Why do I have white spots on my stomach?
White patches are usually caused by one of two conditions: tinea versicolor or vitiligo. Less commonly, white patches on the skin can be caused a skin inflammation known as eczema. Tinea versicolor is a type of fungal infection that leads to the development of white patches.
How do I get rid of white sun spots on my stomach?
There are several methods that may help reduce the appearance of white sunspots including OTC options such as topical steroid and retinoid creams, as well as professional treatments such as lasers, dermabrasion, chemical peels and cryotherapy.
What do spots on your stomach mean?
Pimples on the abdominal (a.k.a. stomach) area more often are caused by infected hair follicles or infected ingrown hairs, especially in areas that may be shaved, like the lower abdomen.
Why do I have white spots on my skin that won’t tan?
Vitiligo occurs when certain skin cells called melanocytes stop making melanin. Melanin is the pigment that gives color to your skin, hair, and eyes. Without pigment, white patches form. These patches can appear anywhere on the body.
Are white sun spots cancerous?
Sunspots don’t require any treatment and true sunspots are noncancerous and cannot become cancerous. They can be removed for cosmetic reasons, but leaving them doesn’t pose any risks to your health. Though treatments are generally safe, some may cause temporary discomfort and redness.
Can B12 deficiency causes white spots on skin?
Skin lesions associated with vitamin B12 deficiency are skin hyperpigmentation, vitiligo, angular stomatitis, and hair changes. Cutaneous lesions that do not respond to conventional therapy can be an indication of vitamin B12 deficiency. Malabsorption is the most common cause of vitamin B12 deficiency.
Why do I have white spots that won’t tan?
Have you ever noticed white spots on your skin? While they may be caused by a more serious skin condition, most of the time they are harmless and caused by sun exposure. This condition is called idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis and is benign. White spots on the skin appear lighter than your normal skin color.