My Story: Living with Vitiligo

My story. living with vitiligo.

“You’re at the point where most people give up”

Most people may have become discouraged, upset, even angry after hearing such news from their doctor – and I’d be lying if I said I felt any different. It took every ounce of energy to keep from breaking down in the doctor’s office. At this point, my condition seemed impossible to overcome, and I couldn’t help but wonder, why – why did this happen? Why did it happen to me?

And to find the answer to these questions is exactly why I keep fighting.

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My name is Kareena Sikka and I’m a sixteen year old with vitiligo. Over the past ten years, going to the dermatologist every day and visiting doctors around the world has become normal for me. I have general vitiligo, meaning I have white patches of skin all over my body, concentrated on my joints and around my face. I’ve tried various eastern and western medications in an attempt to bring back my brown pigmentation.

Throughout this blog, my objective is to share my thoughts and feelings about each of my treatments and how I’ve become closer to beating this incurable condition. Most importantly, I want to share how I’ve coped with the problems and strain that this condition has had on me, physically, socially, and emotionally.

I hope my story can help and guide others on the road to curing their vitiligo 🙂

Overview of treatments

During my first eight years of vitiligo, my parents tried a variety of Indian approaches to medicine including homeopathy, herbal cures, and unani. We traveled to India often to visit the doctors in person. 


After several unsuccessful trials in India, I visited a number of different dermatologists in Kirkland, Bellevue, and more recently Issaquah for topical creams and UV light ray treatments.

SEattle, wa

In middle school, my dad and I flew to visit the Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan after hearing about my cousin’s personal success story . They recommended more creams, steroids, and light treatments.

detroit, mI