Vitiligo may be hereditary to some extent and children whose parents have the skin condition are more likely to develop vitiligo themselves. This depigmentation issue that causes white patches on the skin affects between one and two million people in the United States, although figures are vague due to less severe cases often going undiagnosed. Cases of vitiligo in children occur less frequently simply because skin trauma, which can trigger the disease, is more likely to arise as we age.
The condition can have profound psychosocial effects in both children and adults, leading to low self-esteem in some cases. Unfortunately, treatments for vitiligo are largely ineffective and even naturally healthy skin remedies for vitiligo tend to only help in slowing the spread of the condition rather than reversing the loss of pigmentation. Continue reading