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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Vitiligo

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What treatments are there for vitiligo?

What treatments are there for vitiligo?

Many, few work well: Vitiligo is a pigmentary disorder that is considered an autoimmune (auto allergic) condition. Treatments for vitiligo have not progressed much for this reason. These treatments include phototherapy in one form or another, corticosteroids usually in topical form and various other topicals eg dovonex, (calcipotriene) Protopic and many more with less proven efficacy. ...Read more

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Vitiligo (Definition)

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Which vitiligo treatments are most helpful?

Which vitiligo treatments are most helpful?

Varies: Vitiligo is considered an autoimmune process and thus treating the basic disease may halt the progress. On the other hand, most treatments are not that effective although UVB-NB phototherapy has been found to have some success. ...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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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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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?

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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