Stage vitiligo: what are and how to recognize them?
Good day, dear friends! What are the stages of vitiligo you are aware of? Perhaps you did not know that this disease also has stages. It is easier to treat in early development, like any other. It can occur to everyone, therefore to have such information.
At what age begins to show vitiligo?
The first signs of this complex disease can occur at any age from 3 years.
After 30 years of vitiligo occurs very rarely. Often ill get the first symptoms in childhood or adolescence during hormone.
Initial stage of vitiligo: how it flows and what happens with the skin?
At the initial stage ill appear subtle symptoms. However, no subjective sensations are not. At some point the man notices that his skin color begins to change, to brighten.
And only after the pigmentation is extensive, he turns to the doctor and gets diagnosed with «vitiligo».
The symptoms of the initial stage can be described as follows:
- on the skin appear bright pigment defects;
- the spots are located on the same level as the healthy skin;
- defects do not bother, do not peel, not hurt or itch;
- the color gradually becomes lighter;
- the spots enlarge, change shape;
- the disease is characterized by symmetrical (if a spot appeared on the one hand, the same will appear on the second hand in the same place);
- the hair on the discolored area also lose color.
The subsequent development of vitiligo: what to expect ill?
Vitiligo at a later stage of development becomes chronic. Spots begin to connect with each other, which on the body of the patient appear patterns resembling a map.
And early on, in the future there are no related impairments. The only thing that bothers is the uneven coloring of the skin.
«White spot disease» may take place suddenly, and then again in a few years. To control it very difficult.
Most worryingly, discolored defects often are located in open and prominent areas of the body. Where exactly, you ask? You can find them:
- on the face (around the mouth, cheeks, under eyes);
- on hand;
- on the chest and the neck;
- on the back;
- the genital area;
- on his feet.
The disease never affects the skin on the feet and palms. In addition, the spots never appear on the mucous membranes.
Sweating and greasiness of the skin in the discolored areas are changing for the worse. Color defects does not darken even after exposure to the sun.
In the later stages of depigmentation can capture all of the areas of the body. New spots appear at the site of injury, burns (solar and any other), contact with chemicals and carcinogenic substances.
To stop the process very difficult. Modern medicine did not invent the technique 100 percent cure vitiligo. Examples of vitiligo at different stages in children and in adults you see in the photo.
How to stop the spread of depigmentation?
For the treatment of vitiligo are used various traditional and non-traditional methods. The main goal of treatment is to return the discolored areas of melanin (skin dye). For this you need to restore the melanocytes (coloring cells of the skin).
Work melanocytes by exposure to ultraviolet rays (solar or artificial). But discolored areas become insensitive to such effects. What to do to return them to normal color?
All traditional and non-traditional methods of treatment of vitiligo is aimed at increasing the sensitivity of discolored skin to ultraviolet rays.
In addition, treated comorbidities, if any. The owner of the vitiligo may be the following associated diseases:
- autoimmune disease;
- disorders of the endocrine system;
- the metabolic disorders;
- neuroses, stress and depression;
- liver disease;
- the presence in the body of parasites (e.g. worms).
To stop the process of skin discoloration, need to be carefully investigated, in the first place. If in the course of medical examination it is detected that the above deviation, we first need to get rid of them. In parallel, you can gradually restore the color of the spots.
Do not expect a rapid recovery. Vitiligo can pass on their own, but this outcome is rare. Often with spots to contend with.
Listed below are the most effective traditional and non-traditional method of restoring discolored skin:
Now you know what stage have vitiligo. This disease is not fatal, but can significantly impair quality of life. Therefore, it is worth fighting for, and to do so better in the early stages of its development. Read share with friends on social networks and subscribe to site updates. All the best to you!
Author: Anna Derbeneva (dermatologist)