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    What causes white dots on the forehead?

Posted on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi doctor, my son has white dots on his forehead. He is 4 months old.. it has appeared from the last 1 month.I have started using tedibar soap for the baby after this ( recommendation from a medical student) & Sebamed moisturizer.
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 57 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Seems to be pityriasis versicolor, topical antifungal

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
I have reviewed the attached photograph and your baby seems to be having pityriasis versicolor which is a superficial fungal infection of the skin.
I would recommend you to apply topical antifungal like sertaconazole cream on the affected areas twice daily for 2-3 weeks.
This should resolve the infection but it is a prescription drug and should be used under the supervision of the doctor.
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
How long will it take for the spots to disappear if the above cream.is applied? What are the reasons for this infection?
Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Will take around 3 weeks to disappear

Detailed Answer:
It will take around 3 weeks for the spots to disappear.
It is basically a superficial fungal infection which is common in hot humid weather.
It can also get transmitted from some infected person or using infected persons soap or towel.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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