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A 8 years old child has 3 cm circular white spot on his chest, please suggest me how to cure this ?

A boy child, aged 8 years, has a 3 cm circular white spot on his chest. Is it possible to stop Vitiligo from spreading beyond this area ? What are the chances of success in arresting the spread of this condition ?
Mon, 28 Mar 2011
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As such treatment of the vitiligo is difficult and the success rate is very low. since there is only one patch that to on chest, which is usually covered area. local steroid creams can be used to restrict the expansion of the lesion. there is home phototherapy using UVB lights that can be tried. if there is a chance, as the skin lesion is small, 3 cm, surgically the white spot can be removed as the spot is on the chest with a minimal scar. my vitiligo spot was 2cms and 3 cms on the knuckles, i got it removed and now even the scar is not visible, i think surgical removal is the right way to treat if the option is possible to prevent the spread!
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Dear Jayanti, Thank you for your prompt response. Can you suggest a good doctor for treatement ? How to stop the spreading of this condition (to other areas) ?
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amit raj 's  Response
what are the ways to remove vitilgo as a permanent i am using it for my son he has it on his foot and the medicine are prescibed by a dermtologist yet it an year they are still on some are been controlled yet they appear back , can u advice for a better medicine
Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon Dr. Prakash Chhajlani's  Response
Vitiligo:Light coloured skin patch can be from birth in that case they do not spread.If the patch appeard recently then initialy it is beneficial to see a dermatologist and 40-60% patients respond to medical therapy.If the spot size does not respond then plastic surgery may help but one should wait for 1-3 years. to see the response to medicine and time(some heal without medicine).
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