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What could be the cause of white spot on my child's cheek ?

My 8 year old son has a round white spot on the side of his cheek (about size of a nickel) and says sore inside his cheek in that area. What could this be?
Asked On : Tue, 20 Mar 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi Sarah,

The commonest cause for white spot on the side f his cheek could be worm infestation. Give him a single dose of deworming medicine like Albendazole 10ml at bed time.

Multivitamin deficiencies are the other causes. Give him adequate and healthy nutrition. You can also try giving him syrup like Zincovit 5ml every day.

The sore inside the cheek most probably seems like an aphthous ulcer. This should also go away with adequate nutrition and syrup zincovit in 3 weeks time.

If it is not all these, then it can also be superficial fungal infection.

If the above measures fail, see a Dermatologist for clinical evaluation.

Answered: Tue, 20 Mar 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Hi..dear Sara..,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
8 Year old boy having white spot on the cheek Proable diagnosis are...
Worm Infestation...,
Pitryasis alba..,
So... follow the...
1) Tab Albendazole 400 mg single dose...,
2) Tab..Beplex forte daily...
3) Zeevit syrup 2 spf daily for 3 times..,
4) Apply Momentasone cream on affected part...daily night times..,
5) Avoid sun exposure..,
Answered: Wed, 18 Apr 2012
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