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I Have Vitiligo

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     I'm recently 18 and have had vitiligo as long as I can remember, but not all my life. I've never hidden it, in fact I find it a nice ice breaker, but there is one thing I do feel self concious about. My white hair. I'd be fine, if they were only on my head. The weird thing...
    NinjaMind NinjaMind 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 9, 2009

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    No More Vitiligo For Me

    Hi everybody, my name is Zaklina, and I have Vitiligo. Well I can say that it's almost gone now, and I will tell you how did I manage to cure it. No drugs, no creams, no gels… only a diet. I am on this diet for 3 months now, and believe it or not, the white patches are...
    zaki89 zaki89 18-21, F 20 Responses Jun 19, 2009

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    I Have Vitiligo.

    I have Vitiligo In my panis and because of this problem i lost my Army Job..........i feel bed about it always.
    nopleaseness123 nopleaseness123 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 6, 2013

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    My Son Has Vitiligo

    My son who is seven suffers from vitiligo. It's not too much now. He is on homeopathic treatmen. He no more has new occurrence and i guess the whiteness is reducing. I hope and pray that he is cured 100%.
    arunkumar5864 arunkumar5864 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 21, 2013

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    I Had Vitiligo

    My vitiligo started about 12 years ago. I had all over my body but the most visible was on my face and hands.I lost almost 85%pigment on my face. I have an olive skin so it was very visible. People was constantly looking at my and saying" O God what happen to you?" . My life was...
    sheenazeena10 sheenazeena10 46-50 5 Responses Aug 26, 2012

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    Idgaf Anymore

    When I was 4 years old my mom noticed that over the summer my skin was getting darker but my knee was lightening up. After my knee kept lightening up she finally took me to John Hopkins where they confirmed I have vitiligo. In kindergarten I really didn't care until my whole knee...
    yesihavevitiligo yesihavevitiligo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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    Dealing With Vitiligo

    Hi Everyone!I have had vitiligo for one year now.  Thankfully I am very fair so its not as bad as what it could be.  I was trying steriod cream for a while and saw no results.  After that I stopped trying to repigment the skin and decided to live with it.  The hardest part...
    dmv160 dmv160 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 3, 2011

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    Have You Heard About Topical Meladinine + Sun Exposure ?

    I don't know if this type of treatment is available in the US or in your country, but let me just share this just in case this may be helpful. I'm from Asia (though I reside in the US now). I had vitiligo as a kid - on my face even! They went away after my mom found a...
    Normarachel Normarachel 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2012

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    I Have Vitiligo Looking at the large

    piece of leukoderma on my face, neck and arms made me painful. All these were caused by an unexpected accident. It was only a minor accident. Now, I can wear sleeveless clothes and my favorite dresses in the summer again and nobody looks at me with eyes filled with special...
    mandysimpkins mandysimpkins 26-30, F Jan 13

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    Hey, I'm Ashley. I'm 18 years old

    and I've had vitilligo for 7 years now. It started with a small spot on my neck. I didn't think anything of it. I thought it honestly came from the sun so did my mom. As time went on the one on my neck grew twice it's size and another one next to it appeared. My mom knew that...
    ashhxox ashhxox 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    This Is Too Much Now I Am Really Doomed

    I really wish mirrors lied , but they are at least 99% realistic . For my own disgrace vitiligo has made new appereances through my body, now its taking under my eyes making me look like an albino racoon and without makeup i look so strange , theres more in my left breast and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Apr 29, 2009

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    I Have Vitiligo And Learning To Live With It.

    I had it for quite sometime and never got treatment for it. most of it is expensive from what i hear and my dad had and managed to live normally. we both have around our penis. he still manages to date women like no other with this skin disease. no need for me to worry about it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 24, 2013

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    Stand Up And Stand Out

    Hi. I am 14 and I have vitiligo. I have had it for almost 10 years. I have it all over my body. And I am unusual. People stop and stare and point and laugh. Some kids call me names like "cow" or they say " Hey look it's Micheal Jackson!" and sometimes I think "Why do I have to...
    Blaike1998 Blaike1998 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 24, 2012

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    National Vitiligo Foundation Inc.

    Hi guys and gals. My name is J. Shifman and I am the writing consultant for the National Vitiligo Foundation Inc, or the NVFI. We recently started a new campaign called MyNVFI in which we are trying to make the national focus of Foundation more about people than just Vitiligo. We...
    JShifman JShifman 26-30 2 Responses Feb 14, 2013

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    The Skin I'm In

    When I was two years old, my skin began to change white. My mom took me to the doctor and he told her that I had vitiligo. It wasn't a problem for me than because I was young and didnt understand. When I began Elementary School, thats when I cared. People would talk about me and...
    kiana94 kiana94 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2012

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    Vitiligo For 10 Years

    I am in 11th grade and I have vitiligo around my eyes, elbows and legs for 10 years now. I had this laser treatment done for four years and it helped but it was very slow and there is still a lot of loss of pigment all over my body. I use this cosmetic called "Dermablend" to...
    leanorasingh1 leanorasingh1 18-21 4 Responses Mar 26, 2013

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    Vitiligo

    My name is Jens and I have Vitiligo since 13 years. For about 7 years I was eating very healthy, doing a lot of sports... I got more and more spots, but I had the feeling it increased slowly. Two years ago my daughter was born and I didn't have so much time for sports anymore...
    jenslaufer jenslaufer 41-45 Jan 29, 2013

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    I Wish It Would Vitili-go!

    I recently discovered white patches on my groin, which have been diagnosed as vitiligo by my dermatologist. On the one hand I was relived it wasn't something serious, but on the other hand I'd like it to go away. Or at least not spread any further. It seems to have stabilized...
    velosapien velosapien 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 23, 2008

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    I am 16yearsold, and i just recently got

    vitiligo about a year ago. It first started with a small white spot under my eye, which eventually grew bigger. And now I also have small white spots on my cheek, eyelids, and neck. Im really shocked that its spreading so fast and I am very worried, as Im only 16 and i have such...
    spriya31 spriya31 16-17 4 Responses Jan 7

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    Hair Dye Can Cause Vitiligo

    Hi everybody :) This is a wonderful outlet, thankyou for creating it. Well I have had vitiligo for 2 years now. I started losing pigment on my fingers, then arms...now legs and feet. I found out my vit is actually chemical leukoderma..there is nothing to distinguish them- they...
    florenceandthemachine florenceandthemachine 36-40, F 22 Responses Jan 31, 2012

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    Hi I have vitiligo for the last 2 year ago

    and , I buy product in (http://herbomex.net/), do you know about this product ? is reliable.?
    mateo2000 mateo2000 31-35 Mar 19

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    Eight Years..

    That is how long it has taken me to get over Vitiligo psychologically. I've come to terms with the fact that I will always have this. However, I've learned to begrudgingly accept it. I developed vitiligo at 15 and it plunged me into a deep depression from which I am only now...
    Foreigntraveller Foreigntraveller 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 19, 2013

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    The Day My Life Changed..

    About 3 years ago I got this white mark on my hand, I went to The doctors to see if they could discover what was going on. They thought it was something I catches in the water. I then seen a dermatologist and he was I had the skin condition vitaligo. I ended up away two hours...
    Liveitup1234 Liveitup1234 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 9, 2012

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    Vitiligo Treatment With Herbs Vitiligo Oil

    Vitiligo treatment is not possible with medicated drugs available at drug stores but we guarantee a definite vitiligo treatment which is purely herbal and has no mixing of harsh chemicals. There are many treatment options available for vitiligo treatment which improves your skin...
    jhonsami jhonsami 22-25, M Dec 25, 2012

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    I have friend from India

    who have vitiligo. He whas in Kerala last summer and he got a medicin from India. Now he use it for one year and hes spots are 50 % gone. I am very inprest and I will go this winter to take mine from there. Also are some people who got better with some medicin from Egypt.I live...
    kujala kujala 46-50 Sep 8

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    Vitiligo Sucks!

    I have vitiligo!  It started when I was 12.  Difficult time to go through something like this but now I"m almost 40 and boy does middle school seem FAR away!  I have this disease on my face only.  I have one eye/brow and one non-eye/brow.  Yep, lucky...
    BeautifulMars BeautifulMars 36-40, F 7 Responses Sep 30, 2009

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    It's A Constant Struggle.

    I've had vitiligo for about 3 years now and I am 15. I have been called dog, cow, ugly and anything else you can imagine. It is only on half of my face and I feel like I can't go anywhere without makeup or I will be judged for what I look like not for who I am. Even with the...
    artgymnast artgymnast 18-21, F 4 Responses May 30, 2012

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    Melanocyte-kertinocyte Cell Transplantation

    Hi everyoneMy name is Milan and I am 26. I have a facial vitiligo for four years now. In my case, affected areas are on one side of the neck and , which is more disturbing for me, somewhere below my lips. All areas are, of course, milky white but the thing is that on the area...
    milboj milboj 26-30 1 Response Feb 21, 2011

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    Vitligo Mam

    Im not good in english ,,,i have vitligo since i was 7 years . Vitligo is over my all body my face arms hands,, i feel like im a monster ,,my vitligo didnt spreads till become 20 years i started to see a new pegment ,,, can any one tell me why it spread im so sad, any one tell...
    Immonster Immonster 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 2, 2012

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    Patience Is The Only Thing I Need !!!!

    Hi everyone, I am Shreyans Doogar from India & I have vitiligo for the past 12 yrs. I have taken various treatments by various doctors, travelled all over India but nothing made a single white spot leave my skin. I never ever took it seriously & never had put efforts on my...
    shreyans shreyans 18-21, M 5 Responses Dec 1, 2010

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    Gluthathion, Derma Wand...

    Hi I am from Philippines. I developed vitiligo when I was 28 years old. I do not know where I got it. I just remembered waking up one day and saw a big white spot on my nose. I only recalled using a strong salicylic acid for my acne and Gluthathion oral supplement, 50mg, to...
    vixiechik vixiechik 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    Ive Never Had A Good Relationship ... I Dont Want To Be Laughed At.

    It started when I moved to a new state at the age of 12. Not only was I friendless... I was developing these white spots. Not only was I laughed at for being the new kid... I now had white spots on my tan skin. Even the kids or people who didn't laugh... I always felt that...
    itrunsmylife itrunsmylife 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 26, 2011

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    We are apart of the 1-2 percentage of people

    who have vitiligo in the world. Think about that! How the hell did we get so lucky to have unmatched and lost pigment? I hate it- I can never wear shorts, sandals, or dresses/skirts without kids, adults, or even people the age of my grandparents asking about or staring at my...
    BabyHoskins BabyHoskins 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Cannot Hide It Anymore

    I don't speak to anyone in the whole day, my family is here but you can't tell them absolutely anything because they would either: 1. Ignore me 2. Talk down to me or scream I got a friend that I call often but she's barely available, and being on vacation is hard to see that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 19, 2012

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    I Do Too

    Did anyone else have to bathe in that tar bath?
    1 Response Jan 24, 2013

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    I Am Need Help With Small Spots 0.5cm-1cm

    I have a handheld lamp for my vitiligo. My spots left are ones I cannot reach on my face/neck because they are so tiny the lamp is too large. Anyone has any advice how to get these spots? I'm worried because i've tried to cover the skin with a tshirt it just doesnt work i have...
    waterfront5 waterfront5 22-25, F Jul 18, 2013

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    I Cured Myself With Vitamins And Herbs

    I was diagnosed with Vitiligo ( leukoderma) in May 2010 and cured myself of it in approx 9 months with a regimen I adapted from various resources: my holistic doctor, researching the web, and just trial-and-error. Here is the synopsis of my regimen: a) High dose of B-vitamins b...
    Shrutii Shrutii 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    You Can't Catch It :)

    Vitiligo (leukoderma) is a non-contagious, genetic, skin disorder in which the skin loses it's pigment in patches or spots because of a loss of melanocytes (the skin's pigment cells).In case anyone is wondering what it is. My arms and hands are the most visible. I use a Dove...
    wandaslife wandaslife 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 28, 2007

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    Natural Vitiligo Treatment With Natural Vitiligo Oil

    This Natural vitiligo oil consists of pure natural ingredients blended together in a detailed quantity to clash and eternally cure vitiligo. Over thousands of patients have taken advantage of this new herbal modus operandi to gain outstanding results, with a success rate of...
    dree23 dree23 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 22, 2012

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    Self-confidence Is The Only Thing I Need!!!

    hi evryone..my name is jaishree garg.I'm from India.I'm doing my undergrad in tourism studies.Well I have vitiligo from past 8 YRS NOW.I have taken many treatments,travelled all around India but nothing really made the white spots leave my skin.Many a times I sit and cry thinking...
    jaishree jaishree 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 12, 2010

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    Vitiligo Best Treatment With Herbal Oil

    Vitilgo is a viral infective disease which causes human skin to be quite vulnerable to external threat of pigments appearing on different body parts. these pigments seems to be quite un impressive when somebody looks at you, quite probably when they are visible on the face. when...
    jenny916 jenny916 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    I first noticed a white patch on my left leg

    when I was very young, but it only started spreading around the age of 19. Now I have it all over, including my face which requires three shades of makeup to conceal properly. It also doesn't end with the skin; I have patches of white hair and a few white eyelashes (to which...
    mothtoaflame22 mothtoaflame22 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 4

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    My Vitiligo Experiment

    F ueled by my frustration about my vitiligo not being cured by traditional medicine , i set up a small rustic laboratory on a corner of my room last year  and began experimenting based on some concepts of homeopathic remedies meant  to regain ones pigment in the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jul 1, 2009

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    Looking at the large piece of leukoderma on my

    face, neck and arms made me painful. All these were caused by an unexpected accident. It was only a minor accident. Now, I can wear sleeveless clothes and my favorite dresses in the summer again and nobody looks at me with eyes filled with special concern again
    mandysimpkins mandysimpkins 26-30, F Jan 13

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    I've had "white spots"

    since I was 4. My mom also had them, but hers pretty much went away as she got old. When I was little my dad would take me to doctors and I had the choice between a shot and a cream, looking back I wish I took the shot, but I was about 7 years old, cream sounded a lot better...
    queenrilly queenrilly 22-25, F Apr 3

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    There Not A Cure But A Solution To Big Whitepatchs !

    If you need help to get back your skin color back then hit me up anytime . I need so people to try to see if my cream can work on other people just send me your. Street address and zip code thanks take care now.
    Alec562 Alec562 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 7, 2013

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    Care Against Vitiligo Spread

    Those who have vulnerability to vitiligo should:- ensure that they never come into contact with chlorine gas. Chlorine sometimes is formed in closed toilet environment because chlorine is often formed by the bleach reacting with other toilet cleaning stuff. Hence, many...
    slimjoy slimjoy 61-65, M 2 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    It was just in the beginning stages

    but since I have studied herbal myself, I tried few things and products that actually helped me in the cure.
    veronicacastrovp veronicacastrovp 31-35, F 1 Response May 2

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    Vitiligo With A Twist

    I saw the first patch of vitiligo on my chest when I was 4 years old. By the time I was 15,  my whole body was covered with it. I tried hundred different cures ( including homeopathy which made it worse and it spread really fast after that) , but nothing ever worked. Now...
    anuraag2601 anuraag2601 18-21, M 7 Responses Mar 25, 2010

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