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Vitiligo And Rheumatoid
Can RA factor become +ve due to some other auto immune disease such as vitiligo , a skin prob ? Or should I accept that I have rheumatoid arthritis?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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