White patches around my daughter's mouth?

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This thread is 3 years old. Is this bump from a spammer? Back in April I got a PM from a poster who created an account just to ask me about a similar thread I started in 2010. The username was different. I chalked it up to spam. But then again, can PM boxes be spammed?
Originally Posted by medussa
Yes, they can.
Originally Posted by juanab
Thanks. I was on Feedback and saw that JCG started a thread about it. I didn't know it could be reported, but I found the report button on the blue menu bar and reported it.

It's weird because it doesn't look like spam. It looks like a concerned person looking for answers. Odd.
My message is not spam. I was searching in google regarding my daughter's condition and this thread showed up in the results.
I created this account just to ask that one question.
Sorry, if it's an inconvenience.
My message is not spam. I was searching in google regarding my daughter's condition and this thread showed up in the results.
I created this account just to ask that one question.
Sorry, if it's an inconvenience.
Originally Posted by Anuv
Your query is not an inconvenience at all. It seemed rather coincidental that I received a PM regarding a very similar issue, and usually when old threads get bumped, it's more often than not a spammer. I thought there might be a connection between your post and the PM I got from a new poster.

I haven't seen Sinistral55 around in awhile but hopefully she's still lurking and will respond to your question. In my case, it turned out that my daughter had Pityriasis alba. If possible, try to have your daughter seen by her pediatrician to get some answers, as it could be any number of things and Google just serves to scare the heck out of us mothers.

Best of luck!
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I agree, take her to the doctor. They are your best source. Even if it looks like something someone here might recognize, it still would not serve you much because ultimately, someone's opinion here wouldn't help her with her condition.
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Thanks medussa. I already saw her pediatrician, he said he is not sure, might be vitiligo or might be anything, he asked me to see a dermotologist.
Either way he said they should go away on their own. So, was just concerned. But, these patches don't seem to bother my child, no itch..nothing. Hope they clear up soon.
Yeah, it sounds like yeast or some sort of dermatitis.
Originally Posted by mrspoppers
I don't know if the OP ever got an answer from a doctor, but I had the same symptoms and it turned out to be yeast (or rather a fungal infection...tinea versicolor) that was aggravated at times by my dust allergy.

It's frustrating to treat because the fungus is present normally on your skin anyway, so the chance of recurrence is high. Plus, the lightened skin can take months to return back to normal (even after all the fungus is gone), so you may not feel like you're making any progress.
Yeah, it sounds like yeast or some sort of dermatitis.
Originally Posted by mrspoppers
I don't know if the OP ever got an answer from a doctor, but I had the same symptoms and it turned out to be yeast (or rather a fungal infection...tinea versicolor) that was aggravated at times by my dust allergy.

It's frustrating to treat because the fungus is present normally on your skin anyway, so the chance of recurrence is high. Plus, the lightened skin can take months to return back to normal (even after all the fungus is gone), so you may not feel like you're making any progress.
Originally Posted by CurlyCurlies
My husband has this. Very difficult to get rid of
Attaching a pic. You can see one at the corner of the mouth and another small one near the upper lip.
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My youngest daughter had this several years ago. It is a fungus. We were in the ER with my oldest daughter for an injury. The physician noticed the discoloration on my youngest. She told me it was a fungus and to wash the area with Selsun Blue Dandruff shampoo. It worked like a charm. It never returned.

DH also gets it on his forearms. He uses Selsun Blue and it works for him as well.His does reoccur a couple of times a year.
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Thanks for the suggestion. How long did it take to cure after you used the shampoo?
My husband had tinea versicolor a few years ago. He used Nizoral body shampoo and a prescription cream and it cleared right up. I don't know if Nizoral is better or worse at clearing this up than Selsun Blue or if Nizoral is safe for kids. That's just what the dermatologist told him to use.

You might also want to look at tea tree oil as a supplemental treatment to whatever you wash with. It is also supposed to help since it's an anti-fungal.
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I already saw her pediatrician, he said he is not sure, might be vitiligo or might be anything, he asked me to see a dermotologist.
Either way he said they should go away on their own. So, was just concerned. But, these patches don't seem to bother my child, no itch..nothing. Hope they clear up soon.
Originally Posted by Anuv


Attaching a pic. You can see one at the corner of the mouth and another small one near the upper lip.
Originally Posted by Anuv


Oh, please take her to a dermatologist and get a proper diagnosis.
Thanks for the suggestion. How long did it take to cure after you used the shampoo?
Originally Posted by Anuv
It took a week or two.I agree with all the others, take her to a doctor to have it properly diagnosed. My daughter lucked out because she just happened to be in the presence of a doctor that was familiar with it.
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I had no idea this thread was still around; I ended up taking her to her pediatrician, who in turn sent me to a pediatric dermatologist.

Like the other poster said, this derm also said that she would probably grow out of it. Sure enough, at the time of this writing, her face has cleared up entirely. Her chest is still paler areas in the middle, but it's not as pronounced as before.

The derm told me that if she still had the discolored areas by the time she turned 11-12 (she's 9 now), to bring her back in. She have me Protopic ointment also, which didn't seem to be making much of a difference but I used it anyway. I'm sorry I did not come back with an update.....

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