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Dd has white patches...

(5 Posts)
elsmommy Thu 11-Aug-05 09:38:43

...all over her chest and right arm. Shes had this since birth. The rest of her skin is kind of an olivey colour so it is quite noticable.

Will this fade?
I keep thinking of when shes a teenager and she'll be embarrassed

Fio2 Thu 11-Aug-05 09:40:27

what are the white patches like?

WigWamBam Thu 11-Aug-05 09:40:29

Could it be vitiligo ?

elsmommy Thu 11-Aug-05 09:45:01

Its not that noticeable but it is that kind of thing

Hattie05 Thu 11-Aug-05 09:47:49

If it is vitiligo no they won't fade I have it, but i just get used to it. I have an olivey skin tone and vitiligo is worse in summer when the rest of my skin tans.
You could get a diagnosis from a dermatologist to find out for sure.
If it is vitiligo, you need to be more vigilant than ever with exposure to sun, as my areas of vitiligo blistered on one occasion when i was in my teens and had failed to use enough sunblock.

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