VITILIGO TREATMENT IN DELHI
Associated conditions –
Can run in families/hereditary
Stress, Thyroid, low Vitamin B12, alopecia aerata, diabetes
Impact on quality of life:
It is a major cause of psychological stress and depression among patients and their family members.
There are several misconceptions about vitiligo.
1. Myth- Vitiligo is contagious or infectious.
Fact- vitiligo is not an infection and does not spread through contact or neither through air, food or water.
1. Myth- Vitiligo is associated with leprosy
Fact- Vitiligo is not associated with leprosy.
Treatment depends on the extent and severity of the condition.
The treatment aims to stop the progression of the disease and bring back the colour of the white patches. Treatment is possible if detected early.
Proper counselling of the patient and his/her family members should be done.
Vitiligo can be managed by medical treatment which includes oral, topical and phototherapy.
Apart from this, vitiligo surgeries offer very significant results in bringing back skin colour.