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Medicine For Vitiligo
There are many websites that offer herbal medicine for vitiligo that guaranteed 100% cure or even offer refund if it doesn't work. Are they for real?
Vitiligo: Each patient responds differently to therapy, and a particular treatment may not work for everyone. Current treatment options for vitiligo include medication, surgery, and adjunctive therapies (used along with surgical or medical treatments). I really doubt that herbal therapy is 100% effective. ...Read more
You need a doctor: To prescribe medicines anyway, so why not see a specialist who can examine and make the appropriate recommendations and write the prescriptions. Btw, no magic medicine (s) exist to deal with loss of pigment cells in the skin (leukoderma or vitiligo). There are things that can help. See a dermatologist, who can give you proper advice. ...Read more
Probable: Some have success with Protopic others uvb-nb phototherapy. ...Read more
Hello, I am suffering from vitiligo from 5 years. My doctor has prescribed me vitilex-150. Can I take this medicine?
Save your money: Whether it is chinese herbs or levamasole, you are wasting your money. Medical treatment of small areas of vitiligo with super-potent topical steroid sometimes is effective. Clobetasol cream, ointment, or gel is often worth a try. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder, sometimes paired with other autoimmune events, most often thyroid disease. Most people learn to live with it. Protect from sun as p ...Read more
Hi I m Ayesha I m suffering from vitiligo since two years plz suggest me some medicine n ointments. I m breastfeeding my child?
How extensive?: Details matter. See a dermatologist. There is increased risk of other autoimmune disorders, especially Hashimoto thyroiditis. Easiest approach is to relax and prepare to explain to others that it is not contagious nor due to anything you can control. You can use fake tan to darken the pale areas. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
Topicals, UV light: Vitiligo can be mild or severe, stay in remission for many years but suddenly flare and then spread to involve larger parts of the body. It can be treated with various topicals (ie: elidel, (pimecrolimus) protopic, topical steroids, tretinoin), light therapy (puva, uvb laser, light box). These treatments can help with repigmentation but does not cure the disease, may continue to recur and worsen. ...Read more
This happens, but...: Vitiligo in an infant is extremely rare. Average age of onset is 20yo. If this is truly a diagnostic consideration for a child with hypopigmentation, the child should be seen by an expert in this area to confirm the diagnosis and to consider alternative differential diagnoses. Because we don't know what causes vitiligo, diagnosis is clinical, making it all the more important to be certain. ...Read more
Loss of pigment: Autoimmune condition that damages pigment producing cells resulting in loss of skin color, can be limited, in form of nerve route, or diffuse. Can occur on face, arms, trunk, or be extensive. Sometines associated in a small number of cases with throidotos. Treatment can be topical medications, narrow band uvb, or excimer laser. Repigmentation difficult in extensive cases. ...Read more
Lasers: Now, to many physicians are using lasers treatment with some good improvement of skin color. And as per patients they are very happy with that possibility to look better and feel better. ...Read more