It's a pity that we don't, on the whole, appreciate the beauty of #whitepatches on human skin in the same way as we do on animals... like this Paint Horse.
But the fact is that, unlike these lovely creatures, most people who develop white patches realise that their loss of skin colour (or leucoderma) is, in fact, not normal but is a sign that something is wrong. Discovering these patches for the first time can be a frightening experience and seeing them spread can result in feelings of depression, helplessness and even panic.
If you, or a loved one, are in this situation I hope that you will find this post and read my top 10 tips below: they are based on my own experience and are exactly what I would have benefited from hearing years ago if there had been anyone around back then to share them with me.
A vitiligo blogger since 2011. My name is Caroline. I had vitiligo for nearly 50 years before finding an effective treatment. I created this blog to share my experiences with others affected by this skin condition.