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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 does vitiligo look like?

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 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 cope with vitiligo?

What is the best way to cope with vitiligo?

No great way: (1) exposed area, cosmetic such as Dermabase.
(2) try to ascertain if there is an autoimmune process going on especially with the thyroid.
(3)Consider a trial with UVB-NB phototherapy.
(4)Learn to leave with it. ...Read more

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What can I do if my vitiligo is spreading fast?

What can I do if my vitiligo is spreading fast?

Get seen: A Dermatologist or Immunologist with experience can help. Often topical steroids, tacrolimus or phototherapy are initial measures. Good luck! ...Read more

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Vitiligo can be corrected on starting stage itself?

Vitiligo can be corrected on starting stage itself?

No.: Vitiligo is an autoimmune process in which the pigment cells (melanocytes) are killed. Once this happens you see the vitiligo, but these cells cannot be resurrected. ...Read more

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What is the cause of vitiligo and can it be harmful?

Autoimmune condition: Hi. Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system destroys the skin cells that make pigment (melanocytes). Vitiligo is not harmful per se, but the skin can, of course, be easily sunburned. Vitiligo can also cluster with other autoimmune diseases that can be very dangerous or worse, if not treated (e.g., type 1 diabetes, Addison's disease, others). ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of vitiligo starting out?

Light spots: Most vitiligo does not cause symptoms other than light spots. Common areas include the fingers, knees, elbows, mouth, eyes, and genitalia, but all skin can be involved. Examination of skin with a black light (or, better yet, a medical grade "wood's lamp") helps show contrast between normally pigmented skin and skin affected by vitiligo. ...Read more

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Are there any seropis diseases that look like vitiligo?

Seropis: On line this appears to me as being related to music. Am I missing something? ...Read more

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What are the causes of vitiligo, and how does it go away?

What are the causes of vitiligo, and how does it go away?

Skin pigmentation: An auto-immune, inflammatory condition of the skin in which the body attacks the cells that mix the pigment of the skin. Treatment varies on the condition's progress. I usually apply the 1/3 rule: 1/3 of patients respond very well to treatment and the condition disappears; 1/3 of patients are stable after treatment; and 1/3 of patients progress instead of responding to treatment. Cause is unknown. ...Read more

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What is the cheapest / most effective way to treat vitiligo?

Vitiligo: Phototherapy, a medical procedure in which your skin is carefully exposed to ultraviolet light. A dermatologist performs this treatment. Medicines applied to the skin, such as: corticosteroid creams or ointments, immunosuppressant creams or ointments, such as pimecrolimus (e), methoxsalen, skin graft, and lastly, several cover-up makeups or skin dyes can mask vitiligo. ...Read more

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How can I be sure that I have vitiligo? And how do you get it?

Vitiligo: Vitiligo is a mysterious malady characterized by a loss of pigment, or skin color. If affects about one out of every hundred people. No one knows what triggers this strange condition. The most fashionable theory claims that it is one of the autoimmune disorders in which the body attacks and destroys its own tissues — in this case the pigment producing cells. For confirmation, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a friend of mine has vitiligo can she die of it?

No: People do not die of vitiligo. They should be checked for other problems such as the thyroid since this is an auto immune problem. ...Read more

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Medicine names that can be use for leucoderma or vitiligo? Names please?

You need a doctor: To prescribe medicines anyway, so why not see a specialist who can examine and make the appropriate recommendations and write the prescriptions. Btw, no magic medicine (s) exist to deal with loss of pigment cells in the skin (leukoderma or vitiligo). There are things that can help. See a dermatologist, who can give you proper advice. ...Read more

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Does vitiligo starts really white or. It starts light and. Then really. White?

Melanocyte problem: This is not like albino condition where all pigment cells (melanocytes) fail to produce melanin. It is characterized by a localized diminished tendency to produce sufficient pigment to surrounding normal melanocytes. Typically these can occasionally be stimulated to produce more melanin using special lights. ...Read more

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Can vitiligo be the result of sunburn?

Vague question.: Do you mean that the vitiligo which was caused by a sunburn then spread to other uninvolved areas vs a pre-existing problem with vitiligo which may spread to involved a sunburnt area which was not previously involved? ...Read more

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Will vitiligo be passed down to my kids?

Will vitiligo be passed down to my kids?

Vitiligo: The tendency to autoimmune diseases is inherited, rather than the specific condition itself. About 20–30% of people with vitiligo have a family history of it, so it is possible that children of an affected adult may also develop vitiligo. This is unpredictable. ...Read more

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Is there a way to slow the development of psoriasis or vitiligo?

Is there a way to slow the development of psoriasis or vitiligo?

UVB-NB: UVB-NB has been reported to be effective on some vitiligo as well as psoriasis. Worth a try. ...Read more

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What are the ways that corticosteroids help counteract vitiligo?

Immunosuppression: There is some evidence that vitiligo is an autoimmune diseases and topical steroids are the most common treatment. ...Read more

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Is vitiligo genetic?

Is vitiligo genetic?

Vitiligo: It can be genetic. It can also be seen with other auto-immune diseases such as pernicious anemia, thyroid disease and type 1 diabetes. ...Read more

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Is vit c harmful to vitiligo?

No, just can't be: It is in a lot of foods. It can't have effects on it and not have a lot of foods also have effects on vitiligo. ...Read more

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What is treatment for vitiligo?

Vitiligao: This is an idiopathic condition that has no universillay accepted treatment. In use are psoralen followed by puva, oxsoralen ultra, pseudo-catalase and calcium followed by uvb, calcipotriene and uvb treatments, surgical grafting with keratinocyte co-cultures, certain 308 excimer laser treatments with or without tacrolimus. Obvious discuss this with your skin doctor as there are even newer treatmen. ...Read more