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Dr. Ayyaz Shah
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Vitiligo (Overview)

Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition in which affected individuals have hypopigmented (whitened) areas of skin.


Dr. Ayyaz Shah
305 doctors shared insights

Vitiligo (Overview)

Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition in which affected individuals have hypopigmented (whitened) areas of skin.


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How does laser treatment for vitiligo work?

How does laser treatment for vitiligo work?

Decreases the contra: Laser treatment for vitiligo decreases the surrounding normal pigment to decrease the contrast of having no pigment in the vitiligo with normal undamanged skin. ...Read more

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Treating Vitiligo (Tip)

Treating Vitiligo

Vitiligo can be "segmental" and only affect one side of the body. ...See more

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Treating Vitiligo (Checklist)

Get tested for autoimmune thyroid disease
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Cover your white areas with makeup (cosmetics can be effective)
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Ask a dermatologist if you are a candidate for light or laser therapy
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Try taking Ginkgo Biloba herbal treatments
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Symptoms - Vitiligo, Heart Palpitations, Fatigue and Tiredness. Hormones: fT4 - 1.3 ng/dl - Norm TSH - 10.1 uIU/ml - H Hypo or Hyperthyroidism? Or...

Symptoms - Vitiligo, Heart Palpitations, Fatigue and Tiredness.
Hormones: 
fT4 - 1.3 ng/dl - Norm
TSH - 10.1 uIU/ml - H
Hypo or Hyperthyroidism? Or...

Depends on the lab: but if the lab values are normal... then it might not be a thyroid problem. You would expect all the labs to be abnormal and quite a bit abnormal if the condition is present for a while and serious. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health ...Read more

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Treating Vitiligo (Tip)

Do seek a doctors help if you have patches of white skin. ...See 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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Can a pediatrician diagnose vitiligo in infants?

Maybe: This process rarely prevents in infants or early childhood.Its peak incidence in in the ten-eighteen year age group. A condition called piebaldism is usually evident at birth and other types of under pigmented lesions are also possible in infancy. ...Read more

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