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Is there a treatment for vitiligo? Is this classified as a disability?

HI I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW I CAN BE HELPED TP OVERCOME MY SKIN CONDITION WHICH IS SPREADING ALL OVER MY BODY VITALIGO CAN IT BE CLASSIFIED AS A DISABILITY SINCE ITS SPREADING ON AL MY HANDS AND THE REST OF THE BODY? I DO NOT FEEL CONFORTABLE ANY MORE WEARING OPEN CLOTHES NEITHER I CAN WEAR SHORT CLOTHES AND ITS DEPRIVING ME OF MY SELF ESTEEM.
Asked On : Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear...
Vitiligo cannot be completely cured.
But certainly it can be controlled.
Depending upon the area of the body involved, there are various modalities of treatment.
You need to meet a Dermatologist for exact treatment.
Vitiligo cannot be considered a disability as it remains localized to skin.
The only problem is cosmetic appearance.
Kindly meet a Dermatologist soon to arrest its progression.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Sudarshan's  Response
Hi ,
Welcome to HCM.
Thanks for writing in.
Vitiligo is a autoimmune disease with long treatment periods.
Pulse therapy with steroids and phototherapy with NBUVB is most effective.
Many effective treatments are now available for treatment of vitiligo.
Consult a qualified dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Hope this helps.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
DrSudarshan
MD
Dermatology.
Answered: Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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