As I write, celebrations are underway all over the world. US national celebrations are themed Step Up for Vitiligo: A call for Truth, Hope and Change. The event is led by Dr. Richard Huggins, powered by Lee Thomas and his Clarity Foundation and hosted by the V-Strong Vitiligo Support Group. Also, Prof. Jorge Luis Perez from Holguin has added a distinct Cuban flavor to our large party.
Further south in Brazil - host country of the 2017 World Vitiligo Day HQ - emotions and energy are running satisfyingly high. WVD President Prof. Paulo Cunha and his team of enthusiasts are raising awareness for vitiligo across national TV, social media and on the street.
- Is there a traditional medicine to treat vitiligo?
Traditional medicines may be helpful in chronic, metabolic, and stress-related conditions early in the disease manifestation, before extensive tissue and organ damage has occurr...
- Can a gluten-free diet help with vitiligo?
It's very unlikely. We have specifically looked into claims that gluten-free diet may ease symptoms of vitiligo, or completely reverse it, and found no firm scientific evidence ...
- Which skin conditions can be mistaken for vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a common skin condition with characteristic milky white patches of irregular shape. However, several other skin conditions exhibit similar symptoms that can lead to ...
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