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My son is having white spots on his legs,knee & back. is some other line of treatment that we can undergo ?

Son aged 8 years is having white spots on his legs, knee, back my son aged 8 years is having white spots on his legs,knee,back, I have consulted skin specialists, they have diagnosed this disease as vitiligo. They have prescribed flutivate ointment & Tacrolimus ointment.But the effect is a bit slow.Pl. let me know how much time it takes for these spots to vanish or there is some other line of treatment that we can undergo.
Asked On : Thu, 27 Jan 2011
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Homeopath 's  Response
htere is limited treatment available for vitiligo as it is auto-immune disease ;it comes by itself please continue the treatment.keep him stress free & healthy ;he should improve evenif the effect is soww if it is positive continue the same.
Answered: Sun, 13 Feb 2011
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum,
Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition which means that patients own cells are destroying his own cells for example melanocytes in his case.Other auto immune condition should also be ruled out like thyroid ds,anemia etc.Get a T3,T4 and TSH done.Treatment is always slow in vitiligo..may be are on write treatment like flutivate and tacrolimus...patient can also be put on topical phototherapy ,where in patient needs to apply a solution and then expose to sunlight.There are lasers also available now for the same...called EXIMER laser.If the case is stable i.e. not spreading for atleast 6 months to 1 yr then one can go for surgery also..but i feel your son is too young for any surgery at present.
take care,
Answered: Sun, 13 Feb 2011
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