White Patches are themselves a manifestation of Vitiligo. They may not be a life-threatening condition but its effect on the mind of the afflicted is devastating leading to poor self-esteem and body image issues. In most of the cases, white spots are likely to appear after the age of 40 years.


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What is White Patches?

White Patches are loss of skin colour in blotches as a result of the disease ‘Leucoderma’, which is commonly known as Vitiligo. It occurs when the cells that produce melanin die or stop functioning. The extent and rate of pigment loss in Vitiligo is unpredictable. It can affect the skin on any part of the body. Vitiligo affects people of all skin types, but it may be more noticeable in people with a dark complexion.

In a general sense, Vitiligo can be divided into 3 segments with respect to the appearance of white patches.

  • Focal - Pigment loss occurs in a single or few well-defined areas
  • Segmental - Discolouration takes place in only one side of the body
  • Generalized - Widespread colour loss; it may cover the entire body

White Patches affect both men and women. They may appear at any age, but the onset of this condition is generally observed between the age of 20 and 30 years. The condition is not life-threatening or contagious. Majority of the victims of Vitiligo have normal skin sensation and texture and are otherwise completely healthy.

Causes and Risk
Factors of White Patches

Overexposure to the sun can lead to sunspots where the skin pigment is lost

A disorder in which the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys the skin melanocytes or other healthy cells

Thyroid disorders (Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism) can affect your melanocytes (pigment making cells)

Due to severe physical or emotional stress, discolouration of skin may happen

Chemical exposure, excessive usage of cosmetics may induce depigmentation of skin

Family history of the disease (heredity) can also cause white patches or vitiligo

Tinea versicolor, a fungal infection may lead to white patches

Signs & Symptoms of White Patches

Discolouration of sun-exposed areas, such as the hands, feet, face, lips & also the tissues inside the mouth.

Patches that greatly vary in size from as small as 4-5 mm to large areas.

Graying or whitening of scalp hair, beard, eyebrows & eyelashes.

Change or loss of inner eye colour.

Spreading of pigment loss could also involve and most of the skin.

Common White Patches Triggers

  • Psychological distress
  • Sunburn
  • Skin Cancer
  • Eye problems (e.g. inflammation of the iris)
  • Hearing loss

Healthy Tips for White Patches

  • Apply sunscreen or try to cover your skin whenever you are stepping outside in the daytime.
  • Add a few drops of black pepper oil to the coconut oil and massage it on to the affected areas (you must do a patch test before applying these oils).
  • Avoid consuming citrus fruits, milk products, yogurt, alcohol, red meat, friedand junk food.
  • Include banana, apples, leafy green vegetables, carrots, radishes, figs,dates, almonds etc in your diet.
  • Properly wash your face with a mild and herbal facewash.
  • Limit makeup and hairstyling products.
  • Minimize stress and anxiety through deep-breathing, meditation andexercises.
  • Avoid using over-the-counter drugs and ointments.
  • Cover your face with cotton cloth or umbrella while going outside and also try to limit sun-exposure.
  • Avoid high sugar diet, processed foods, carbonated drinks, and certain foods that trigger allergies.
  • Don’t scratch your scars and pimples because it may cause infection.

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