How to Diagnose Vitiligo

Part3 .Treating Vitiligo
1 . Treat any underlying nutrient deficiencies.
Your doctor may want to test you for nutrient deficiencies, since being deficient in certain nutrients can predispose you to vitiligo. If you are deficient in something, then you may need to take a supplement to get your nutrient levels back up to normal. Follow your doctor’s instructions for supplementing. Some deficiencies that may contribute to you developing vitiligo include:
  • Vitamin D[10]
  • Antioxidant vitamins, such as A, C, and E[11]
  • Zinc[12]
2 . Apply cosmetics to minimize skin differences.
Using skin dyes, makeup, or even tanning products can help to camouflage any patches of vitiligo. This is a cheaper option that makes it possible to avoid any of the concerns surrounding taking medication. However, applying these products can take a good amount of time and practice to master.[13]
3 . Rub on a medicated cream.
Corticosteroids are the most commonly prescribed topical medication for vitiligo. When applied daily, these lotions can help to add skin color to lightened areas. Because of the serious possible side effects, including skin brittleness, only a doctor can prescribe these creams.[14]
  • Medications applied topically are not as effective on all areas of the body, such as the feet.

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