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