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Question: Vitiligo treatment?

 elitehak - Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:42 pm

Hello everyone,

Hope you can help.
I currently have vitiligo (I have dark skin) and it developped after my pregancy (with gestational diabetes), and I am looking for some potential treatments.
So far, I have read about:

1) steroid cream: I have tried, not effective
2) UV ray: requires treatment 3 days a week for 1 year, potential outcome is 75% success rate
3) bleaching of the skin --> not sure about this, I have seen many magical creams ont he market (internet) to bleach and very expensive, but I have no clue if they work, and their success rate

Any suggestions, feedback, etc.

 Dr. Anthony Solomon - Mon Jul 10, 2006 5:10 pm

Please state your age. Is there a family history of vitiligo? Family history is positive in about 25% of the time. Do you suffer from any autoimmune conditions such as thyroid disease or pernicious anemia? What part of the body is affected?

The most important part of therapy is reassurance that this skin condition is not dangerous or contagious, but can cause psychologic stress.

Dr Anthony Solomon


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