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Can white people get vitiligo or skin darkening?

Can white people get vitiligo or skin darkening?

Vitiligo: Vitilgo is an auto immune disorder where your bodys immune cells attack the dark pigment cells in your skin. It coccurs in all kinds of people, but looks the worst in people with dark skin, since the vitiligostands out against the darker regular skin background.. There is no cure, and treatment is difficult. Darker spots on the skin is the opposite of vitiligo, and can occur from a burn or injury. ...Read more

Dr. Ayyaz Shah
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Vitiligo (Definition)

Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition in which affected individuals have hypopigmented ...Read more


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What is the skin disease called vitiligo? How do you get it?

What is the skin disease called vitiligo? How do you get it?

Vitiligo: It is an autoimmune disease of the skin where areas lose the natural skin color. It just happens, like all other autoimmune diseases. Dermatologist can help with treating some spots. ...Read more

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I want to know what can cause my skin to get white, its not tinea and its not vitiligo.

I want to know what can cause my skin to get white, its not tinea and its not vitiligo.

Is it really white?: Is the color of your rash truly white or is it just a lighter than your normal skin? Is there a very fine scale on the skin also? You could have something such as a superficial fungus infection that can be treated easily. You should see a dermatologist who can make the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Someone with very light colored caucasian skin already; can he still get a skin condition like vitiligo?

Someone with very light colored caucasian skin already; can he still get a skin condition like vitiligo?

Yes: Light colored skin can develop vitiligo, however, the difference between depigmented skin of vitiligo and normal skin may not appear as obvious. Even in very pale patients, they still have melanocytes (cells which produce pigment) in their skin. In areas of vitligo, those cells are destroyed, leading to the depigmented apperarance. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any remedies for skin darkening due to shaving?

Can you tell me of any remedies for skin darkening due to shaving?

Talk with your dr.: A steroid cream might be applied to decrease inflammation. Exfoliation may be recommended to remove dead skin cells with retinoids. ...Read more

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Which surgery is good for skin darkening?

Which surgery is good for skin darkening?

Hmmmmm: Sorry, hendy.....I'm not sure of what you speak. Could you clarify a bit? ...Read more

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Advice? Would shaving with shaving cream help with skin darkening?

Advice? Would shaving with shaving cream help with skin darkening?

Possibly: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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Anyone know anything about treating skin darkening around the neck?

Anyone know anything about treating skin darkening around the neck?

Acanthosis nigricans: The primary aim of treatment is to correct the underlying disease process. Often correcting the underlying cause results in resolution of the lesions, acanthosis nigricans(an) correct hyperinsulinaemia through diet and medication lose weight with obesity-associated an excise or treat underlying tumour stop offending medicines in drug-induced an. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some way to limit or stop skin darkening when outside?

Can you tell me some way to limit or stop skin darkening when outside?

Block it: There are several ways to prevent darkening of the skin from the sun. First is to block the sun. Physically, you can do this by staying under an umbrella, wearing a hat or using a sun block such as those with zinc oxide. You may chemically block the sun, using sunblocks that absorb the sun. The best way to prevent darkening of your skin from the sun, is to use both physical and chemical blocks ...Read more