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I am suffering from vitiligo for the past three months. How to treat it?

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Dr. K. Shobana

Published At July 16, 2021
Reviewed AtSeptember 1, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I suffer from vitiligo for the past three months.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. Vitiligo is a chronic condition and it takes a long time to get a normal skin color. You need to remember that it does not get spread by touching and it does not have any relation to foods. So you do not need to avoid anything in the diet. Have a follow-up regularly with your treating physician. If there is any sudden increase in the number of lesions, then you need to inform your doctor as multiple new lesions require oral treatment. You need to do T3 (triiodothyronine), T4 (thyroxine), TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), and FBS (fasting blood sugar). You can use these medications for six weeks and then have a follow-up. You can apply Flucort-H cream (Fluocinolone acetonide) once in the morning on the lesions. You can apply Tacroz forte 0.1% cream (Tacrolimus) once at night.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

How long will I have it? I am stressed due to it. I am taking my food properly.


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

You will become fine soon. Treatment can last for several months. Use these medications for six weeks and we see their condition after six weeks.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena
Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena


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