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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can excessive handwashing with antibacterial soap lead to vitiligo?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
No: Vitiligo is a disorder of the immune system, not due to hand soap.
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Can excessive handwashing lead to vitiligo?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
No: Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease of the skin and is not related to hand washing.
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