Long exposure to the sun must be avoided. Depigmentation can take 12 to 14 months, depending on factors such as the depth of the original skin tone.Long exposure to the sun must be avoided. Depigmentation
Can vitiligo go away on its own?
While we wish there were a simple yes or no answer to this, unfortunately thats not the case. With approximately 10-20 percent of patients, some of the skins pigment does indeed return on its own and white patches disappear. But in other cases, vitiligo is a lifelong condition.
How long does vitiligo spread?
It spreads very quickly, faster than the other forms, but only for about 6 months (sometimes up to a year). Its such a rapid pace that patients assume it will soon cover their entire body, but it stops abruptly and usually remains stable, without changing, forever after that.
Is vitiligo caused by stress?
Emotionally stressful events may trigger the development of vitiligo, potentially due to hormonal changes that occur when a person experiences stress. As in other autoimmune diseases, emotional stress can worsen vitiligo and cause it to become more severe.
Will I get vitiligo if my dad has it?
Children born to parents who both have the disorder are more likely to develop vitiligo. However, most children will not get vitiligo even if one parent has it. In children with focal and segmental vitiligo, there is often no family history of vitiligo or other autoimmune disorders.
Can vitiligo pass on to children?
What is known is that the risk of developing vitiligo increases in kids with a family or personal history of thyroid disease, diabetes, and certain conditions like alopecia (an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss). And vitiligo is never contagious — kids cant catch it from someone else.
How do I know if I have vitiligo or something else?
The signs of vitiligo can appear at any stage of life, and include: Loss of skin color in patches, usually seen first on your face, hands, arms, legs, and feet. Premature whitening of your body hair, including facial hair, eyelashes, and eyebrows. Loss of color of the tissues inside your nose.