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Old 07-17-2003, 12:20 AM   #1
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poetrybox HB User
Unhappy Skin discoloration

I'm 39 years old and as early as 1 year ago we noticed a spot about the size of a quarter on my face. Back then it was white and silvery looking. Now I have multiple spots mostly on my face, and they seem to be spreading. I have gone to three different doctors and they have all given me the same medicine and it's getting very disturbing. They claim it's Tinea Verisicolor, yet the pills and the lotions times three doctors has not helped at all. My family does not suffer from Veritiligo or any other skin disease, and I'm wondering what the heck can get rid of this. I've gone as far as seeing a Chinese N.D. and she suggested it being a skin parasite - I took her 20 or so pills after 2 months and while I feel great, the spots continue growing. The initial doctor took full blood work and found no cancer, though a biopsy of an area was never done. Can anyone help?

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Old 07-17-2003, 09:31 AM   #2
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What I think you should do is see a derm. I would'nt rule out vitiligo. No one in my family had it and I got it. The silver part of it sounds unlikely though, That sounds more like psorais or eczema.

Old 07-17-2003, 02:38 PM   #3
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Thanks for the note. I have an appt. to see a derm, but it's two months out because they are all so busy here in Austin Texas. Have you had any luck with the vilitigo, and how do you deal with it? I've looked into it, but none of the text out there really knows how people get it etc. If you have time to explain, it might help.

I tryuly appreciate your response.

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