If you have vitiligo – or you know someone who does – we are here to help. These days, there's so much information available about vitiligo in so many different formats, it can be a little overwhelming. That’s why we have put together some simple yet effective advice to help you manage your vitiligo, put people around you at ease, and live a more active, fulfilling life.
1. Learn ABC's Of Vitiligo
This page provides a starting point for finding the information you need to successfully navigate your new diagnosis. Learn ABC's Of Vitiligo
2. Plan your treatment
Choosing a treatment for vitiligo can sometimes be overwhelming. The treatment options for vitiligo have undergone a sea of change over the last years, and dermatologists are now in a much better position to manage this disease than in the past. Learn how each vitiligo treatment works >>>
3. Find your dermatologist
The World Vitiligo Map is a global directory that will provide you with information on the doctors experienced with treating vitiligo, research centers and patient support groups.
4. Create your vitiligo health record
Keeping a log of your treatment history is an important way to monitor different treatments and their outcomes, especially in a disease like vitiligo, which progress slowly. Check out our online Vitiligo Cloud Bank, a self-help patient portal for individuals who want to monitor their vitiligo condition and treatment progression.
5. Live your life
Vitiligo can affect many parts of your life and your family—but it doesn't have to take over your life.
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