Itchiness of the skin, patches that form for no apparent reason and marks that grow over time are some symptoms that patients report without a clue of what they could point to.
These indications could point towards a condition known as vitiligo. What causes this perplexing skin ailment and how can patients manage symptoms?
Dr Christopher Lim is an experienced General Practitioner with a special interest in vitiligo. He has shared some of the crucial details that patients should know about the condition through several DoctorxDentist posts. Here are some of his key takeaways.
Vitiligo is an acquired skin condition where areas of the skin lose their pigment over time, resulting in the formation of white patches on the skin. Famous personalities living with vitiligo include Winnie Harlow (of America’s Next Top Model fame), Joe Rogan, Amitabh Bachchan, and most notably, of course, Michael Jackson.
This is not a rare condition. In fact, as many as one in 100 people are estimated to be living with vitiligo. However, even though vitiligo is relatively common in our population, there are large gaps in knowledge regarding the condition in Singapore and Asia.
As a doctor who focuses on treating patients with vitiligo, I decided to write a guide to share my experiences. I will touch on the condition, how it is managed in Singapore, and methods with which people living with vitiligo can improve and maintain the health of not just their skin, but also their overall physical wellness.
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