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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.
Sure.: Treatments are different, obviously, but there is no reason you can't treat both the white spots and the dark spots simultaneously. The latter responds much better and more rapidly to treatment, however.
Yes: Scleroderma causes scarring, hyperpigmentation, and vitiligo of skin as well as raynauds phenomenon, and scarring and vascular changes in the hands and feet, lungs kidneys, and heart. If just confined to the skin in one or several areas it is called morphea. There is treatment for all of these. A dermatologist for morphea, a rheumatologist for system scleroderma.
I have 2 small spots of vitiligo on my back which never grew, is it safe to use lemon and orange facepack for my face hyperpigmentation? Will it affec
Yes: But I would doubt it would do anything to the pigmentation. There are Rx for it but you will need to consult a dermatologist.
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.
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.
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.
How common is it to get the skin disease vitiligo? Is this a rare disease, or is it actually very common and just not talked about?
Vitiligo: This is an autoimmune condition that can be treated. See a dermatologist to discuss treatment options.
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.
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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
Need to know why: We need to know why this is occurring. There can be a variety of reasons. You can discuss with your dermatologist, your primary physician, and see if there is an answer to help clarify this.
What can be solution for skin darkening patches? Tried treatmeent for pigmentation but didn't work
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Hyperpigmentation: Waxing of any sort can cause inflammation, which in turn can cause hyper pigmentation, especially in darker skin types. Laser hair removal is a better option, you get less ingrown hairs, less chronic inflammation. Hyper pigmentation can be treated with a combination of steroids and bleaching creams.
If skin is darkening: In area of hair follicle it might help to prevent this. 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
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