White Patches On The Cheeks Of A 1 Year Old Child?

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Tonight, I want to ask my child 1 year. In the cheek area there are some white patches of bullets on the bridge of his nose on his neck, I have gone to a pediatrician where he was given a concocted ointment but how come they haven’t had white spots ??? Guess why?

1 Answer:

Hi Neneng,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

The appearance of white spots around the cheeks, nose, and neck in children can have many possible causes. One of the most common is tinea versicolor. This skin disease is caused by the Malassezia fungus. This fungus can more easily infect those who live in humid areas, often sweat excessively, and have inadequate immunity (including children). The spots that appear due to phlegm are generally white in the middle, slightly reddish and scaly on the edges, and are round like islands. These patches can cause quite intense itching when exposed to moisture (for example, when sweating).

Or, white patches on facial skin appear due to other causes, for example, namely:

Variations in skin color since birth Vitiligo (loss of skin color due to damaged or dead melanin-forming cells) Seborrheic dermatitis (chronic skin inflammation that causes the skin to become scaly like dandruff) Psoriasis (chronic skin inflammation due to an autoimmune disorder that causes skin regeneration to occur excessively, so the skin will thicken, scaly, and peel off) Pityriasis alba (hypopigmented lesions in the skin of which the cause is not clear) Hypopigmentation after inflammation, etc. Overcoming whitish patches on the skin is generally not possible in a short time. In tinea versicolor, for example, even though the sun infection has been successfully treated, the new skin color can gradually return to normal gradually over months or years.

So, you should consult directly with a pediatrician or skin specialist who treats your child. That way, the best handling can be done to overcome the complaint.

To prevent the white patches from spreading, here are our recommended steps:

Not handling too often or peeling off the patches on the skin Bathe your child 2 times a day with special soap for children Improve air circulation around where you live Give the child breast milk and nutritious complementary foods so that their immune system is well maintained Avoid children from exposure to sunlight excessive (especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.) Do not apply or sprinkle anything on the patches unless directed by a doctor. Do not let your child exchange clothes or towels with other people.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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