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I have a child aged 6thn, the cheek has a white ad. At first it is only faint, I checked it, it is not a skin disease like skin fungus or something else. What I ask is it hurts, can it be cured?

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Hi Leni,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Tinea versicolor (tinea versicolor) can indeed be one of the triggers for the appearance of whitish spots on the skin of children. This condition occurs due to a fungal infection. Poorly maintained skin hygiene, skin that is too moist, weak immune system, or direct and indirect contact with other tinea versicolor sufferers can increase the risk of children suffering from tinea versicolor. Typically, whitish spots that appear due to tinea versicolor will feel very itchy, scaly on the edges, and feel rough. Panu can widen or spread to other areas of the body if not treated properly.

However, not only tinea versicolor can cause white patches on the skin as your children experience. Some other possibilities that could trigger this are:

Vitiligo (melanocyte cell damage) Post-inflammatory hypopigmentation (skin pigmentation disorders after injury or inflammation) Pytiriasis alba (pale skin rash usually associated with xerosis or atopic dermatitis) Leprosy (Mycobacterium leprae infection, morbus Hansen) Contact dermatitis (skin inflammation due to contact with irritating substances or due to allergies to certain substances that come into contact with the skin) Seborrheic dermatitis (skin inflammation that causes scaly skin such as dandruff), etc. Generally, if you have had your child checked by a doctor and it is said that it is not a serious illness, then in fact You don't have to worry. However, to be sure, you try to check your child again to a dermatologist.

In conditions that are not dangerous, often no special handling is needed to overcome this condition. However, you can take the following steps to disguise the white spots and prevent them from spreading:

Bathe your child every day with a non-irritating soap If the child sweats excessively, ask him or her to take a shower again. Encourage the child not to touch the spot that appears too often. Limit the child going out during the day (between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.) Avoid giving ointments or any medicine on the spots that appear without a doctor's advice. Hope it helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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