The Question is and answered by an Irish dermatologist why skin conditions have been flaring up amid coronavirus pandemic. Everything you need to know from products to avoide, hand-washing and routines you should maintain.
The skin expert shared his thoughts and reasons why pre-existing conditions may be getting worse and what you can do to stop it.
The doctor said the increase may be due to a number of external factors, such as stress or a change in their regular cleansing rituals. Stress has an effect on the hormone Cotisol which can result in a flare up.
In many parts of the world there it is still a stigma to suffer from vitiligo. Even to the point the rejection is so crippling that people think of harming themselves or are even thinking of suicide.
More and more reseach is done in this direction
Vitiligo is a skin condition which will show as light patches on the skin. Not only can it affect any area that has pigments - it also can develop as patches of white hair.
Vitiligo is not contagious or life-threatening but can have a phsycological effect on sufferes. It might affect a persons´self-esteem to the point of withdrawing themself from life and avoid to socialise. Vitiligo is caused to melanin-forming cells dying. Melanin gives the skin, hair and eyes their color - so if the cells stop producing pigments this creates the white patches.
It is not completely understood why these cells die. Reason can be a autoimune disease attacks the cells, sunburn, chemical reaction or by birth.
Any skin condition less then perfect was not accepted in the past. It was hidden under cloths and make up.
It has changed since we become more and more aware of the chronic skin conditions proudly shown by artists and modells.
Here in this article are a few of them:
Vitiligo is not only a cosmetic issue it can have a significant effect on our wellbeing. Unfortunately it still has a stigma.
For children it can have quite an impact as they are an easy target for other children. You should get an early diagnose so you have a better change for the skin to stabilize and repigment . To overcome the fear of light treatment and worries if it could damage the skin it has been proven that UVB treamtment in children with vitiligo does work.
Repigmentation in Vitiligo Improved by Platelet-Rich Plasma Combined With NB-UVB
is this really possible but a new study has shown quite interessting results
Intradermal platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection in combination with narrowband-ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) phototherapy improves repigmentation versus NB-UVB alone in patients with vitiligo, according to a study published online December 23 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.
Read the article in the health news here:
White spots, or patches on your skin are usually caused by either vitiligo or tinea versicolor. Sometimes Eczema can also cause white patches.
Vitiligo kills cells that produce the pigments for your skin. Although not yet fully understood why, it is an autoimmune disease; as your body mistakenly sees the pigment cells as harmful and your immune system attacks them. The white patches feel and look like your normal skin, just with less color.
Mostly affected aare the face, feet, knees, hands and elbows. If your skin is darker it is of course more noticable
Tinea Versicolor, the chronic fungal infection most common in adults and young adult males is more likly to be found in hot climates. The skin area affected by tinea versicolor will not darken whilst tanning and can stay lighter then the rest of your skin.
If you notice small white patches on your skin don´t be too alarmed as it not always might be a sign of Vitiligo or Leucoderma. It could be a fungal infection which can ocure due to a yeast infection.
See a dermatologist as soon as possible as he can diagnose either by simply looking at your skin or use a ultraviolet light to examine your skin further. If there is a presence of the fungus, the patches will appear
as yellow or green under the UV light.