Top
10
Doctor insights on: Vitiligo

Share
Dr. Ayyaz Shah
313 doctors shared insights

Vitiligo (Overview)

Vitiligo = autoimmune disease which destroys melanocytes resulting in skin that lacks pigment.


Dr. Ayyaz Shah
313 doctors shared insights

Vitiligo (Overview)

Vitiligo = autoimmune disease which destroys melanocytes resulting in skin that lacks pigment.


2

2
How does laser treatment for vitiligo work?

How does laser treatment for vitiligo work?

UVB light: Laser therapy is an effective treatment for vitiligo, although impractical for the treatment of widespread or large lesions, since it is focused on small, targeted areas. Combination with topical therapies can be helpful. The laser emits ultraviolet light which somehow interferes with the autoimmune process that may be destroying the melanocytes (which give us our skin pigmentation). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Vitiligo (Tip)

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

4

4
Treating Vitiligo (Checklist)

Get tested for autoimmune thyroid disease
Once
Cover your white areas with makeup (cosmetics can be effective)
Once
Ask a dermatologist if you are a candidate for light or laser therapy
Once
Try taking Ginkgo Biloba herbal treatments
Once
6

6
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

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
<b>1</b> other doctor agreed
7

7
Vitiligo (Tip)

Do seek a doctors help if you have patches of white skin. ...See more

8

8
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

9

9
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

See 1 more doctor answer