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Vitiligo

Also indexed as:Depigmentation
White spots on the skin may be the visible signs of vitiligo, a disorder that causes skin depigmentation. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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White spots on the skin may be the visible signs of vitiligo, a disorder that causes skin depigmentation. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Go for the ginkgo

    Improve repigmentation by taking 40 mg of a standardized extract of the herb Ginkgo biloba three times a day

  • Discover L-phenylalanine

    Improve repigmentation of skin by taking 50 mg of this nutritional supplement for every 2.2 pounds of body weight on a daily basis, in conjunction with ultraviolet light exposure

  • Check out khella

    Increase the sun sensitivity of the pigmenting skin cells with this herb; take an extract delivering a daily amount of 120 to 160 mg of khellin

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