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Infant with itchy white patches on face near lower lips and forehead. Due to sensitive skin?

My 3mths baby developed small white patches on his face and now near his lower lips . It seems itchy. He also has thick round white patches in his forehead , his scalp at side and top of his head. It s very dry and sometimes turn red. He s always scratching . I brought him to a pediatrician and was told he has senstive skin. Is it true?
Asked On : Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
With the history it is looking like seborreic dermatitis of the skin and scalp.
But similar skin may be due to dry skin or atopic dermatitis or a just allergic skin condition.
Exact diagnosis requires physical examination of the skin lesions by a doctor or dermatologist and the treatment depends on the accurate diagnosis.
For itching you can apply calamine containing lotions like calosoft or dermadew caloe.
Consult a dermatologist for the examination and for the specific treatment.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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