Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Tanya | 2008/10/16


should i be concerned

Hi there

My daughter, 9 years old about a week ago started getting marks between her legs but just on the left side. It looks like what some people call " white liver" . I have nmot taked her to a dr yet. She says it' s not itching or painful. Do you know what this could be?

Thank you!

Expert's Reply



This could be the start of a skin condition called Vitiligo. In Vitiligo there is loss of the normal pigment from the skin. It would be a good idea to take her to see a dermatologist.

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Posted by: Danny | 2009/02/25

my 20month old had eczema on his inside arms,near the elbow crease.It went away but now the skin is much lighter in colour and is slightly drier that the surronding skin. What should i do? Is this normal? I suffered from eczema till i was 14years old.

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