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Can Vitiligo Be Cured
Waxes and wanes: Medical treatment isn't always necessary for vitiligo if the patches of skin aren't noticeable and are small. Treatment for vitiligo can take up to 18 months, and you may have to try several different treatment to find the one that works best. A dermatologist can walk you through the treatment options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitiligo: Medical treatment for vitiligo isn't always necessary. For some, skin color returns without treatment. Using sunscreen and applying cosmetic camouflage cream, may improve the appearance of your skin. For fair-skinned individuals, avoiding tanning can make the areas almost unnoticeable. Medical treatments for vitiligo aim to even out skin tone, either by restoring color (pigment). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No promises: Ask your dermatologist about topical tacrolimus. The phototherapy isn't that effective, the melanocyte transplants are still tried, there are cover-ups, if it becomes widespread your skin has simply changed color, and you and/or other special people in your life may decide it's cool, as a couple of professional athletes and actors have done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had vitiligo for about 15 years. My condition is a slow progressing one. I am aware there isn't a cure, but what can I try?
Some hope: You may benefit from combo of Protopic ointment in am, and mid-potency topical steroid in pm for trial of one month, to spots, but not the groin. Both are prescriptions. Generally, the longer the vitiligo duration, the harder it is to get the color back. There are special grafting procedures available in some academic dermatology centers, for resistant vitiligo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitiligo: Regrettably that cannot be answered on-line. You must see your primary doctor soon and he/she will likely refer you to a dermatologist or other specialist - depending on what was found at your initial visit. If you can, please drop me a note once you know more precisely what is going on. ...Read more