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Can the use of hydrogen peroxide in dentistry worsen the oxidative stress in patches of facial vitiligo vulgaris?

According to this study 1, hydrogen peroxide is not absorbed by the skin, but can cause systemic toxicity when inhaled or ingested. I am not entirely sure how often hydrogen peroxide is inhaled or ...
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How do melanin or pigment related genetics from Vitiligo patients compare to or differ from Albinism patients?

The definition of Albinism is: Albinism is a congenital disorder characterized in humans by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. 1 The definition of Vitiligo is: ...
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Is vitiligo inherited from one generation to a later one?

There seem to be many testimonies on the internet that suggest that vitiligo is heritable 1. According to a Quora answer 2, there is apparently a 5% chance of transferring vitiligo to your kids. Yet, ...
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Is tacrolimus carcinogenic and if so, what causes it to be?

The FDA issued a health warning 1 regarding the possible cancer risks of tacrolimus ointment, however, British dermatologists2 don't consider this a significant concern and they are increasingly ...
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Can tacrolimus creme cause tacrolimus toxicity?

Tacrolimus is a medication given to patients who underwent organ transplantation. Increased serum level of tacrolimus may cause overdose symptoms. Apparently the normal tacrolimus serum level is ...
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How does tacrolimus affect vitiligo-affected skin and hair (re)pigmentation?

While tacrolimus (Protopic) creme was not created with the purpose to treat vitiligo, it is prescribed by dermatologists for that purpose. The non-pigmented hairs in vitiligo affected skin treated ...
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a successful melanocyte transplantation into the hair follicle?

I saw this experiment(link) about Treatment of gray hair in vitiligo patients by direct melanocytes transplant and it looks like they actually managed to transplant melanocytes into gray hairs and ...
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Better than biafine?

My friend has an extreme form of vitiligo so she has developed an extreme sensitivity to the sun and gets sunburns quickly. She uses Biafine often and also Epitheliale AH. What are some alternatives ...
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What are the risks of vitiligo, and how should I keep myself safe?

I have vitiligo, and have done for the last couple of years. I am not worried about how it looks, and I know about camouflage makeup - I chose not to use it. I am concerned, however, about the risk ...
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