written by: pendens
Vitiligo is a long-term type of disease affecting mostly the skin with manifestation of white patches. These patches start as small depigmentation’s and later grow into large patches. They may grow at different parts of the body. People with vitiligo on hands are the ones more conscious because it always keeps drawing attention from their colleagues and make them more unconformable even to socialize.
Is there any difference between vitiligo of the hands from any other part of the body?
Vitiligo in any part of the body is shown by white patches on the skin which occur as a result of the melanin producing cells within the skin dying off. The melanin pigment produces the skin colour and is responsible for protecting human skin from the suns U.V rays.
Before getting any deeper into the major part of this study it’s important to note that vitiligo;
Can affect all people at any age and any gender.
Vitiligo is not contagious
It affects melanin producing cells that give the skin its colour
Scientist believe its caused by a virus
There is no cure for vitiligo currently
Vitiligo can be divided into two; segmental and non-segmental
For individuals whose body is infected more than 50% they can undergo depigmentation
Vitiligo on hands can manifest in different dimensions, like at the finger tips or on the palms and both have different recovery chances. Vitiligo of the finger tips have little or no chances of recovery while that on the back palm can be brought into control. It’s not all lost for people with vitiligo on the finger tips as it can be also be improved using certain specialized treatment in advanced countries.
Vitiligo can be caused by;
· Genetic disorders
· Neural cause
· A virus cause
· Family heredity.
The known symptoms of vitiligo is the appearance of the white patches on the skin. Patients with vitiligo should strive to avoid sun exposure because it is photosensitive.
Some remedies to vitiligo which can cause the patches disappear include:
ü Depigmenting- where over 50% of the body is infected depigmentation can be done to make the skin colour match.
ü Calcipotriene- a form of vitamin D used an ointment on affected areas.
ü Skin camouflage-where the disease is mild some of the patches can be hidden using creams and make up.