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Is there any permanent cure for vitiligo/skin pigmentation?

Is there any permanent cure for vitiligo/skin pigmentation?

No: Since we don't know what is causing it, there is no permanent solution. UVB-NB phototherapy may help in some cases. ...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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Does the?Thyroid gland affect vitiligo(skin depigmentation)?

Does the?Thyroid gland affect vitiligo(skin depigmentation)?

Vitiligo: Thyroid dysfunction is often caused by an auto- immune disorder called hashimotos disease. It causes inflammation and often hypothyroidism. Vitiligo is also an auto- immune disorder affecting skin pigment. Many autoimmune disorders travel together so one may have both conditions. ...Read more

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My son has vitiligo skin pigmentation , he got a big white spot on his hest, and he is swimming alot, but now there is brown small spot in that area?

My son has vitiligo skin pigmentation , he got a big white spot on his hest, and he is swimming alot, but now there is brown small spot in that area?

Vitiligo? : Possibly not vitiligo but rather tinea versicolor, a chronic, low-grade fungal infection of the skin that presents as well-delineated patches that may have a fine scale; can be white or tan. Chlorine in pool water might temporarily resolve some of the fungus & allow the skin to tan. Fp can check diagnosis with skin scraping for fungus &/or black light (causes fungus to fluoresce yellow-green color. ...Read more

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Can white people get vitiligo or skin darkening?

Can white people get vitiligo or skin darkening?

Vitiligo: Vitilgo is an auto immune disorder where your bodys immune cells attack the dark pigment cells in your skin. It coccurs in all kinds of people, but looks the worst in people with dark skin, since the vitiligostands out against the darker regular skin background.. There is no cure, and treatment is difficult. Darker spots on the skin is the opposite of vitiligo, and can occur from a burn or injury. ...Read more

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How do I correct my dark skin vitiligo?

Difficult: Vitiligo is one of the hardest skin problems to treat; there is no definitive cure. But a dermatologist can run tests to determine if there is an underlying cause which is treatable. There are also some topical creams and local injections which are effective in some cases. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does the skin disease vitiligo do to you?

Can doctors tell me what does the skin disease vitiligo do to you?

Vitiligo: Vitiligo causes patches of skin to lose the normal skin color and appear white or lighter. The disease is usually limited to the skin. ...Read more

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My daughter has been diagnosed with ? Mosaicism of the skin ? Segmental vitiligo , how do we differentiate it ?

My daughter has been diagnosed with ? Mosaicism of the skin ? Segmental vitiligo , how do we differentiate it ?

Mosaicism in a girl : Means she developed from a single fertilized egg but has 2 or > sets of genes from either crossover during mitosis, mutation of a gene or chromosome or inactivation of an x chr. Clinical genetic evaluation , chromosomal microarray ; skin biopsy help diagnose. Hyper- or hypo- pigmented areas are usually streaks that follow lines of blashko, invisible in most of us, but can be whorls/swirls. ...Read more