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Can eczema cause white patches on skin once the redness has gone away?

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Hi can ezcema cause white patches on a 4 month old skin once the redness has gone away ? He has brown skin and he now has white patches on his chest, face and legs and in the creases of his arms and legs once the redness has cleared. I am desperate for answers !
Posted Fri, 29 Mar 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 13 minutes later
Hello dear,
thanks for the query.
Ya eczema can cause hypo pigmentation.
It is called as post inflammatory hypo pigmentation.
Dont worry soon his skin will regain back its colour.
In neonates even fungal infections are common which present as hypo pigmentation.
If possible please upload a photograph. This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you
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Follow-up: Can eczema cause white patches on skin once the redness has gone away? 16 minutes later
I put a picture in the new reports thing. U can see its on his face arms chest etc
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 51 minutes later
Hello dear,
Thanks for the photograph.
Don't worry at all , it is just a post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.
Soon he will be fine. For now just apply some moisturizing cream.
No specific treatment is required.
Thank you
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