Pityriasis Alba
Pityriasis alba is one of the skin manifestations of eczema or atopic dermatitis.  Typically, the patients are children of darker skin type who develop indistinct, slightly scaly white spots over the face and upper arms. The condition usually flares in the summer as children's skin becomes dryer from swimming in the ocean or from chlorine in swimming pools.  The spots also are noticed more by patients in the summer as the light colored areas do not tan well.  Using moisturizers and mild cortisone creams on a daily basis can help the spots resolve.
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