Pityriasis Alba

Pityriasis Alba


Hi this is Dr. Charles Crutchfield clinical
professor of dermatology and medical director at Crutchfield Dermatology Today we are talking
about a condition called Pityriasis Alba these are the white patches often seen on the cheeks
of children Pityriasis Alba is a very common condition
where the white spots or patches occur on the face especially cheeks and also arms of
children and adolescents some reports indicate that it effects twenty five percent of all
children of color these white spots are the result of dry skin and mild irritation that
cause the cells that produce color to stop producing color The loss of color in this
condition is usually only temporary and dermatologists have excellent treatments to make the condition
a lot better very fast If you suffer from this condition talk to your doctor for a great
treatment

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