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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

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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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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