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Posted on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 in Child Health
Question: Hi doctor, my son has white dots on his forehead. He is 4 months old.. it has appeared from the last 1 month
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Answered by Dr. Arun 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Looks like pityriasis XXXXXXX

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing to us.
Based on your description it looks like your child has pityriasis XXXXXXX
This is a condition which is commonly seen in in kids at this age.
Should settle on its own.
Usually no treatment is required.
Cleaning skin with gentle baby soap frequently is essential.
Avoid powder and any other cosmetics on skin.
You can continue regular feeding.
If lesions increase you need to consult your doctor again.
Wishing your kid good health.
Regards
Dr Arun
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