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Pityriasis Alba

From the Colorado Dermatology Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

From the Colorado Dermatology Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Video Transcript

Here’s another daily tip from your friendly local dermatologist!

Okay, so Pityriasis Alba, I get it it’s another ridiculous name but what is it? Well, Alba kind of means white and so often times we get this Pityriasis Alba particularly on areas of the face and people who are slightly darker complected and usually when you look at the skin the skin looks very very dry. And so most of the time this happens and people of darker complexions when their skin is getting so dry that parts of it are starting to turn white. Now it’s important that you talk to your local dermatologist about this because skin turning white can be from a number of different autoimmune, infectious, or inflammatory disorders and so please talk to your local dermatologist to make sure you have the right diagnosis. But the good news is most of the time with just a proper skin care regimen and proper moisturization, perhaps with some prescription medications, within a couple of months you can get the right coloration back and you’ll know how to prevent it in the future.

Please look at your skin today and contact your Dermatologist if you see anything new, changing or growing!

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