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Are the inflammation with skin flaking and discoloration around the neck due to Vitiligo?

i have what I believe to be vitilogo.It has affected my forarms mainly which are inflamed with the skin flaking.I have a discoloration around my neck as well. my doctor has told me to use sunblock,but i wear long sleeves, as sunlight is painful.do you think these are the symptoms of vitilogo?
Mon, 12 Oct 2020
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Hi,

It seems to be photodermatitis. I would recommend you to apply topical steroid cream Cortisone cream on the affected area along with frequent and regular application of a sunscreen on the exposed sites.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist
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Are the inflammation with skin flaking and discoloration around the neck due to Vitiligo?

Hi, It seems to be photodermatitis. I would recommend you to apply topical steroid cream Cortisone cream on the affected area along with frequent and regular application of a sunscreen on the exposed sites. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist