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Question : i have recently got white patches on left leg, there is no pain or irritation at all

In Details : i have recently got white patches on left leg, there is no pain or irritation at all. If I apply winter cream, the white colour is not visible but after some time it looks whitish.

2045 days ago       1 Answer(s)

If white spots are appearing on the skin it could be due to depigmentation. This means that the melanin production in those areas of the skin is falling. The sudden or progressive appearance of benign white spots on your legs can only mean one of the following: idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis, tinea versicolor or vitiligo. Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis (IGH) is also called white age spots. It is a harmless form of local leukoderma.White skin spots may also be caused by a fungal infection. Fungi are present on and within the human body in small quantities. Regular washing and good hygiene usually ensures that fungi do not have the opportunity to multiply.

Suggesting some home made remedies which are easy to use. In case these don`t work then you will have to see a doctor Winter cream would not help.

1. Tulsi: Tulsi leaves are highly beneficial in treating the appearance of white patches on the skin. Boil a few holy basil leaves in water. If you wish you can add some turmeric powder to the boiling water which is an excellent antiseptic and antifungal agent. Allow the water to come to room temperature and then use this water to wash the affected skin area or face.

2. Neem: Neem is excellent for treating all kinds of skin problems, so you should make a powder of dried leaves, flowers and fruits of the Neem tree and consume one teaspoon of the powder with water daily. Also grind some Neem leaves to a paste by adding little water. Apply the paste to the affected skin area and rinse after ten minutes with water. If done on the regular basis, this remedy will clear the white spots and restore the original color of your skin.

3. Turmeric: Turmeric can be used to get rid of white patches on the skin. Make a mixture of turmeric and mustard oil and apply on the affected area, Also you can make a paste of turmeric and Neem leaves and apply it on the affected area. The antiseptic property of this mixture will help to deal with this kind of skin problem if the reason behind the problem is some kind of infection.

4. Cabbage: Cabbage juice can also be used to cure white spots on skin in a very effective manner. Extract some cabbage juice by crushing some fresh cabbage leaves. Now apply this juice on the affected area and leave for around ten minutes before rinsing the area with lukewarm water.

Try these therapies and see if there are improvements to your skin color. If not consult a doctor. Homeopathy has good medicines for whitening of skins.
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