Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Loss of Skin Pigmentation Home Care

Home care for vitiligo includes:

  • Avoid excessive exposure to the sun.
  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.

Loss of Skin Pigmentation Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have vitiligo and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Nov 24, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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