On World Vitiligo Day 25th June, IADVL (Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists) raises awareness, discuss significance, symptoms and treatment about Vitiligo.

Vitiligo is a non-contagious skin disease that causes long-term white patches on the skin. It has certain myths associated around it. Due to social stigma, vitiligo has affected the mental health of many patients and caused low self-esteem & confidence.

World Vitiligo Day is observed on 25th June, in memory of late King of Pop Michael Jackson and his struggle with vitiligo.

Esteemed members of IADVL MEDIA CELL were involved in increasing and spreading awareness towards the social stigma against Vitiligo through various activities like creating content on social media, youtube and other platforms in form of live videos, blogs, images, videos, statuses and posted motivational stories of patients to increase awareness about nature of this condition and helping to fight against bias and stigma.

Awareness is fundamental step for transformation and IADVL media cell team left no stones unturned to assist and  transform lives of people by taking care of their skin and guiding them in this journey.

Vitiligo is a skin condition that might appear on any part of the body and in which there’s a loss of skin color pigment and develops small, large, or confetti-like white patches on the skin. These patches usually enlarge with time. The most common areas are the neck, hand, and face.

Causes of vitiligo could be autoimmune condition, heredity, stress / sun damage emotional distress, sunburn, or skin damage can also cause Vitiligo. It doesn’t affect any physical or health conditions but appearance.

Early treatment is the best treatment.’

If the diagnosis is delayed, it becomes a little difficult to treat the severe conditions. Treatment generally aims at restoring the color balance; while some add pigments, others may remove it. Treatments are suggested once the doctor examines the skin condition thoroughly as it varies in different types, conditions, and severity.

Due to advancements in science & technology, there has been constant addition to treating diseases. It is difficult but not impossible.

Surgical treatments are also available but are advisable when the medications are not showing desired results. Some of the surgical treatments are skin grafting, cellular suspension transplant and pigmenting skin with tattoo ink.

Vitiligo may not affect the physical health of the person neither it’s transferable but it may definitely cause low self-esteem or even confidence. Adolescents or youth generally develop emotional stress due to vitiligo.

Staying hydrated, Including fruits & vegetables in your diet, avoiding preservatives & packaged food, increasing the intake of food rich in proteins, vitamins & nutrients, limiting the consumption of yeast & related products & also limiting the sour food can also help.

It is important to accept the condition as a medical condition and support the individual.

Dr Jagdish Sakhiya

Chairperson, IADVL Media Cell

Dr Rashmi Sharma

Convener, IADVL  Media Cell

Dr Jayadev Betkerur

President, IADVL

Dr Feroz K

Hon Secretary General, IADVL


Dr Jagdish Sakhiya

Dr Rashmi Sharma

Dr Ashish Pimpley

Dr David Padukadam

Dr Kingshuk Chatterjee

Dr Subhransu Sekhar Pattnaik

Dr Harsh Tahliani

Dr Aditya Mahajan

Dr Shashank Bhargava

Dr Shashank Bansod

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