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My husband has these patches on his forehead, no no

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My husband has these white patches on his forehead
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: no no medications and we have not gotten a doctor
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no nothing elese

Dear Customer: Greetings, this is Dr. Basu, experienced Medical Specialist and former attending physician of Harvard Medical School. I am board-certified with many years of experience. I did review your inquiry and I am hoping to give you at least some high-quality guidance here.

Please give me some time to review your concerns. Please be patient with me as I am on and off the computer so responses can be delayed at times, but I will be glad to help.

How long he has the white patches?

Are they itchy or painful?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
We noticed it by 3 weeks. Not painful not itchy

Are they spreading?

Has he tried any treatment?

Are you able to share any photo here?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I am not sure if it’s spreading but he has a history of dandruff for some time now
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
He had been using selsun an anti dandruff shampoo for more than a year
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I can send pictures
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
thank you doctor

Thanks for the pics.

There white spots are called Pityriasis alba.

They are caused by atopic dermatitis.

Environmental changes can affect the skin causing them commonly.

Over the counter Hydrocortisone 1% ointment (Cortizone 10) can be tried meanwhile 2 times daily for 3 weeks.

Hydrocortisone is weak steroid will reduce inflammation at the rash areas and promote healing.

Please use Petrolatum jelly twice daily to prevent dryness.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
One more
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Thank you so much doctor!! Should we be worried?

Thanks for these pics.

Same opinion as above

No worries --will get better gradually

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Thank you doctor thank you god bless!!!

Best wishes and Get well soon,

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Customer: replied 13 days ago.
doctor thank you


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