KLM672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2633 posts, RR: 3 Posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2571 times:
I have white pigment spots that really show in the summer, I hear alot of people have these, is there any cure, or any creme to make the white spots less visable. Yes, I have seen a dr. a while back but nothing was done....
ILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2556 times:
I get these when I tan during summer. It is caused when you are subjected to a lot of sunlight. A special fungus then grows on your skin, causing the loss of pigment. My dermatologist gave me Spectazole Cream (Econazole Nitrate 1%). I put it on for a month, and they went away and never came back. But, the doctor warned that they will come back in summer again, so just save the cream. You need a perscription for this. There is no way to prevent them, except wear a shirt and don't go outside, which is unlikely. So, just ask for this cream.
Turbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2530 times:
Hmm... I have these spots on my abs and under my right knee, they don't show up in winter but when I get a tan in summer there's a sort of white patch (they're also kinda rough to the touch if you get what I mean). My dad, a pathologist, tells me there's nothing wrong/dangerous about them and nothing I can do either. Basically I don't care because I'm not perfect anyway, I do have scars which show up in summer when I'm tanned so I cannot be bothered about a few white spots.