MUDI-CHOOD

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.

Clinical

Hyperpigmented, hyperkeratotic papules distributed over the upper back and neck of a girl or young woman is typical.

Treatment

The condition responds well to mild keratolytic ointments with or without steroids.

References

Indian J Dermatol. 2011 Mar-Apr; 56(2): 228–229

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2014;80:254

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