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10 common questions about vitiligo
10 common questions about vitiligo

10 common questions about vitiligo

Vitiligo is a skin disorder in which there is a patchy loss of color (pigment). It occurs when the cells that make pigment are destroyed or lose their ability to function. Vitiligo affects people of all skin types, sexes, and ethnic backgrounds. Some people have only a few small white patches on their skin, whereas others have many large white patches all over their bodies. Vitiligo may progress for years then stop, or it may never cause problems again. Here are 10 common questions about vitiligo:

1. Is vitiligo contagious?

Vitiligo is not a contagious skin condition, and it does not pass from one person to another. However, this skin disease can hurt the psychological well-being of people who have it. Some vitiligo patients may feel unhappy or embarrassed by their appearance.

2. Does vitiligo affect people's life span?

Vitiligo does not directly endanger a person's life span. However, more often than not, the psychological distress caused by vitiligo may lead a person to take risks or get into accidents.

3. Can children have vitiligo?

Vitiligo is common in children and young adults under age 20. (Source: NCBI) In infants with vitiligo; patches of depigmentation usually appear on the face, especially around the mouth. In children, vitiligo patches may be found on eyelids and inside the mouth, back of the neck, and chest.

4. What colour will a person's skin turn after vitiligo spreads?

The area around a depigmented patch is usually white in people with light skin and slightly pink in dark-skinned people. In children, patches of vitiligo may have a silvery appearance.

5. Does vitiligo spread over the whole body?

In most cases, vitiligo does not spread beyond areas that were initially affected. However, it can occasionally appear in new sites on your body. Vitiligo may also continue to affect the same parts of the body even if treatment stops.

10 common questions about vitiligo

6. Can vitiligo return after it has gone away?

Vitiligo is not a skin condition that comes and goes but it does tend to spread or progress slowly in some people. Stop the progression of your disease by protecting your skin from sun exposure using a sunscreen lotion of SPF 30 or higher. Retinoids are drugs that can help regrow skin pigment in some cases.

7. Is vitiligo a disease?

Vitiligo is not a disease but rather a condition characterized by the loss of the pigmentation of the skin. It often appears along with other autoimmune disorders such as Addison's disease and Hashimoto thyroiditis.

8. Can vitiligo be cured?

You cannot cure vitiligo, but you can manage it with treatment. The goals of these treatments are to improve the appearance of the white patches, ease related symptoms, and prevent new white patches from forming. You can choose a homeopathic treatment for vitiligo. Treating this disorder with homeopathic medicines can help lighten discoloured skin, reduce or eliminate the appearance of white patches on skin. Thus, you will regain your desired look.

9. How does a person get vitiligo?

Vitiligo appears when melanocytes (cells that produce the pigment that gives skin colour) are destroyed or lose their ability to function. Vitiligo patients have no more risk of developing the disease than people without the disease.

10. How effective is Dr Batra's® homeopathic vitiligo treatment?

Dr Batra's® has a positive treatment outcome rate of 94.3% in treating skin disorders, including vitiligo, as authenticated by the American Quality Assessors. Homeopathic vitiligo treatment helps patients achieve repigmentation, reduces the duration of complete repigmentation, and ensures that hyperpigmented spots do not get formed upon the completion of treatment. Homeopathic treatment also helps people achieve a stable vitiligo-free skin complexion.

Dr Batra's® provides customized treatment for vitiligo patients to ensure that each person gets the best care possible for their skin condition. Homeopathic doctors offer detailed information about skin disease, medication, and other aspects of care to help you manage vitiligo effectively. We have over 1.4 lakh happy skin patients.

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