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Doctor insights on: My 5 Year Old Has Vitiligo What Other Comorbid Factors Could Go Along With This

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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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Can vitiligo be stopped from further spreading? How? Is there certain vitamins/ nutrients to take? ( for 5 year old kid)

Unlikely: True vitiligo is a geneticlly derived deficiency in pigment formation in a variety of patches on the skin.It clusters around the neck, face and hands. Dermatologists do have some specific treatments that help in some cases. This is not a nutrient deficiency issue and a diet change will not alter the process. ...Read more

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How do you treat vitiligo detected in a 3-year-old?

How do you treat vitiligo detected in a 3-year-old?

Dermatologist: there are several treatment options for vitiligo in a young child. A pediatric dermatologist can recommend the appropriate treatments. Ask your pediatrician for a referral to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What's the line of treatment for vitiligo on face in 3 year old child .

Vitiligo or fungus: Are you sure he has vitiligo and not taenia alba or tinea versicolor. Check with a dermatologist. He may want to take a culture to verify the diagnosis. If is vitiligo check his thyroid. ...Read more

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My six year years old son has diagnosed vitiligo on fa... Is there any treatment to stop it from spreading as every day i find a new spot on his body?

Doctor's Care: Vitiligo is difficult to treat. Early treatment options include the following: phototherapy, a medical procedure in which your skin is carefully exposed to ultraviolet light. Phototherapy may be given alone, or after you take a drug that makes your skin sensitive to light. A dermatologist performs this treatment. Medicines applied to the skin, such as: corticosteroid creams or ointments immunosup. ...Read more

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I am 24 year old. I have a vitiligo on my penis. Doctor prescribed melanocyl tablet and cream .Is this ok .? How could i take this both ?

Hmm...need more info: Melanocyl is a powerful photosensitizer and is generally taken or applied before receiving light therapy. Usually either the cream or the tablet is used--the cream if localized area, the tablet if larger areas will be treated. You should talk with your doctor to clarify his or her instructions on this as using it incorrectly can cause serious burns and other issues. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, my 4 year old daughter has white spots at her genital organ. My father in law (wife's father)has vitiligo. What can I do to get this cured?

White spots: Let your pediatrician look at it for now there is not treatment for vitiligo but fungal infections can occur and can be treated, see the doctor first for diagnosis. ...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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Hi, I'm 18 years old and i have vitiligo. I have the focal type and it's been been stable for 8 months. Can i go under melanocyte transplantation?

Hi, I'm 18 years old and i have vitiligo.  I have the focal type and it's been been stable for 8 months. Can i go under melanocyte transplantation?

Be careful: Vitiligo while cosmetically concerning, is a harmless condition. Melanocyte transplantation is not a recognized treatment and it may be suggested by some one trying to separate you from your money. I would recommend leaving it alone. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more