Pityriasis alba

Pityriasis alba
Pityriasis alba is a common skin condition mostly occurring in children and usually seen as dry, fine-scaled, pale patches on the face.
   
The condition mostly lasts for a year or so. It may resolve when the child reaches puberty.  The exact cause is not known. Expected reasons are heat, humidity, detergents or soaps. Children at higher risk for pityriasis alba include those with: Asthma, Hayfever (allergic rhinitis), Eczema (atopic dermatitis) and Dry skin (xerosis).
   
Treatment: Use non-soap cleansers or moisturizing soaps. Apply moisturizers. To use petroleum jelly like Vaseline. To avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen.  Over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream may be applied sparingly for 3–7 days.
 Skin Diseases
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