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I have small white spots on my ankles and feet. When I scratch

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I have small white spots on my ankles and feet. When I scratch them they are full of white chalk like deposits, not unlike chalk. They do no itch or weep.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Hanish Babu, MD replied 5 years ago.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

 

Sorry Dr Babu I donot have a photograph and I am unable to obtain one at the present time. The spots are regular in design and each covers an area of 1mm -2mm

Expert:  Dr. Hanish Babu, MD replied 5 years ago.
  • Do you have these spots elsewhere on the body?
  • Are they pure white or greyish?
  • The surface: smooth, rough?
  • Did they all appear suddenly or gradually expanded?
  • How many are there?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

 

No, only on my feet and ankles.

They are pure white

The surface is smooth

They have appeared over the last few months and have gradually expanded in numbers but not size. They give NO discomfort but are unsightly

there are many of them. I am 68 years old and taking tablets for Blood pressure and gout.

 

Nebivolol

pravastatin

Lercanidipine Hydrochloride

Ramipril

Allopurinol

Expert:  Dr. Hanish Babu, MD replied 5 years ago.

Hi,

 

These could be verruca plana or plane warts. Though mostly greyish or skin colored, soetimes they could be white.

 

 

Theremoval is through electrocautery, chemical cautery and cryo.

Dr. Hanish Babu, MD, Dermatologist
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Experience: MBBS; MD 26 years Experience.
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Expert:  Dr. Hanish Babu, MD replied 5 years ago.

These are caused by viruses.

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