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COVID-19 and Vitiligo Essential Updates

Updated on December 14, 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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Vitiligo and COVID-19 Vaccines: Q&A With Dr. Richard Huggins

MyVitiligoTeam, March 26, 2021

Because the COVID-19 vaccines are still relatively new, some MyVitiligoTeam members have questions about whether they should get vaccinated. To answer questions on this topic, MyVitiligoTeam sat down with Dr. Richard Huggins, a division head in the department of dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital, where he focuses on treating people with vitiligo.

Read the full article here.

How To Have a Safe Holiday With Vitiligo During COVID-19

MyVitiligoTeam, November 20, 2020

The 2020 fall and winter holiday season will be different than any in our lifetimes. Instead of fretting over cooking enough food for dozens of guests or planning trips to see family, many of us are preparing for small holidays at home.

Read the full article here.

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.

What MyVitiligoTeam Members Are Saying

"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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