A 39-year-old male asked:
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what oral medication can i take to go lighter. i am covered by vitiligo, two-thirds of my body. want the patches not to look prominent. i am dark?

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Dr. Saurabh Lodha
13 years experience Dermatology
Vitiligo: There are no oral medications to bleach your skin. There are topical agents which can do this, but you would need to have a full and detailed conversation with a dermatologist about it as there are risks. A much safer alternative would be to dry using a blending agent for people with vitiligo called dermblend. If you have not seen a dermatologist for your condition, i suggest you do so.
Answered on Apr 18, 2013
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