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Vitiligo - leucoderma
I have white patch on my side lips from last 4 years, done with homeopath and Ayurveda nothing is working. Now its very much noticeable, please update if can be cured.
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Dr. Manoj Agarwala
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Thanks for the query. Vitiligo is an immune system mediated skin disease which can be brought into remission by certain medications and life style changes. Now it is believed to be a multisystem disorder that can have other auto-immune comorbidities. A proper assessment to determine the presence and severity of these comorbidities is needed. There are basically 2 components of therapy – First is to stop the spread of the disease and second is to refill colour. There are different ways of doing that and it differs from patient to patient. If you have tried medical therapy and have not achieved desired results, you can consider surgical options like suction blister grafts/non cultured melanocytes suspension. It requires expertise to perform and results take few months to be visible. The prerequisite for surgery is stable disease for atleast a year.  Most of the patients do well if they stick to the recommendations.
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Dr. Vijay Adhe
Dermatologist 10 yrs exp Pune
Hello It looks like vitiligo. Get it examined by a dermatologist for confirmation. With Allopathic treatment you can bring back colour to those white patches. There are other options also available like, phototherapy or small surgery like melanocyte transfer.
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Keep your diet healthy and reduce stress levels.
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