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Laser Phototherapy

Laser Phototherapy

Does anyone use a IV lamp or laser phototherapy at home. Has it been successful? Which one do you use? Can you please share a link

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

Yes have bought dermfix for my son. Have only been using it for a few days now. The instructions manual is very limited. Does anyone else use it. Some tips will be great

posted 6 days ago

Is There Something You Can Do About Removing Reoccurring Brown Pigment In Face?

Is There Something You Can Do About Removing Reoccurring Brown Pigment In Face?

My vitiligo did remove all the brown pigment in my face and neck and along ears now they are reappearing. What can I do to remove them.

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

Hello! Bettie🙂
You can ask your dermatologist as well.
Your dermatologist should be able to help you and give you and answer on that.🙂💜🙏

posted 3 months ago

Can Antiviral Medications Help Vitiligo Or Make It Worse?

Can Antiviral Medications Help Vitiligo Or Make It Worse?

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

I don’t have an answer but it’s a great question-anybody Know?

posted 7 days ago

Does Anyone Here With Vitiligo Also Have SLE?

Does Anyone Here With Vitiligo Also Have SLE?

I stopped taking low dose steroid topical treatment last year and then had a completely unrelated surgery which helped me become pain free for that issue and stop taking ibuprofen- as a result my hands and feet hurt so bad and it has been suggested that I have SLE which has been masked because I had taken other meds for other things. Apparently it’s quite common to have 2 AI issues and not realize it?! I also am anemic, have fatigue and now an ulcer in my mouth- so it all makes sense. I have… read more

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

My name is Mary. And I’m 46 of my age
I’m vitiligo patient for 4 years now. And also I’m husimoto hypothyroid patient too
I got so many vitamins and supplements and ointments what the doctors… read more

posted 3 months ago

Narrowband UVB (NB-UVB) Phototherapy

Narrowband UVB (NB-UVB) Phototherapy

I have not discussed this with any doctor because it scares me. However I have the question of whether this is to return the skin color and is it an ongoing treatment? Is it expensive treatment?

Thank you,
Martina.

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

Hi qu
Thank you for this information. I am tight with cash but it doesn't seems too expensive, definitely making an appointment with dermatologist to check this up maybe I can apply it around my lips… read more

posted about 2 months ago

Do Most People With Vitiligo Have Hashimoto’s?

Do Most People With Vitiligo Have Hashimoto’s?

I was just diagnosed with V last week after having the pigmentation problem for a probably 5 or so years. Earlier this year, I requested a full thyroid panel because I was experiencing hypothyroid-esque symptoms. The only thing to come back abnormal (and it was very mild) was my T3. It was low. Therefore, they diagnosed me with Euthyroid Sick Syndrome. I’ve been taking 10mcg of Cytomel and have since felt better
Fast forward to this last week. The Dermatologist (first one I’ve ever seen) tells… read more

A MyVitiligoTeam Member said:

Yes I have been told the same thing . I have Hashimotos and Vitiligo both - both are autoimmune disorders. Most doctors are matter of fact about both - Synthroid helps but doesn’t stop what is causing… read more

posted 4 days ago

COVID-19 Vaccination And Vitiligo

COVID-19 Vaccination And Vitiligo

Hello
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 said:

Did your vitiligo increase post vaccination?

posted 1 day ago
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