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What is the best vitiligo treatment available?

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Dr. Brian Kim
Dr. Brian Kimanswered
Dermatology 14 years experience
Steroids and vit D: Topical steroids in combination with vitamin d3 analogs are the first line agents. Second line agents include topical calcineurin inhibitors (protopic, elidel) and narrow band uvb therapy. Another option is excimer laser therapy.
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Vitiligao: This is an idiopathic condition that has no universillay accepted treatment. In use are psoralen followed by puva, oxsoralen ultra, pseudo-catalase and calcium followed by uvb, calcipotriene and uvb treatments, surgical grafting with keratinocyte co-cultures, certain 308 excimer laser treatments with or without tacrolimus. Obvious discuss this with your skin doctor as there are even newer treatmen.

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What treatment options are available for vitiligo?

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Vitiligo Therapy: Four options are currently available for the treatment of vitiligo: sunscreens; cover-up; restoration of normal skin color through phototherapy, topical cortisone, growth of pigment cells in culture then transplantation back to host; and bleaching of normal skin with topical creams to remove normal skin pigment to make an even color.
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Best home treatment for vitiligo?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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Limited: Oral vitamins including b complex, vitamin c and Folic Acid along with ginkgo biloba are sometimes helpful in repigmentation skin. However localized vitiligo is best treated with phototherapy such as narrow band uvb. There are home units available by prescription form a dermatologist if multiple office visits is not practical.
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What is the best vitiligo treatment?

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What is the best treatment for vitiligo

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Dr. Kenneth Weston
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Difficult problem: Vitiligo can be a frustrating disease due to it's cosmetic result. Treating vitiligo can be difficult. Usual treatments include topical steroid, intralesional steroid shot and or light therapy. For significant vitiligo you should consult a dermatologist who has experience in this area.

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