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White spots on face, fungal infection, no dandruff on head. Treatment?

Hi. My daughter is 6.5 years old.. she has started getting some white visible spots on her face, which i assume to be fungal infection . since this happened with me as well, when i was young. is it really a fungal infection on skin. She doesnt have dandruff on her head, but i can see white deposits on her eye lashes recently. What to do? Use a dandruff medicated shampoo like Selsun in India, use some antibiotic ointment on her face or what? Please suggest. Thanks.
Asked On : Sun, 13 May 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

this is a common occurence in children and is called pityriasis alba, it s an eczema, its a benign condition ad resolves on its own.

you can apply cortisone cream on it once a day for a week.

nothing to worry.

also on the eyelashes you can use jhonson's baby shampoo with a cotton bud and then wash it off. the white deposits will lessen.

nothing to worry.

Answered: Fri, 18 May 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
6 Years Baby with white spots on the face..,
white deposits on eye lashes...,
more favour to...SEBHORRHIC DERMATITIS..,
In this age , Fungal infections are not common..,
The next possibilty if PITRYIASIS ALBA...,
So evaluate it..,
1) Use...Ketocanazole shampoo alternatives days..,
apply on scalp and keep 20 mts and do headbath..,
2) Momentasone cream...ELOCON (fulford) apply on ...,
white spots 2 times daily...,
3) Tab...Levamisole (Dicaris) 150 mg weekly one for 3 times..,
4) Hematinic syrup...( Haem-up)...daily 2spf for 3 times..,
Answered: Sat, 19 May 2012
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Ophthalmologist Dr. Swapnil Kothari's  Response
hii pooja

AS you have guessed they might be a fungal infection. However we cannnot ignore other possiblities like simple vitamin deficiency which can also cause such whte patches. Its best left to the pediatrician to decide about the same.

About the white deposits on the eye lashes, they are mostly like dandruff only. pls do not use selsun for the same. you can use baby shampoos to gently clean the eyes. they are safe and do not irritate the eye if it accidently goes in.

hope she get all pink soon
Answered: Sun, 13 May 2012
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