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by Dr Nisith Sheth
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: VITILIGO ON MY LEG
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

Re: VITILIGO ON MY LEG

If the injections are steroid then yes these can cause lightening of the skin. Tell your doctor and they may be able to use a different type of injection or different dose if the colour change bothers you a lot
by Dr Nisith Sheth
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: Are there other conditions related to Vitiligo?
Replies: 1
Views: 1727

Re: Are there other conditions related to Vitiligo?

Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease and people who have it are more likely to have other autoimmune conditions like underactive thyroid or lupus in their personal or family history
by Dr Nisith Sheth
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: Progression?
Replies: 1
Views: 1707

Re: Progression?

Vitiligo is an unpredictable condition. In some people it continues to become more extensive. In others it can improve spontaneously even without treatment. It can be difficult to predict how the skin will change. Areas which have lost pigment have lost some of its protection from the sun so it is v...
by Dr Nisith Sheth
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: Does living in an hard water area make vitiligo worse?
Replies: 1
Views: 1798

Re: Does living in an hard water area make vitiligo worse?

There hasn't been any strong evidence linking the hardness of water to the incidence or severity of vitiligo
by Dr Nisith Sheth
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: Vitiligo
Replies: 1
Views: 1748

Re: Vitiligo

There are multiple reasons for getting vitiligo. There are many factors at play including genetic factors, immunological and external factors (e.g vitiligo is more common on areas of friction or trauma). As it is a condition which leads to loss of the pigment of skin it is more noticeable in people ...
by Dr Nisith Sheth
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: vitiligo
Replies: 1
Views: 1710

Re: vitiligo

Having vitiligo does not necessarily mean your children will get it.
The relative risk that a first-degree family member getting vitiligo is 5 times higher than the general population but the overall risk is still low.
by Dr Nisith Sheth
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: Vitiligo
Replies: 1
Views: 1729

Re: Vitiligo

There are many options for treating patches of vitiligo


This includes topical steroids, ultraviolet light, lasers, and even surgical treatment depending on the type of vitiligo you have. Your GP or dermatologist can provide more information once they have seen you
by Dr Nisith Sheth
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: Vitiligo
Replies: 1
Views: 1590

Re: Vitiligo

Vitiligo is not contagious in any way.
Having vitiligo does not necessarily mean your children will get it.
The relative risk that a first-degree family member getting vitiligo is 5 times higher than the general population but the overall risk is still low.
by Dr Nisith Sheth
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: Any link between Vitiligo and Rosacea?
Replies: 1
Views: 1580

Re: Any link between Vitiligo and Rosacea?

Thanks for your post. As far as I'm aware there is ins't any strong evidence linking vitiligo to rosacea. Rosacea is not a rare condition (in the US, for example, 16 million people are thought to be affected) and so I would expect some people with rosacea would have other skin conditions, including ...
by Dr Nisith Sheth
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: British Skin Foundation - Vitiligo
Topic: Vitiligo
Replies: 1
Views: 1745

Re: Vitiligo

thanks for your post.

There isn't any evidence that vitiligo starts from a fungal infection. Some fungal infections such as pitaryasis versicolor can lead to lightening of the skin (post inflammatory hypopigmentation) but this is often temporary and can be mistaken for vitiligo.

Hope that helps!
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