My 8 year old son has vidiligo and it seems to be bothering me more than it is him. I don't know how to feel on regards to that.

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Chaya - posted on 08/07/2012

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Vitiligo is a skin condition in which there is loss of pigment (color) from areas of skin, resulting in irregular white patches that feel like normal skin.
Michael Jackson had it.
Why point it out to him, it's just going to make him more self conscious. He will eventually wish to do something about it, you should wait until it's his idea.

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Anthuanett - posted on 06/13/2014

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I feel the same, my daughter just got diagnose and I feel terrible, she is only 4 years old so now she doesn't care but I can't stop thinking about it, I feel like I'm depress I can't hope it to cry all the time even do her spots are not visible because their on her butt, how is your 8 year old progressing?

Anthuanett - posted on 06/13/2014

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Hi Darlene I Know that is being two years since you posted about your son's vitiligo but I was wandering if you could share your story with me. My daughter 4 year old just got diagnose with the same thing because she have some white patches on her butt sheek and another one on the upper leg. How is your son doing? Where did he get his firts spot? Did it move or got bigger fast? And how did he do in school? The feeling that my dougther's life will change or what she may feel if it starts getting bigger or all over her body got me all depress and thinking all kinds of bad things, please help

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My 8 year old has it as well. I question if my 16 year old does. I think it's just the whole idea of anything ever being wrong with your kids. There really is no absolute treatment for it either. It does not bother my son at all. I was upset when we first found out.

Cherish - posted on 08/07/2012

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Why would it bother you?Are you some how ashamed or embarrassed by it?
I think it is great that it does not bother him,sounds like he is secure with who he is...I guess kids are more accepting of differences than adults are...
I hope you do not talk to anyone about it bothering you when he he around.

Carol - posted on 08/07/2012

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Good for him that he is not focused on something that does not matter. Like Chaya says if it does bother him then you can be his advocate in finding out what can be done. I do't think you need to ever admit it bothers you.

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