Does anyone have any good information about this?
My sister and father both have it. They also both have that dark/olive Italian skin. My father got it after he had a really bad burn one year when he was working tobacco (popular summer job in my neck of the woods) when he was 18. My sister used to go tanning (why I'll never know, she could think about the sun and get a tan) and then hers showed up I think she was about the of 18 as well.
**Reason I'm asking**
My kids have very different skin types. DS9 has the fair French or Polish skin tones. He burns like I do. I have the same skin type (no vitiligo with me or my mother or anyone on my mother's side). DD6 tans like you wouldn't believe. So I'm worried if she has my father's Italian skin type or if she has my husband's skin type (he tans very easily). So I'm worried about DD6 and if there's a possibility of her inheriting vitiligo. When they go outside I always goop them up with SPF 100 everywhere except for hands and feet. Some sun does have to get through
Does anyone know anything about it? Is it hereditary? The last time I talked to a doctor about this was when I was a pregnant with my son and they were getting a medical history on family members. They said there isn't too much information about it.
Any information is greatly appreciated.
D-Day June 12th 2008, D-Day #2 Sept 28th
D-Day #3 Feb 15th & 16th 2010, D-Day #4 Nov 29th 2010
"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks
I'd just stick with sun screen for cancer prevention and wouldn't over think the skin tone. So many genes are involved in skin tone the color could come from any number of ancestors on either side.
In our family, it's definitely genetic, but aside from requiring a lot of sunscreen, it's more of an inconvenience than anything else.
I'm not sure if this is vitiligo. The doctors told me that it is common for kids to have what DS11 has and they often outgrow it. He said there may be a correlation with my grey areas and my grandmother's.
Basically, the doctor didn't help narrow anything down and didn't diagnose it with a name.
[This message edited by tabitha95 at 1:09 AM, July 16th (Tuesday)]