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What can people do to cope with vitiligo?
When you have vitiligo, you may be upset or depressed about the change in your appearance. There are several things you can do to cope with the disorder:
Some people with vitiligo have found that cosmetics that cover the white patches improve their appearance and help them feel better about themselves. A person may need to try several brands of concealing cosmetics before finding the product that works best.
What research is being done on vitiligo?
Scientists have gained a better understanding of vitiligo in recent years, especially through gene research. Current research includes studies to investigate:
For more information on vitiligo and other related conditions
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/1/2014
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