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Doctor insights on: Pityriasis Alba

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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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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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What's the best way for me to prevent pityriasis alba to take control of my face like it did last summer?

What's the best way for me to prevent pityriasis alba to take control of my face like it did last summer?

Pityriasis alba: Pityriasis alba is a type of eczema that presents as lighter-than-skin-color patches on face & arms. It is more apparent in the summer because it doesn't tan when normal skin does. In the short term, the best thing to do is to apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen so that your normal skin doesn't tan either. Also there are topical nonsteroid treatments. Steroids can lighten p. Alba even more. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pityriasis alba?

How to get rid of pityriasis alba?

Pityriasis alba is…: … a self-limiting skin condition seen in children & teens & requires only time & skin moisturizers to resolve. If itching occurs, otc Hydrocortisone cream can provide relief (use only a tiny dab to treat an area; too much steroid on skin can cause problems). ...Read more

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Can a dermatologist help with pityriasis alba?

Can a dermatologist help with pityriasis alba?

Certainly!: Dermatologists are experts in diseases and conditions of the skin. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pityriasis alba i've had it for 3 years now and just got worse please help?

How do I  get rid of pityriasis alba i've had it for 3 years now and just got worse please help?

Pityriasis alba is…: … a self-limiting skin condition seen in children & teens & requires only time & skin moisturizers to resolve. If itching occurs, otc Hydrocortisone cream can provide relief (use only a tiny dab to treat an area; too much steroid on skin can cause problems). If getting worse, see dermatologist for exam; may not be pityriasis. ...Read more

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Pityriasis alba, vitiligo, tsc?

Pityriasis alba, vitiligo, tsc?

Different conditions: These conditions can present with lightening or "hypopigmentation" of the skin but they have different causes. Pityriasis alba is form of eczema and vitiligo is an autoimmune process by which your body attacks the pigment producing cells called melanocytes which leads to loss of pigment. Not sure what tsc is, but lsc stands for lichen simplex chronicus:changes caused by rubbing/scratching skin. ...Read more