White Spots Similar To Phlegm In A 22-month-old Child?
Good afternoon ,, I want to ask. U003cbr u003e My child is 22 months old, his hands and feet have white patches like phlegm. it appeared since he was around 9 months old.
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Some conditions that may be the cause of complaints of white spots in infants are:
1. Nevus depigmentosus
Is a condition of congenital dispigmentation in the form of white patches that do not get bigger and do not multiply. Usually it appears since the age of less than 3 years. In this condition does not require any action because it does not cause dangerous conditions. Even if it needs to be done, namely melanocyte transplant in the area of skin disorders.
2. Pityriasis alba
Is a skin disorder in the form of white spots that often attack the age of children and adolescents. White patches appear unnoticed, and sometimes accompanied by scaly skin, the most commonly affected areas are the face, neck and body. Ultraviolet radiation is suspected as the main cause. These patches are usually stable and will gradually disappear
No special treatment is needed to treat albial pyridasis. White patches generally disappear over time. Moisturizing creams or steroid creams can be considered for administration. In some cases, non-steroidal creams can be used, such as pimecrolimus. Both types of this cream can help reduce skin discoloration and itching.
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