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Can the linea alba be repaired?

Can the linea alba be repaired?

No: Linea alba does not need to be repaired. It's just a thickening of the cheek tissue that is being caught between your teeth when you eat or just naturally close your teeth together. It is not a sign of illness and does not need to be removed, because it can come back because it's a result of trauma. ...Read more

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What can cause pityriasis alba?

What can cause pityriasis alba?

Pityriasis alba: Pityriasis alba is a common skin disorder in children and young adults, characterized by ill-defined, scaly, faintly pink or red patches. These areas eventually subside, leaving hypopigmented (whitish) areas that slowly return to normal skin color. ...Read more

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Is Pitiriasis roscea contagious?

Is Pitiriasis roscea contagious?

No evidence that is: Pityriasis rosea is a rash usually on the trunk, upper part of the body of red streaky spots often in a Christmas tree type of distribution. Cause is unknown; it is not contagious; usually there are no symptoms, or slight itchy; comes and goes mysteriously, and may last about six weeks. Not serious, and no evidence that it is related to any serious internal disease. ...Read more

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How long does pityriasis alba takes to heal ?

How long does pityriasis alba takes to heal ?

Time and spf: Take good care of your skin, protect it from the sun, and use the medication prescribed and usually within a couple of months the skin should return to normal coloration. If not seek the advice of a board certified dermatologist in your area. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between pityriasis alba or something similar?

How to tell the difference between pityriasis alba or something similar?

Scale: Pityriasis alba is usually scaly and hypopigmented. Vitiiligo is not scaly and hypopigmented. However, mycosis fungoides can be hypopigmented and scaly. sometimes a biopsy is necessary to distinguih. ...Read more

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Hi I have had pityriasis alba for over 3 years now and it just seems to be getting worse.?

See a dermatologist: While this problem is usually a nuisance, sometimes it can be very noticeable and distressing. There are some treatments that can help control this problem. I would check with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can keratosis pilaris alba be removed by laser?

Can keratosis pilaris alba be removed by laser?

No: Typical treatments used to treat keratosis pillars include topical retinoids (retin a, tazorac, (tazarotene) and others) and exfoliating products, such as salicylic acid or alpha-hydroxy acid. Your dermatologist can recommend treatment options after examining your skin. I know of no lasers that are reliably helpful to treat this condition. ...Read more

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Can you remove a keratosis pilaris alba by a laser?

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris alba (kp) and no cure and treatment is individualized. Depending on the severity of presentation, medical treatment can be combined with minor surgical treatment such as extractions, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser hair reduction, intense pulsed light therapy, . ...Read more

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