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Is vitiligo possible in baby?

Is vitiligo possible in baby?

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 more

Dr. Ayyaz Shah
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Vitiligo (Definition)

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


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Could women with vitiligo still have healthy babies?

Could women with vitiligo still have healthy babies?

Yes: Vitiligo (v) is an autosomal dominant disorder with variable penetrance (some worse than others).A mother can pass the gene to her kid or pass the normal gene with 50/50 chance per conception. Children acquiring the v gent would eventually show some patches as they age & the baby with the normal gene would be unaffected. Other than the skin issue, the babies are normal. ...Read more

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Hi I m Ayesha I m suffering from vitiligo since two years plz suggest me some medicine n ointments. I m breastfeeding my child?

Hi I m Ayesha I m suffering from vitiligo since two years plz suggest me some medicine n ointments. I m breastfeeding my child?

How extensive?: Details matter. See a dermatologist. There is increased risk of other autoimmune disorders, especially Hashimoto thyroiditis. Easiest approach is to relax and prepare to explain to others that it is not contagious nor due to anything you can control. You can use fake tan to darken the pale areas. ...Read more

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My son 7 years old, he has vitiligo; test; litium 0, zink 101, vitamin d3 30.7 is normal that litium is 0??? He is a normal child.

Yes: There is research on the effect of lithium on the skin, and vitiligo, but it is not usually found in anyone who is not taking it as a medication. Please don't freak out, the doc is just being thorough with their testing. ...Read more

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What's the line of treatment for vitiligo on face in 3 year old child.

Vitiligo or fungus: Are you sure he has vitiligo and not taenia alba or tinea versicolor. Check with a dermatologist. He may want to take a culture to verify the diagnosis. If is vitiligo check his thyroid. ...Read more

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Will vitiligo be transmitted from parent to child, either genetically or as some sort of contagion?

Will vitiligo be transmitted from parent to child, either genetically or as some sort of contagion?

Not contagious: Vitiligo is thought to be an auto-immune condition where a persons body attacks the pigment cells in the skin. While there can be some familial tendency to have auto-immune diseases, it's unlikely that parent and child would both have vitiligo. ...Read more

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My one year old baby boy had white spots on forehead...i had a fear if it is possible to spread and turns into vitiligo. Clear my doubts pls...

My one year old baby boy had white spots on forehead...i had a fear if it is possible to spread and turns into vitiligo. Clear my doubts pls...

Photo opportunity: Hard to say what lesions are without a photo. Use Health Tap Prime or Inbox Consult with a photo to confirm type of skin lesion. ...Read more

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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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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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How can I reverse vitiligo?

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

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What does vitiligo look like?

Loss of color: It is an area of the skin that has lost color (pigment). The area will not tan. ...Read more

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What to do if I have vitiligo?

What to do if I have vitiligo?

Go on living!: Hi. Vitiligo will not hurt you, unless you forget to put sunscreen over it for a day in the sun! ;-)
Sometimes it clusters with other autoimmune diseases, so if your health status changes, see your doc!
Good luck! ...Read more

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Can indian people get vitiligo?

Yes: Vitiligo can affect all races, some more than others. ...Read more

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How to stop vitiligo expansion?

Tough: I recommend seeing a dermatologist. There are some treatments which may help stop progression of lesion, though there is not a treatment that is 100% effective in all patients. ...Read more

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Vitiligo can pass over generation?

Vitiligo Inheritance: Vitiligo sometimes runs in families, but the inheritance pattern is complex since multiple causative factors are involved. About one-fifth of people with this condition have at least one close relative who is also affected. ...Read more

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What can be used to heal vitiligo?

What can be used to heal vitiligo?

Vitiligo: Healing vitiligo is not easy and you need to see a specialist about this.

To prepare yourself you should look up "vitiligo" in an article from the Mayo Clinic.

"www. Mayoclinic. Org" ...Read more

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Help me out here: what is vitiligo?

Loss of pigment: Autoimmune condition that damages pigment producing cells resulting in loss of skin color, can be limited, in form of nerve route, or diffuse. Can occur on face, arms, trunk, or be extensive. Sometines associated in a small number of cases with throidotos. Treatment can be topical medications, narrow band uvb, or excimer laser. Repigmentation difficult in extensive cases. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my vitiligo?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist can examine you and depending on the extent of the vitiligo can offer different types of treatment. See one in your area. ...Read more

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How do u know when u have vitiligo?

Pigment loss: When the skin pigment is lost from your skin surface and the area turns white, it is called vitiligo. The causes can be many and it may also be a hint that you may have an autoimmune disease (thyroid etc). However most vitiligo cases are mainly cosmetic. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat vitiligo?

Lasers: Now, to many physicians are using lasers treatment with some good improvement of skin color. And as per patients they are very happy with that possibility to look better and feel better. ...Read more

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What does vitiligo typically look like?

What does vitiligo typically look like?

Vitiligo: Vitiligo is a skin condition in which there is a loss of brown color (pigment) from areas of skin, resulting in irregular white patches that feel like normal skin. ...Read more

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How can I stop vitiligo from expanding?

Corticosteroids: Repigmentation treatment for vitiligo include corticosteroids, calcineurin inhibitors (tacrolimus and pimecrolimus), ultraviolet light, and surgery. Other therapies include excimer laser and vitamin d analogs. ...Read more

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What are the different signs of vitiligo?

Vitiligo signs:: People who develop vitiligo usually first notice white patches (depigmentation) on their skin. These patches are more commonly found on sun-exposed areas of the body, including the hands, feet, arms, face, and lips.
In addition to white patches on the skin, people with vitiligo may have premature graying of the scalp hair, eyelashes, eyebrows, and beard. People with dark skin may notice a loss of. ...Read more

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Best working vitiligo remedies? Any tips?

Tips: See your doctor about this and she/he likely will refer you to a dermatologist. Don't go on-line to search vitiligo products unless you see advice from doctors. ...Read more

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Is vitiligo a disease that is hereditary?

No: Vitiligo is due to depigmentation of the skin. It is not hereditary but. .. It is often associated with autoimmune disorders and many people with vitiligo also have a corresponding autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune disorders do have a genetic basis. Also, vitiligo as part of a group of symptoms is often associated with inherited genetic syndromes. In most cases it is not genetically inherited. ...Read more

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Which type of vitiligo is non hereditary?

Non hereditary forms: Stress associated has been reported and industrial chemical induced by hydroquinone mono methyl ether and to paratertiary-amyl-phenol, ...Read more