Vitiligo– a skin condition that is not a threat to your physical health can still have a big impact your emotional wellbeing. Vitiligo causes pale white patches on the skin. The reason for this problem is an absence of a pigment in the skin which is called melanin. This skin problem can influence any area of one’s skin, however, most normally; it impacts face, neck and hands, and other body areas.
Vitiligo is neither infectious nor contagious. Vitiligo does not cause skin problem like skin cancer, leprosy etc. Vitiligo is not a result of foods you intake or lifestyle you follow. This is found that people with vitiligo are normal. This disease does not cause or prompt any other kind of disabilities.
Vitiligo: Symptoms & Causes
Cells called melanocytes produce pigment. When melanocytes die or stop producing pigment, skin develops light patches. Vitiligo is a disorder in which the immune system attacks melanocytes. It may be triggered by stress, sunburn, or chemical exposure.
“Spilt milk” patches usually appear first on sun-exposed areas – face, lips, hands, arms, and feet. The condition can progress to genitals, inside the nose and mouth, and other parts of the body. Some patients experience premature whitening of hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, and facial hair. Vitiligo can also affect the colored portion (retina) of eyes.
It is necessary to stop the destruction of the cell if we want to cure this disease. Vitiligo treatment like use of grafts, UV light therapy can help in curing the same.
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