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COVID-19 and Vitiligo Essential Updates

Posted on April 29, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, MyVitiligoTeam will provide summaries and links to articles of importance to people living with vitiligo. This page will be updated with information as it becomes available.

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How to Talk to Friends and Family About Physical Distancing

MyVitiligoTeam, March 20, 2020

Key Takeaways

  • Remind loved ones of the seriousness of your situation. According to research in China, people who had one additional disease had a 79 percent higher risk of requiring intensive care, needing a respirator, or dying as a result of COVID-19.
  • If there are others in your circle who take the threat seriously, ask them to talk to your loved one on your behalf.
  • Suggest ways to stay socially connected from a safe distance.

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"This COVID-19 is just crazy, isn’t it?? Did anyone ever think we’d be living through something like this?"

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Canceling Is Kindness: Keeping Safe From Coronavirus With Vitiligo

Vitiligo and COVID-19

MyVitiligoTeam, March 19, 2020

Key Takeaways

  • Vitiligo does not indicate that you are more susceptible to infections.
  • Topicals and light therapy are acting in the skin only, and there’s no reason why they should affect your ability to fight off any virus, including the novel coronavirus.
  • In theory, oral steroids could affect the ability to fight infections, but most people are taking such low doses that it’s unlikely.

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Vitiligo and the Novel Coronavirus

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