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Posted by: sthe | 2006/07/19

treatment

this is the best discription i could come up with.

i'm brown in colour.the markes are white spots , smooth but slightly scaly when dry.they seem to be lacking pigmentation,the skin is slightly thinner than normal.

i've read that the cause is that there is no pigment(melanin) in the skin cells and there is a reduction in the number of pigment producing cells(melanocytes)

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There is a condition called pityriasis alba. The term means scaly, whitish skin. It is actually a form of eczema. The best treatment is to apply a mild cortisone cream. If the skin is thinned cortisone should not be applied and you should see you doctor.

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