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Old 07-05-2003, 04:40 PM   #1
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Hi,

I have a friend who has vitiligo and I was wondering if anyone knew of any natural ways to treat or even possibly cure this condition?

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Al

 
Old 07-08-2003, 10:39 AM   #2
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There are still no cures for vitiligo but alot of people feel that in the near future things should be looking up. I think your friend should go to a derm and ask to try protopic. Alot of people are using it now and also trying to get a little sun while using it. When I say a little I mean maybe 5 to 10 min. a day. Talking with other people who can relate always seems to help. Take care.

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I thought this might also help. Today, there is more research and more treatments options available than ever before. In addition to the traditional therapies such as the PUVA system and steroid creams, new technologies have been developed, including narrow-band UVB, Pseudocatalase cream, excimer lasers, skin grafting and pigment transplantation, topical psoralens, and potentially, the use of immunomodulators.

There is no one treatment that works for everyone. Different therapies work better for different people. While one person may respond extremely well to PUVA, another may respond better to narrow band UVB or immunomodulators. For this reason, many vitiligo experts will try different therapies on a patient until they find what works best for that person.


 
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I am trying the B12 shots and folic acid, had one shot a month for 6 months so far, and no change yet, but then I have had the Vitiligo since 1968! It doesn't work for everybody, but its worth a try, good luck!

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