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What is the treatment available for vitiligo?

I am 22 year old female, i have developed white patch on the left elbow, my dermat told it is vitiligo, even the hair in the patch area is turned white. doc gave me some steroid is not improving. is there any other treatment plans available for vitiligo.
Mon, 28 Mar 2011
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Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon 's  Response
Vitiligo:initialy it is beneficial to see a dermatologist and 40-60% patients respond to medical therapy.If the spot size does not respond then plastic surgery may help but one should wait for 1-3 years. to see the response to medicine and time(some heal without medicine). In PLASTIC SURGERY SMALL SIZE PATCH can be removed and closed without grafting,for large size patch skin grafting may be needed,skin is taken from the buttock area in women to make the scar least visible.
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  Anonymous's Response
I too had white spots on right elbow, on back of neck and small on on left foot. Those on neck healed faster and elbow took time but it also healed. Treatment was Tacrolimus 0.1% ointment in morning and Mometasone Furoate cream at night applied on spots. Repigmin tablet before 45min of taking sun exposure was also done to increase healing process. However things are not getting better.. I got one tiny spot now on left elbow, one spot in scalp behind ear and one on chest which is since beginning and not curing at all.
  User's Response
this is the starting, there is no end to this vitiligo. i have tired all types of treatment from tablets to ointment to phototherapy, nothing workded for me it was only a temproary relief.
  User's Response
even i am having white patches on my hand i thought it is due to vitamin i will go to skin doctor find what it is
  User's Response

yes there is my sister got it done for her vitiligo patch on arm..her skin doctor gave some tablets and a cream to put. now slowly she is geeting to see borwn color spots near the hairs on the patch.. her doctor is teeling to continue same treatment and the spots will spread and become like normal skin color in few months time.

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