How Do You Get Vitiligo

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How to Get Rid of Leucoderma and Vitiligo

Talking about whole Leucoderma symptoms that the problem begins with the appearance of that small white spot. At later stages spot develops into a wider big white patches. At the first initial level, these patches are just being dull. But as the problem advances, the patches become so whiter. These patches then may even cover the whole body.

People with vitiligo seem to inherit a genetic predisposition for the disorder. Most people report that the vitiligo first appeared to following a traumatic or very the primary symptom of the disorder is the loss of skin color stressful event. Primary symptom of the disorder is the loss of the skin color. Also in addition, the individuals may have the pigment abnormalities of the retina or iris of eyes.

Common Causes of White Patches overall On Skin: – Why do white patches appear? So far it has not been likely to find out what causes this problem. However, there are certain things which affect the human body and can cause white patches in the skin, which spread fast.

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95 Responses to How Do You Get Vitiligo

  1. CypKitty says:

    Opposite of vitiligo – what is it?
    Hi there everybody
    I seem to have the opposite of Vitiligo – I’m whlte and I’ve got a dark patchy rash.
    I’ve had this rash for a few years but it was lighter before. The past few months I have noticed it has gone darker. It’s on my back, neck, chest and a bit on my shoulder. Please note these are areas which have no contact with the sun. Sometimes in winter, the one on the shoulder becomes dry and looks flaky. I don’t like how it looks and I’m quite self consious about it, always making sure its all covered up. Doctor before thought t was a fungus thing but creams didn’t work. I want to know if any people have heard of it and what I can do. Thank you
    I’m 21 years of age and have had it since early teens

    I also have IBS and I think I have Celiac’s, but test came back negative. However after researching hyperpigmentation on the net, it is linked with Celiacs so I will go and get tested again. Thanks :)

    • Kelsey says:

      It’s called hyperpigmentation. It can be caused by hormones, sun damage, or injury. It basically occus when there is an over-production of melanocytes (the cells that give us out pigmientation). My guess, based on the locations of your hyperpigmentation, is that yours is hormonally related. The most common cause of hormonally hyperpigmentation, but it doesn’t mean you’re pregnant. You may just have a natural hormone imbalance. Birth control pills and other medications can also cause this. Hormonally related hyperpigmentation is called melasma. Laser treatments are available, as a are acid peels which can help diminish the appearance of the dark spots. It might be in your best interest to see a different dermatologist… someone who will actually figure out the cause of it instead of just giving up when anti-fungals don’t work. For the record, when my sister hit 13 or 14 she got this really bad. It covered her neck, underarms, and stomach. It was really bad. They had her on creams, thinking it was fungal… nothing helped. Eventually, the spots lightened on their own. Today, she doesn’t have any at all. my theory is that her body was just getting adjusted to all it’s new hormones, and around 17 or 18 when they faded, her hormones became more balanced. Not sure what your age is, but perhaps this will happen to you. Still, go see a dermatologist who might be able to offer treatment options.

  2. Kimmy says:

    Light Colored Spots On My Legs – How Do I Remove Them?
    I’m a 40 year old black female. Since I was a kid, I’ve had these light colored spots on my legs. I don’t like to wear shorts because of them. There aren’t a lot of them and all of them are either dime or quarter size on my lower legs. I’m a medium brown and the spots are like 1-2 shades lighter that my actual color. They’ve always been that color. I was told by a doctor friend of my that they kinda look like something called vitiligo, which is not curable. But he wasn’t sure because he’s not a dermatologist. I’ve tried coco buter and different creams for discolorations but nothing has helped. I’ve even tried an at home chemical peel treatment that only burned my skin. I can’t afford to go to the dermatologist. If this is vitiligo, could there be anything out there that would get rid of them without getting a prescription? If it’s not vitiligo, is there anything that I could use to get even toned skin on my legs? Or do you have any idea what this could be and how to get rid of them?

    • Mz Tizz says:

      It sounds like the same thing I get on my legs and sometimes arms too and it shows up worse in summer. I’m white/olive skinned but the spots I get are very white and the condition is apparently more prevalent in black skinned people. Sorry can’t remember the name but it’s caused by a fungus and easily treated. Make sure you dry your legs well after washing as it’ll thrive on damp skin. Also buy some Nizoral shampoo which is for dandruff but is the stuff my doctor prescribes for me and it works. Just squeeze a blob on your hand , mix it with a bit of water and apply over the spotted area, leave on for 20 mins and then wash off. You should do this every other day until the spots disappear. Could see if the pharmacist reckonizes the spots too as that won’t cost you anything . Hope this helps!

  3. :) says:

    Does anyone have Vitiligo??
    I have it and It’s destroyed my self-confidence completely.
    I have it on my legs and feet.
    I never wear shorts, flip-flops, and I hate going swimming.
    My family tells me I shouldn’t be so self-conscious but I ignore them because I am 12 and people always make fun of others for those kind of things at our age.
    If you have it, how does it make you feel?
    And if you need any help with it, my mom is going to get me this: http://www.vitiligo-tab.net/about_vitiligotab.html
    It’s supposed to get rid of it.
    I can’t wait.
    But it will be a while until we can. . . .

    • view360 says:

      As regards Cure in vitiligo, Different people use the term »Cure« in different context. Some use this term for complete eradication of illness from the body, while others are concerned only with re-pigmentation of the existing spots.
      If you mean complete eradication of the disease from you system, that is a tricky matter. Vitiligo results from a derangement of your normal defense mechanisms against infection. The body starts producing antibodies against pigment producing cells of its own skin. No definite causes are known, and so are the remedies. This is a generalized abnormality of your immune system, and there are currently no acceptable permanent means to halt this process.
      The damage to pigment producing cells manifests as patches of skin, which have reduced, or no pigment. This is what bothers you, us and every one else.
      You cannot cure or halt it, but you can manage the local manifestations (white patches) using topical or oral treatments.
      If you disease is not widespread, and is limited you can go for a topical treatment. The one I used and found beneficial is the once form where I got this material.

  4. Michael Runa says:

    how do you treat Vitiligo?
    i got several white spots in my hands and now i have 1 in my face. do you know any treatment?

    • Zom-bee says:

      A doctor can prescribe a few ointments that have proven useful in some patients. Corticosteroids, if taken as soon as the first white patches appear, may be able to return color to the area. Your doctor must monitor you while on corticosteroids for side effects, one of which is thinning of the skin. Other ointments that contain the chemicals tacrolimus or pimecrolimus have been used with success on people with small areas of vitiligo on the face and neck.

      Good luck!

  5. Bubbles-mj-girl says:

    I’m scared?! Well i have vitiligo and i’m starting school soon what should i do to cover it or get rid of it?
    I have vitiligo is their any cure to it before i go back to school well i had it sense i was a baby but now this summer i been in the sun a lot and their is a lot of them before you couldn’t notice them but now you can just look at me and be like eww what is that white stuff on your skin i went to the mall yesterday and everyone i walked passed starred at me WHAT TO DO!! and the doctor is no help he said their’s no way to stop it but anyone who had someone who already went through it and had it stopped how did they do it

  6. russian people r kl. says:

    How can i become happy again ?
    hey im kelly … im 14 years old .. and you will probably hear alot of teenagers saying that their life is horrible and they hate their life etc … , but with my friends its always cause there parents wont let them do stuff. I feel like im really becoming depressed cause well where to start ?, ill start with my mum .. well my mum is blind, she has type 1 diabetes which is the reason for her becoming blind, she suffered from a heart attack in 2007 in Febuary, she used to have cancer, but im glad its ok now :), anyway i havent even gone through half of her medical problems .. there is so many more and has been through alot of operations she’s only 49 and she really cant cope …

    anyway second i have my brother he is 21 and he has autism, so its really hard for our family to cope with him so he stays with this special school that try to help him learn and things, but when he comes to visit he comes back with loads of scars, bruises, cuts, bite marks and things ALL OVER his body and my mum and dad get so depressed and sad because he keeps hurting himself :’(

    third. my dad, he works abroad in kuwait on an oil rig or something and he’s always away for like 5 weeks and then comes back for about the same time, so for that 5 weeks me and my older brother have to help alot, and i hate seeing everyone getting depressed with everything.

    fourth and because i always have to stay after school and things, i dont get to know many people and friends, and sometimes i have to miss school, but not so much .. because i have to help take my mum to the hospital.

    Im being stupid by posting this, but i need to get this out somehow, i cant tell my mum about this, it will make her more worried about me and i cant bare with seeing her unhappy.

    Im just never happy anymore :’( sometimes i just wish i could die !!

    and lastly the promblems that i have, … i suffer from this weird skin condition called vitiligo and its where you lose the pigment in your skin, anyway that gives me like a risk of getting skin cancer when im older … but i dont worry too much about that … but it does affect my life at school with the other kids and things, but im used to it.

    but i guess the real question in all of this is .. “is there anyway for me to be happy again with all these problems?”

    OH and P.S sorry for making this quite long … and well .. wasting your time :(

    • Katharine says:

      Dude! I can’t believe the harsh answers you’ve been getting, you poor thing. Don’t let them make you feel bad. You’ve been having a really rough time and you aren’t wasting ANYONE’s time by posting about it. I agree with Jaybird (um, is that the right name? lol). God can change your life. There’s a verse in the Bible that says, “When my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will take me up.” (Psalm 27:10). For reasons that appear to be beyond their control, your parents are not able to help you. But God loves you– so much that He sent His Son to take your place (and mine) on the cross. See, according to God, everyone is a sinner (Romans 3:23). And sin has a cost: “For the wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23). This is a spiritual death, and everyone is experiencing that spiritual death, which will one day result in going to hell, because of sinfulness. However, God dearly loves His creation, especially people. So what could He do? On one hand, He is completely holy, and cannot allow sin to go unpunished. On the other hand, He is completely loving, and wants to rescue people from their sin and give them a loving, beneficial relationship with Himself. Well, God did an amazing thing. He came to earth Himself, as Jesus Christ, and suffered a cruel death as punishment for sins He never committed– our sins, the sins of the whole world!!! “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” All God asks us to do is believe. Believe that you are a sinner. Believe that God loves you anyway! And believe that He paid the debt for your sins by dying on the cross. By doing this, you are opening the door for a wonderful relationship with God. He becomes your heavenly Father, loving you and taking care of you better than any earthly parent ever could. He will give you strength to cope with your circumstances, and reassurance that you will always have someone to love you and be there for you. It’s awesome. I promise, you have nothing to lose (except Hell!) and everything to gain (including Heaven!) by accepting Jesus as your Savior. Praying for you! Sincerely, Katharine

  7. Dyme: This Is SO NOT It, Michael says:

    ughhhh I got into an argument about MJ having vitiligo?
    @ school 2day…
    two ppl that consider me there “friends” who i pretend to say thre are my friends (but ican’t trust anybody so they are aquatinces)
    was talkin and some how i brought up michael being the cutest guy ever to wlak the earth

    and my friend said “WHEN?”

    i said “ALWAYS”

    she said “SINCE WHEN? i like him in all but WHAT???”

    i said “that man has never been ugly a day in his life”

    she said “ahh ok”

    i was like “ok dude, you seen him before and after he got the skin disease and he was still fine??”

    she said “what disease?”

    i said “vitiligo”

    she said “what?”

    i said “its the skin disease that made him change himself lighter.”

    she said “he DID NOT have a skin disease”

    i said “uh YEAH he did.”

    she said “no he did not, he used skin bleach”

    i said “uh first of all, he did NOT bleach his skin. second of all vitiligo is a disease that makes your skin uneven tones,so he took pills to make his skin lighter to be one tone.”

    she said “no HE DID NOT, se said ask noah, (my other “friend”)”

    i said “no, why can’t you beleive me ive been a fan since i was 3 1/2?”

    she called noah.(across the lunch table)

    he said “yeah”

    she asked him “didn’t michael jackson bleach his skin, not because of a skin disease?? right??”

    he said “yeah…”

    she said “OLD YOU”

    i said there is hardly anything you can “TELL ME that i already don’t know. i said Noah? can you tell me WHY michael ‘bleach his skin?’

    noah said “i don’t know!!!”

    i said “exactly because he had a skin disease”

    noah said “NO HE DIDN’T he said he didn’t in an interview.”

    i said “WHOA WHOA WHOA…lets slow that down. WHAT INTERVIEW DID HE SAY THAT??”

    noah said “he was saying that everybody should just be an even tone.”

    i said “idk what the hell interview YOUR talkin bout but if he DID say ‘everybody should be an even tone’ he was refering to his DISEASE”

    noah said “NO, he was SAID IT HIMSELF THAT HE BLEACHED HIS SKIN”

    i said “ON WHAT INTERVIEW????”

    noah said “idk? sum interview on (‘this channel’ i don’t remmeber what channel he said but it was a specific channel)”

    i said “well, who was the interview with???”

    noah said “idk some other black guy”

    i said “whatever.”

    anyway

    i started talking to my female “friend” again.

    i said “FINE THEN, if you don’t beleive me…here google this “michael jackson vitiligo”

    she said “ok…i will….”

    then we started talkin about normal stuff…(i wasn’t mad at her, i just think that she was being to stubborn and wouldn’t beleive me for “WHAT REASON???” i don’t even know…

    Comments please?
    EDIT: to the “hater” why the f^ck do you keep adding stuff, don’t you see your oppinion dose not change our minds, your just wasting your life.
    lmfao…onecae again i say to the hater…
    nobody cares on this question about WHAT YOU THINK.
    we know what we know and were not gonna let go, michael wasn’t about the dough. he was nuthin more than a beatiful soul.

    yeah….i rymed…i can do that.
    sexi lexi, while i agree with everything your saying, there IS such thing as bleaching your skin, african americans who are ashamed of being brown do it all the time. the “bleach” is unhealthy it can cause other health issues if applied to a large area such as…hmm idk YOUR WHOLE BODY!!!! its supposed to be for scas and bruises.

    FAST FORWARD to 1:34
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8Hfh9FTMIo&feature=related

    • Joan says:

      What the hell is Lashenova talking about?

      Elvis married a 14 year old girl.

      Anyway, people like Lashenova and your friend are ignorant. now and days I say “if you have something negative to say about Michael jackson, don’t say anything because you don’t know him.

      But yeah, I don’t usually talk to people about Michael jackson because they get really ignorant and I have to argue with them (aka my brother)
      he backed down after i gave him all this proof.
      Yeah my step dad always says “don’t say anything bad about Michael, Joan is going to argue.”

      yeah there is such thing as bleaching

      african Americans usually don’t do it, but in AFRICA they do it all the time.

  8. Exclusive Bish says:

    I Wanna Be On True Life?
    Hi my name is Lisa,
    I am 15 && I have vitiligo; a skin condition that causes white spots or patches .
    I was wondering if it was possible for me to get in contact with the of True Life people so i could share my story with them because .. Well I’m just tired of the things people say and do because of my condition! Only problem is I dont know how to get in touch with True Life, maybe you all could help me? PLEASE !

  9. zibat says:

    oh please there should be something available for vitiligo in this world? Does anybody know? Home remedy or?
    i believe in herbs, and old home remedy. I don’t see a lot of people with vitiligo. They some how getting rid of this disease. Please let me know how can i cure this condition.I will pray for U for the rest of my life thank you

    • Healing Oneself says:

      Hi Zibiat

      Here is some info I found on your issue.

      Dr Reading, an Australian doctor who cured a hundred Lupus [SLE] patients by [among other things] taking them off all grains except RICE and CORN. Dr Wright discussed the connection between a Lancet article recently reporting a link between the genetic marker HLA-B8 and 17 diseases with what he had learned from Dr Reading. All but one of the 17 diseases [Celiac Disease] arethought to be autoimmune diseases. Dr Wright deduced that if dietary restriction of gluten cured the one gene-linked disease known to have an external cause that perhaps all of the gene-linked diseases had an external cause and that it might just be gluten sensitivity!

      I would bet on it!!

      Here is the list of the diseases linked to the gene that might respond to restriction of gluten containing foods. My advice is that ANY patient with one of the following diagnoses be taken off ALL grain and ALL dairy products until their involvement is ruled out.

      Addison’s Disease
      Autoimmune hemolytic anemia
      Celiac disease
      Childhood asthma
      Chronic autoimmune hepatitis
      Dermatitis herpetiformis
      Grave’s disease
      Insulin dependent (type 1) Diabetes mellitus
      Lupus erythematosis
      Myesthenia gravis
      Pernicious anemia [100% also suffer total lack of
      stomach acid]
      Polymyalgia rheumatica
      Scleroderma
      Sjogren’s syndrome
      Thyrotoxicosis
      Ulcerative colitis
      Vitiligo

      Dr Wright recommends the tTG test for gluten/gliadin sensitivity, a measure of tissue transglutaminase and supposedly the most sensitive test now available. Information from a website is included below for your convenience.

      Other tests are the endomysial antibody test [EMA] for short lived antibodies and the antigliadin antibody [AGA] test for the longer lived IgA and IgG antibodies.

      Be sure the patient has consumed gluten containing foods right up until test day or the tests might show negative even in gluten sensitive people.

      Best of health to you

  10. LG says:

    How come Michael Jackson was blessed and cursed?
    He had talent like no other. He was incredible. He was so blessed. But how come he was cursed? The media was always saying bad stuff about him and everyone was making fun of him. Can someone actually be so talented that they can’t be happy? He also had vitiligo which made things worse. How come Michael Jackson was blessed yet he had so much negatives? Was he so talented that he couldn’t be happy and live a normal life? It just got me wondering. What do you guys think?

    • NOT SORRY AT ALL! says:

      He was talented at a very young age, and as it happens oftentimes, someone more interested in the money which can be extorted from such talent, comes in and takes by force, both the talent and that little one’s youth. Then tries to transform it into a “for surely money making act.” The child feels the confusion of someone interfering through force, but his talent, if GREAT, will not be beaten down, like a horse or beast of burden. It continues instead to flourish by itself in the private place given by grace to the resilient artist who must come through OUTSTANDING!
      His talent was the Blessing.
      The curse was the pressure imposed and enforced by others, whose greed stood in the way of understanding and distorted the childhood of the talented one. THAT took a toll. That can be viewed as the curse.
      I have watched Michael’s moves, as he dances and there is something consistently “robotic” about his dancing. In his case he manages, because he is that talent, an embodiment of talent – to refine it to be his style, but beyond this, it is visible that the robotic moves could be evidence of how he was programmed to perform, or express his talent from early on. As a child he probably believed he owed it!
      Aberrations result, when an specially talented or/and sensitive child grows into maturity, because he had to become different in order to CREATE yet survive, for the purpose of the GIFT.. I do not believe he had the thick skin of a thug to protect himself, from all those mouths, whose allegations of so much negativity would never close down. He must have been burdened by the weight of the demands made of him. Also the criticism which can come along with these. I am not one surprised he died so young. He must have been so very Soul-tired..and yet the necessity of his talent would tell him to go on. He was an artist. True artists are not allowed to stop, because they are chosen to provide SOMETHING very Unique to the world. But they pay the price of such a gift, because ALSO they are human.
      Somehow, and I can not part from this thought, I think he knew he was going to die. He was exhausted. But he would never have told a soul. He himself, at least part of himself would not believe it would be so.
      But his legacy is what is left for us. The artist, once dead, the person within that spirit is cast away, alike a shell, and what remains is the Gift Michael created, because it had to be created. He knew that!!!

  11. crazzzy says:

    How do you get rid of Vitiligo?
    I have Vitiligo, a skin condition, and its on both of my knees, if anyone knows any ways to get rid of it, or just clear it up a bit, it would mean A LOT to me!

  12. McGrath8 says:

    Do you think Yeast Infection?
    Now i’ve been to the doctors and they seemed ( i wouldn’t say confused) but hesitant.
    I told them my symptoms which are:

    White patches of skin on scrotum and a little on the anus.
    Which i would say severely itch when my temp rises (sports etc.)
    can get a little red as well
    Not so much scaly, but then again im not sure what exactly scaly is.
    Due to the itching part they prescribed me with daktarin cream which ive been using under a week now, and i was wondering…Do you think its a yeast infection going by the symptoms?
    And how long will i have to use the cream for and before the patches re pigment?

    Looking at symptoms online etc. it sounds like Tinea Versicolor (I do alot of sports so always sweaty etc.)
    But worried it might be Vitiligo? I’m 17 and abit freaked out so any help is much appreciated!

    Lastly (sorry) there is a tiny white patch on my eyelid, cannot be seen very easily, but, i noticed it when i started freaking out over this thing. Looking back at pictures i can slightly see it, so either its always been there and just because im freaking out i analyse all of my body that ive found it, but haven’t noticed it before the pictures and i have it on them.

    thanks again!

    • UTTAM says:

      Seems to me a fungus infection. What kind of doctors have you visited? Did you see a dermatologist? If not, see one. Only ointment may not be enough. You need oral dose too. Tc.*

  13. I has a question too says:

    Please, if you can spare the time?
    Ok im in middle school and i know this guy, but when ever i THINK of him my tummy hurts, my hands sweat and my heart pownds so hard i can HEAR IT!!!!! I think i like-like him. How do i get him to like me back.

    By the way, the guy im talking about is black (unlike me) he has vitiligo that makes him look soooooo cute even sexy in my eyes, he loves MJ like i do and im the only one in the whole school that doesn’t stare at him cuz of his vitiligo. (let alone think it’s sexy)

    • Jordan says:

      Well i dont think ethnic background really matters lol. but you should try just talking with him a bit and getting to know him better. find small things you both have in common and just increasing your bond together. i’m pretty sure he’d fall for you if you told him what you said just now, its kinda cute and most guys would love to hear that =]

  14. mugen freak! says:

    how do you get rid of vitiligo ?
    ive had it for about 5 years and its on my face so it’s pretty annoying to look at all the time

    • Give Blood says:

      There is no way to get rid of vitiligo. I have had it for 44 years so far. It is only just starting on my face, however. No one has ever given me a bad time about it except a very old man in Africa who thought I had been “witched”! Michael Jackson had it on his face and that was the reason he started with doctors who changed his appearance.

      A doctor told me that they now believe it is caused by stress.

  15. crystal spring says:

    How do you prevent cancers and diseases? What are some good steps to take?
    they have so many cancer/disease out there? virus here, illness there, i have suffered from acne and vitiligo, and i dont get how there is no cure. if something comes can’t it go away, i wonder. i eat tons of fruits and veges, rarely meat, but with all the antiobiotics they put in meat, and the pesticides in food, in wonder. tomorrow isnt promised. but how can i prevent illness.
    also i dont smoke, i dont drink, i dont use drugs, and i dont have premarital sex. i wash my hands a lot too.

    • David E says:

      In addition to diet, ensure that you get sufficient cardiovascular exercise at least 30 minutes two to three times weekly.

      Avoid pesticides and eat organic fruits and vegetables, but ensure that you clean them well.

      with kind and gentle regards

      David Edge

  16. Lee says:

    How do you get hyperpigmentaion? What is the cause? How is it treated?
    First I was diagnose with Vitiligo now after 6 years it’s turned into hyperpigmnetation. How and why and what has caused this to happen?

    • ******adroit***** says:

      hyperpigmentation is the darkening of an area of skin or nails caused by increased melanin.

      Hyperpigmentation may be caused by sun damage, inflammation, or other skin injuries, including those related to acne vulgaris.

      Treatment of hyperpigmentation may include hydroquinone, kojic acid, alpha hydroxy acids, azelaic acid, ascorbic acid, tretinoin (Retinol), topical glucocorticoids, and licorice extract. All treatments fail if the affected area is exposed to the sun with inadequate UVA/UVB protection.

  17. Kevin Vallejos says:

    how long does it take for tyrosine to cure vitiligo?
    hi. i am 14 years old and i have vitiligo . i really want to get rid of it or at least make the spots disappear. i have been taking tyrosine for about 5 days now and i wanted to know if anyone else knows what else will help me with vitiligo. please let me know because i am tired of getting made fun of by stupid kids . thank you

  18. gnh;sohirgf says:

    Question about Vitiligo?
    How can you be sure that you have it? I know what it looks like, its patches of skin with no pigmentation, I have several but how do you know if its a disease? Can’t you just have patches of skin with no pigment without it being Vitiligo?
    I sometimes get a tiny red spot on my body then a tiny ring of pigmentation around it disappears. Does anyone know what that is? Besides from that I do have many larger spots with no pigmentation, especially around my ‘down below’ area, there it is almost all gone, its spread a bit into my inner thigh. I have a spot on the side of my hip, my ankle, my knee, the tops of both my thumbs (although on the thumbs it is hard to tell) So do I have Vitiligo? I’m 14 and my mum says its nothing. My Dad says its just a thing that loads of people have got but I read its less them 1% of the worlds population so its obviously not that common?

    Advice please, i’m confused!

  19. ♥ FOREVER Michael Jackson ♥ says:

    Why do people make such a big deal and say rude things about Michael Jackson because he had light skin?
    Ya i know he was a nice attractive black man in his earlier days and then he didnt look black but he was always very good looking but i always here negativity about michael jackson from people about his skin color change, we all fans and people that know him etc.. know that he had vitiligo and he used make up to cover up the dark patches
    How am i sure that he had vitiligo:
    I know this guy who is 30 years old, and he had brown skin before and now his whiter then alot of white people and when you look at him he looks white you cant see any dark patches except some on the back of his neck and ears etc.. but thats because he does not use make up and im sure MJ used make up because he was in the public eye alot.
    Now also if he DID have his skin bleached, not saying he did but suppose he did SO WHAT
    i have seen so many white people that want to be tan, brown etc..they tan their skin and its acceptable why dont people say to them OMG your trying to be brown are you ashamed of being white….etc
    i hate hypocrisy and theres to much in this world its like ppl dont think before they talk their obviously contradicting themselves. Its ok to be white and go get a tan and have brown skin, but its NOT ok to be black, brown, etc.. and go get your skin bleached or use skin lighting products..pffh.

    • Jea says:

      Those comments hurt him badly. Michael Jackson had vitiligo, he didn’t choose to be white! But he look nose-bleeding hot even with fair skin, especially in Remember the Time, Black or White, Who is it and In the Closet.

  20. MtnDewAddict says:

    How do i deal with Vitiligo (socially)?
    Ugh so its summer, a time to go in your bikinis (girls ha ha) and show of your body but one thing
    i don’t like to -.-’
    i have Vitiligo, and it actually has more than 50% of my body
    i am only 14?!?!
    and i go to a pool club, little kids ask me EVERY DAY whats that on you??
    I GET SO ANNOYED
    how do i deal with it..

    P.S. i am going to a special doctor in september who can like make it go away almost?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?
    how do i make it through summer

  21. DudeMan says:

    Is Vitiligo always chronic?
    About a year ago I noticed a small white spot “down south.” Thinking the worst (since I was 17 at the time) I went to the doctor thinking it might be some kind of S.T.D. but was relieved to find out I was clean(looking back I would rather have an STD than Vitiligo). Since then I decided to just ignore it and hope it would go away, however, last summer I started to notice spots on my knuckles and under my armpits so I got worried and went back. They referred me to a dermatologist and he took one look at them and said VITILIGO. My heart sank because I was familiar with it i.e. Michael Jackson. I already had low self esteem to start and the ironic part is the one thing I had confidence in was my skin’s condition and tone. Anyone else who has this knows how I feel. You feel cheated by life. Always thinking about how bad is my vitiligo gonna be in a year from now. I’m 18 now and it’s mainly in the spots I mentioned(THANK GOD NOT MY FACE…”YET”)(knock on wood). I guess what I’m wondering because all the research I’ve done only shows pictures of chronic vitiligo where the vitiligo has pretty much made them look repulsive and sickly(no offense, I’m just venting), but I’m wondering if everyone eventually ends up like that? Is there anyone out there that has had it their whole life who doesn’t have it all over? I also heard about a new study dealing with stem-cells that supposedly cured an Iranian man? Thanks. I have alot of respect for anyone who can live normal lives while living with Vitiligo, I only wish I was stronger. Thanks again

    • Hezzz says:

      my 10 year old neighbour has vitiligo and it is quite bad already. she doesnt let it get her down. dont let it lower your self-esteem.
      i dont know if it is always chronic. you should look it up on the net. (not images)

  22. Bad Era Fan says:

    how did you become a michael jackson fan?
    I became a fan after going to a disco party and i didn’t know how to dance to thriller (even if i did get a prize for the dance). I also got curious about the J5 and asked my mom about them (my mom watched them as a kid) and I used to dance to Dangerous when I was seven.I was also curious whether or not the rumours where true which they are not. I then also learned about vitiligo. Then about mjs great dance moves and music.
    tell me your experience

    • Stranger In Greece (Invincible) says:

      Ok here’s my story! I LOVE telling this story, because it has something magical! Smile
      I first saw Michael when I was 4-5 years old. My mom was watching a tape my aunt wrote because my aunt has been a CRAZY MJ fan and back at that time she had everything related to him! So my mom was watching that tape that contained some mj videos, oh moonwalker the movie! and the Dangerous tour in Munich. I was really bored so I went to see what my mom was doing BUT I didn’t notice what she was watching! Lol! I was like “mom what are you doing?” (and still not looking at the tv! lol!) and she stood up to go to the kitchen and said “I am watching a tape”, so I sat on the couch and when I raised my head and looked at the screen I was like Shocked Shocked Shocked
      Michael was performing Billie Jean!! That was it! I fell in love with him at that very moment! And when he did the moonwalk I totally freaked out! I didn’t say a word for about 2 minutes.. I just couldn’t take my eyes off him!! I kept my eyes fixed on him and asked my mom in a low voice “Mom who’s that?” and she said “Michael Jackson”. I FELL SO IN LOVE WITH HIM!!! love It was magic guys.. feel me? It was amazing! Then I asked my mom to let me see the whole tape and when I saw the black or white music video I was amazed by his beauty! So then was the time when my aunt gave me that tape and an other one and some posters! So maybe this is why I am such a crazy Dangerous era fan!!!
      When my aunt came to visit us from Germany 6 years ago, I was 15, I showed her my mj collection and my mj room! She smiled and said “Those were the days…” and I was like “What do you mean? Don’t you like MJ anymore?” and she said “Of course I do! It’s just… I used to have an MJ room too when I was at your age and that brings me memories!”.. my aunt experienced the Thriller era! How great is that? Very Happy
      Anyways that was my story!!

  23. Kathy says:

    Anyone have vitiligo? How do you deal with it?
    I have never been worried about having vitiligo I guess I have an easy case of it. It’s only my chest, stomach, back, and some of my neck. When I am not tanned you wouldn’t even notice that I have it! However I recently got a dark tan, and you can notice it everywhere! it’s horrible.

    How do I deal with it? and anyone ever found a way to get rid of it? I am willing to try anything!

    It’s made me lose so much of my confidence. It’s depressing.

  24. Elainee says:

    How Do You Pronounce ‘Vitiligo’?
    Hey Everyone.
    I’m doing a speech and I’ve got the word Vitiligo in there and I’m not sure how to say it. So please help me. (:

    Elaine.
    xx

  25. nattaalot says:

    I recenlty found out I have Vitiligo, How can I cover this up?
    I have stated to get it in little patches on my feet, and more so on my neck, these two places dont bother me a much as I can cover these areas with little effort, But more embarassingly I have got it in the insides of my legs and with the summer here now I dont feel I can wear bikinis? Anyone else suffering with this? How do you deal with it?

    • Cyn says:

      Most people who have this–and other problems (such as port wine stained birthmarks, varicose veins, and bad scaring)–use a product called Dermablend. The people at the cosmetics counter are trained to show you exactly how to use it. As I understand it, it’s waterproof and can be used anywhere on the body.

  26. DreamCatJohnBi36 says:

    Do You Have First-Hand Experience Of Vitiligo (Loss Of Pigment In Skin Cells)?
    Can you tell me how this has affected you. For me it is most apparent in the Summer months when the skin that has pigment is tanned. As a teenager, some other teens used to be afraid my hands were contagious and around my eyes are also bleached in such a way that it looks bruised if you get up close – which continues to worry people. I also have lost all pigment in my underarm hairs and a dappled willy and a significant proportion of white pubic hair. I am 36. Can anyone relate to this, whether or not you have been diagnosed.
    Can you tell me of your experiences and any treatments you have used or are currently using. Thanks!

    • Don says:

      I don’t have it, but my younger brother does and it hasn’t bothered anyone we know…he was born with it and it’s never been a problem… If anyone has a problem with it, it’s their problem…not ours…

  27. :) says:

    I have vitiligo, do you? And how do you deal with it?
    I have it and It’s destroyed my self-confidence completely.
    I have it on my legs and feet.
    I never wear shorts, flip-flops, and I hate going swimming.
    My family tells me I shouldn’t be so self-conscious but I ignore them because I am 12 and people always make fun of others for those kind of things at our age.
    If you have it, how does it make you feel?
    This is a treatment that’s supposed to get rid of it if you are interested:
    http://www.vitiligo-tab.net/about_vitiligotab.html
    I hop I can get it some day. . .

    • view360 says:

      As regards Cure in vitiligo, Different people use the term »Cure« in different context. Some use this term for complete eradication of illness from the body, while others are concerned only with re-pigmentation of the existing spots.
      If you mean complete eradication of the disease from you system, that is a tricky matter. Vitiligo results from a derangement of your normal defense mechanisms against infection. The body starts producing antibodies against pigment producing cells of its own skin. No definite causes are known, and so are the remedies. This is a generalized abnormality of your immune system, and there are currently no acceptable permanent means to halt this process.
      The damage to pigment producing cells manifests as patches of skin, which have reduced, or no pigment. This is what bothers you, us and every one else.
      You cannot cure or halt it, but you can manage the local manifestations (white patches) using topical or oral treatments.
      If you disease is not widespread, and is limited you can go for a topical treatment. The one I used and found beneficial is the once form where I got this material.

  28. The Evil Kitten says:

    What is Michael Jackson?
    Yeah, I already posted this. SO WHAT? I’m getting my opinion out to everybody that needs to hear it and actually open your mind to the facts and not media.
    This isn’t a question this is something I want to get STRAIGHT with America and the rest of the world.
    Michael Jackson was a good person.
    The molestation trial: FAKE! What parent would settle for money when their kid got molested?! If I were a parent and that happened to my kid I would be absolutely P.O.ed and want him in jail. But no they settled for money instead.
    Appearance: Okay for one his skin. HE DID NOT BLEACH HIS SKIN. It is a disease and causes you to lose the pigment of your skin. If you don’t believe me check out this article:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitiligo
    So don’t go around saying “Oh what a weirdo! He bleaches his skin and rapes kids! LOLLOLL Now all the little boys are safe!”
    Look at how wrong and immature you are. If you only face the facts you’ll realize how stupid this statement is.
    Plastic Surgery: A very good theory I have heard about this plastic surgery is that he started to see his father in himself. I have also heard that his father ABUSED him. Of course he wanted to change himself so he wouldn’t turn into that. I wouldn’t blame him if my parents were horrible to me and put me into show biz at the age of 5! And then abused me on top of that!
    All I can say is he is a great recording artist and entertainer. Best there ever will be! And if you want to put somebody down because of things you hear and see and you don’t actually KNOW the guy that is absolutely shallow and I DARE you to go out and do what he has accomplished.
    R.I.P. Michael Jackson, you will be remembered always.
    If I offended anyone, I don’t care. Stop being so close-minded. I know he may be viewed as a weirdo and I can see that side of the story! Why remember him in a bad way?! Remember him for the good! He spent about 300 million dollars on charity during his lifetime.
    I had to get my opinion out because I can’t hold it in any longer.

    Another thing about his childhood
    He never got to even HAVE a childhood! So that’s the reason he sees nothing wrong with children being with him. He wants to give them a great childhood and that’s why he created Neverland. He wanted to give children something he never had.

    And nobody can deny how AMAZING the moonwalk is. I have never known another person who can do it besides him. A tricky thing to do. That’s why I’m going to learn it.
    im not going to deny the baby dangling
    im still VERY confused about that
    but he did say that he wanted to be remembered forever for the things he did: bizarre or not
    maybe this was just one of those publicity stunts for attention
    but i still dont know…thats a theory

    • U WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY ♥ MJ says:

      i agree with you 100%. michael was human like the rest of us. he had his own issue and emotions like the rest of us. i thought it was really sad that he really didn’t have a childhood =(. he just wanted love and live up his childhood. i don’t blame him. he had got a great opportunity to meet presidents,royalty,and great inspirational people around the world. he’s the ONLY person in the world who’s got to do that. i like that he stood out from other people. i loved the way he dressed,talked,definitely danced =),and i love ALL of his songs. he is so talented. he’s just so amazing. he has billions of people that look up to him. young,old,black,white,ect it doesn’t matter. people LOVE MICHAEL JACKSON. HE’S JUST AMAZING!!!!!!! though he is dead,HE’S A LEGEND!!! AND LEGENDS NEVER DIE!!!

      R.I.P. MICHAEL JACKSON

      MAY YOU BE IN HEAVEN WITH YOUR FRIEND BUBBLES =). I ALWAYS BELIEVED IN YOU AND YOUR TALENT. GOD BLESS YOU,YOUR FAMILY AND CHILDREN. =’(

      PEOPLE FCK OFF OF MICHAEL AND LET HIM REST IN PEACE FOR ONCE DAMN!!

  29. Ryan says:

    How do you look like Michael Jackson without a nose surgery? (Its a fact thats all he did)?
    The autopsy proved he had vitiligo! But thats not the point, how do you get really pale, with high cheek bone complexion, and great hair?

    • No name says:

      He obviously didn’t just get a nose job. He got multiple surgeries that he didn’t admit to, which kinda makes him look crazy because that is not possible to change that much in a few years. I’m not dissing him, I’m just sayin.

  30. gnh;sohirgf says:

    Question about skin condition?
    How can you be sure that you have Vitiligo? I know what it looks like, its patches of skin with no pigmentation, I have several but how do you know if its a disease? Can’t you just have patches of skin with no pigment without it being Vitiligo?
    I sometimes get a tiny red spot on my body then a tiny ring of pigmentation around it disappears. Does anyone know what that is? Besides from that I do have many larger spots with no pigmentation, especially around my ‘down below’ area, there it is almost all gone, its spread a bit into my inner thigh. I have a spot on the side of my hip, my ankle, my knee, the tops of both my thumbs (although on the thumbs it is hard to tell) So do I have Vitiligo? I’m 14 and my mum says its nothing. My Dad says its just a thing that loads of people have got but I read its less them 1% of the worlds population so its obviously not that common?

    Advice please, i’m confused!

  31. INF4M0US says:

    how the hell did i get vitiligo?
    ugh well this sucks so baaad. i have vitiligo on my right eyebrow. and now some of my eyebrow hairs are starting to turn white. WHY MUST THIS HAPPEN?! now im scared that some of it will spread all over my body..ugh. i can’t even. UGH. how do you get vitiligo?!

  32. a says:

    I need some serious relationship advice?
    Thank you to any who reads and helps me. I’m in my twenties, I fell in love with a girl about 2 years ago, we fell in love it was perfect we were into the same things, we thought alike, it was phenomenal, we thought we’d marry, i was so sure of her, and she was so sure of me. When I met her i had jus gotten vitiligo which got me depressed so i started using drugs and drinking (before the disease i never did any drugs) some time ago, i went over a pals house and had a bad combo of drugs and alcohol, passed out and woke up kissing a friend. I immediately wanted to die, I thought how could this have happened I almost vomited every second the whole day. I told my girlfriend a day later but told her in a sugarcoated way like “she kissed me.” My girlfriend beat me up in the streets and left me then i emailed the other girl and asked please to take the blame. My girlfriend came back the next day crying. And for the next 3 days I admitted that it was the both of us, and I also admitted to trying to get the other girl to take the blame. and from that day on my life has been hell, i tried my best to show how sorry i was and to prove i only loved her and that it was a mistake driven by drugs and alcohol and that would have never ever happened without it. I felt worthless, i felt like I didnt have the right to live I wanted to kill myself at so many moments. I had the perfect life and even on that night that it happened I was thinking of how perfect my life was with my girlfriend who i loved and that it would never end unless one of us died or maybe we cheated on each other but i knew we would never ever cheat on each other. I stopped seeing my friends, i didnt look for a job, i stayed home or with my girlfriend everyday and every second. I offered some ideas to her like maybe we could take a break and reflect, to maybe seek couples therapy, or maybe for her to speak to the girl to get some sort of closure but she didnt want to participate in any. To get back at me small time, she hung out with a dangerous aquaintance of mine which killed me but i felt i deserved it. Afterwords we would make up and break up, I wanted to kill myself at so many moments and I eventually went insane on one of the breakups when i thought we were doing better and I had to go to a mental asylum and i got out some time later and started seeing a counselor weekly. When I got out she told me she kissed a guy on purpose ina club and that killed me but once again i felt like i deserved it and i jus kept wanting her in my life. Afterthat i thought maybe wed be better but then i found a message in which she kinda flirted with a guy and thats when i went crazy because it wasnt for revenge, it was just natural and she wouldnt have ever told me unless i found it. From that time on i felt shes been hiding more things from me and i felt at a point where maybe i didnt deserved all the malicious revenge, but instead to jus have been broken up with. Ive been wanting to talk to her about the things shes done back to me and to talk about us, but after a little bit of talkin shell put her wall up and stop listening to me and shush me rush me and its been like this for some time now. Well see each other and have fun even though we have many underlying issues to talk about but when i want to talk about anything her wall will go up and she wont wanna hear me anymore. i don’t know what to do anymore, i havent had the urge to kill myself in a long time, im finally lookin for work and ive started playing lacross with some old lacross budies and when i see her well be fine as long as i dont bring up any of our unresolved issues, but when she brings up any issues ill talk to her about them while when i want to talk about mine, she turns off her ears. I know this is a long and crazy story, but if you’ve made it this far could you give me any advice that could help. any advice for me, her, and/or us? Thank you so much
    Yes we are still together but living in this unstable state. This state being the last lines of my post
    Yes the trust is broken, but my act was not intentional, I was never attracted to the other girl or anyone else, i was going to ask my girlfriend to marry me within 2010-11 because i just got my BA and was going to get a full time job, there were no serious problems or any jealousy beforehand. it was propelled by drugs and alcohol and could be called nothing but a mistake and/or accident. I know her whole family and they love me and I love them this is why her or I have not parted permanently

  33. mia_bria09 says:

    how do you get spots off your skin , it is skin fungal how get it off?
    some ppl think its vitiligo i dont think it is how to cure it without going to doctor?

  34. athleticballer01 says:

    Differnce between Vitiligo and tinea versicolor?
    Differnce between Vitiligo and Tinea vericular?? I think i have one of them, hopefully not vitiligo. I have like white spots on my face and i was wondering what it was. I play tennis this year i regret it. My skin was perfect like tan until i started playing tennis. It was hot and i was sweating a lot during the last 2 months. I’m thinking it’s tinea versicolor because i show these “symptons” also it itches from time to time. Also i’m noticing a few red rashes ish. Once again I regret playing tennis. I was wondering what it was, I only have white spots on my face, and 1 or 2 on my neck. I didn’t get this when i was playing basketball in the gym, I was sweating way more than i was outside playing tennis. I was wondierng if anyone can help me so i can know how to cure itt?! I keep washing my face with cold water everyday to try to cure it if it’s just a fungus. How do you kill fungus btw? lol.

    • Alexandr Rozenshtein says:

      Vitiligo is a chronic disorder that causes depigmentation in patches of skin. It occurs when the melanocytes, the cells responsible for skin pigmentation which are derived from the neural crest, die or are unable to function. The precise pathogenesis, or cause, of vitiligo is complex and not yet fully understood. There is some evidence suggesting it is caused by a combination of autoimmune, genetic, and environmental factors. It is also common in people with thyroid disorders. The population incidence worldwide is considered to be less than 1 percent. Non-segmental vitiligo has a greater prevalence than the disorder’s other form(s).
      The most notable symptom of vitiligo is depigmentation of patches of skin that occurs on the extremities. Although patches are initially small, they often enlarge and change shape. When skin lesions occur, they are most prominent on the face, hands and wrists. Depigmentation is particularly noticeable around body orifices, such as the mouth, eyes, nostrils, genitalia and umbilicus. Some lesions have hyperpigmentation around the edges. In regards to psychological damage, vitiligo can have a significant effect on the mental health of a patient. Psychological stress may even result in an individual becoming more susceptible to vitiligo. Patients who are stigmatised for their condition may experience depression and similar mood disorders.
      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/64/Vitiligo03.jpg/230px-Vitiligo03.jpg
      In Non-segmental vitiligo (NSV), there is usually some form of symmetry in the location of the patches of depigmentation. New patches also appear over time, and can be generalised over large portions of the body, or localised to a particular area. Vitiligo where little pigmented skin remains is referred to as vitiligo universalis. NSV can come about at any age, unlike segmental vitiligo which is far more prevalent in teenage years.
      Segmental vitiligo (SV) differs in appearance, aetiology and prevalence from associated illnesses. Its treatment is also different from that of NSV. It tends to affect areas of skin that are associated with dorsal roots from the spine. It spreads much more rapidly than NSV and, without treatment, patches of depigmented skin remain throughout life.
      ______________________________________________________________________________

      Tinea versicolor (also known as “Dermatomycosis furfuracea,” “Pityriasis versicolor,” and “Tinea flava”) is a condition characterized by a rash on the trunk and proximal extremities. Recent research has shown that the majority of pityriasis versicolor is caused by Malassezia globosa, although M. furfur is responsible for a small number of cases. These yeasts are normally found on the human skin and only become troublesome under certain circumstances, such as a warm and humid environment, although the exact conditions that cause initiation of the disease process are poorly understood. The condition pityriasis versicolor was first identified in 1846.
      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/99/Tinea_versicolor_due_to_Malassezia_furfur_PHIL_2914_lores.jpg/250px-Tinea_versicolor_due_to_Malassezia_furfur_PHIL_2914_lores.jpg
      The symptoms of this condition include:

      * Generally oval or irregularly-shaped spots of 1/4 to 1 inch (0.6 to 2.5 cm) in diameter, often merging together to form a larger patch
      * Occasional fine scaling of the skin producing a very superficial ash-like scale
      * Pale, dark tan, or pink in color, with a reddish undertone that can darken when the patient is overheated, such as in a hot shower or during/after exercise
      * Sharp border
      * Sometimes severe “pin-prick” itching in the affected areas; usually when the person’s body temperature is elevated by exercise or a hot/warm environment, but the person hasn’t started sweating yet. Once sweating begins the “pin-prick” itching stops.
      These spots commonly affect the back, underarm, upper arm, chest, lower legs, and neck. Occasionally it can also be present on the face. The yeasts can often be seen under the microscope within the lesions and typically have a so called “spaghetti and meat ball appearance” as the round yeasts produce filaments.
      In people with dark skin tones, pigmentary changes such as hypopigmentation (loss of color) are common, while in those with lighter skin color, hyperpigmentation (increase in skin color) are more common. These discolorations have led to the term “sun fungus”.Tinea versicolor is a common condition. It is estimated that 2 to 8% of the population of the United States has it. This skin disease commonly affects adolescents and young adults, especially in warm and humid climates. It is thought that the yeast feeds on skin oils (lipids) as well as dead skin cells. How tinea versicolor became so prevalent in the United States, although debated, is commonly believed to have come from the Amazon River in Brazil. Peter Elam, an American engineer developing clean water in po

  35. May Smith says:

    how do you get vitiligo?
    my friend has kinda white patches on her skin. it’s on her legs and kinda on her face. i’m wondering how do you get vitiligo? i mean i don’t want it,i was just wondering how it occured. please give me some details and info on vitiligo.:) thanks alot!

  36. Riz says:

    DOes anyone have vitiligo? How did you fix it?
    I have it on my hands …and i have been to the doctor..and my doctor said go tan..but i was wondering if anyone has gotten rid of it ?
    My goodness …my doctor must be crazy to tell me to tan…..thanx guys for all you r help

    • sugarmagnolia91 says:

      DO NOT TAN…your doctor must be insane. My 7yr old daughter and 29 yr old husband both have it…Do not tan, always ALWAYS wear sunscreen and no, there is no cure for it. You can use dermablend to cover your spots if they make you feel uncomfortable and if you wanna know anything else please feel free to im me…sugarmagnolia91

  37. Octavius says:

    I have vitiligo, does anyone else, how does it make you feel?
    I personally blame it for destroying my self confidence. Always as a kid I was worried people were looking at me then when I developed vitiligo they were looking at me! But after 5 years Ive kinda started to ignore it, mainly thanks to my wonderful lady, but I still get scared to go out alone (though I dont tell her that, as Im a man dammit!) I have patches pretty much in ALL the expected places, but not huge patches. The thing I am scared of is it getting really bad in the future, Ive also noticed my hair is graying or whiting a lot in different parts and I dont want to be 25 and grey.

    • miZZme says:

      hi there im 18 with vitiligo and tinea versicolor.
      i dont have vitiligo bad though i just have patches on my legs, and i am embarrased sometime to wear shorts. i used to hate wearing shorts anywhere but now that i have my fiance i am confident and i dont care what people think of me.

      now i had tinea on my back it is almost like vitiligo little white spots that start to connect and grow big if not treated.
      it was bad but it has cured but will come back.

      anyways- i mean yea it sucks to have but why care what other people think ya know? its not life threatining rite? so why worry/ yes i am scared of mine spreading also and i hope it doesnt until im really old. oh god i dont want to think of it.
      to you id say enjoy life now with your wife .
      thats what im doing.

      -Maria- Ohio if you need anything or have questions email me playful_one77 @yahoo.com

  38. Anonymous says:

    Im the ONLY white kid in like 95 miles?
    Hey ok this is a little weird, but im white and i just moved to an ALL BLACK school….it a little uncomfortable…..i think the only thing that’s making feel better is that my step-dad is black so AND im falling for this boy at school <3 Ok so the boy knows i like him and i THINK he likes me back. But if people know we like each other we’ll BOTH get mad fun of

    SO
    1 How do i feel better about being the ONLY white kid in my school.
    2 How do i get him to like me back
    3 How do we deal with being made fun of

    PS He has vitiligo (it turns his skin white) and i think it’s cute even sexy (and im the only one that doesn’t stare at him because of his vitiligo let alone think it’s sexy)

    OH and im NOT raciest so i dont say mean things (you know what im talking ’bout)

    • Patti says:

      You don’t sound like a racist, don’t worry.

      1) It’s hard being the only different one for any reason. The only female, the only tall person, the only short person, the only one with red hair…. but, in the end, we’re all people and we all have the same needs and desires. And, it’s usually the Blacks who are the only ones in all white situations… that’s not easy, either. Just make friends with people you have things in common with.

      2) If he acts like he likes you, he probably does.

      3) I’m not sure anyone WILL make fun of you, but if they do, just handle it the way you would otherwise. Either ignore them (if that’s effective) Tell them to mind their own business… or something really rude (if that’s what it takes)

      Good luck. You sound like a sweet girl.

  39. Elle B there says:

    MJ Fans or anyone else, Do you ever wonder….?
    Do you ever wonder how Michael Jackson felt when he got the news that he had vitiligo. I mean on a human level, who couldn’t sympathize with the situation. .

    Do you think he cried when he got the final diagnosis? Do you think he wondered about or had thoughts of ending his career right then and there out of embarrassment? I just always wondered how he felt when he first started seeing the white spots appear on his skin.

    It’s just disheartening to me, especially being in the public eye like that. What are your thoughts?

    • Mari Rose says:

      Well, my aunt has Vitiligo and she told me that when she first realized she had it she went into deep depression and she was very embarassed.So I guess Michael felt the same way. Vitiligo may not be a harmful disease, but it can deeply hurt a victim psycologically.
      People always ask, well why was Michael so weird? And I reply, “Well have you seen what he’s been through…”
      Especially being in plain sight for the whole world to see, vitiligo is a very embarassing disease. And everyone was exspecting Michael to be so perfect….I cant imagine how much pain he felt psychologically.

      The public eye can suck it, Michael was beautiful just the way he was:)

  40. It'sJinaaaa says:

    Why would people mind if michael bleached his skin to even his vitiligo?
    by bleaching, i mean putting make-up or something like that.
    first, michael was a celeb. he had to look good constantly.
    secondly, we all know that michael cared of how he looked and theres nothing wrong with that.

    so of course he would try to even it! if you had vitiligo and you had patches on your skin, wouldn’t you want to even it out? would you like that to happen to you? especially when mills of people are watching you?

    i don’t think so.

    its not like he went and bleached his whole body to white, thats actually the vitiligo itself that took its course and his skin just naturaly got whiter.
    i know this isn’t exactly a question
    but this is for you non-believers, those who don’t know and still keep asking about, and the haters out there especially.
    your arguement is INVALID.

    now a question for mj fans :)
    how many posters of michael do you have on your room’s wall?
    and do you have the “Bad” album? :DD just curious.

    • Christabel ~ says:

      Well, I really don’t waste time to care about those ppl that can’t accept Michael for who he is and accept his choice to even out his skin tone.

      If i have that kinda of skin problem of course i would not risk to bleach it… and also the problem is, i might not able to afford it. XD

      i don’t have any posters pasted on my wall, cause in long-term that will ruin the posters… so i keep it safe in a air tight box… :)

      Bad is the 1st album of Michael i bought!

  41. Anonymous says:

    Michael Jackson Question?
    Does anyone else get annonoyed by how much Michael Jackson is harrased Like about the child molestation stuff He was proven innocent and pepole still hate on him and there was alot of evidence that supported he was innocent.And about the plastic surgery and no you can not melt him into legos.And about the skin stuff He had fu*king Vitiligo God Da*.No pepole stop hating on him he is an amazing singer.What do you guys think.Agree?
    Lol im not a girl

  42. louturtle l says:

    Will anyone ever know the real truth regarding mj’s whole ordeal?
    Some people say mj wanted to be white because of these reasons:
    1. nose done in a white person’s form
    2. white skin
    3. straight hair
    4. white wife’s
    5. white kids

    Do people have a right to believe mj wanted to be white? I believe, yes

    Are people correct that mj wanted to be white? I believe yes and no

    Some people are right that mj wanted to be white but wrong at the same time because they believe mj wanted to be white for a different reason.

    Explanations to mj’s whole ordeal of looking white and wanting to be white:

    1. MJ’s nose looked like a white person’s nose: mj’s nose could only become smaller if he had plastic surgery in the form that he had it, because his nose was wide, his nose could not get any smaller in any other form. MJ did not try to get white features, it just turned out that way. As a matter of fact just about every one that gets plastic surgery gets it in a form that mj got it because that’s mainly the only way to make your nose smaller if it’s to wide.
    2. MJ’s skin being white: got the skin disease vitiligo either from a surgeon during plastic surgery because white American did not like a black man (during thiller and before thriller) being the most famous man in the world- being black, so they planned to give mj vitiligo so that he could be the most white famous person in the world. On his next plastic surgery appointment knowing mj’s routine of getting plastic surgery often made the plan of mj vitiligo an easy and perfect one. Or mj planned on getting vitiligo to become white ONLY because he wanted to be loved by every one around the world and did not want to experience racism which he was totally against, mj already suffered enough with other problems he did not want it to be any worse having to deal with racism just because he was black. That’s why you heard mj always singing about the “world” and “love”: “can you feel it” (1980), “we are the world” (1985), “we are here to change the world” (1986), “another part of me” (1986-87), “man in the mirror” (1988), “black or white” (1991), “heal the world” (1993), “they don’t care about us” (1996), etc. If MJ wanted to be white it was for a good cause- he did not want to be discriminated against just because he was black. Every time something bad happed to mj he would think it was because he was black- look how he spoke against SONY-(TM), look how he wrote the song “they don’t care about us” in brazil- meaning (they)-whites don’t care about (us)-blacks. If America was “black” and mj was born white mj would of turned his skin black- this is the type of way mj wanted to be white, not because he seen whites more appealing than blacks. That’s why mj always had black women in his music videos- he could of had white ones but he didn’t- because mj did not want to be white, he just became white to escape racism. If I were mj I would of did the same thing- boy mj was so intelligent.
    3. MJ having straight hair: MJ most of the time wore curls, even in his blk or whe vid, and in his last days in the “this is it” rehearsals. The times you seen mj wearing straight hair is because wearing straight hair was the style during the time- jery curls was of the eights. You hardly seen blks wearing jery curls in the 90′s and 2000′s, and that’s why mj wore his hair straight. In fact mj wore his hair straight and styled just like his role model james brown- but eventually mj went back to his popular curls.
    4. MJ married lisa marie ONLY because of elvis presley. If lisa marie weren’t elvis’s daughter he would of never married her, he sadly used her for his selfish goal orientated needs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7HUfwdtaXo

    5. MJ having white children: Debbie his years long dermatologist gave him children kids for a gift which was a huge gesture. Mj must of felt very special. When it came to mj to choose his own children without it being a gift, he choose blanket who is NOT what butnoticeablyy a colored child. And what does mj look with a black child with white skin- it would look right and would give him more problems than what he already had. Now during the thriller days and bad days it looked ok for mj to have a blk child and to have a blk child play him as did in the moonwalk movie-Brandon Adams because he still was black at the time.
    Now that’s mj’s true story from what I believe, what do you think?
    to “streetwalker: yes mj never was influenced by elvis but he tried to some how out-do him and own him in some type of way like he did the beatles records by marrying his daughter.

    Now if lisa marie said with her own mouth that mj used her-mj used her, her word against yours:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7HUfwdtaXo

    What did mj say about the beatles and elvis:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OBUgE6EDFo

    mj was goal orientated and he was darn good at it too.
    to “streetwalker” I know mj never been influenced by elvis but he tried to out-do elvis in some type of way like he did the beatles records by marrying his daughter.

    what did mj say about the beatles and elvis:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OBUgE6EDFo

    And if lisa marie say mj used her-mj used her, her word against yours:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7HUfwdtaXo

    MJ was very goal orientated and he was darn good at it too.

    • Myra says:

      I believe he is the most misunderstood person in the world. You are not doing a good job understanding him either. You are still spreading lies. But it doesn’ matter now.

  43. Stephaen M says:

    Who can get vitiligo?
    Hi!
    I’ve been looking into this skin disease vilitgo, which Michael Jackson has. And so far I’ve only seen colored people with vitiligo.
    Can a white/Chinese person get this skin disease?
    And how does a person get it? Is it genetic? Any cures?
    Any information will be appreciated. Thank you!

  44. Blissful Boy :D says:

    so i want to get Vitiligo…?
    I know many of you are going to say “stop trying to be white” or “what the fff?” or things like that, but seriously

    i tried creams and stuff nothing works

    and let’s be real, i know about my appearance i’m an adult, don’t tell me to be myself because i want to be this to make me happy
    as people do with their clothing and clean faces

    is there anyway i can get vitiligo?

    i want clean white skin.

    do vitiligo caring products help in getting vitiligo?
    i know i’ll have to wear lots of sunblock, but i know vitiligo is also safe

    i just want white skin all over.

    before you judge me, think of all the white people who want to get a tan.

    i’m a tan-ish colored guy who wants to be white skinned..

    i don’t see a problem with it.

    anyway to get it? how did you get it? or someone you knew? i want it.

  45. 11:11 pm<3 says:

    do i have vitiligo?
    ok at school, i gotta run alot of laps. after i’m done, i always see these white spots on the palm of my hands. its very noticable after i run,but you can still kinda see it still. do i have vitiligo and how do you get rid of it? if i leave it, will all my skin turn white like michael jackson? (AHHHH!!!!)

    • GI says:

      No what you have is totally normal. It happens after physical exertion or if your extremely cold. It is just circulation

  46. angelicsinger says:

    how do you stop vitiligo from spreading?
    i saw tiny white spots on my face. they’re starting to get more. how do you get rid of them? HELP~

    • itsmecafee says:

      Are your white spots raised of flat? Vitiligo is usually characterized by white patches (instead of bumps) since the pigmentation from skin is lost. If it is vitiligo however, there are three different spread patterns. Depending on which one you may have determines if it spreads or not. Some are limited to a few areas of the body while others develop only one one side. If you are truly concerned that you have vitiligo you should see a doctor as soon as possible.

      http://www.niams.nih.gov/hi/topics/vitiligo/vitiligo.htm

  47. Forever and Always MJ says:

    MJ FANS: I had to have another Vitiligo talk?
    I brought up the subject of MJ to two of my friends, and let’s just say this is how our convo went:

    Friend #1: He was such a freaky weirdo. He bleached his skin
    ME: Actually, he had a skin condition called VITILIGO
    Friend #2: Uh no, that was just an excuse that he bleached his skin. He even admitted he bleached it.
    Me: NO, there is proof that he didn’t really bleach his skin. And FYI, he needed to bleach his skin once the Vitiligo started because if you know anything about the condition, you get white splotches on your skin and you cant blame the guy for not wanting to look like a cow with all these black and white spots on him!!
    #1: Nooo thats why his skin changed gradually, because he took bleaching pills because he WANTED TO BE WHITE
    Me: ughh…. they dont even make those
    #2: okay then, if he didnt bleach his skin then why did he have all those plastic surgeries?!!
    Me: *UM HM* *SARCASTIC PONDER** Well maybe because he WANTED PLASTIC SURGEY aint nothing wrong with that!!

    and that was the end of that but I got so p*ssed off!!! do you think I handled the situation okay??? I was so upset that day, but thinking about MJ helped me(:

    Q: They Don’t Really Care About Us or Earth Song?

    • Humaira MJ fan L.O.V.E says:

      i had a similar argument with one of my mates
      but there was 2 of us sticking up for MJ.

      you handled the situation well
      i remember when i was talking to my mate i was also getting really vexed
      but in the end it wasn’t a major argument just a disagreement we had. just make sure you don’t fall out with your mates everyone has different views even if they are your really close mates.

      They Don’t Really Care About Us

  48. lauren says:

    How can i get rid of Vitiligo Fast Easy and inexpensive??? please help me!?
    I am 16 years old and i really just need help.. i have had vitiligo for a year and it really bugs me i am reallly embarrassed about it. i use makeup and self tanner to cover it up but it doesnt really do a good job bc you can still see it.. i just want to know how to repigment my skin!!! thanks for your help

    -ash-

    • Can I Kick It? says:

      Though I don’t have vitiligo it seems I have a loss of pigment as well and it is difficult. I heard that it was caused by melanocyte depletion and a decrease in the amino acid tyrosine which melanocytes use to make melanin. So I took Tyrosine and it doesn’t seem to work. I am a male. I am going to wear some makeup and get my grandmother to apply it to me since I suck at it. But I’m trying to grow facial hair to hide it. There is one part between my eyebrows that I can’t hide. I suffer from a lot of hyperpigmentation and trying to remove it I tried a TCA peel which is bad for an African-American and it sucks now. I am at a point at my life where if the facial hair doesn’t grow then I don’t know what I’m going to do but its going to be bad. I just want you to know that you aren’t the only one going through skin issues. I have darker parts of my skin, might have a burn that might grow into a keloid or raise into a hypertrophic scar, or other things. My skin is horrible. I’m very embarrased. But I was going to try a stain for vitiligo skin on amazon.com. It is supposed to stay on for a long time and be very resilient and doesn’t run off. I think these guys on here said it the best: you need to keep your head high and stay tough until you can find a solution. I’ve been dealing with it for years. I’m 19 and it effects my social life.

      This is the link but its for African-Americans or people with darker skin types:
      http://www.amazon.com/DY-O-Derm-Vitiligo-Stain-4-oz/dp/B000RKTT46/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1243222772&sr=8-1

      But that is to give you a general idea on what you can get and where to start. Get different make ups. Get Smart-Cover Concealing Creams. They work good when you can apply them correctly. Your a female so I am sure you can.
      But remember keep your head held up high.

      But this is taken from wikipedia:

      There are a number of ways to alter the appearance of vitiligo without addressing its underlying cause. In mild cases, vitiligo patches can be hidden with makeup or other cosmetic camouflage solutions. If the affected person is pale-skinned, the patches can be made less visible by avoiding sunlight and the sun tanning of unaffected skin. However, exposure to sunlight may also cause the melanocytes to regenerate to allow the pigmentation to come back to its original color.

      The traditional treatment given by most dermatologists is corticosteroid cream.[6]

      Phototherapy may also be beneficial. Using exposure to long-wave ultraviolet (UVA) light from the sun or from UVA, together with Psoralen, called “PUVA”, Or with UVB Narrowband lamps (without Psoralen), can help in many cases. Psoralen can be taken in a pill 1–2 hours before the exposure or as a Psoralen soaking of the area 1/2 hour before the exposure. Lately, PUVA is being more and more replaced with exposure UVB Narrowband light at a wavelength of 311-313 nanometers. This treatment does not involve Psoralen since the effect of the lamp is strong enough. The source for the UVB Narrowband UVB light can be special fluorescent lamps that treat large areas in a few minutes, or high power fiber-optic devices in a fraction of a second.

      Studies have also shown that immunomodulator creams such as Protopic and Elidel also cause repigmentation in some cases, when used with UVB Narrowband treatments.[7][8]

      Alternatively, some people with vitiligo opt for chemical depigmentation, which uses 20% monobenzone (monobenzylether of hydroquinone). This process is irreversible and generally ends up with complete or mostly complete depigmentation.

      In late October 2004, doctors successfully transplanted melanocytes to vitiligo affected areas, effectively repigmenting the region. The procedure involved taking a thin layer of pigmented skin from the patient’s gluteal region. Melanocytes were then separated out and used to make a cellular suspension. The area to be treated was then ablated with a medical laser, and the melanocyte graft applied. Three weeks later, the area was exposed to UV light repeatedly for two months. Between 73 and 84 percent of patients experienced nearly complete repigmentation of their skin. The longevity of the repigmentation differed from person to person.[9] In the 1980s, dermatology professor Aaron B. Lerner had pioneered a skin transplantation therapy for vitiligo.[10]

      In early 2008 scientists at King’s College London discovered that piperine, a chemical derived from black pepper can aid repigmentation in skin, especially when combined with UV therapy produces a longer lasting and more even pigmentation than previous treatments [2].

      A study has shown that orally-taken Ginkgo biloba can be effective in arresting the progression of slowly-spreading vitiligo [3].

      Good luck. I seriously wish you the best.

  49. angel a says:

    do any one have a skin problem called .,…..vitiligo?have u something done and how does your skin look now?
    i have vitiligo and i am not inlove with my self i cry alot i am very
    self-concious about my self i get embarrassed ..i am depressed i deal with alot of emotinal stress…..i was hopeing someone can tell me are there anything i can do ,,,,thank you ..

    • Star says:

      I have it. I’ve had it for the last 5years. I went throught the same thing…drepressed, crying, embarassment…

      I’ve done so much research on this diease. I’ve tried everything out there.

      One thing that I tried was Chinese Herbal Medicine. I was skeptical that this could actually work. But it actually does.

      I’ve met many people on the street who see that I have vitiligo and they tell me how they tried this method and it worked for them.

      I’ve been doing this for a few months. The progression of depigmentation stopped within the first 2 1/2 weeks of using the herbs.

      While on the Chinese Herbal Medicine, I went on vacation to Cuba. (I should mention I USUALLY stay away from the sun), but when I was there I was in the sun all day. Anyway, when I can back I noticed huge patches of skin had repigmented. In one week I had repigmented an enormous amout.

      I think it was a combanation the the herbal medicine and vitamin D (sun).

      If you do some more online reseach, you’ll come across dozens of reasons why people THINK this diease occurs. All I can tell you is for myself it was an internal imbalance. My body and blood needed more nutrients that I was giving it. The herbs helped me stimulate better circulation and is keeping me a healthier person all around.

      Oh…And if you want to cover it up use Dermablend make-up. It has great coverage…will stay on all day…won’t wash off if you go swimming… Contact them at the wesite below for a store near you. i called them…they’ll answer you right away.

  50. Chicken Fetish says:

    want to get a lesbian prostitute. please read carefully?
    ok you may be wondering why and i think that i have a lot of reasons of why a normal person wouldnt accept me

    1. I have a skin disease called vitiligo . google it and you will see how horrible it loos i got it all around my body and it has made me single forever i have never been in a relationship and its getting very awkward to be virgin and non experienced

    2. I cant socialize ,my parents are the greater control freaks i just go from school to my home and i dont want to hook up with anyone in my school because i dont want any gossip behind my back later and people hearing about ” her body is so blah blah blah

    3. my parents dont know im a lesbo (they are hardcore traditionalists and will kill me if they know)so i cant bring a girlfriend so long term relationships are out of the question

    and before anyone says that i should move out well i really cant , everything is soooo expensive here we i live and with the economical problems a 6 something salary its a freaking joke
    so taking in consideration that nobody seems interested in me the best its to have a lesbian prostitute over

    BUT I am very worried that she may have some weird disease and transmit it to me , has anyone in here done this before where can i get a healthy prostitute ? what do you think

    • Bears Mom says:

      I googled your condition and it doesn’t seem like it would be something that would cause you never to have a relationship. Perhaps you are just self conscious about it which is why you are having trouble meeting someone. Don’t get a prostitute…that is very risky for many reasons. Long term relationships are not out of the question….at some point you have to stand up to your parents or you can have a relationship and just stay at their place. Find a gay/lesbian group in your area (there must be one) and go out and meet other gay people. You will likely find friends at least and I imagine at some point you will find a long term partner since your skin condition really isn’t something that should stop you from finding a partner.

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