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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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Dr. Ayyaz Shah
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Vitiligo (Definition)

Vitiligo = autoimmune disease which destroys melanocytes resulting in ...Read more


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What can people with vitiligo do to even out skin pigmentation?

What can people with vitiligo do to even out skin pigmentation?

Dermatologists: Dermatologists would provide several options: using Protopic ointment, uva-uvb treatment and skin graft. ...Read more

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How can you get psoriasis?

Inherited: Psoriasis is generally inherited, though there are also many sporatic cases. It is an immunological condition that causes skin to be thickened and inflamed. It is not curable. Treatment is generally to contain the disease. If localized, it is generally controlled by topical steroid and vitamin d derivative creams. ...Read more

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Can any medication make someone to be darker?

Can any medication make someone to be darker?

No: Not every medication makes people darker. Drug-induced skin pigmentation is however often seen. Pigmentation may be induced by many drugs. The primary drugs implicated include antipsychotic drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), phenytoin, antimalarials, amiodarone, cytotoxic drugs, tetracyclines, and heavy metals. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does the skin disease vitiligo do to you?

Can doctors tell me what does the skin disease vitiligo do to you?

Vitiligo: Vitiligo causes patches of skin to lose the normal skin color and appear white or lighter. The disease is usually limited to the skin. ...Read more

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What can you do for seborrhea dermatitis?

What can you do for seborrhea dermatitis?

Control it: Most cases can be controlled adequately with a good over-the-counter anti-seborrhea shampoo and Hydrocortisone cream. Stubborn cases require prescription products. But it will always come back and require re-treatment, because the yeast that causes it is a normal component of your skin. ...Read more

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Can a you expose your self to sun if you have vitilego?

Can a you  expose your self to sun if you have vitilego?

Recommend strong SPF: Recommend sunscreen - you don't want to further accentuate the color differences between white and markedly tanned skin. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to vitamin?

Can you be allergic to vitamin?

No: But, you can be allergic to a dye that is used in the preparation of a given vitamin. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if Mederma helps with herpes skin discoloration?

Can you tell me if Mederma helps with herpes skin discoloration?

Probably not.: Mederma is supposed to improve the appearance of scars; I don't know of any evidence that it has an effect, one way or the other, on skin discoloration. ...Read more

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Can you suggest any remedies or treatment for atopic dermatitis that you know to be effective?

Can you suggest any remedies or treatment for atopic dermatitis that you know to be effective?

Moisturizer/steroid: If you look at eczema as a problem with inflammation and dryness, you define what you are treating more easily. Whether it's mild or severe, you should always use topical moisturizers (eucerin, aveeno, (oatmeal) even vaseline). Topical steroids will take care of the inflammation. The severity of the rash generally determines how strong it needs to be. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to mold? How do you know?

Can you be allergic to mold? How do you know?

Yes you can: Mold spores are commonly found outdoors(though invisible) in the air, on warm , huid days. Symptoms can include runny or stuffy nose, post nasal drip or even coughing. See an allergist for simple testing to see if mold can be causing your symptoms. A full history and physical exam is needed to help make the diagnosis. There are very good treatments for this, too. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to suntan lotion?

Can you be allergic to suntan lotion?

Yes: Certain ingredients in the suntan lotion may cause an allergy. You may want to try a different brand. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if you have hemochromatosis diabetes or bronze diabetes/is there an online quiz you can take?

Can you tell me how to know if you have hemochromatosis diabetes or bronze diabetes/is there an online quiz you can take?

Real testing: Forget "online quizzes". This is the 21st century, and anything less than a real workup by your physician would be playing games with a life-and-death matter. If you have elevated liver enzymes, an elevated serum iron, ferritin, or transferrin saturation, the odd skin color or the arthritis at the base of the thumb, ask a competent physician to work you up ; rx if you have it. ...Read more

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Can there be certain food or supplements you can take or any thing else you can do to have clear beautiful flawless skin?

FLAWLESS SKIN: THE ANSWER IS NO. YOU SHOULD TRY TO FIND OUT WHAT IS CAUSING THEM! HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET THEM ARE YOU A WOMAN OR A MAN? IF YOU ARE WOMAN DO THEY APPEAR BEFORE YOUR PERIOD, PERHAPS? IF YOU HAVE A DERMATOLOGIST, SEE HER OR HIM. ...Read more

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How can you tell if freckles are cancerous?

How can you tell if freckles are cancerous?

Freckles are not can: Freckles are benign collelctions of pigmented cells. If you are concerned you can show them to a dermatologist. But you need to separate freckles from moles(also called nevus or nevi). Moles are sometimes precursors to melanoma. But they have to change in size or color before you can get concerned that a mole is changing into a melanoma. Freckles do not have any bearing on developing cancer. ...Read more

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Can there be a test you can get which can tell you if you are allergic to anything?

Can there be a test you can get which can tell you if you are allergic to anything?

No: The history of any illness drives the diagnosis . The testing is an objective means to provide support for the diagnosis. However those with higher blood ige levels are more likely to have or develop allergic diseases. However it is not a certainty. In allergy, the presence of an allergic disease in one or more parents of your family is one of the best predictors. ...Read more

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How can you treat ringworms if you're allergic to ketoconazole pills?

How can you treat ringworms if you're allergic to ketoconazole pills?

See below: Most of "ringworm" except the ones involving scalp are treated with topical creams. Ringworm on scalp is best treated by griseofulvins. ...Read more