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Which vitamins are required for effective vitiligo treatment?

Which vitamins are required for effective vitiligo treatment?

C,folate, b complex: These may help repigmentation but are not required. Response is variable and the vitamins rarely work as solo treatment. Topical medications, narrow band uvb, excimer laser can be combined with or without vitamins to repigmentation localized vitiligo. ...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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What is treatment of vitiligo? Is vitamin supplements helps? Best n effective management?

What is treatment of vitiligo? Is vitamin supplements helps? Best n effective management?

Get checked for: Autoimmune condition, diabetes, thyroid problems etc. We treat the cause and not the vitiligo itself. God bless u & take care! ...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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What are the vitamins helpful for vitiligo treatment?

Vitiligo vitamins: • “abnormally low levels of vitamin b12, Folic Acid and vitamin c are found in a large number of vitiligo patients. Vitiligo: nutritional therapy, by leopoldo montes, M.D., m.S., frcpc westhoven press, buenos aires. ...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 vitamins can I take to help my vitiligo?

vitiligo: To my knowledge no vitamin improves it, see a dermatologist for other options. ...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)

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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My son 7 years old,he has vitiligo; test; litium 0, zink 101, vitamin d3 30.7 is normal that litium is 0??? He is a normal child.

Yes: There is research on the effect of lithium on the skin, and vitiligo, but it is not usually found in anyone who is not taking it as a medication. Please don't freak out, the doc is just being thorough with their testing. ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins that help with vitiligo?

Are there any vitamins that help with vitiligo?

Yes: There are published studies from south america have shown an effect from a combination of b complex 100, vitamin c, and high dose flood acid 8 mg a day. Ginko biloba has been show an effect of slowing down the progression of vitiligo. ...Read more

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I have a vitiligo and I am taking 1000mcg vitamin b12,800mcg folic acid,300mg a-lipoic acid and taking daily sunlight,does all these hav any side eff?

I have a vitiligo and I am taking 1000mcg vitamin b12,800mcg folic acid,300mg a-lipoic acid and taking daily sunlight,does all these hav any side eff?

All very safe: Vits. B12, Folic Acid and Alpha Lipoic Acid are all very safe without side effects. B12 and a-lipoic acid are in many foods. Folic acid is actually synthetic but we covert it folate, found in food. About half of people have trouble converting folic acid to folate so you might be better off taking the L-5-MTHF form of folate. See http://www.progressivehealth.com/vitiligo-home-remedies.htm for more. ...Read more

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Hi doc I have vitiligo my doc suggest me vitamin b complex n clobetasol n protonic oint .is vitamin supplements r enough for vitiligo. B/c I m brfeedi?

Hi doc I have vitiligo my doc suggest me vitamin b complex n clobetasol n protonic oint .is vitamin supplements r enough for vitiligo. B/c I m brfeedi?

Vitiligo: Please go online to MAYO CLINIC and search for Vitiligo. You will find an easy to understand the "Diseases and Conditions" Of importance, vitamin B complex is not what you need - vitamin D is what is needed. Please let me know if you still have some concerns about your skin. ...Read more

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How effective is the treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency even when it has affected the nerves?

How effective is the treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency even when it has affected the nerves?

Maybe: It can cause permanent damage to nervous tissue if left untreated longer than 6 months. Links: 1) http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/vitamin_b12_deficiency 2) http://www.Webmd.Com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-causes. ...Read more

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How effective is the treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency even when it has already affected my nerves.?

How effective is the treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency even when it has already affected my nerves.?

Absolute!: If has affected nerves and xaused neuropathy, it is absolutely essential i give 3mg im, and then put patient on 2500 mcg/day orally. ...Read more

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Can vitamin b5 be an effective treatment for acne on a 13-year-old?

Can vitamin b5 be an effective treatment for acne on a 13-year-old?

Worth a try: It's non-toxic though the doses recommended for acne will involve a lot of pills and nobody's done a real study and there are anecdotes of people getting sick from. Being 13 is hard enough without disfiguring acne, and junior has a right to effective treatment. I begin most folks with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative, moving to stronger stuff as appropriate. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will a vitamin d supplement be an effective treatment for lamictal induced deficiency?

Will a vitamin d supplement be an effective treatment for lamictal induced deficiency?

Yes: Lamictal has a whole slew of potential side effects, but wasn't aware that vitamin d deficiency was one of them. No matter the cause, if you're vitamin d deficient an over the counter 2, 000 units of vitamin d3 daily is a very effective treatment with almost zero potential risk unless you have an elevated calcium level (which should be evaluated by your doc)/. ...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