Thanks for writing to us.
Melanocyl lotion and repigmin contains the same compound. So if repigmin is not available, you may use melanocyl.
Melanocyl needs to be diluted in spirit in 1:10 ratio. The solution can be applied over the white lesions and exposed to sun initially for 30 seconds or so and then time is increased thereafter. This can be done every alternate days in a week. As far as food is concerned, some believe that citrus fruits or vitamin c
containing fruits should be avoided as vitamin c inhibits melanin
production. As such role of diet in vitiligo
is not much seen. Apart from melanocyl lotion, your son can apply tacrolimus 0.1% cream two times in a day and a steroid
cream like fluticasone
once in a day for better response.
Hope that helped.
Dr kalpana Pathak