I am getting these little white spots on my body from the sun, I know that its a loss of pigment but what I was wondering if there is anything I can do about it to get rid of them, its kind of hard to stay completly out of the sun!!
It might be worth it to check out Tinea Veriscolor , and Vitaligo.TV Results in a lack of pigmentation(white spots,sometimes dark red or brownish in the winter) which is really due to an overproduction a normally present skin yeast.Everyone has a certain amount of skin yeast (which is a type of fungus)which lives on the skin.Certain people are succeptable to this common skin condition.Apparently what can start this is oily skin,sweating alot(excercise),humid climates,high heat,etc........It begins spreading on the skin usually on the trunk,neck, back areas,if you look closely at the spots it will have a scaly,flaky appearance,and this is what causes the white spots,the sun can't tan the skin over with the yeast in the way.Selsun Blue shampoo 2.5% on the body for 10 min. then use a buffer,loafah,scrub gloves etc...and srubb the affected area( for a week.)Never wear the same clothes twice in a row,change your bedsheets often(3-4 times week),and buff ,buff ,buff your skin.Talk to a dermatologist,it is a simple skin scraping to determine if you have it,and make sure you get a diagnoses before you treat yourself.Also watchout for toxic ingredients in some of the treatments for TV,Nizoral,Diflucan have some adverse effects on the liver.Selenium(selenium sulfide is the ingredient that is in Selsun Blue) studies are on the net check out the results for cancer in mice and rats,etc..D on't stress ,this is common,I had it and have been rid of it for awhile.(although alot of postings on the net say it is a reoccurring lifelong ,once you have it kind of thing).As for the Vitiligo idea,it is best to get checked out by a dermatologist.Good Luck!!!!!! http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/idea.gif
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Hi! My daughter had TV, and her doctor was able to diagnose it by using a black light lamp. Apparently the yeast lights up under the lights. She had a loss of pigmentation in the sun as well, but she has completely recovered. She went on prednisone for a week, because she had a reaction to the Selson treatments. Good luck!
Wha's up Bunky. I go outside alot, and I also go to a tanning about 3-4 times a week. I have really bad sunspots, but I got a cream called "Wite-Out" and I put it on them and within a week they are gone. I no longer have trouble with sunspots. I've learned from the tanning bed employees that sunspots are a type of bacteria from the sun living in your skin. Do you go tanning in the sun? You might want to check your local tanning bed for a lotion that can cure sunspots. I'm pretty sure you'll find a cream to fix it in just a couple of days. The cream is inexpensive too, costing only about $13-15 dollars. Good luck, and let me know how it turns out.
Thank you for that info, yes I did go to a tanning bed, we went to Florida and about 3 weeks before I went I did the tanning bed thing. I don't go out to much in the sun but I do the odd time. Do I get this wite-out from the tanning salons? I hope they sell this stuff in Canada. Thanks again!!!
Yeah you get it at a tanning bed. Are there tanning beds in Canada? If there are, I'm sure they will have a cure for sunspots....think about it....if you owned a tanning salon wouldn't you want a cream for everything dealing with the sun. From the effects of the sun, to attracting the sun. Yeah, check the tanning bed nearest you and ask them for a product that removes or gets rid of sunspots. I'm sure they'll help you.
I can't seem to find Wite Out or any other product that will help my sun spots, I contacted a number of tanning salons and they told me to go to my doctor. Do you know who makes Wite Out so that I can check it out on the internet. Thanks
My mother has had these white spots, especially on her legs, for as long as I can remember. I don't remember how long I have had them but I'm sure most of my adult life, and now my younger sister has them. We live in an area with high humidity and all of us have always loved being in the sun. I asked my dermatologist about them and he said there was nothing that could be done to get rid of them. My regular doctor said the same thing. I would be willing to try the Wite-Out but can't find it. If anyone knows where to purchase this or simular product, please let me know. In the meantime I think I will try the Selsen Blue. I had also heard once that vinegar would stop the sun spots.
I pulled some pictures up on the web of TV but it didn't look like what I have. All the examples I found were large white spots, about the size of a dime or even larger. Mine are small, like white freckles. Does this sound like TV?
Im not sure if what I have is a sunspot but here it goes anyway. I have white lines running down from my nose area to the area by my lips. Its white and its not visible when i smile. It just came out of nowhere. Also i have whiter skin thats almost like a circle and it has another small lines (bent) that connects it to a very small white spot. Ive had these for months now and I always play basketball outside so im guessing thats what caused it coz its hot out here. Well? If it is, any thing I can do at home to get rid of it? I drink lots of water by the way.
Yo Panut,has your dermatologist done a skin scraping , a biopsy,or used a type of black light to try and diagnose your white spots?If not I suggest getting a second opinion because no dermatologist would(or should) give advice on a skin condition unless they have run simple tests on the skin,obviously.In my earlier posting I mentioned Vitaligo ,did you check that out? Good luck figuring this out,keep us posted!!!