Vitiligo - FAQs
Can vitiligo be treated?
Yes, vitiligo can be treated. In most cases, and it largely depends upon the chronicity of the problem, extent of the area and location of the lesions.
I have heard that in homeopathy, the disease increases first, and then gets better. That makes me apprehensive about getting my vitiligo treated through homeopathy. Please tell me whether this is true.
It is certainly not true. In case the patient comes in an active phase, where new lesions are coming up rapidly, homeopathic medicines can help to control the rate of spread, but a few new lesions can occur despite taking the treatment.
Is vitiligo contagious?
No, definitely not. It cannot be passed by local contact.
My father has got vitiligo. Is there a chance that I will also get it?
Is it true that if one has got vitiligo, they cannot have white products or eat fish and milk together?
Certainly not. Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition and has nothing to do with eating white products.
Myths and facts
- Vitiligo is contagious.
It is not contagious, and it cannot be passed through contact.
- Vitiligo increases after consuming milk and other white foods.
It is an auto-immune disease which has no direct relation to food.
- No new spots come after the stoppage of treatment.
Generally speaking, no new spots occur, but there are certain cases of extreme stress or compromised immunity wherein spots may recur; however, these spots can be taken care of by the treatment.