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Symptoms of pityriasis alba. Prescribed steroid cream, white patches not gone. How to treat it?

i think i have pityriasis alba . This was not diagnosed but looking round on the internet the symptoms seem the same as does appearance. I have been prescribed steroid cream to treat the problem however the white patches have not gone away, and more areas have developed. I am 18 years of age and as I understand pityriasis affects children. what should i do?
Asked On : Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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hello,pityriasiasis alba is due to dry skin or vitamin deficiency.use vitamin a tablet chewable daily once.a iron tablet.use a moisteriser daily,apply steriod cream in the morning and tacrolimus in the night.use a deworming agent stat dose
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