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Can wearing eye shadow and eye makeup cause changes in the colour of the eyelid? Can makeup cause vitiligo? Is wearing makeup daily bad for skin?

Can wearing eye shadow and eye makeup cause changes in the colour of the eyelid? Can makeup cause vitiligo? Is wearing makeup daily bad for skin?

Not that i know of: As far I know, the answer to all those question is no. Wearing makeup can definitely cause irritation, cogged pores etc. but if you are not having a problem then you are probably ok. I would recommend talking to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon (like myself) to get on a good skin care regimen if you are concerned. ...Read more

Dr. Ayyaz Shah
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Vitiligo (Definition)

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


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Eyelid skin going white and hair of eyebrow slightly turning white too. Vitiligo? Or reaction to makeup? Is it serious?

Eyelid skin going white and hair of eyebrow slightly turning white too. Vitiligo? Or reaction to makeup? Is it serious?

Could be either: But not serious, hold the eyeliner for at least a week, if the poblem persists may be it is a pigmentation problem, arrange to see a dermatologist, goodluck ...Read more

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Can wearing makeup 4-5 days a week cause vitiligo?

Can wearing makeup 4-5 days a week cause vitiligo?

MAKEUP AND VITILIGO: VITILIGO IS A PATCHY DISCOLORATION OF THE SKIN. IT IS THOUGHT TO BE AN AUTOIMMUNE DISORDER. THE LATE MICHAEL JACKSON HAD AN EXTREME CASE OF IT. AS FAR AS I KNOW, NO MAKEUP CAN CAUSE VITILIGO. ...Read more

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What to do if I have vitiligo?

What to do if I have vitiligo?

Go on living!: Hi. Vitiligo will not hurt you, unless you forget to put sunscreen over it for a day in the sun! ;-) Sometimes it clusters with other autoimmune diseases, so if your health status changes, see your doc! Good luck! ...Read more

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How to stop vitiligo expansion?

Tough: I recommend seeing a dermatologist. There are some treatments which may help stop progression of lesion, though there is not a treatment that is 100% effective in all patients. ...Read more

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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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I'm scared i might have vitiligo, what do I do?

See a doctor: I would see a doctor who can probably tell you whether or not you have vitiligo. Sometimes a biopsy of the skin may be necessary. ...Read more

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What to do if I am scared , do I have vitiligo?

Not Sure: Based on your question you do not get vitiligo from being scared, but it sounds like you might have a rash you are worried about. You should resubmit your questions and describe the rash. ...Read more

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What are the food items to be taken in vitiligo?

Natural Vitiligo Tx: No one therapy for vitiligo works all patients, but most commonly a topical corticosteroid is prescribed. Foods that are rich in folic acid, vit B12 and vit c can be helpful. A study published in 1992 showed 80% of the subjects improved with a 3 year course of 2mg folic acid, 500mg vit c 2x/day and injections of B12 evry 2 weeks. There is some evidence that ginkgo biloba will slow vitiligo too. ...Read more