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Silver white stray hairs in one small area just below the main eyebrow. Early sign of vitiligo?!? Only 26, aunt has vitiligo. Fair South Asian skin.

Silver white stray hairs in one small area just below the main eyebrow. Early sign of vitiligo?!? Only 26, aunt has vitiligo. Fair South Asian skin.

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I am suffering from vitiligo from 1 week. How I can control in early stage?

I am suffering from vitiligo from 1 week. How I can control in early stage?

Find the cause: Until one knows what may be causing it, one has no way to prevent it. Although vitiligo is considered an autoimmune disorder, the exact cause may never be discovered although treatments are available with variable success rate. Do you suffer from any thyroid disease? See dermatologist if concerned. ...Read more

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What are the different signs of vitiligo?

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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What are the early symptoms of vitiligo starting out?

What are the early symptoms of vitiligo starting out?

Light spots: Most vitiligo does not cause symptoms other than light spots. Common areas include the fingers, knees, elbows, mouth, eyes, and genitalia, but all skin can be involved. Examination of skin with a black light (or, better yet, a medical grade "wood's lamp") helps show contrast between normally pigmented skin and skin affected by vitiligo. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with Vitiligo. It is in early stage but spots appear everyday. Can I use Ginkgo or Alpha Lipoic acid to stop progression? I'm pregnant

I was diagnosed with Vitiligo. It is in early stage but spots appear everyday. Can I use Ginkgo or Alpha Lipoic acid to stop progression? I'm pregnant

NO NO: Neither of these will be of any benefit for anything. You are foolish to use these, especially during pregnancy. Topical steroid cream is safe to use during pregnancy and MAY reverse vitiligo. If you have a significant emotional problem with vitiligo you can use cover-up cream or skin dye. See a dermatologist for best results. ...Read more

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Can vitiligo be temporary?

Vitiligo: It is mostly a persistent condition but can be treated, depending on its extent, a dermatologist can help you. ...Read more

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How can you cure vitiligo?

Waxes and wanes: Medical treatment isn't always necessary for vitiligo if the patches of skin aren't noticeable and are small.

Treatment for vitiligo can take up to 18 months, and you may have to try several different treatment to find the one that works best. A dermatologist can walk you through the treatment options. ...Read more

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How can I reverse vitiligo?

Topicals, UV light: Vitiligo can be mild or severe, stay in remission for many years but suddenly flare and then spread to involve larger parts of the body. It can be treated with various topicals (ie: elidel, (pimecrolimus) protopic, topical steroids, tretinoin), light therapy (puva, uvb laser, light box). These treatments can help with repigmentation but does not cure the disease, may continue to recur and worsen. ...Read more

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Is vitiligo possible in baby?

Is vitiligo possible in baby?

This happens, but...: Vitiligo in an infant is extremely rare. Average age of onset is 20yo. If this is truly a diagnostic consideration for a child with hypopigmentation, the child should be seen by an expert in this area to confirm the diagnosis and to consider alternative differential diagnoses. Because we don't know what causes vitiligo, diagnosis is clinical, making it all the more important to be certain. ...Read more

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What can be used to heal vitiligo?

Vitiligo: Healing vitiligo is not easy and you need to see a specialist about this.

To prepare yourself you should look up "vitiligo" in an article from the Mayo Clinic.

"www. Mayoclinic. Org" ...Read more

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Help me out here: what is vitiligo?

Loss of pigment: Autoimmune condition that damages pigment producing cells resulting in loss of skin color, can be limited, in form of nerve route, or diffuse. Can occur on face, arms, trunk, or be extensive. Sometines associated in a small number of cases with throidotos. Treatment can be topical medications, narrow band uvb, or excimer laser. Repigmentation difficult in extensive cases. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat vitiligo?

What is the best way to treat vitiligo?

Lasers: Now, to many physicians are using lasers treatment with some good improvement of skin color. And as per patients they are very happy with that possibility to look better and feel better. ...Read more

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How can I stop vitiligo from expanding?

Corticosteroids: Repigmentation treatment for vitiligo include corticosteroids, calcineurin inhibitors (tacrolimus and pimecrolimus), ultraviolet light, and surgery. Other therapies include excimer laser and vitamin d analogs. ...Read more

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Is vitiligo a disease that is hereditary?

No: Vitiligo is due to depigmentation of the skin. It is not hereditary but. .. It is often associated with autoimmune disorders and many people with vitiligo also have a corresponding autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune disorders do have a genetic basis. Also, vitiligo as part of a group of symptoms is often associated with inherited genetic syndromes. In most cases it is not genetically inherited. ...Read more

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Which type of vitiligo is non hereditary?

Non hereditary forms: Stress associated has been reported and industrial chemical induced by hydroquinone mono methyl ether and to paratertiary-amyl-phenol, ...Read more

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What meds should I take if I have vitiligo?

What meds should I take if I have vitiligo?

Protopic or Elidil: These are two creams that may safely be used to treat vitiligo. It is very dependent on where the vitiligo is. Lesions on the face respond much better than other areas on the body. In addition, treatment with narrow band ultra-violet therapy works well. Or treatments with an excimer laser may give excellent results. Some vitamins may help but no scientific data is available. ...Read more

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How can I contain the spreading of vitiligo?

Dermatologist: Your best bet is to consult a dermatologist, they can review certain options with you depending on the extent of your vitiligo. ...Read more

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I have had vitiligo. What can help vitiligo?

Vitiligo: Phototherapy, a medical procedure in which your skin is carefully exposed to ultraviolet light. A dermatologist performs this treatment. Medicines applied to the skin, such as: corticosteroid creams or ointments, immunosuppressant creams or ointments, such as pimecrolimus (e), methoxsalen, skin graft, and lastly, several cover-up makeups or skin dyes can mask vitiligo. ...Read more

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Can vitiligo be really hazardous to your health?

Not really: Vitiligo is an autoimmune problem of the skin, it is likely to be benign but I would consult a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Vitiligo?

What is the definition or description of: Vitiligo?

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

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I have vitiligo patches what should my diet include?

I have vitiligo patches what should my diet include?

Maybe Ginkgo biloba?: In a single report, parsad d, et al (clin exp dermatol. 2003 may;28 (3):285-7) demonstrated efficacy of oral ginkgo biloba in treating limited, slowly spreading vitiligo. A report in mice demonstrated efficacy of a mixture of vitamins (a, c, e), zinc & selenium. All of these agents have antioxidant effects. Preliminary stuff but worth a try. Avoid excessive zinc & selenium - that can get toxic. ...Read more

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Is vitiligo inheritable for someone in their 3rd generation?

Vitiligo: If your first and second generation have or had vitiligo, your likelihood of getting the same is there. If you don't have any indication that you have vitiligo stop worrying for now. If you are still concerned make an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative cures for vitiligo that actually work?

Vitiligo: So-called "alternative cures" are of no value in the treatment of vitiligo. ...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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Is vitiligo contagious?

Is vitiligo contagious?

No: Vitiligo is not contagious. It is usually an autoimmune condition. ...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

Dr. Ayyaz Shah
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Vitiligo (Definition)

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