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I have Vitiligo, which food should I avoid ?

Hi Dr. I have Vitiligo since 2yrs i dont find any improvement and it has been spreading in many areas, is there any remedie or cure for it.. Also which food should i avoid
Asked On : Mon, 4 Apr 2011
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi! Milly,
welcome to HealthacareMagic forum,

Dr.tina jacob has nicely explained you the possibilities right from photo therapy to use of excimer laser.At this stage since lesions are spreading you definitely need oral steroids
(depending upon your age) to stop the spread. Along with this get your thyroid profile also done as at time vitiligo is associated with thyroid problem (both are auto immune conditions). So consult a dermatologist for proper treatment.

Answered: Sun, 24 Apr 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Tina Jacob Das's  Response
Welcome to HealthcareMagic.Treatments like systemic phototherapy induces cosmetically satisfactory repigmentation in up to 70% of patients with early or localized disease. Another innovation is therapy with an excimer laser, which produces monochromatic rays at 308 nm to treat limited, stable patches of vitiligo. Systemic steroids (prednisone) have been used, although prolonged use and their toxicity are undesirable.Topical tacrolimus ointment (0.03% or 0.1%) is an effective alternative therapy for vitiligo.So yo may try any o these but only after discussing with drrmat. Take care.
Answered: Mon, 4 Apr 2011
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