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Why is it exactly that Nevus depigmentosus is incurable? Theoretically what would have to happen for it to be cured? Thanks!
Cut it out: The skin affected by this defect is what it is. It will not change.If it is small you could have a dermatologist or plastic surgeon cut it out, but it would leave a scar.If it covers a significant area that would be difficult. There are a variety of cover up strategies you can try or you can just live with it. ...Read more
Yes: Easily done. Ask your local dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I need a natural cure for Nevus depigmentosus, are there any diet changes I can make to repigmentate? Please please help me, I will try anything.
I have Nevus depigmentosus on my face. Please tell me about any natural cure, even if there is only a slight chance that it works. Please please help?
Forgive my frankness: You won't "cure" it, "naturally" or by grafting or anything else. You can paint it (permanganate, etc.) or cover it up, or you can embrace it. It's distinctively yours, something people use to recognize you, and if you are well-liked, so is the lesion. Ask a few of your friends of each gender how they feel. Some possible partners will love it. "I'm the guy with the lucky spot." ...Read more
My son (5 months) was born with a hypopigmented macule on his chest he only has one but how do I know if it's nevus depigmentosus or ts?
Be sure the pediatri: Might be a depigmented nevus: no concern. If an ash leaf lesion it could be the first sign of tuberous sclerosis. Be sure your pediatrician reviews what to look for. The tuberous sclerosis society can supply you with literature which you can share with your dr. If there are suspicians, take the baby to an academic center known to be doing studies on this. Most drs have no experience or knowledge o. ...Read more
I'm not sure if I have Nevus depigmentosus because there is dark hair growing on the areas of my face that don't have pigment. So can I repigmentate?
I doubt it: You can see your dermatologist to clarify but I would be surprised that the hair would repigment. ...Read more
Not really: Nobody really likes the terms "pigmented hairy epidermal nevus" or "nevoid melanosis". I have several colleagues who are physicians and/or athletes who have Becker nevi and all of them like it. If you have one, I hope you enjoy it as well. Richard Gere's is famous and he used to show it off onscreen. Best wishes. ...Read more
Change in Nevus: The majority of congenital nevi are benign and do not require removal. A change in the size, shape, symmetry, color, or ulceration should be evaluated by a dermatologist as soon as possible. Further evaluation with dermoscopy or confocal microscopy may provide additional information for the decision to remove the nevus to determine the presence of malignant melanoma. ...Read more