What is vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a disease that causes skin to loss its colour in patches. The discolored areas usually get bigger with time and this condition can affect any part of your body. it can also affect your hair and the inside of the mouth.
What causes vitiligo?
Vitiligo occurs when cells that produce melanin die or stop functioning. This condition however does not choose on who since it affects people of all skin types but it is more visible in people with darker skin.
This condition is however not life threatening or contagious though it may make someone feel bad about themselves.
Vitiligo is said to appear at any age and it varies since there are many types which are
a. Universal vitiligo which affects nearly all skin surfaces
b. Generalized vitiligo which affects many parts of your skin.
c. Segmental vitiligo which affects only one side or part of your body.
d. Localized or focal vitiligo that affects one or a few areas of your skin
e. Acrofacial vitiligo which affects the face and hands and around body openings such as eyes, nose and ears.
Vitiligo has no cure but there are medical treatment that is used to store the skin color or eliminate the remaining color. Counseling can also be involved to make one get to accept what they are going through.
Sometimes vitiligo may just disappear by itself.
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