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Vitiligo Specialist In Atlanta GA Area

Vitiligo Specialist In Atlanta GA Area

Hi- I’m scheduled to see someone out of state for my generalized vitiligo in July. However, I would love to have the name of a physician in the Atlanta GA area. My son also has vitiligo ( he is 25) and has started to see progression. I would love to have him see someone in our area.

Thank you so much!

Does Anyone Have Recommendations For Sun Screen?

Does Anyone Have Recommendations For Sun Screen?

I have had vitiligo since 2010 in a 34 yr old male. It affects different parts of my body and I am not concerned with treatment. I am concerned with protection from the sun. I have noticed this year my hands are basically completely white. I usually tan very easily in the summer. My face is affected as well and it has spread to more of my face. I am curious as to what the best options out there are for sun screen? Thanks in advance.

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

Hello
I use the Neutrogena products. Ultra Sheer body mist with spf 70. Also Neutrogena makes one specifically for the face which is also spf 70
Of course if you swim they must be reapplied.… read more

posted 13 days ago

Vitiligo Specialist In Baltimore/Washington DC Area

Vitiligo Specialist In Baltimore/Washington DC Area

Can anyone recommend a dermatologist knowledgable about vitiligo in the Baltimore/Washington DC area?

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

Hi Wayne. One in our members in DC goes to Dr. Okoye at Howard University Hospital who took over Dr. Halder's practice. He was a vitiligo specialist.

posted 17 days ago

Water Polo

Water Polo

Hello, I was wondering if anyone here with Vitiligo plays waterpolo. My son was diagnosed in January. And he loves waterpolo he’s played for years. Right when he was diagnosed my first thought was he’s going to have to stop playing. His dermatologist didn’t seem worried and actually talks to him about the sport. But as a parent and spending so much time in the sun I worry and am concerned about his Vitiligo spreading and becoming worse.

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

Thank you so much for the reply, I really appreciate it:) That’s what I don’t want to do is ban him from playing the only sport he LOVES and is great at. He already having a hard enough time coping… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Gloves Safe To Use For Someone With Vitiligo

Gloves Safe To Use For Someone With Vitiligo

Hello
I'm Daniel and have just joined here. I got diagnosed with generalized Vitiligo. I have it on my hands, too.
I'll have to wear sterile gloves at work (medical sector).
I've read about potentially harmful ingredients in Latex gloves (phenols) that can aggravate Vitiligo on the hands.
Source: https://vitiligosociety.org/about-vitiligo/.
Apparently molecules containing an aromatic ring or Sulhydryl groups are potentially dangerous.

I'm starting to believe that sterile Nitrile gloves are… read more

What’s The Safest And Best Product To Dye My Gray Beard Affected By Vitiligo Please?

What’s The Safest And Best Product To Dye My Gray Beard Affected By Vitiligo Please?

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

Hello! Vsucks🙂💜❤️🙌🏼
Welcome! To the Team🙂🙌🏼
God Bless!🙏🏼🙌🏼
Have a Bless! And Lovely! Day🙂🙏🏼🙌🏼

posted about 1 month ago

Vitiligo And Vitamin D

Vitiligo And Vitamin D

just curious -- since I am one of the 99% lost pigment and incredibly sensitive to sun and avoid it 99% of the time -- anyone else in this situation? do you have to stay on top of D levels with supplements regularly or just expose yourself anyway?

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

I do take Vitamin D Also when outside I use 50 spf sunscreen. (Lotion not spray)

posted 14 days ago

Vitiligo/Lupus

Vitiligo/Lupus

I have Vitiligo and just got diagnosed with Lupus. Does anyone here have them both. How do you deal with them? If I am going to be honest. I put it in God’s hands, but I am afraid.

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

Hi Jennette ! Don’t afraid God is in control 🙏 I was diagnosed in 2015 with Lupus and Vitiligo, for me it has not been easy but now we have to live with the condition and take care of ourselves.

posted 2 months ago
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