Vitiligo 101

Your go-to questions about vitiligo – and the answers – all right here.

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Vision, Hearing and Vitiligo: What You Might Not Know

Vitiligo is most commonly known for affecting the skin by causing loss of pigmentation as…

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Your Guide to Oxidative Stress in Vitiligo – and How Antioxidants Play a Role

Medically reviewed by Dr. John Harris, dermatologist and Director of the UMass Vitiligo Clinic and…

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The Science Behind Why a Cut Can Turn Into Vitiligo

Can a cut turn into vitiligo? Surprisingly, the answer is yes.  If you’ve ever physically…

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3 Autoimmune Diseases to Screen for if You Live With Vitiligo

Medically reviewed by Dr. John Harris, dermatologist and Director of the UMass Vitiligo Clinic and…

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Mythbusters: 8 Things You Might Not Know about Vitiligo

Does stress cause vitiligo? Can sun exposure cause vitiligo to spread? The internet is full…

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Can Hair Dye Cause Vitiligo or Make it Worse?

Medically reviewed by Dr. John Harris, dermatologist and Director of the UMass Vitiligo Clinic and…

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Is a Vitiligo Clinical Trial Right for Me?

Medically reviewed by Dr. Amanda F. Marsch, dermatologist at UC San Diego Health. What is…

6 Options to Consider After a Vitiligo Diagnosis

Recently diagnosed with vitiligo? You’re not alone. Although vitiligo is considered a rare disease because…

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How to Find the Right Dermatologist for Vitiligo Treatment

When I was growing up, there were few dermatologists who treated vitiligo. In fact, most…