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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?

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

Dr. Ayyaz Shah
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Vitiligo (Definition)

Vitiligo = autoimmune disease which destroys melanocytes resulting in ...Read more


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Best home treatment for vitiligo?

Best home treatment for vitiligo?

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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What is a really good treatment for vitiligo?

What is a really good treatment for vitiligo?

Skin grafting: For stable vitiligo (patients with no new spots for more than 2 years) there is the option of skin grafting. Success rates vary but many patients will see improvement with the removal of normal skin usually from the thigh and grafting of that normal skin to areas of vitiligo. ...Read more

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Are there any treatment options for vitiligo?

Are there any treatment options for vitiligo?

Yes but: The odds of recovery are low. UVB-NB phototherapy however may be worth a try. ...Read more

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What is the best vitiligo treatment available?

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 more

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I have vitiligo patient and I want the right treatment, please advise?

See a dermatologist: Vitiligo seems to be an autoimmune disease that is difficult to treat. In principle, there are medications to try and stop the disease, medications to try and darken the depigmented areas or to reduce the pigment in the remaining skin. It depends on the extent of the skin affected. None of the treatments is fully successful. See a dermatologist who has lots of experience with the disease. ...Read more

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My friend is having vitiligo - a small patch in his head. What is it's permanent treatment?

Vitiligo: Therapy for vitiligo takes a long time-it usually must be continued for 6 to 18 months. The choice of therapy depends on the number of white patches; their location, sizes, and how widespread they are; and what you prefer in terms of treatment. Each patient responds differently to therapy. Current treatment options for vitiligo include topical medication, phototherapy, surgery, and others. ...Read more

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20-30% of body is affected by vitiligo. Any known treatment to reverse the condition? What are appropriate safeguards against sun exposure?

20-30% of body is affected by vitiligo. Any known treatment to reverse the condition? What are appropriate safeguards against sun exposure?

The cause?: Many cases of vitiligo is from an autoimmune process and as such you may need to get an evaluation by a dermatologist. Phototherapy with uvb-nb has been reported to be successful in some cases. I don't think sun exposure has much to do with it unless you get a third degree burn which damages the cells producing the pigment (melanin). ...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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Are any vitamins required for vitiligo treatment?

Are any vitamins required for vitiligo treatment?

Not Necessarily: A multivitamin, with adequate vitamin c, e and zinc are shown to be beneficial. But no particular vitamin or mineral is noted to be "required" for the treatment of vitiligo...An autoimmune disease affecting the melanocytes. ...Read more

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Please describe the vitamins required for vitiligo treatment?

Please describe the vitamins required for vitiligo treatment?

None: Vitiligo is believed to be an autoimmune disease of the skin and is not treated with vitamins, consult a dermatologist for best advice on this disease. ...Read more

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What is treatment for vitiligo?

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 more

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How the treatment of vitiligo?

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

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Is there any treatment for vitiligo?

Vitiligo: There are treatment options best discussed with a dermatologist who has treated it. Ask around in your community of your hospital can refer you to one also. ...Read more

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What is the best vitiligo treatment?

There is none, per se: The best answer:

https://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/u---w/vitiligo/diagnosis-treatment

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What is the best treatment for vitiligo?

Rule out underlying: Some cases of vitiligo (a minority) are caused by an underlying medical condition. It is important to rule out those conditions, since treating them will often stop the vitiligo. Assuming there is no underlying condition, tacrolimus ointment, corticosteroid creams, and intralesional steroid injections are pretty much the only options at the present time. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for vitiligo / leucoderma?

Yes: There are many effective treatments for this condition, including topical medications as well as light therapy. ...Read more

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What treatment options are available for vitiligo?

Vitiligo Therapy: Four options are currently available for the treatment of vitiligo: sunscreens; cover-up; restoration of normal skin color through phototherapy, topical cortisone, growth of pigment cells in culture then transplantation back to host; and bleaching of normal skin with topical creams to remove normal skin pigment to make an even color. ...Read more

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I wnna good treatment to cure my self from vitiligo?

Vitiligo: Great question! There are few great treatments for vitiligo, and none that I know to provide a "self-cure". Long-term (1 yr) ultraviolet light therapy at a dermatologist can be helpful. A topical medicine called Protopic has also shown to be helpful in thin skin areas affected by vitiligo--face, lips, eyelids, neck. Not very helpful on elbows, hands, etc. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for vitiligo?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for vitiligo?

Complicated: Treatment can be as simple as using sun screen. More complicated treatments include phototherapy, immunomodulation, cytomanipulation, skin grafting, topical depigmentation plus ruby laser, and topical fluorouracil. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a treatment that at least works a bit for vitiligo?

Possible improvement: There are a few queens, light and or laser treatments that might help. ...Read more

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What to know before trying treatment that at least works a bit for vitiligo?

Vitiligo: Best if you would see your primary doctor and a dermatologist. They will guide you through. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to try a treatment for vitiligo that actually worked?

Vitiligo: Vitiligo treatment requires medical history, medical exam, most likely also lab tests.

You would be best seeing a Dermatologist but you may need to go to your doctor first. ...Read more