Is Vitiligo Contagious?

Posted by Admin on April 2, 2013 in Treating Vitiligo, Vitiligo FAQs

Despite what people say Vitiligo cannot be contracted by touch as it is not contagious. However it is possible for it to be genetically inherited. Is Vitiligo Contagious?

The most common and obvious symptom of Vitiligo is the white patches found on the skin. These patches can appear on any part of the body. Patches can be of all different sizes and are know to grow bigger over time. Some Vitiligo patients experience loss of pigment or color of the hair and in the eyes.

Is Vitiligo Contagious?

What You Need To Know About Vitiligo:

Vitiligo is the name given to a condition that causes the loss of pigment to the skin, hair and in some cases eyes. The lack of pigmentation causes white patches to appear and these can be of various shapes and sizes. Both male and females of any race can develop this condition. It is believed that one is more likely to develop Vitiligo if a parent or relative has the condition. Vitiligo is more likely found among those who suffer from an autoimmune condition such as hyperthyroidism.

Is Vitiligo Contagious?

This condition defined by lack of pigmentation, is said to affect around 1-2% of the world’s population and symptoms generally show themselves in people between the ages of 10 to 30. Symptoms of Vitiligo come about as a result of the cells called melanocytes failing to function or being destroyed. Melanocytes are the cells that produce color in the skin. The condition can be brought on by stress but it is generally thought that Vitiligo is a condition brought on by an autoimmune reaction in the body.

Is Vitiligo Contagious?


The most common treatment for Vitiligo is the UVB Narrow Band light therapy. The use of steroids when used to treat Vitiligo have no guarantee of being successful. It is also dangerous, and can cause organ damage. Vitiligo Treatment does not recommend the use of steroids or other drugs. Due to the fact that steroids can harm the liver, kidneys, etc.

Our Vitilox products have proved to be very effective in the treatment of Vitiligo, and together with our Free consultations and Assessments we are able to provide you with the best possible treatment advise.

Is Vitiligo Contagious?

We also assist in your treatment going forward and by doing so will help you through this period which can be very traumatic.

Have a look at our Featured Articles on the Case Studies conducted by us. There is also a lot of patient reviews on the net regarding the effectiveness of our products.

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