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what is vitiligo

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Loss of pigment cell: The melanin made by the pigment cells stops being made and the skin has no color, it is very vulnerable to sun damage and needs plenty of sunblock to ... Read More
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Loss of pigment: Autoimmune condition that damages pigment producing cells resulting in loss of skin color, can be limited , in form of nerve route, or diffuse. Can oc ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Vitiligao: This is an idiopathic condition that has no universillay accepted treatment. In use are psoralen followed by puva, oxsoralen ultra, pseudo-catalase an ... Read More
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Vitiligao: This is an idiopathic condition that has no universillay accepted treatment. In use are psoralen followed by puva, oxsoralen ultra, pseudo-catalase an ... Read More
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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
42 years experience Periodontics
Dermatologist: Phototherapy, a medical procedure in which your skin is carefully exposed to ultraviolet light. Phototherapy may be given alone, or after you take a d ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
There is none, per se: The best answer: https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/u---w/vitiligo/diagnosis-treatment
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Kim
Dr. Brian Kim answered
14 years experience Dermatology
Steroids and vit D: Topical steroids in combination with vitamin d3 analogs are the first line agents. Second line agents include topical calcineurin inhibitors (protopic ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Get checked for: Autoimmune condition, diabetes, thyroid problems etc. We treat the cause and not the vitiligo itself. God bless u & take care!
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It does: cause complications if used without medical supervision / off label, right now it is only meant to treat atopic dermatitis, moderate to severe, not vi ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Consult Dematologist: Before trying anything on glans Penis for vitiligo I suggest you consult a dermatolist,
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Autoimmune condition: Hi. Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system destroys the skin cells that make pigment (melanocytes). Vitiligo is not harmful pe ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roberto Saez
Specializes in Internal Medicine
None: Unfortunately only cosmetics to even the skin color.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Autoimmune: Hi. Vitiligo is the autoimmune destruction of the pigment producing skin cells, the melanocytes. No melanocytes, no pigment.

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