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25 white male that currently has patches on his face of a lighter skin tone. Its as if someone took an eraser to my face. What could this be?
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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology
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In brief: Pityriasis alba
Sounds like the pale areas people can get as a result of dry skin and inflammation.
Pigment cells temporarily go away, resulting in pale patches. Things that help--1) gentle, unscented cleanser. 2) good moisturizer, like cetaphil & others. 3) gentle cortisone, like Hydrocortisone cream, or preferably ointment, to resolve any residual inflammation. Color returns gradually. Vitiligo possible also.

In brief: Pityriasis alba
Sounds like the pale areas people can get as a result of dry skin and inflammation.
Pigment cells temporarily go away, resulting in pale patches. Things that help--1) gentle, unscented cleanser. 2) good moisturizer, like cetaphil & others. 3) gentle cortisone, like Hydrocortisone cream, or preferably ointment, to resolve any residual inflammation. Color returns gradually. Vitiligo possible also.
Dr. Tara Passow
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
May want to see a Dermatologist.
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine
In brief: Light areas
Changes in skin tone (hypopigmentation, in this case) may be caused by vitiligo -- i recommend a visit to your doctor, who may send you to a dermatologist.

In brief: Light areas
Changes in skin tone (hypopigmentation, in this case) may be caused by vitiligo -- i recommend a visit to your doctor, who may send you to a dermatologist.
Dr. Harris Cohen
Dr. Harris Cohen
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