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?
Yes, along with limited sun exposure his eye lids, neck and temple have re-pigmented.
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.
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
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?
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
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.
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
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%
Thank you so much
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