Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
177 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Having vitiligo, advised to take targeted phototherapy. Should I or not?

Hi, Iam neha i have vitiligo from past 15 years, so many treatments have already done including davlin phototherapy chamber but my phototherapy treatment is stopped due to my transfer. Now iam using melgain lotion and melanocyl lotion and doctor advised me for target phototherapy. Is this treatment is good and whether i should go with targeted phototherapy or not?
Mon, 30 Sep 2013
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Treatment/Therapy ,  
Dermatologist 's  Response
hi neha,
if your vitiligo problem is limited to certain areas of the body, then targeted phototherapy is a very good treatment as the rest of the uninvolved skin is not exposed to uv light.
you can go ahead and take it.
all the best to you.
Regards,
dr shilpa bhat
Bangalore.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hello Doctor,I have vitiligo since 12 years. The patches are increasing very slowly.I am taking NB-Phototherapy and Tacrolimus.The pathches are not...

Recent questions on  Vitiligo

doctor1 MD

I was diagnosed with pernicious anaemia when I was 26, I m now 50 and am struggling with extreme fatigue, I work 29 hours a week and all I do when...

doctor1 MD

sir this ashok 28 years old i having vitiligo problems from 10to 12 years and i tried different treatments but still not cure. now am taking...

doctor1 MD

I have the same problem . I have two almost identical white spots around my eyes. They have been there for almost a year. I have been told it s...

doctor1 MD

My husband first notice a whitish /yellowish patch on the back side of my neck. After 2 to 3 days I noticed that it is appearing on the sides of my...

doctor1 MD

Hello, I had a scab near my mouth following dryness and it fell off and it appears whitish now. My inner upper lip also looks hypo-pigmented. I...

doctor1 MD

Hello Doctor, My son is 2yrs 5m old. He has a fair skin. Around 2 months back he developed small white patch under his right eye. First we thought...

doctor1 MD

Dear Sir, My name is XXXXXXX 43 years old and i am from XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Few weeks back i had developed few white patches of skin around my...