White spots are typical symptoms of vitiligo. It is a pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes in the skin are destroyed. Melanocytes makes pigment which gives your skin, hair and eyes color. As a result, white patches appear on the skin in different parts of the body. The condition is not life-threatening or contagious.
To diagnose the disease, the doctor will gather your personal and family medical history and perform these tests, such as biopsy of the affected skin and blood test.
Therapy for vitiligo usually must be continued for 6 to 18 months. The choice of therapy depends on the number of white patches; their location, sizes, and how widespread they are. Each patient responds differently to therapy. Current treatment options for vitiligo include medication, surgery, and adjunctive therapies.