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which vitamins are required for effective vitiligo treatment?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
C,folate, b complex: These may help repigmentation but are not required. Response is variable and the vitamins rarely work as solo treatment. Topical medications, narrow band uvb, excimer laser can be combined with or without vitamins to repigmentation localized vitiligo.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff commented
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Actually, for true vitiligo, very little is effective. This is in essence an autoimmune condition affecting the cells producing pigment, and these patients are also prone to developing a variety of other autoimmune conditions.
Mar 27, 2012

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Are there any vitamins that help with vitiligo?

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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
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All of them: Vitiligo has several possible causes; and since virtually every disease is affected by vitamin/mineral deficiencies then it holds that vitiligo from any cause would do better when you have sufficient repletion of vitamins and minerals. To my knowledge there is no specific nutrient that has a direct effect on vitiligo.
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Are any vitamins required for vitiligo treatment?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Not Necessarily: A multivitamin, with adequate vitamin c, e and zinc are shown to be beneficial. But no particular vitamin or mineral is noted to be "required" for the treatment of vitiligo...An autoimmune disease affecting the melanocytes.
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What are the vitamins helpful for vitiligo treatment?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Vitiligo vitamins: • “abnormally low levels of vitamin b12, Folic Acid and vitamin c are found in a large number of vitiligo patients. Vitiligo: nutritional therapy, by leopoldo montes, M.D., m.S., frcpc westhoven press, buenos aires.
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What are the vitamins to treat vitiligo treatment?

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
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Mixed bag: Iron, vitamin b and vitamin c.
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Please describe the vitamins required for vitiligo treatment?

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None: Vitiligo is believed to be an autoimmune disease of the skin and is not treated with vitamins, consult a dermatologist for best advice on this disease.

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