Corrie’s Georgia May Foote reveals she has been diagnosed with an ‘terminal’ skin condition

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Georgia May Foote – who is best known for her role as Katy Armstrong on Coronation Street – has opened up about her condition called Vitiligo, which causes patches to form on the skin

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Coronation Street star Georgia May Foote reveals she has Vitiligo

Georgia May Foote has revealed she’s been suffering from vitiligo for two years and has told fans she doesn’t want to ‘hide it’ – instead she’s hoping to raise awareness.

The 31-year-old actress, best known for playing Katy Armstrong on Coronation Street, shared the diagnosis on Instagram yesterday, posting photos of white patches on her skin.

She recalled that after initially being told it could be a yeast infection, she has since received a “definitive diagnosis” of the skin condition Vitiligo from a dermatologist.

Georgia said she develops new spots “all the time,” with her hands being the worst affected by the condition. She said the patches are mirrored on both sides of her body.







Georgia May Foote has told fans she has been diagnosed with a skin condition called Vitiligo
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The actress shared photos of white spots on her skin to raise awareness
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The NHS describes vitiligo as “a long-term condition in which pale white patches develop on the skin”. It says it’s “caused by the lack of melanin, which is the pigment in the skin.”

The Strictly Come Dancing runner-up said she has stains on her hands, wrists, armpits, elbows, feet and other areas – and shared photos of some examples on social media.

Alongside a photo showing discoloration on her wrist and hand, she said: “As you can see, the pigment on my skin has disappeared. […] The saddest part? There is no cure.”







She said new spots are popping up “all the time.”
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However, Georgia said she couldn’t change it and instead wanted people to find “the beauty” in it
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Georgia said: “If it appears on one side [of the body]it appears on the “other side” with which this is a sign of non-segmental vitiligo – the most common type of the disease.

She told fans, “I’m trying my best every day not to let it affect me, but sometimes it’s killing me to know that I’ll have this for the rest of my life.” However, the actor declined to speak .

“I just want to raise awareness and talk about it. If I can make someone else feel better, I will. It will also help me more than you can imagine,” she said.







She recently spoke about the condition on Instagram
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She gave fans the chance to ask her about the condition in a Q&A
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Georgia – who appeared on Corrie between 2010 and 2015 – added in her recent posts, “Social media makes you feel way too imperfect, but that’s me and I can’t help it.”

However, she admitted there are days when it “does [her] want to cry” and she feels insecure, although she acknowledges there is nothing she can do about it.

When asked in a Q&A with fans if the condition caused any discomfort, she replied, “It doesn’t hurt but I get really itchy at the biggest part of my hand.”







Georgia said she wanted to raise awareness about vitiligo, not “hide it.”
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She thanked fans for reaching out as she shared the news
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The actor expressed hope that anyone who meets someone with vitiligo will “understand” how they can feel and encourages people to find “the beauty” in the condition.

And she followed up on her recent posts about Vitiligo by thanking her followers for their “amazing news” and saying she was “shocked” to hear from so many others who have Vitiligo.

Georgia ended her last post by writing, “As it’s vitiligo month, it felt very appropriate to be open and honest about my own experiences. Sending love to you all.”

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