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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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 versicolor... Read Full »
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 medic... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have some small white spots on my skin of the legs, from the past two years. I was taking homeopathic medicines for it. From the past six to seven months, some new patches are coming on my face. These spots are spreading fast, and it has become a serious issue. Kindly suggest some quick... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is vitiligo and since new patches are appearing it is called unstable vitiligo. How many patches are there over your body other than your neck? I suggest you try using the following Tacrolimus 0.1 % ointment once a day, Melgain or Melbild lotion (Deca Peptide), apply i... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My cousin's sister is planning to get married to a guy, who has a family history of vitiligo. His parents and paternal aunt are suffering from the same problem and all are having white spots on their bodies. The boy is not having any white spots currently on his body. Can this problem occ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.Vitiligo can be inherited in the family, but not in every member of the generation. It is not necessary for vitiligo to develop in childhood; the onset can be at any stage of life. Inheritance was thought to be autosomal dominant with variable expression and incomplete pen... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have vitiligo on my face, and my skin and hair are turning white. This is a major problem for me. Please suggest some treatment. What should I do? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For vitiligo, there are many lines of management. If the patch is unstable, then oral medications can be advised. But if the vitiligo patch is stable, that is no change in the size of the patch over six months, then surgery can be done to re-pigment the vitiligo patch. ... Read Full »