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13 Jul 2006

White pigmentation
I've developed a large round white spot on my face (I don't know if I can call it pigmentation?). It started off as being very small, and is now the size of a 50c coin. I initially thought it was ringworm because I aggravated the area by applying some or other cream, which caused it to develop a red ring around the edge. I used Lamasil, but this did not help. Could it be excema and how serious is it? Your advice would be greatly appreciated!
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skindoc

01 Jan 0001

An itchy white spot with some scaling, especially in patients with asthma/hat fever, may be a form of eczema. Thiis form of eczema is more common in children. Treatment with a weak cortisone cream usually helps. A ilky white spot without scaling or itching may be vitiligo. See your doctor if you are uncertain.
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