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Is Taking Vitamin C Not Good ?
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Do not take Vit C

Looking For Insight To UVF Protecting Clothes, Umbrellas, Etc
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My dermatologist has suggested the protective clothing to aid in sun coverage the clothing lines are through, Columbia, and Coolibar. Please share any other sites and or suggestions.

Does Anyone Get A Social Security Are Disability Check? If Not We Should Asking For Myself
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So true. I can’t seem to find a good sunblock…yet. Either it’s too oily, or it leaves a terrible gray cast to my skin…even the ones that say the do NOT leave a gray cast to the skin. Then to top it… read more

Gloves Safe To Use For Someone With Vitiligo
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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

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There are gloves to protect your skin but they are very expensive it is site online called fox glove protection for vitiligo. I have about 4 pair of them but they are expensive

Sorry L Have Been Away My Son And Mom Passed!
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I dread the summer now that it will be hot sun and beaches but unfortunately not for me because of my Vitiligo!!😥 l have had it for 29 years!

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So sorry
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Does Vitiligo Put Us At Risk For Other Diseases, And If So, Which?
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My blood work came back nearly perfect last year in Nov I think mine happened when I cracked a tooth and got very nervous and upset that I may need a root canal also noticed after working in the… read more

I Have Vitiligo Around My Mouth And In The Last Couple Weeks It’s Been Very Pink/ Red Why Is It Pink And What Can I Do To Help It?
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It feels like it’s spreading a little and hasn’t really for a year, and I use sunscreen so I don’t think it’s sunburn.

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Mine also first affected the lips people thought is HIV, just avoid stress and stop using lip sticks

I Have Vitiligo On The Top Of My Hands And The Back Of My Neck. Are There Any Sunscreens That You Would Recommend?
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RickNelson you're welcome! 😀

First World Problem/question...lol...helpful Suggestions On Not Stressing Over This?
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So true first world problem....as part of a performance award in my corporate role, will get to go to a resort in Mexico. I ought to be thrilled. Yet, my anxiety over how to not be "the weird one" and avoid the sun on the beach while trying to be part of the group has me a bit stressed. Self imposed anxiety, right? Anyone else have universal vitiligo and try to "fit in" on a flipping beach? Lol...

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Please understand the only reason I uged her not to go to the beach, I would think all of you know, when we have lost our Epidermis, we have really no protection against skin cancer.. Even at my old… read more

Is There A Way To Deliberately Get Universal Vitiligo?
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I have vitiligo and it is not very advanced. If I wanted to have universal vitiligo, would it be possible? For example, will this happen if I use drugs that suppress melanin production?