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Pityriasis Alba – White spots on the face of 🧒

What is Pityriasis Alba?

Pityriasis Alba is a fairly common skin condition defined as dry hypopigmented (less pigmented) patches on the face of children or young adults.

What causes Pityriasis Alba?

The cause of Pityriasis Alba is still unknown, though it is usually found to occur during the summer months and mostly in children and adolescents, i.e. between 3 years to 15 years.

Pityriasis Alba is a self-limiting disease and is likely to disappear on its own. You don’t need any specific medicine to get rid of white spots on the face.

If you’re experiencing symptoms, apply moisturizing cream on any dry spots and use an over-the-counter (OTC) topical steroid, such as hydrocortisone, to relieve any itchiness or redness.

Some research studies have linked the appearance of Pityriasis Alba with low copper levels in the body. If this is true, then place water overnight in a copper vessel and drink it the first thing in the morning. Do this for a month or two.

Stay away from chemical-based soaps and creams.

Give a nutritious diet to your child. Include more iron and calcium-rich fruits and vegetables in their diet.

De-worming is also a good option…

Homeopathic remedy

Bacillinum 200 few drops or tablets empty stomach in the morning for a week

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