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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


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What causes vitiligo?

What causes vitiligo?

Autoimmunity: Hi. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease wherein the immune system attacks the melanocytes, the skin cells that make color pigment. The skin areas wherein the melanocytes are destroyed have no pigment and are white. ...Read more

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How is vitiligo cured?

How is vitiligo cured?

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

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How is vitiligo treated?

Vitiligo: Vitiligo is autoimmune and hence there is no cure. Many treatments may help though such as light tx, laser tx. Skin grafting and steroids or other creams. ...Read more

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Vitiligo what are the chances of vitiligo spreading?

Vitiligo what are the chances of vitiligo spreading?

Vitiligo: Vitiligo is an unpredictable skin condition. It can remain in the same places for years or it can spread quickly to involve large areas of the skin. Even minor trauma to the skin, like scratches, can start a patch of vitiligo in a person with this disorder. ...Read more

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Vitiligo is curable?

No: Some studies showed that uvb-nb phototherapy may restore the pigments but we don't know how long this restoration will last . Even more important, it is the cause for the vitiligo which determines whether it will get worse. Note that vitiligo may well be a manifestation of an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Are there cure for vitiligo?

Are there cure for vitiligo?

No cure yet: But work with a dermatologist and you may see some tremendous results, especially if the more localized form. ...Read more

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Self care tips for vitiligo.

Vitiligo care: Two things that are important to do for a person with vitiligo: 1. Protect skin from sun exposure. Areas of vitiligo have no melanin to protect them from damaging sun rays. Also a sunburn can cause new areas of vitiligo to appear. 2. Protect skin from trauma. Just like sunburn, trauma (scratches, etc) can cause vitiligo to appear on normal skin. This is known as koebner phenomenon. ...Read more

Dr. Ayyaz Shah
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Vitiligo (Definition)

Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition in which affected individuals have hypopigmented ...Read more