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  1. Arti says:

    Topical medicines which include corticosteroids can make skin thin and fragile. Vitiligo can also affect the mucous membranes (which include the tissues inside the mouth, nose and eyes). Vitiligo causes white patches of skin to appear on alternative parts of the body because the cells that make pigment in these patches (melanocytes) have been destroyed. Support your child and encourage him or her to participate in social activities. Teach your child (and your child’s friends) that it’s OK to be alternative. We can provide you with resources to help you and your child, and the Resources link on this webpage is also a good source for more information about vitiligo. Learn about this condition.

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