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How can vitiligo be treated ?

respected doctors i m 30 years female pl advice me any cure for vitiligo . I have vitiligo problem/white patches since i was 3 years old and is not cured since now. i really want cure for this pl thanks kav
Asked On : Wed, 6 Jul 2011
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi. Mrs.Kav....
Thanks for choosing HCM.,
VITILLIGO.. It is acquired depigmented autoimmune with autosomal..,
dominant genetic problem...hence there is no cure....
But we can control the white patches by regular, long term treatment...,
So many types are there...Vulgaris, Segmental, Acrofacial, Leucotrichia etc..,
Treatment ..not satisfactory...,
1) Psoralens.....8 MOP, TMP orally alternatively
morning 9 Am 11 Am exposure to Sun for 5 mts....
2) Topical ....Methoxasalen lotion...
Clobetasol cream 15 mts before exposure...
3) Steroids......alternatively morning times will give good result..
Betamethasone propionate 1 mg....tappering carefully..
So this treatment will take under care of DERMATOLOGIST...
ok ...good luck..,
Answered: Wed, 28 Dec 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,Kav,thanks for query,please understand that viteligo needs regular and long term treatment.Please visit a dermatologist and get your examined properly.Please stick to one doctor as changing doctor will lead to experimentation and you can have problems with that.Now a days with the advent of newer modalities this can be taken care of in effective way.
wishing you good health.
Answered: Wed, 6 Jul 2011
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Rajesh Lakhanpaul's  Response
Hi Kav
The first question is is it there in your family. In Ayurveda we regard it to be apart from skin based causes there are factors which are liver based or abdominal worms or consumption of diet of which combiination is not recommended. As far as treatment is concerned first line of treatment is bavachi based products along with liver tonics and wormicide herbs.
Answered: Wed, 6 Jul 2011
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