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Autoimmune disease

Vitiligo in child spreading rapidly

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LizWatson1986 · 15/03/2023 14:51

Hello,

I am just wondering if anyone on here suffers from vitiligo and what their experiences were with regards to how rapidly it spread and stopped

My son appears to have it under his armpits and on his stomach and at the top of his thigh which have all appeared very quickly (within a few weeks) which is worrying me as it's spreading rapidly.

Any insights would be helpful

Many thanks in advance ❤️

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kezziekate · 15/03/2023 14:57

My dh has it on his body. To be honest he is so pale I couldn't really tell until he pointed it out but he had it from a young age and it spread slightly. He has never had it on his face at all. A close friend also has it but hers is so extensive on her face that I also can't see it as it literally covers it all. It means she has to be very careful in the sun though.

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WindowGazers · 15/03/2023 16:11

Are you sure it's not a fungal infection?

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LizWatson1986 · 15/03/2023 16:18

I am quite sure it is vitiligo. My brother has it and it also started in his armpits. I have a doctor's appointment next Tuesday to confirm. The patches are smooth, not flaky and gradually losing pigment.

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WindowGazers · 15/03/2023 16:22

LizWatson1986 · 15/03/2023 16:18

I am quite sure it is vitiligo. My brother has it and it also started in his armpits. I have a doctor's appointment next Tuesday to confirm. The patches are smooth, not flaky and gradually losing pigment.

I only ask because I have ptiryasis versicolor which started off in my armpits, back and upper thigh on one side. I thought I had vitiligo (I'm black and it's very obvious) but turns out I don't.

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LizWatson1986 · 19/03/2023 21:51

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LizWatson1986 · 19/03/2023 21:59

WindowGazers · 15/03/2023 16:22

I only ask because I have ptiryasis versicolor which started off in my armpits, back and upper thigh on one side. I thought I had vitiligo (I'm black and it's very obvious) but turns out I don't.

Did yours look like this, WindowGazers?

Vitiligo in child spreading rapidly
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CuriouslyDifferent · 19/03/2023 22:12

i have it - around my midriff, hands and a little on my scalp.

developed later in life - I was fine until 40’s - i suspect possibly triggered by stress.

i stopped it its tracks and it’s been reversing slowly by having a meat based diet. Nothing processed. No wheat, no grains, minimal carbs. mainly red or white meat, berries, sweet corn, tomatoes. I found that buying most of my meat at Costco, and stock up on the few fresh things thru the week, I have virtually no food waste, energy levels are more constant throughout the day and night and I dont get sugar highs or lows. My guilty pleasure is coffee.

Look up Michaela Peterson, who had crazy auto immune conditions, including 2 hip replacements by the time she was 20 odd for her experiences.

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GoingMadQuickly · 19/03/2023 22:14

LizWatson1986 · 19/03/2023 21:59

Did yours look like this, WindowGazers?

That looks very fungal to me.

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OOmpityDoomipity · 01/04/2023 09:53

LizWatson1986 · 19/03/2023 21:59

Did yours look like this, WindowGazers?

I was going to say the same as WindowGazers


I was incorrectly diagnosed with vitiligo by my GP. Despite the fact I knew it was a fungal infection on my skin ( my sister also had the same thing as me and received cream and tablets from her doctor ) I had to make an appointment with a new GP and get the cream and tablets then 🤦‍♀️

Mine varies colour, can be light brown or white it's always smooth, doesnt flake, is patchy,

I'm not a doctor but I think it's a fungal infection, not vilitago

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