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A MyVitiligoTeam Member asked a question 💭

Has anyone experienced regaining some pigmentation on a vitiligo patch on the face after using Protopic regularly for a period of time?

A MyVitiligoTeam Member

It has softened the spots my daughter has if she uses it consistantly.

Hello, Has Anyone From This Group Used Protopic 0.1% Ointment? If Yes, Did It Work Or At Least Help?
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A MyVitiligoTeam Member

Thank you Michael!

Hey- Has Anyone Tried Eucrisa ( Crisaborole) For The Treatment Of Vitiligo? Reading Some Reviews And It Sound Positive. Thanks
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A MyVitiligoTeam Member

Thank you for responding to my post. I have started to use the medication on last week and trying to remember to do my home light therapy. I am hoping this helps. I have used Opelzura for over a… read more

Did Anyone Tried Light Therapy And For How Long
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A MyVitiligoTeam Member

Yes they are expensive my insurance covers 90% once I meet my deductible.

Is It Even Worth Using All These Creams And Medicines To Try And Stop The Spread Of Vitiligo?
A MyVitiligoTeam Member asked a question 💭

I used a cream called Protopic 0,1%

For the first 3 months it removed a spot on my neck. After a while it stopped working and the spread of my vitiligo started to increase.

I also was recommended to take vitamin D tablets (1000 ICU) and Zinc. I have found that the spread is not reversing or slowing down. Seeing that there actually isn't really a cure, I have come to a point where I have stopped using the creams.

A MyVitiligoTeam Member

I too have found that nothing works I've learned to deal with it in every spot that I have received begins as a heart and I still have many that look like hearts. I think it's a kiss from God and to… read more

Protopic (Tacrolimus) 0.1% Use In Children
A MyVitiligoTeam Member asked a question 💭

Hi my son (8) has been having UVB treatment for vitiligo for about 6 months now with good effect.
The dermatologist has prescribed him Protopic to use alongside the UVB treatment, but everything I can find about it says this concentration shouldn't be used in children under 16yrs and I don't really know what the side effects might be.

Has anyone else used this treatment with there child?

A MyVitiligoTeam Member

Yes, along with limited sun exposure his eye lids, neck and temple have re-pigmented.

COVID-19 Vaccination And Vitiligo
A MyVitiligoTeam Member asked a question 💭

I want to ask that should I go for COVID-19 vaccination ? My main concern is that the vaccine will make the immune system more enhanced to fight against corona virus so I think it will also effect Vitiligo
Kindly answer
Thank you

A MyVitiligoTeam Member

no change.

Vitiligo Spots Come Back Even Stronger?
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Research shows as the protopic works by suppressing, when the usage is stopped, the auto immune system kicks back even stronger resulting into more vitiligo spots. How true is that?

Protopic 0.03% Vs 0.1%
A MyVitiligoTeam Member asked a question 💭

Hello all
I’m a 35 yr old make based in Uk. I have recently developed vitiligo below both eyes
I saw a dermatologist who prescribed Protopic 0.03. I have only been using it for 5 days, so it’s too soon to see any results
However I have since discovered that a 0.1% version exists, and the 0.03% version is usually used for children
I’m now wondering why the weaker version was prescribed. And given that I’ve read that it’s important to treat the spots early, I’m wondering whether I should push to… read more

A MyVitiligoTeam Member

0.1% is more effective than 0.03% in adults.. Apply twice a day without fail you will get result definitely.. Iam experienced with tacrolimus 0.1%

Has Anyone After COVID-19 Vaccination Noticed Increase Or Flare Up In Their White Spots?
A MyVitiligoTeam Member asked a question 💭

I got vaccinated in May 2021 with my first dose and by the end of July 2021, I noticed a sudden flare up and rapid progression.
I don't know if it is because of the vaccine because I was on antibiotics for a month in June.
This also raises another question, has anyone noticed increase in their vitiligo post/during the use of antibiotics?

Thank you all in advance.

A MyVitiligoTeam Member

Think stress is the worst thing for it.

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