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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Welcome back.
User :   thank u. I sent the pictures to you
User :   did u get them?
Doctor :   Yes,
Doctor :   Let me have a look at it.
User :   alright.
Doctor :   Are these patches growing in size?
User :   i think so..
User :   it has been so slow that i didn't realize it
Doctor :   Do you have any associated symtoms such as itching, burning sensation?
User :   no burning sensation
User :   itching is alsonot there
User :   only after washing my face , the skin feels stretched and itchy..
User :   but not much
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   There are 2 common causes for such hypopigmented lesions.
User :   okay..
Doctor :   1. A fungal lesion
Doctor :   2. Pityriasis Alba.
Doctor :   The picture of the lesions are more suggestive of pityriasis Alba.
User :   i had a pityriasis infection, the one which makes a lot of red/dark spots on my waist
User :   i got treated for it and it completely disappeared
Doctor :   Pityriasis alba isn't a fungal infection, though the name is similar.
User :   what is pityriasis alba?
Doctor :   Similar lesions on the trunk are due to fungal lesions caused by pityriasis versicolor, but unlike this
Doctor :   Pityriasis alba occurs due to reduced melanin secretions similar to vitiligo,
User :   :(
Doctor :   but the difference is there is complete absence of melanin in vitiligo and here it is
User :   can it be cured?
Doctor :   reduced secretion.
User :   what is the cause for it?
Doctor :   It is non concerning problem and does not cause any symptoms apart the cosmetics problem.
Doctor :   The exact cause for pityriasis alba is unknown.
User :   how can i cure it?
Doctor :   there are however few factors that can predispose to its development
Doctor :   Factors such as reduced nutrition, exposure to cold weather.
User :   on googling the same, i read that it is common in children..but i am 23..
Doctor :   Its much commoner in children and young adults
Doctor :   Though mainly seen in children can also occur in young individuals.
Doctor :   The treatment is still yet to be found, but
Doctor :   improved nutrition, use of moisturisers, preventing frequent exposure to cold can prevent similar lesions from occuring.
Doctor :   To reduce the consmetic problems, use of sunscreen lotions and skin lightening products ( such that the contrast between normal skin is reduced) is suggested.
User :   doctor..are u there?
Doctor :   Yes,
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   Doctor. I got disconnected
User :   Couldn't read anything u replied
User :   I am back now. pl gimme a minute to read what you have said
User :   thanks doctor
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   i will visit a dermatologist today
User :   no other query..
User :   thanks again
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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