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What would cause a healthy teen to develop vitiligo? Over last few years it's spreading from body to face.

What would cause a healthy teen to develop vitiligo? Over last few years it's spreading from body to face.

It is an autoimmune: disease. As such, there is never any clear cause/trigger of it. It will tend to increase and spread over time ...Read more

Dr. Ayyaz Shah
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Vitiligo (Definition)

Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition in which affected individuals have hypopigmented ...Read more


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How long does laser treatment for vitiligo work?

Depends: Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease - your immune cells attack pigment cells in your skin. Laser treatments can suppress the autoimmune response, allowing the pigment cells and skin color to come back. Unfortunately it can take many treatments to see results. Maintenance laser treatments are often needed or the vitiligo is likely to come back. ...Read more

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Does anti-fungal shampoo work for vitiligo? And how long does it usually take to clear up if applied once a day?

No: Recommend seeing a dermatologist. Usually treatment starts with topical steroids. Other therapies are available but vitiligo can be difficult to treat. ...Read more

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How long uv nb full body treatment for vitiligo spots is safe? I had 6 month of twice a week treatment so far. I am 50 years old Asian female.

NB UVB: It really depends on how much total energy you have received over time. Nb uvb is very safe but there are definite risks with prolonged exposure. Ask your doctor what your total cumulative dose is and express your concerns about health effects. ...Read more

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I have vitiligo since 2 years .can i use benoquin (monobenzone) cream in breastfeeding.n how long i use this cream .

I have vitiligo since 2 years .can i use benoquin (monobenzone) cream in breastfeeding.n how long i use this cream .

Best to discontinue: Pregnancy: Category C Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Benoquin (monobenzone) Cream 20%. It is also not known whether Benoquin (monobenzone) Cream 20% can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman, or can affect reproduction capacity. Benoquin (monobenzone) Cream 20% should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed. Nursing Mothers It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. ...Read more

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Hi doc I m Ayesha I m vitiligo patient my doc suggest me clobetasol n protonic oint how long I use these oint to clear the spots.

Hi doc I m Ayesha I m vitiligo patient my doc suggest me clobetasol n protonic oint how long I use these oint to clear the spots.

Varies: It must be a small area and present only a short time. The result is variable. Might result in normal skin or might do nothing, or a partial result. Might see result in 2 weeks or 12 weeks. No 2 people the same. Follow with your Dr. ...Read more