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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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Vitiligo (Definition)

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


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What is the skin disease called vitiligo? How do you get it?

Vitiligo: It is an autoimmune disease of the skin where areas lose the natural skin color. It just happens, like all other autoimmune diseases. Dermatologist can help with treating some spots. ...Read more

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What skin disease are similar to vitiligo causes lightening of skin, but not total loss of pigment?

What skin disease are similar to vitiligo causes lightening of skin, but not total loss of pigment?

Skin lightening: The skin can lose pigments from inflammation, this can happen in a variety of skin conditions, from eczema to scleroderma. See a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use melonin inhibitor to do fairer skin . Does melonin inhibitor cause any disease in man like vitligo or other skin disease.

Is it safe to use melonin inhibitor to do fairer skin .
Does melonin inhibitor cause any disease in man like vitligo or other skin disease.

It is generally safe: .... it all depends on the chemical product. Mercurous chloride and hydroquinone have been shown to potentially be harmful. Hydroquinone is commonly used, but obtaining it by prescription under the supervision of a doctor is safest. Apparently common skin lightening products available in Africa have been shown to promote skin cancer. Use under direction of a doctor. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Hello. I have a skin disorder called vitiligo, especially during summer when the sun gets on the "patches" they turn red and start stinging.

Hello. I have a skin disorder called vitiligo, especially during summer when the sun gets on the "patches" they turn red and start stinging.

Yes, but what is the: Please ask what is your question? Skin is very sensitive to sun damage if there is loss of pigment which is what vitiligo is. So you have to protect your skin from further sun damage. ...Read more

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I have white vitiligo patches on my right foot and left breats near the nipple. Any known cure for the skin disorder or any supplements ?

I have white vitiligo patches on my right foot and left breats near the nipple. Any known cure for the skin disorder or any supplements ?

You may have: A form of fungus known as tinea versicolor. Try applying an antifungal cream twice a day until disappears. This may take 2-4 weeks if indeed it is secondary to the fungus. ...Read more

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How do I correct my dark skin vitiligo?

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 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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Where to cure my skin problem in affordable price?Suffering with vitiligo since 2000?

Where to cure my skin problem in affordable price?Suffering with vitiligo since 2000?

No cure: There is no cure for vitiligo. It is a disease in which apparently autoantibodies destroy the melanocytes, the cells that give our skin its color. Treatment is geared toward suppressing the immune system; adding color with chemicals to white areas; or bleaching the whole skin. First see a dermatologist who specializes in that problem, or to a center such as mayo clinic or u. Of south florida. ...Read more

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Is there an opposite form of vitiligo? Is there a form of vitiligo in which patches of the skin ever become darker? .

Hyperpigmentation: Dark skin patches are a sign of skin inflammation and usually occur in darker skinned individuals. These can results from several forms of dermatitis that inflame the skin. Treating the underlying cause can eventually clear the dark areas. ...Read more

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Is there an opposite form of vitiligo? Is there a form of vitiligo in which patches of the skin ever become darker? .

Not really: There are conditions where women can develop darkened /discoloration of the skin (usually the face) called melasma. This is generally caused by birth control pills, or pregnancy. But patches of skin wtih vitiligo can't become darker, b/c in vitiligo, the pigment producing cells called melanocytes have lost their ability to produce pigment. ...Read more

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If I have white spots on my skin, do I have vitiligo?

If I have white spots on my skin, do I have vitiligo?

No: Depends on the site, size and other factors, if really bothersome, see a dermatologist ...Read more

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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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Help please! i'm having white spots on my skin, do I have vitiligo?

Help please! i'm having white spots on my skin, do I have vitiligo?

There are: many, many causes for white spots, including common fungal infections. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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