By Gary M. White, MD
Mudi-chood (which means "heat of the hair" in the Malayalam language) seems to represent the buildup of keratin, external oils, etc., on the nape, neck, and upper back of young women after applying and leaving coconut oil and other oils on the hair after the bath.
Hyperpigmented, hyperkeratotic papules distributed over the upper back and neck of a girl or young woman is typical.
The condition responds well to mild keratolytic ointments with or without steroids.
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