Due to misconception or lack of awareness, a social stigma surrounds the disease; owing to society’s standards of beauty, and the patients often have to bear the brunt of society’s judgment and ridicule. Its high impact on one’s life, patient feel embarrassed and develops low self-esteem and very low confidence levels as well. Let us clarify and bust a few myths about the disease:

It is not a curse of god or genetic, it is familial.

 It is not leprosy or not contagious and it is definitely not leprosy.

It is not due to the wrong combination of food

It does not affect any internal organs, it purely affects the skin 

It is not untreatable, treatable to great extend, and in stable cases, surgery can cure.

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