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White patches in vitiligo - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   -::: Hello Dr.. Good Afternoon
-::: i have a typical problem...
-::: regarding " Vitiligo"
-::: can u help on this ?
-::: this white patch disease started when i was just 16 ( now i am 35)
-::: it started with a small white patch on my right eye lid..
-::: i started with Homeopathy.. ( as per everyone's suggestion)
-::: slowly it spread to right side of right eye... and left neck
-::: in Homeopathy though it got checked and spread is slow donw but it was not completely cured..
-::: then i got it on my chest and right ear corner.., back side of neck also..
-::: but after 5 yrs of homeopathy ..all spots except on right eye lid, and left neck is still there.
-::: the cause of this is still unknown..
-::: even i tried at AIIMS and in modern medicine no one knows why it happens..
-::: so can u help ?
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Sir.. i had send a case history..
User :   can u pl. help me.. on this
Doctor :   let me read
User :   reg. Vitiligo problem
User :   thankx
Doctor :   I can suggest you after redin git
Doctor :   So the pigmentation is back for you
Doctor :   except for the right eye lid
User :   yes
User :   no now its not spreading..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   its restricted to right eyelid and left cheek region
User :   i wanted to know why this happens.. ?
User :   and can it be cured by plastic surgery ?
Doctor :   Plastic surgery is only grafting
User :   yes..
Doctor :   the cause is unknown but the thing what happens is the body produces the antibodies
User :   but is it a solution ? as no other medicin helps on this .. there is no gurantee..
User :   ok..
User :   so whats permanet solution for this ?
Doctor :   against the pigment producing
Doctor :   melanocytes
User :   yes..

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