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Vitiligo Or White Patch :

Vitiligo (white patch or SAFED DAAG) is a skin condition in which there is a loss of brown color (pigment) from areas of skin, resulting in irregular white patches that feel like normal skin. Vitiligo appears to occur when immune cells destroy the cells that produce brown pigment (melanocytes). This destruction is thought to be due to an autoimmune problem, but the actual cause is unknown. Though vitiligo does not cause any problem to health, but its appearance is a taboo or stigma for our society. Vitiligo may appear at any age. There is an increased rate of the condition in some families. Vitiligo most often affects the face, elbows and knees, hands and feet, and genitals. It affects both sides of the body equally. Vitiligo is more noticeable in darker-skinned people because of the contrast of white patches against dark skin. No other skin changes occur.

Treatment :

Vitiligo is oftendifficult to treat. Early treatment options include the following:

Phototherapy, amedical procedure in which your skin is carefully exposed to controlledultraviolet light. Phototherapy may be given alone, or after you take a drugthat makes your skin sensitive to light. A dermatologist performs thistreatment.

Skin may be grafted from normally pigmented areasand placed onto areas where there is pigment loss. The white portion of skin isrubbed off or peeled off very superficially and a very thin skin graftcontacting only the top most layer of skin with melanin pigment is applied overthat. This is the most satisfactory method of treatment of vitiligo andconsidered as GOLD STANDARD treatment for vitiligo. But vitiligo must bestabled for at least 1-years for any surgical treatment to be useful oreffective. Small vitiligo can be directly excised and closed using very finestitches to make it almost invisible. Remember, after skin grafting or excisionof the vitiligo, the final result may take 6-12 months, so plan your surgerywell in advance to any social event or ceremony.

Several cover-up makeups(waterproof skin colors) can mask vitiligo.

In extreme cases when most of the body is affected, theremaining skin that still has pigment may be de-pigmented to provide a uniformcolor to the skin. This is a permanent change that is used as a last resort.

It is important to remember that skin without pigment is atgreater risk for sun damage. Be sure to apply a broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB),high-SPF sunscreen or sunblock and use appropriate safeguards against sunexposure. 


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