Vitiligo causes white patches

Written by Anonymous

Question : I HAVE white patches on both my hands and forehead. Please help.

Answer : YOU may be suffering from a skin condition known as vitiligo, resulting fromrepparttar loss of pigment which produces white patches. Commonly affected arerepparttar 151090 face, lips, hands, arms, legs and genital areas. About halfrepparttar 151091 people who develop vitiligo do so beforerepparttar 151092 age of 20 and about one-fifth have a family member with this condition.

It may be an autoimmune process (the body makes antibodies to its own pigment cells). Most of those havingrepparttar 151093 condition are in good health, although vitiligo may occur with other autoimmune diseases such as thyroid disease.

It is rare for skin pigment in vitiligo patients to return on its own. Some people have lost all their pigment and no longer have patches of contrasting skin colour. But they still have vitiligo. The course and severity of pigment loss differ with each person. Light-skinned people usually noticerepparttar 151094 contrast between areas of vitiligo and suntanned skin inrepparttar 151095 summer. Vitiligo is more obvious on people with darker skin.

The Truth About Your Acne Problem!

Written by Beth Scott

Like a good many people I have beenrepparttar victim of acne vulgaris (what an appropriate name for such a vulgar disease)repparttar 151089 medical term for pimples.

My acne problem has made me aggravated, made me cry, and made me angry. Thousands of people each year are afflicted by an acne problem, and their acne problem makes recluses out of way too many teenagers and even adults.

Your acne problem is caused when your pores get clogged andrepparttar 151090 fatty material made byrepparttar 151091 sebaceous gland accumulates, and a "bump" appears underrepparttar 151092 skin-or perhaps a whitehead or a blackhead (a comedone).

Blackheads are not caused by dirt but byrepparttar 151093 discoloring effect of air onrepparttar 151094 fatty material inrepparttar 151095 clogged pore. If this substance becomes infected a pimple results.

That isrepparttar 151096 medical explanation for pimples but what people really want to know is "How do I get RID of my acne problem!?"

As anyone can tell yourepparttar 151097 worst thing to do is to push or "pop" a pimple. Because this will not only cause your acne problem to worsen, but can result in life long scars.

No matter what you see on TV and no matter what a friend tells you, DON'T pop that pimple.

I speak from personal experience, my acne problem was so bad I couldn't stand it so I popped pimples trying to be proactive in getting rid of them.

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