Atopic eczema: On the rise

Atopic dermatitis or eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterised by recurrent acute flares of erythematous (red) itchy skin rash with all without some oozing. Atopic eczema (AE) usually starts in infancy (< 1 year) or during childhood. Some children outgrow the disease while for maturity it may persist into adulthood. AE can also…

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Pityriasis alba

A skin condition better known as “Khaid” in my mother tongue : Khasi. Pityriasis alba is a common skin condition mostly seen in children & adolescents between 3-16 years of age “Pityriasis” refers to the fine scales and “Alba” refers to the pale hypo-pigmented patches. These pale patches are mostly seen on the cheeks, arms,…

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