Vitiligo

The skin condition that results in the loss of skin color over more extensive areas of the body is called vitiligo. It occurs when melanocytes (the cells that produce skin pigments) die or stop functioning. It is believed to be a result of autoimmune reaction, hereditary, too much stress, sunburn, or exposure to certain chemicals.

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Why do I muscle weakness from childhood?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. I have muscle weakness in both arms and legs since childhood. I cannot climb stairs without support and I feel tired most of the day. I cannot stand for long and also cannot run or walk. My legs and feet always get numb. I have decreased sensory sensations in both feet....  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com I have read your question with care and understand your concerns. My opinion is as below: You are having both myopathy and neuropathy. You need to get treatment for both. Hypothyroidism and vitiligo are may be signs of abnormal functioning of the pituitary gland....  Read Full »

Why do I have fluctuating sugar levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a few problems with my body. Since last year I was under work pressure. I could see my blood sugar gone up to 289 mg/dL on post prandial (PP) last month and reduced to 175 on PP and 109 on fasting last week. In the meantime, for the past two weeks, I suffer from fissure. I am a...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. I have checked all the attached reports thoroughly (attachments removed to protect patient identity), and here are my notes: 1. Repeated high post prandial sugar above 200 means that you are diabetic and need to start therapy. Do you hav...  Read Full »

What causes pink discoloration of lower lips?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a male and half of my lower lip color has changed to pink and it looks bad. I want to bring it back to normal color. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Community Medicine Physician, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Preventive Medicine Physician, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query on this platform. It may be initial phase of vitiligo a hypopigmentary disorder. Avoid smoking and taking very hot food or drinks. Avoid biting or licking lips often. Take antioxidant tablets. You can try initially with a steroid cream...  Read Full »

Why is my penis head white?

Query: Hello doctor, The skin at the tip of my penis is becoming white from the past three months. There is no pain or any other problem due to that. I feel pressure to urinate, but while urinating the flow is slow. I do not know why my penis has become white. Kindly advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send me an image. It might be vitiligo or balanitis xerotica obliterans. Revert with more information to a urologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/urologist  Read Full »

How is vitiligo on lips treated?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter has vitiligo on her lower lip. It came to our notice this year, and we consulted a doctor immediately. The doctor gave Dicaris 150 mg to be taken on the weekends of every week for four months. She finished 32 Dicaris tablets so far. She also used Melbild lotion at night and s...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaunak Patel

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate you going at length in explaining me the exact medicine regimen. You are well in time and not late, so do not worry. I normally give tablet Azathioprine taking into consideration the weight factor. After the stabilization has been achieved in about a coupl...  Read Full »

I am affected by vitiligo disease in the lower lip. Which medicine should I take?

Query: Hello doctor, I am affected by vitiligo disease in the lower lip. The doctor suggested taking Decapeptide lotion Melgain. I also have taken, but it does not work. Now I did not receive any medicine. So which medicine should I take?  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Dawre

Plastic Surgeon, Cosmetologist, General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have vitiligo as you said, but I need to see your lip lesions in personal. If required biopsy will be done, if it is vilitigo. Then there are lots of options to treat vitiligo with a varying prognosis like, 1. Oral medication. 2. Phototherapy. 3. Surgery. 4. ...  Read Full »

White patches developed on spots where corticosteroid was applied. Is it vitiligo?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter has skin lesions that started last year. They are on one side of the body. Initially, she got eczema kind small red rashes for which we applied Corticosteroid and later we observed whitish patches developing on those spots. Initially, the GP thought it could be tinea versicolo...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and clinical photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From the present situation, it looks to be vitiligo. Since it is on one side of the body, it can be called as segmental vitiligo also. Tacrolimus is the right m...  Read Full »

Can vitiligo be passed on to children and grandchildren?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a doubt regarding vitiligo condition. My father-in-law has vitiligo and he is 60 years old now. He has 2 sons and 1 daughter. Daughter is married and having two kids. None of the above have this condition. Is there any chance of getting vitiligo to his sons or to his grandchildre...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you are concerned. There is a definitive genetic component in vitiligo and if someone is affected by it, he is more likely to transmit it to his kids than a person who does not have it. There are 4 to 5 times more chances of getting vitiligo than ge...  Read Full »

What is the white patch behind my baby's ear?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 14 months old and a normal baby. He has developed white patches or spot behind ear and back of the neck. According to my knowledge, it is present since birth or from the time he was three months old. My father has eczema in his leg. The patches do not spread but with time, they...  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra Prakash

Cosmetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for sharing the photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can notice the patches are forming lines. They are identified as birth marks. Just the way there are black moles present, similarly white moles are there. These birth marks do not...  Read Full »

Will it be wise to use Melbild lotion for vitiligo?

Query: Hi doctor, A white patch is seen on the lower lip of my daughter. The patch probably came into being during last three to four months. The doctors are saying it as vitiligo. She is also having acne on the nose and both arms. The details of my daughter are as follows: Age 14 years, height 5’3” (...  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and I have noted your concern. The patch on the lip is definitely vitiligo. As far as treatment for vitiligo is concerned, Dicaris (Levamisole) is one of the treatment options for vitili...  Read Full »

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