What are these white blotchy spots on my face?

Patient

Q: What are these white blotchy spots on my face?

Doctor

A:   Hello. Welcome to ask the doctor.
I understand your concern.

White spots on face can be due to following main reasons :
1 ) Pityriasis alba- these are dry looking light colored patches usually multiple on both sides face. It is a type of eczema which is more common in atopics or people with dry skin.
2)Seborrhoeic dermatitis : these are mildly scaly patches involving characteristically folds.
3)Vitiligo or previtiligo

I will advise you to visit your doctor so that he can examine you and give you prescription accordingly. The treatment would depend on the diagnosis.
You can share my opinion with him.

I hope it helps.
Stay healthy.

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