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Is It Normal To Vitiligo
My son has a big white patch on his back could it be vitiligo? It a different skin color then his normal skin color
Uncommon site: There are several reasons a person can have an unpigmented (white) patch other than vitiligo. The back would be an unusual site for that diagnosis. A visit to a dermatologist who can examine & possibly biopsy the site would be a way to find out what this represents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any solution/cure for vitiligo white hair? Can I remove this hair and plant normal coloured hair? dye almost daily is very exhaustive
Vitiligo white hair/beard spots, can I remove those spots and do a hair plant for normal color? is there any solution? I'm 21 y/o vit doesn't spread
Unclear: Do you mean that you have pigment loss on your skin at the beard area? If so, it is not possible to remove a depigmented spots. However certain treatment such as UvB-NB phototherapy may help restore pigments for some people. In addition, one needs to rule out an autoimmune process leading to the pigment loss. ...Read more
Small patch near wrist. relatively lighter than normal skin.Since I can remember. since grade 3. Now 20 years Has not grown.birthmark or vitiligo?
20 years: It seems there is no reason to worry about a small patch near your wrist. If the patch has changed, relax and enjoy life. If there is some concern feel free to send me a note. ...Read more
I have a condition call vitiligo is only on my face but recently i notice it on my genital area is that normal? and is it treatable?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Topicals, UV light: Vitiligo can be mild or severe, stay in remission for many years but suddenly flare and then spread to involve larger parts of the body. It can be treated with various topicals (ie: elidel, (pimecrolimus) protopic, topical steroids, tretinoin), light therapy (puva, uvb laser, light box). These treatments can help with repigmentation but does not cure the disease, may continue to recur and worsen. ...Read more
This happens, but...: Vitiligo in an infant is extremely rare. Average age of onset is 20yo. If this is truly a diagnostic consideration for a child with hypopigmentation, the child should be seen by an expert in this area to confirm the diagnosis and to consider alternative differential diagnoses. Because we don't know what causes vitiligo, diagnosis is clinical, making it all the more important to be certain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers