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New Treatment For Vitiligo
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
What is the best treatment for a 13 years old girl with vitiligo, lately she had a white new spot this time near the eye?
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?
Vitiligao: This is an idiopathic condition that has no universillay accepted treatment. In use are psoralen followed by puva, oxsoralen ultra, pseudo-catalase and calcium followed by uvb, calcipotriene and uvb treatments, surgical grafting with keratinocyte co-cultures, certain 308 excimer laser treatments with or without tacrolimus. Obvious discuss this with your skin doctor as there are even newer treatmen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: There are many treatments for vitiligo. Lesions on the face and neck respond the best. Lesions on the hands and feet take longer and sometimes don't respond. There is the excimer laser, light therapy like puva and nbuvb, topical creams like Protopic and minor surgery as skin grafting. Some vitamins and some eastern herbs are noted to help but have had little success in my experience. ...Read more
Limited: Oral vitamins including b complex, vitamin c and Folic Acid along with ginkgo biloba are sometimes helpful in repigmentation skin. However localized vitiligo is best treated with phototherapy such as narrow band uvb. There are home units available by prescription form a dermatologist if multiple office visits is not practical. ...Read more
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