better maintaining urself then shud go for constitutional treatment.
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Hi, I use helmet daily for 2 hrs and my hair is getting very bad due to this. Lots of hairfall, dandruff,itching I can see a major change in hair density. So worrying is there any tips to control this. I use kerchiefs for helmet but still no use.

CIDESCO, DGA, DBT, DBC, MBBS
Trichologist, Mumbai
Hi, I use helmet daily for 2 hrs and my hair is getting very bad due to this. Lots of hairfall, dandruff,itching I ca...
Hello yeah hair damages because of prolong use of helmet.. For hairfall you can use minotress solution 5 % on scalp two times per day for 3 months. Trilast hair solution at night time for 3 months. use Triclenz shampoo or hair 4 u for regular use. Include protein rich food, green leafy vegetables,fresh fruits n juices in ur diet.drink 2-3 lit water,n daily 45 min exercise. thanx
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How to get rid of dark spots on face and rashes on back and shoulders? Please advise.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
How to get rid of dark spots on face and rashes on back and shoulders? Please advise.
Homoeopathic cream ANTIMARKS CREAM ( BIOVALLEY) Apply twice daily in circular fashion Lemon Juice A quick and easy solution is lemon juice. Lemons have vitamin C that can lighten dark spots on your face. It’s easy to apply. 1. Put some fresh lemon juice on a cotton ball and rub it directly on the affected skin area. 2. Allow it to dry and then wash it off with plain water. 3. Continue applying this dark spot removal home remedy for at least two weeks to get the desired result. If you have delicate or sensitive skin, you can dilute the lemon juice with plain water, rosewater, or honey. You can also use lime juice to get rid of black spots, applying it in the same manner as described above. 2. Buttermilk Buttermilk is also beneficial in getting rid of dark spots. Like lemon juice, it also helps fade blemishes and black spots but without causing burning sensation. 1. Take four teaspoons of buttermilk. 2. Add two teaspoons of fresh tomato juice. 3. Mix the two ingredients (both have excellent bleaching properties) and then apply. 4. Wash it off after 15 minutes. The lactic acid in milk too, will gradually reduce skin pigmentation, and brighten and tone your overall skin complexion. So, if you do not have buttermilk, simply apply soak a cotton ball in milk and dab it directly on your spots. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and then wash it off Put milk on a cotton ball and dab it directly on your spots. Repeat this procedure twice daily for four to five weeks. You can also prepare a solution by mixing milk and honey and apply the solution to your dark spots, leaving it on for 10 minutes. 4. Oats Oatmeal powder is considered good for skin exfoliation. Hence, you can apply an oatmeal mask on your face and neck to remove dead skin and black spots. 1. Grind half a cup of rolled oats. 2. Add three to four tablespoons of lemon juice to make a paste. 3. Scrub it on your skin and wash it off with warm water when it dries. If it becomes messy, use a clean cloth soaked in warm water to remove the mask. Follow this treatment once or twice a week. 4. Almonds 1. Take 8-10 almonds and soak them in milk overnight. 2. Peel off the skin and grind the almonds in the morning. 3. Now, add one teaspoon sandalwood powder and half a teaspoon honey in it. 4. Mix them to make a fine paste. 5. Apply it on your face. 6. Leave it on for about 30 minutes and then wash it off. 5. Sandalwood Sandalwood is another effective option. 1. Make a thick paste of sandalwood powder, glycerin and rose water. (If you don’t have rose water, you can use milk or honey.) 2. Apply the thick paste to the affected skin area, leaving it on for a few minutes. Wash off the paste with lukewarm water. 3. Follow this remedy once daily until your black spots vanish completely. 6. Potato Your vegetable drawer is another source of home remedies for black spots or dark patches. Potatoes can be applied in one of the two ways: • Slice up a potato and place one slice directly on the black spots; leave on for a few minutes and then wash your face with lukewarm water. • You can also make a face mask by combining grated potato with honey. Apply TOPI SULPHUR OINTMENT ( Wilmar Schwabe India ) For rashes twice daily
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I have a problem of dark under-eye circles & hairfall also. please suggest how to control over it.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I have a problem of dark under-eye circles & hairfall also. please suggest how to control over it.
Hi, Apply cucumber paste around the eye and wash it after 10 - 15 mins. Do this for 1 - 2 weeks continuously. For hair fall, apply Sesa Hair oil to the scalp at night daily and take cap. Sesa 1-0-1 after food cor 3 months continuously.
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I have white spots on my both hands or on my both legs. How can leave it. Please help me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have white spots on my both hands or on my both legs. How can leave it. Please help me.
White spots on can occur due to a number of reasons, of which conditions can be mild or severe. The condition can be mild or severe, and generally covers the majority of the skin on a particular area of the body. They may also cause irritation or itching. The occurrence of whites on the face can be extremely distressing. People affected with this problem should obtain medical advice to diagnose what is causing the condition and the suitable treatment. Causes of White Spots White spots on the face occur for various reasons. Understanding some of these reasons may be beneficial in treating the condition. Furthermore, understanding the cause can also help people avoid certain circumstances that increase the risk. 1. Tinea Versicolor This is a chronic fungal infection of the skin. Also known as pityriasisversicolor, this fungus causes discolored patches on the skin as it interferes with the normal pigmentation. The color of the patches may be darker or lighter than the surrounding skin and most often, affects the back and trunk of adolescent males. Exposure to sunlight, hot, humid weather, oily skin and excessive sweating may aggravate the condition. 2. Vitiligo This is a skin condition that results in the loss of melanocyte pigmentation of the skin. This results in white patches that feel as if it is part of the skin. The cause of vitiligo is unclear although it is believed to be an autoimmune disease. However, mild trauma to any area of the skin including the face can also result in the development of vitiligo. Vitiligo can affect the face, hands and feet, elbows and genital area. 3. Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis White spots on the face may also be due to Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis, a skin condition resulting in 2 to 5 mm flat, white spots commonly found on the shins and forearms. This skin condition mostly affects fair skinned people, although it may occur in dark skinned individuals too. The white spots may occur more commonly in people over the age of 40. 4. Pityriasis Alba This skin condition is common in children aged 6 to 12. It is a rash that appears on the face, neck and arms, and is not easily differentiated between normal skin. The rash may be covered with skin flakes resembling light dust. The cause of Pityriasis Alba is not known and is often considered as a form of eczema. This condition is often mistaken with vitiligo. However, while vitiligo has a distinct border, Pityriasis Alba does not. Treatments for White Spots on Face The medical treatment for white spots depends entirely on the root cause that underlies the condition. There are certain things that you can try to accelerate the process of treatment . Some of these mentioned treatments are professional while others are home remedies. Home Remedies .  For treating vitiligo, consumption of ginger juice is recommended as it promotes blood flow. neem seed oil applied to the affected area will also bring beneficial results.  Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis may not require treatment as it is harmless. However, topical steroids and retinoids may help treat the condition.  Treatment for Pityriasis Alba may not be necessary although the application of a moisturizer or hydrocortisone creams may help the disappearance of these patches.  Washing the face with mild soaps and exfoliating the skin at least twice a week with a honey, rice, turmeric and sandalwood powder paste can treat Tinea Versicolor. So identify your problem of white spots with the help of your local doctor so that appropriate treatment is given or send me your picture depicting those white spot along with the complete hsitory of your spots,so that I am clear in making a diagnosis.
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