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Remission of vitiligo - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hi I am a 28 year old female who was diagnosed with vitilgo as a child
User :   it went into "remission" for about 20 years and some of the affected areas actually repigmented
Doctor :   ok
User :   A month ago I noticed an itchy red welt on my genital area. i used otc hydrocortisone to treat it and it went away in a few days
Doctor :   ok
User :   now i am left with a patch that has lost color
User :   not as light as the spots i saw as a child
User :   is this vitiligo come back to haunt me again, or could it be something else?
Doctor :   only clinical examination can arrive at diagnosis
User :   ok
Doctor :   i would suggest u to consult a dermatologist
User :   there is really still nothing that can be done about vitiligo right?

Doctor :   there are various treatment options avaible
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