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Vitiligo patches on thighs, hips, feet. Taking betnesol forte, follivite. Treatment?

hi doc im 46 yrs old female fm,i hv had vitiligo patches since last 9 mnths on thighs ,hips and on feet .though they r abt 5 _6 only ,im on betnesol forte twice a week,melenocyl thrice a week followed by uva lamp expose.a tab of follivite twice daily ,melgain lotion at nite.but 4 months aftr betnesol forte i hv put on 2 kgs,my patches hv recovered 70%i want to knw how long will i hv to continue betnesol and if i leave can the patches reappear. xyz
Asked On : Sun, 9 Sep 2012
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Hi mads,
Thanks for writing in.

You are taking pulse therapy of steroid for vitiligo.
You can take it maximum for 2 years.You can stop before 2 years if you have repigmentation more than 90%.Steroids can have serious side effects regular monitoring by dermatologist is essential for patient on pulse therapy.The pigmentation achieved is usually stable.It will not reappear on stopping.

Consult your dermatologist for continuing the betnesol tablets.

Hope this helps.

MD DErmatologist.
Answered: Tue, 16 Oct 2012
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