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How can you cure vitiligo?

How can you cure vitiligo?

Waxes and wanes: Medical treatment isn't always necessary for vitiligo if the patches of skin aren't noticeable and are small. Treatment for vitiligo can take up to 18 months, and you may have to try several different treatment to find the one that works best. A dermatologist can walk you through the treatment options. ...Read more

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Vitiligo (Definition)

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


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Can you treat vitiligo with oral corticosteroids?

Can you treat vitiligo with oral corticosteroids?

Vitiligo: Please go online and look up "vitiligo and steroids". There is no simple answer but you will recognize where the vitiligo is and how steroids may or may not be involved. Once you have understood much of the material please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hoe does one get vitiligo. Can you get it age 40. Where does it come from. I have a small patch on my fingers. Will it spread.?

Hoe does one get vitiligo. Can you get it age 40. Where does it come from.  I have a  small patch on my fingers. Will it spread.?

Usually auto-immune: Vitiligo is considered an auto-immune disorder, meaning the body is doing this to itself. The cause of vitiligo is unknown, but may be from auto-immune, genetic, or viral causes. It can appear in other parts of one's body, but is not contagious to other people. A dermatologist can help with treatment, but treatments are only partly effective. ...Read more

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What causes vitiligo?

What causes vitiligo?

Autoimmunity: Hi. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease wherein the immune system attacks the melanocytes, the skin cells that make color pigment. The skin areas wherein the melanocytes are destroyed have no pigment and are white. ...Read more

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How is vitiligo cured?

Vitiligo: Medical treatment for vitiligo isn't always necessary. For some, skin color returns without treatment. Using sunscreen and applying cosmetic camouflage cream, may improve the appearance of your skin. For fair-skinned individuals, avoiding tanning can make the areas almost unnoticeable. Medical treatments for vitiligo aim to even out skin tone, either by restoring color (pigment). ...Read more

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How is vitiligo treated?

Vitiligo: Vitiligo is autoimmune and hence there is no cure. Many treatments may help though such as light tx, laser tx. Skin grafting and steroids or other creams. ...Read more

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Can vitiligo be temporary?

Vitiligo: It is mostly a persistent condition but can be treated, depending on its extent, a dermatologist can help you. ...Read more

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