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How can I avoid getting Darier-White Disease if it runs in my family?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Darier-White disease (also known as Darier disease) is caused by a faulty gene. If Darier-White disease runs in your family, you may have inherited a faulty, or mutated, gene from your parents. If that is the case, there is no known way to avoid developing this skin condition, which causes wart-like blemishes. However, you can take steps to control blemishes caused by Darier-White disease. These include avoiding sunlight, heat, and humidity. Try not to rub or scratch the skin. Talk to a dermatologist about other ways to manage Darier-White disease. 

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