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Vitiligo, spreading over body, white hairs appeared

My son is 9 yrs old, he has had vitiligo since he was 2, it is now wide spread over his body about 85 percent. Luckily he is fair skinned so in the winter its not to noticable. But in the summer it is a constant battle to keep putting factor 50 on him it takes up alot of time covering him from head to toe making sure not to miss eye lids and ears. I was brushing his hair out of his eyes this morning and came across a thick white hair, so i moved more hair and there were about 5% white over the front part of his head. Is there anything we can do to stop him going white permanently he can handle his skin being different but he is very sad about having to go grey, I dont even have any greys and i am 29yrs old but he said its not fair. Can we turn back time with the hair or will it change really fast now i have noticed it. I did do his head for nits 3 months ago and there were no white hairs then so its come on thick and fast . How long will it be before he is fully white. Thanks for any help you can give. Emma
Asked On : Mon, 23 Apr 2012
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Hi hair is white indicates vitiligo is deeper in origin like subcutaneous tissue.there is no treatment which can change white hair to black hair.but try dicaris 50 mg twice a week for one year which prevents progression of the disease.there are creams like dermicolor which can match our skin colour can be applied in occasions
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