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Posted by on Aug 2, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

White patches on face or skin

Pityriasis comes from Greek word bran and is used to describe flaky scaly skin. There are a few types of pityriasis skin conditions namely Pityriasis Alba, Pityriasis Lichenoides, Pityriasis Rosea, Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris and Pityriasis Versicolor (Tinea Versicolor). It is thought to be a type of dermatitis (non-specific inflammation of the skin) that leads to “post-inflammatory hypopigmentation”. This means that the skin is dry or irritated in some way and the skin is left injured. The affected areas appear lighter that other areas of the skin, especially after sun exposure. Pityriasis Alba Pityriasis Alba is a common skin disorder that affects children and young adult. The exact cause is unknown. It first appears as scaly mild red round/oval patches which subsequently lighten to form pale white patches on the skin. It can occur on the face, neck, shoulders and upper limbs. The most common place is still the face. The skin pigmentation will return on its own after months to a year. Dry skin or cold weather may be...

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