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Suggest treatment for whitish discoloration on the cheeks of a child

Hi this is Akshima. I am worried about m son skin. He is 4+. He is getting whitish marks on his chicks ( discolouration). 2 months before it was just 2 but now m looking 2 ,3 more. I met with paediatrician, I thought it may be due to mal nutrition, but she said it is eczema , and she prescribed sigmacort cream (hydrocortisone acetate cream), I am using it for approx 40 days but am not getting any result. Please give me some advice. Thanks. Your sincerely.
Thu, 28 May 2020
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Hi,

Possibilities here are eczema, pityriasis alba or pityriasis versicolor. In eczema, skin will be dry and lesions can be itchy. Pityriasis alba just needs moisturising creams and sometimes local steroids. Pityriasis versicolor is fungal lesion which needs antifungal creams. Kindly get back to your doctor or discuss with a dermatologist.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Muhammed Aslam T. K., Pediatrician
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Suggest treatment for whitish discoloration on the cheeks of a child

Hi, Possibilities here are eczema, pityriasis alba or pityriasis versicolor. In eczema, skin will be dry and lesions can be itchy. Pityriasis alba just needs moisturising creams and sometimes local steroids. Pityriasis versicolor is fungal lesion which needs antifungal creams. Kindly get back to your doctor or discuss with a dermatologist. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Muhammed Aslam T. K., Pediatrician