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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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

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Is there a cure for vitiligo?

Treatment: Not truly a cure but rather very good treatments. The best person to discuss this with is a rheumatologist and/or dermatologist. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001834/. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for vitiligo?

Vitiligo: Regrettably that cannot be answered on-line. You must see your primary doctor soon and he/she will likely refer you to a dermatologist or other specialist - depending on what was found at your initial visit. If you can, please drop me a note once you know more precisely what is going on. ...Read more

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Is lacer good for treating vitiligo ?

Yes: The excimer laser is good for treating vitiligo especially of the face, and other small areas such as the hands. Some insurance companies cover it. Treatments are scheduled ideally 3x/ week for the first 3 weeks. If responding, it may take 20 - 30 treatments or more. A topical medication called Protopic or elidel cream can also help with vitiligo. ...Read more

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What are the best creams for vitiligo?

Topical tacrolimus: Topical tacrolimus ointment is an effective therapy for vitiligo. Topical steroid creams are used first, but long term usage is problematic and has many consequences. ...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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Dr. Ayyaz Shah
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Vitiligo (Definition)

Vitiligo = autoimmune disease which destroys melanocytes resulting in ...Read more