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Suggest treatment for melanin deficiency in a child

Hi, my daughter is 10 1/2 yrs old and has deficiency of melanin and a portion on her head (about 1 to 1 1/2 inch) is white. She had been using homeopathic treatment for this and it had also been successful, because similar 1 to 2 patches on her skin have been cured by this homeopathic medicine which she has taken for nearly 6 years now. But the problem is that the doctor is now unavailable and not reachable. Hence I would like to know how I should continue her treatment. I just checked a few other cases, but am confused. Kindly help!
Thu, 18 Jan 2018
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dear user


melanin deficiency is due to an autoimmune disease..... It is also caused by genetic disorders and treatment may take years
.......as the patches are on feet,hands,fingers and lips. It is found that the acral variety is more resistant to treatment. Still, you should not loose patience with treatment

traeatment course may take few years....... Trimethoxsalen tablets and cream or lotion on skin.....it is preferrly also to give her sun rays for few min daily after application of lotion treatment........ .....

Cotinue treatment under observation of dermatologist...and please be patient with treatment course for few years

also topical medication known as Monobenzone over the pigmented areas of skin and it will help in depigmenting those areas too and gradually ......

hope that helps you
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Suggest treatment for melanin deficiency in a child

dear user melanin deficiency is due to an autoimmune disease..... It is also caused by genetic disorders and treatment may take years .......as the patches are on feet,hands,fingers and lips. It is found that the acral variety is more resistant to treatment. Still, you should not loose patience with treatment traeatment course may take few years....... Trimethoxsalen tablets and cream or lotion on skin.....it is preferrly also to give her sun rays for few min daily after application of lotion treatment........ ..... Cotinue treatment under observation of dermatologist...and please be patient with treatment course for few years also topical medication known as Monobenzone over the pigmented areas of skin and it will help in depigmenting those areas too and gradually ...... hope that helps you