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How can I help my sibling feel less self-conscious about her vitiligo?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
You can help your sibling with vitiligo by talking about the condition. Suggest that your sibling see a dermatologist, a doctor who specializes in the treatment of skin, nail, and hair disorders. The dermatologist may have cutting-edge recommendations of cosmetics that can conceal the white patches or new treatments that may repigment the skin. In addition, suggest that your sibling find a support group for those with vitiligo. You might go to the support group meetings with your sibling so you can learn more about this condition from others. If your sibling seems depressed about living with vitiligo, suggest that he see a licensed therapist or counselor who understands skin conditions that can result in loss of self-confidence.

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