Parents have to understand that some varieties of Vitiligo are treatable; some are controllable while some are not treatable.

Your doctor must have expertise to define the scope of treatment.

External treatment of Vitiligo with Corticosteroid or any immunosuppressive medicine is likely to increase it eventually

We have observed this in hundreds of cases at Life Force

Vitiligo: Chances of Recovery

Every vitiligo patient or child's parent will have this question. You have to understand that the chances of recovery or regimentation in case of Vitiligo depend on several factors. Based on our extensive study and research, we would like to share some of our observations with you. It may be noted that the standard medical textbooks do not clearly suggest what we have described on this page, based on our clinical experience. It has to be also noted that we are simply sharing our viewpoint based on a study of over 6500 cases of vitiligo at Life Force. Following notes are simply suggestive and not conclusive as there may be exceptions.

01 Cases which can find excellent results:

a Cases of recent origin (less than two years)

b Children

c A few, scattered and sporadic spots (segmental vitiligo)

d No history of oral or local use of cortisone

e No strong family history of vitiligo or other autoimmune diseases

 

02 Cases which can find very good results:

a Cases of recent origin (Vitiligo of two to five years)

b Fewer spots

c No affection of fingertips, lips, and genitals

d No history of use of cortisone, oral or local

e No strong family history of Vitiligo

 

03 Cases which can find good results and better control:

a Cases of recent origin (Vitiligo of two to five years)

b Moderate spread of vitiligo spots

c No affection of fingertips, lips, and genitals

d No history of use of cortisone, oral or local

e Family history of Vitiligo

f Associated Hypothyroid (Underactive Thyroid), Diabetes, Alopecia Areata or other auto-immune disease makes the recovery of vitiligo difficult

 

04 Cases which can find poor results but fair control:

More than ten years of old cases of Vitiligo

b Extensive spread. Bilateral affections (vitiligo spots on both sides of the body, such as elbows, legs, around eyes, fingertips, etc. )

c Affection of fingertips, lips, and genitals

d History of use of cortisone, oral or local

e History of family history of Vitiligo or other diseases such as diabetes, hypothyroid, Alopecia Areata, cancer, etc.

f Associated Hypothyroid (Underactive Thyroid), Diabetes, Alopecia Areata or other auto-immune disease makes the recovery of vitiligo difficult

 

05 Cases which find very poor results and no treatment is suggested:

a More than ten years old cases of Vitiligo

b Extensive spread. Bilateral affections. Large patches of vitiligo.

c Affection of fingertips, lips, and genitals

d History of use of cortisone, oral or local

e History of family history of extensive Vitiligo or other diseases such as diabetes hypothyroid, Alopecia Areata, cancer, etc.

f Associated Hypothyroid (Underactive thyroid), Diabetes, Alopecia Areata or other auto-immune disease makes the recovery of vitiligo difficult

It may be noted that the above information is based on clinical observation. There are many factors which influence the course and treatment of Vitiligo, which is out of the scope of this article. The above remarks give a broad idea to the patients about the prognosis of Vitiligo.

It is not possible to give visuals of all sorts of cases which are either treatable or not treatable; however, just to give you glimpses of the extent + curability, please examine three cases, showing the mild, moderate and severer extent of Vitiligo. Mild cases are curable, moderate cases are partly curable and controllable; while severe cases are incurable and controllable, using homeopathy. These images and information are more empirical. There can be many variants and variations.

Mild Vitiligo Treatment Moderate Vitiligo Treatment Severe Vitiligo Treatment

You are also suggested to conduct Vitiligo Curability Test online which will allow you to evaluate your chances of recovery of your Vitiligo.

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