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White patches on body parts in Vitiligo - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   Hello Dr.. Good Afternoon
Doctor :   good afternoon
User :   i have a typical problem...
User :   regarding " Vitiligo"
Doctor :   please proceed
Doctor :   ok
User :   can u help on this ?
User :   ok
Doctor :   i can
Doctor :   please tell me more about it
User :   this white patch disease started when i was just 16 ( now i am 35)
User :   it started with a small white patch on my right eye lid..
Doctor :   ok
User :   i started with Homeopathy.. ( as per everyone's suggestion)
Doctor :   ok did it help ?
User :   slowly it spreaed to right side of right eye... and left neck
Doctor :   ok
User :   in Homeopathy though it got checked and spread is slow donw but it was not completely cured..
User :   then i got it on my chest and right ear cornor.., back side of neck also..
Doctor :   this problem arises due
User :   but after 5 yrs of homeopathy ..all spots except on right eye lid, and left neck is still there.
Doctor :   ok
User :   the cause of this is still unknown..
Doctor :   Vitiligo is very unpredictable. It can spread rapidly in some or it may spread slowly over a long period of time. In some, only a small area is affected while in others extensive areas get involved.
Doctor :   It can stop progressing on its own
User :   even i tried at AIIMS and in mordern medicin no one knows why it happens..
User :   so can u help ?
Doctor :   yes i will
User :   now recently.. i had a plastic surgon open..
Doctor :   now you have only the patch on your eyelid?
Doctor :   ok

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