Is Vitiligo Harmful?
- April 13, 2021 at 10:10am
- by Dr. Vishwas Patel
If you have vitiligo and stressed about harmful effect of vitiligo then this article will help you understanding.
Vitiligo is quite innocent condition that just affect the physical appearance of the skin without affecting other parts of the body.
In vitiligo melanocytes which gives colour to the skin die due to many conditions that we have discussed in previous article.
- Not fatal
- Not communicable
- Not painful
Just that, on sun exposure or heat exposure person with vitiligo may slightly feel burning or itchy sensation compared to person with normal skin. Very rarely person with vitiligo on chronic sun exposure may develop carcinoma of skin. Because of this reason it is advisable to avoid chronic sun exposure unless advised by your doctor.
For more information visit your skin doctor