why do you get white spots on your legs
(atopic dermatitis) is characterized by red, itchy rashes with raised bumps. These rashes may include white spots or patches. The rash almost always itches, sometimes intensely and especially at night. If scratched, the rash can lead to open, leaky sores. Over time, areas of the body most affected by eczema may become thickened, dry, and scaly. Eczema rashes may flare up and recede without an obvious pattern. Symptoms may even remain dormant for years at a time. Eczema is common in children but can affect people of any age. It may be a lifelong condition. It commonly begins before age five, and may even start during infancy. Itвs also common in people who have allergies, such as hay fever. Treatment for eczema focuses on symptom management. You may be able to reduce your symptoms with proactive behaviors that keep your skin healthy and lubricated.
Use mild cleansers instead of harsh soaps. Treat the rash with medicated creams. Keep your skin moisturized. Avoid overly long and hot showers or baths. Wear gloves when using cleaning solvents. Use all-natural solvents instead of chemicals. Avoid allergens in the environment. Avoid air pollution, including cigarette smoke. Using anti-itch creams or an oral allergy medication, such as an, may help reduce itching. If these solutions arenвt enough, your doctor may recommend topical corticosteroids.
Where do white spots come from? Dotted all over your legs, thighs and forearms, these spots are more noticeable in the summer when you are suntanned. The reason for them is simple: they have lost their pigment.
The problem arises when melanocytes, the melanin-producing cells which colour the skin, stop working properly. The melanocytes are stimulated by an enzyme - tyrosinase - which is itself boosted by UV rays from the sun. So melanin is produced, which filters the sun's rays and reduces the harmful effects it can have on the skin such as sunburn, wrinkles and even tumours. But the melanocytes are delicate cells which can stop working either because of illnesses such as vitiligo or because of cell ageing. Then the white spots appear. They are neither painful, contagious nor dangerous. They are just rather unsightly. White spots, what can I do? While it is relatively easy to reduce brown pigmentation spots on the skin, it is far more difficult to remove white spots and restore pigmentation.
However, there are certain vitamins which are used in the manufacture of pigments in the skin and hair, such as beta-carotene (or vitamin A) and vitamin B10. Vitamin A is found in butter, egg yolks, milk, fruit and vegetables. Vitamin B10 is found in yoghurt, royal jelly, bananas, potatoes, tomatoes and beans. There are also creams available containing vitamin A, which can reduce white spots that have appeared recently. For those who are really bothered by these white spots, it is possible to have each small lesion treated with liquid nitrogen: the area where the melanocytes have stopped working will be removed, and the consequent migration of new melanocytes will be boosted.
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