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I have been diagnosed with vitaligo. What are the current treatments and can this be cured?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: No cure, +treatments

There is currently no cure for vitiligo, but many treatment options available and it is best discussed with an experienced dermatologist.
Systemic steroid, phototherapy/psoralen and/or excimer laser (for limited disease) in combo with some topicals may help. Few topical preps such as tacrolimus and vitamind analog ointments may provide benefit. Would consult doc/dermatology for this..Good luck.

In brief: No cure, +treatments

There is currently no cure for vitiligo, but many treatment options available and it is best discussed with an experienced dermatologist.
Systemic steroid, phototherapy/psoralen and/or excimer laser (for limited disease) in combo with some topicals may help. Few topical preps such as tacrolimus and vitamind analog ointments may provide benefit. Would consult doc/dermatology for this..Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine

In brief: Vitiligo

There are a number of treatments available.
Most common is treatment with a cortisone cream. You can find a full list at http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/vitiligo/ds00586/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. Generally, you don't get a complete cure, but can achieve substantial remission or improvement.

In brief: Vitiligo

There are a number of treatments available.
Most common is treatment with a cortisone cream. You can find a full list at http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/vitiligo/ds00586/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. Generally, you don't get a complete cure, but can achieve substantial remission or improvement.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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