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Is phototherapy safe to treat vitiligo on my penis?

Is phototherapy safe to treat vitiligo on my penis?

Vitiligo: Ultraviolet phototherapy is considered safe but there is a significant risk of sunburn. Skin cancer risk also increases but risk is low. ...Read more

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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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Hi doctor Aiyaz but I don't have Vitiligo my mom and aunts have and I am planning to take Glutathione pills is it safe or will I get vitiligo?

GSH: Since you have family members with Vitiligo, you will have ahigher chance of developing Vitiligo compared to the general population. Oral Glutathione gets broken down by stomach Hcl and only a small fraction gets absorbed, By the time it gets to the skin, there is negligible amounts remaining. So GSH pills are not going to give much benefit. ...Read more

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What topical steroid cream is safe to use for treating vitiligo during pregnancy. A doctor prescribed Melanocyl. Is it ok to use it?

What topical steroid cream is safe to use for treating vitiligo during pregnancy. A doctor prescribed Melanocyl. Is it ok to use it?

I'd use nothing: Any topical glucocorticoid is okay for pregnancy, but these medicines are unlikely to be very effective. Congratulations on your pregnancy. Wishing you a safe delivery and many happy years with your family. ...Read more

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What is safer for me to use if I have patches all over my body and it doesn't seem like a vitiligo case?

Vitiligo: Have your primary care doctor to refer you to a dermatologist. Between them you will get good advice and care. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use methoxsalen topical for treating vitiligo in children?

No: It is easy to burn with topical methoxaslen and it is better to use narrow band uvb or excimer laser alone. ...Read more

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Hi Dr I have vitiligo n my spots r little can I take vitix tab.is vitix tab can treat vitiligo Is this safe in breastfeeding.

Hi Dr I have vitiligo  n my spots r little can I take vitix tab.is vitix tab can treat  vitiligo 
Is this safe in breastfeeding.

Unsure: Vitix can potentially work only if there are some melanocytes (pigment producing cells) left over your patches. I generally do not recommend it. As far as breastfeeding, i am not sure. I do not believe there is any literature saying itbis safe or unsafe... ...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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Is it safe to take glutathione skin whitening pills if you have vitiligo?

Glutathione: Glutathione is a safe antioxidant, but potential skin whitening effects could be variable. Only small pilot studies are available for this kind of use. http://tinyurl.com/k3rkav9 skin color is more important in some cultures and situations than others, so i wonder about yours? These supplements can be very expensive, and deliver little results. What does this mean for your life? ...Read more

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Is it safe to apply methoxsalen topical solution for treating vitiligo for a 4 yr old?

No: The liquid is very difficult to use and it is very easy to burn. Narrow band uvb or excimer laser are better options. At 4 i prefer excimer laser along with optional Protopic ointment .03 per cent . The parent can hold child and there is no discomfort with laser treatments. ...Read more