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Vitiligo: Symptoms, Causes, Risks and Treatments

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Vitiligo is the loss of skin pigment and causes white patches of normal feeling skin. Other than the loss of pigment in the skin, this condition is in no way dangerous, nor is it contagious.

More common on areas of skin exposed to sunlight, vitiligo is thought to occur when immune cells attack and destroy cells that produce brown pigment (melanocytes).

Certain autoimmune conditions have been associated with vitiligo. They include Addison's disease, hyperthyroidism and pernicious anemia.

Vitiligo can occur at any age and in every ethnic group.

Typically, vitiligo will appear on the face, elbows, knees, hands, feet and genitals.

There are no standard treatments for vitiligo. Phototherapy has had some success as have some creams and ointments.

For some people skin grafting is their solution of choice. Many types of make up are used to cover the patches.

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I had vitiligo for 8 years, and I had tried all (PUVA, topical steroid, meladinine cream with exposure to sunlight/PUVA, oral meladinine, oil of bergamot). The vitiligo covered my neck, and one-fourth of my face. My dermatologists could not help me. A friend recommended me a natural treatment, and it worked for me very well. Now i'm 100 % cured. This helped me a lot: naturalvitiligotreatmentsystems.com

May 5, 2015 - 5:38am

My son has vitiligo and the dermatologist prescribed a steroid ointment. It did not seem to do the trick. After doing some reading, I try to make sure he gets plenty of vitamin b in his diet and sun with UV protection. I haven't found the answer yet but it is pretty mild at least!

March 20, 2015 - 12:29pm
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Anonymous (reply to familyfocusblog)

I have a daughter with that same discolored skin and says it dont bother her much. Is there a real cure??

October 27, 2017 - 9:29pm
EmpowHER Guest

The hair that grows on areas affected by vitiligo sometimes turns white. There is strong evidence that people with vitiligo inherit a group of three genes that make them susceptible to depigmentation. Everyone can develop vitiligo but people who have a family history of the condition are considered to be at increased risk because there are some indications that it may run in families. Click Here To Visit The Official Site Right Now http://www.vitiligotreatmentadvice.com!

April 6, 2014 - 8:26am
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naturalvitiligotreatmentsystems.com is the best

February 23, 2014 - 10:41pm
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I have vitiligo since last 13 yrs, tried many medicines. It slowed down the spreading, but my existing spots are still there like in hands back, feet, lips. I used a medicine named "lukoskin." this medicine claims to cure within 300-400 days of treatment, but there are a lot of dietary restrictions, but when we want to get rid of this terrible thing, diet should not be a constraint. This didnt work for me. A friend that i found in a vitiligo forum told me about a natural treatment that worked for him. So, i started that treatment and guess what? I cured in 2 and 1/2 month. The best of this treatment is that is 100% natural. Check it in here: www.naturalvitiligotreatmentsystems.com

November 26, 2013 - 8:00am
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