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My doctor said I have segmental vitiligo. Is their a cure for this?

My doctor said I have segmental vitiligo. Is their a cure for this?

No cure: Segmental vitiligo usually does not respond to medical treatment of any sort. Recently topical tacrolimus was compared with fluticasone and neither helped much. Your physician can talk with you about surgical options, but this must be your choice. Some people like the novel two-color look, but others hate it. It's not a dangerous illness. Only you can choose. ...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 doc i have vitiligo .my dr suggest me methoxsalen tablets with sunlight .is this good treatment for vitiligo.

Hi doc i have vitiligo .my dr suggest me methoxsalen tablets with sunlight .is this good treatment for vitiligo.

Dermatologist: This is recognized treatment for vitiligo which is an autoimmune disorder. A dermatologist is best qualified to explain treatment options to you. ...Read more

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I m having white spots near my ears and small spots elsewhere too...Doctors have siad that it is vitiligo how should I cure it ? What is the reason?

Vitiligo: Unfortunately there is no cure for vitiligo, but there are different treatments available. Please see your dermatologist. Vitiligo is thought to be an immune system attack on pigment producing cells of the skin. Why that happens is not exactly clear yet. ...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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Is there any permanent cure for vitiligo/skin pigmentation?

Is there any permanent cure for vitiligo/skin pigmentation?

No: Since we don't know what is causing it, there is no permanent solution. UVB-NB phototherapy may help in some cases. ...Read more

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I had vitiligo when I was 18, it was cured within a few months treatment, now m 24 my skin doesn't show any patches, can this condition come back?

Yes: Vitiligo is believed to be autoimmune in nature and it is unpredictable in behavior. There are variants of vitiligo that are benign and do not spread. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for vitiligo?

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

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Is there a cure for vitiligo that has been developed?

Is there a cure for vitiligo that has been developed?

Vitiligo: Please go online and look for "www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vitiligo/basics/.../con-20032007" and you will learn what can be cone. Improvement is common. ...Read more