Dermatology - diseases of the skin

White ringworm


White ringworm

White ringworm – a disease of unknown etiology. People often react very painfully, hearing the word “herpes”, confusing it with her shearers (microspores). But the excitement meaningless, this pathology is the least aggressive and often requires no treatment as it resolves on its own.

Reasons depriving White ringworm

Science puts a lot of different versions that appear and then successfully rejected. At this time it is believed that cause white ringworm fungi Malassezia, which produce substances that block the access of UV light to the skin. Most often this disease “visits” people with atopic dermatitis, if you have a family history of asthma, eczema, that is unfavorable hereditary background on allergies.

Symptoms of depriving White ringworm

Children get sick more often from one year to sixteen years. In adulthood, the disease usually goes away on its own very quickly and does not cause concern.

White ringworm versicolor is characterized by the appearance of white spots on the face, the side surfaces of the upper and lower limbs, white patches ranging in size from one to four centimeters, can peel off, and in the winter to become inflamed. They are better visible on dark skin. Sometimes slight itching. But despite the apparent aggressiveness, to the doctor or dermatologist should be handled because this ringworm should be differentiated from vitiligo, tinea versicolor, atopic dermatitis, fungal infections of the skin.

Diagnostics depriving White ringworm

To exclude pathogenic fungi have to make microscopy of skin flakes on them.

Treatment depriving White ringworm

Treatment depriving White ringwormTreatment usually is not required, the disease goes away on its own. If someone is worried about a cosmetic problem, prescribe emollient ointment (lanolin, baby cream). In the presence of inflammation and apply topical steroids (hydrocortisone).

During the exacerbation should avoid the sun, to undergo treatment for what would white spots were not noticeable.

Folk remedies in this disease is not relevant.

Complications do not arise, pigmentation of the skin is restored, but to take the advice from a dermatologist is necessary, to exclude, as I wrote above other pathologies.

Just as the causes of white lichen is found, the clear prevention too.