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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

Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

Skin color comes from four different pigments present in our skin: 1. Melanin - tans or browns in our skin 2. Carotenes - yellows and oranges 3. Oxygenated hemoglobin (in the arteries) - red 4. Deoxygenated hemoglobin (in the veins) - blue skin color is the ...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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What can people with vitiligo do to even out skin pigmentation?

What can people with vitiligo do to even out skin pigmentation?

Dermatologists: Dermatologists would provide several options: using Protopic ointment, uva-uvb treatment and skin graft. ...Read more

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What kind of skin condition is vitiligo? What causes the loss of pigmentation?

What kind of skin condition is vitiligo? What causes the loss of pigmentation?

Autoimmune: Hi. Vitiligo is the autoimmune destruction of the pigment producing skin cells, the melanocytes. No melanocytes, no pigment. ...Read more

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Is losing pigmentation in different parts of the body always means you have vitiligo or are there other conditions that it could be from.

Dermatologist: Loss of skin pigment in different parts of the body where the skin pigment was previously normal does suggest vitiligo which is an autoimmune disorder. A dermatologist would be best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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I have a small but visible discoloured patch on my neck. One doc told me it's vitiligo and another just told me it's a pigmentation issue.Its been 1yr?

I have a small but visible discoloured patch on my neck. One doc told me it's vitiligo and another just told me it's a pigmentation issue.Its been 1yr?

Skin depigmentation: You have this patch for a year & you seem concerned about it, so to find out what it is for sure, consult a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I have vitiligo covering about 50% of my genital area can I treat it or at least get back some pigmentation?

If I have vitiligo covering about 50% of my genital area can I treat it or at least get back some pigmentation?

Yes: Vitiligo can be treated with topicals and UV light or laser. Some areas are very resistant to treatment and may not respond to anything. It's worth trying to see if you can get repigmentation. ...Read more

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What exactly causes a skin pigmentation disorder?

It depends: Most of the time the immune system is involved the skin is inflammed and the skin lightens or darkens depending on the disorder. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Yes: There are several different kinds of lupus. Classic lupus often presents with a butterfly rash across the nose and cheeks. Cutaneous lupus may present with a number of different skin lesions. Alopecia (hair loss) may also occur with lupus. ...Read more

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Vitiligo (Definition)

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