The body has its own clever ways to alert when there are health problems. Behold a colour guide that reveals much.
Color guide to see if you’re healthy , White marks on the skin
Maybe suggest vitiligo
This is a condition caused by a loss of skin pigmentation, which results in the appearance of white spots on the skin with an irregular shape and range in size. The most common appearance parts are the neck, the area around the eyes and mouth, the nose, the nipples of breasts, arms, the navel and genitals.
What offends: Men and women at any age, but most often people before the age of 20. “In some families, there is also a predisposition to vitiligo”, highlight the Greek Society of Dermatology and Venereology.
With what diseases linked: H vitiligo is often associated with thyroid dysfunction, diabetes, certain forms of anaemia, as well as skin diseases (alopecia areata, psoriasis, scleroderma, lupus erythematosus). The disease is also influenced by psychological factors – the signs appear or worsen during periods of stress.
How is it treated: For vitiligo is not yet a complete cure. Usually treated with topical treatments, creams or ointments containing active substances (corticosteroids, etc.) which have the capacity to reduce the destruction of melanocytes. When the lesions are extensive, may also in problem areas to apply phototherapy with ultraviolet rays or laser (with a view to increasing melanin production).