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Dry patches in face, skin peeling, oily skin. Applying creams, no effect. Remedy?

Hi doc, i m having some dry patches in my face. My face is oily, but somehow, in some places, i m having these dry patches. I use a lot of creams, but nothing is working . One or two patches are red in color. And the skin peels of from those places. I have tried the eczema creams, but they dont work also. Please give a solution .
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Thanks for your query

It looks like you have developed pityriasis alba.
Pityriasis alba is a common skin condition mostly occurring in young adults and usually seen as dry, fine-scaled, pale patches on the face.
It is self-limiting and usually only requires use of moisturizer creams.
The condition is so named for the fine scaly appearance initially present (pityriasis) and the pallor of the patches that develop.
It may occur more frequently in lighter-skinned patients, but is more apparent in those with darker complexions.
No treatment is required and the patches in time will settle.
The redness, scale and itch if present may be managed with simple emollients and sometimes a weak steroid is also used .

Hope it helps
Dr Geetika Paul
Answered: Thu, 20 Jun 2013
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