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Suggest treatment for vitiligo in a diabetic person

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Iam a diabetic with thyroid deficiency. Now aim affected by vitiglo in my palm. Recently I found copper deficiency (16.1 ug/dL). Dr prescribed melbild roll on, antioxid HC tab and LBUV light therapy for vitiglo. Other CBC, LFT, Vit b12 & D normal. Any other critical test i have to do? Medicines sufficient for s.copper deficient? Pl. suggest to overcome vitiglo.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Treatment given is fine, no need of additional medicines

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at healthcaremagic
I am Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, a dermatologist.
I have gone through your history and treatment adviced to you is fine.
No further tests are required and your copper deficiency will also resolve with antoxid capsules.
No need of any other oral medication for copper deficiency.
If you have vitiligo only over the palm and it is not increasing or spreading to other body parts this treatment is sufficient.
The response will take time to occur and you need to continue this treatment for 3-4 months to see any response.
Regards
Dr Asmeet

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 43 hours later
Thank you Doctor,
My diabetes not in control HbA1c is around 9. is this slowdown the process of Vitiglo cure? I have some spots in the body also, currently it is not spreading rapidly. Pl. advice

regards,
XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Diabetes doesn't have much effect on vitiligo treatment

Detailed Answer:
Diabetes doesn't have much effect on the treatment of vitiligo but we need to be cautious about the the medicines used in diabetic patients.
You should consult a physician to get your blood sugar levels under control.
The treatment given to you for vitiligo is fine.
It will take care of the patches present on the body also.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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