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Home Remedies for Vitiligo

Vitiligo are chalk-white spots, streaks, and patches of skin and hair where normal pigmentation has been lost due to destruction of the melanocytes, or pigment cells. Once the melanocytes are destroyed, no more melanin, or pigment, is made in these sites. Please refer to the list of home remedies vitiligo below.

The white patches usually appear symmetrically on both sides of the body. Vitiligo affects approximately 1 percent of the population. The condition is more common in dark-skinned people and, while noticeable in people with light- colored skin, it can be extremely distressing to people with darker complexions. It most often develops between the ages of ten and thirty. Common sites of pigment loss include exposed areas of the skin, such as the central face, fingers, hands, wrists, body folds, sites of injury, and the hair. The mucous membranes and areas around moles are other commonly affected sites.

 

Vitiligo is thought to be an autoimmune problem in which the body attacks its own pigment cells and kills them. There is often a precipitating factor such as stress or illness in a predisposed person. Thirty percent of people with this disorder have a family history of vitiligo, so there is obviously a genetic component. In addition, there is often a family or personal history of other connective-tissue or endocrine disease also related to an immune problem. These include alopecia areata, thyroid disease, diabetes, Addison’s disease (a disorder of the adrenal glands), and pernicious anemia.

 

Vitiligo is a chronic disease, and its course is variable. Most commonly, it comes on rapidly, followed by a period of stability or slow progression of the problem. In about 30 percent of cases, the affected skin may begin to repigment naturally in sun-exposed areas as melanocytes migrate in from surrounding normal skin or from deep in the hair follicles. Skin that recovers in this way or with treatment usually shows small dots of repigmentation around involved hair follicles.

 

List of Home Remedies for Vitiligo

  • A small study at the Department of Dermatology of the University of Alabama Birmingham Medical Center found that supplementation with folic acid, vitamin B12, and vitamin C resulted in noticeable repigmentation of the subjects’ skin. I therefore suggest taking a vitamin-B complex containing 100 milligrams of each of the major B vitamins and at least 400 micrograms of folic acid daily; 1,000 micrograms of vitamin B12 daily, and 2,000 milligrams of vitamin C twice daily.

  • Homeopathic remedies that may be recommended for vitiligo include Alum, Natrum carbonicum, Phosphorus, Sepia, Silica, and Sulfur. The exact remedy is best chosen by a qualified homeopath.

 

  • Opaque cosmetic cover-ups such as Dermablend and Covermark can be exactly matched to your normal skin tone. Such products are commonly used for small areas of pigment loss, especially on the face and hands. However, they do rub off and have to be reapplied during the day.

 

  • Apply a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher on a daily basis to all depigmented spots to protect the affected skin from sunburn and photoaging. A sunblock containing zinc oxide and titanium dioxide is preferable. Do this even if you do not anticipate being outdoors, as your skin is exposed to sunlight through windows in your home and car. Areas of vitiligo no longer have any protective pigment, burn easily, and are more susceptible to developing skin cancer. A product called Total Block combines an SPF of 60 with antioxidants and cover-up protective liquid makeup to cover and protect areas of vitiligo in a cosmetically pleasing way.

 

  • Avoid skin trauma as much as possible, as cuts and abrasions frequently are followed by vitiligo in the affected areas.

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47 Response to "Home Remedies for Vitiligo"

  • Tina

    I have vitiligo..i have trying different medicine..bt there is not any effect of it..its spreading ..i m 22 years old..i feeling so embarrass when i go outside …pls help me

  • Rita

    Hi..plz tell me home remedies for vitiligo..i also suffer from vitiligo..

  • Bruno

    Hai!i am 23 yrs…having vitiligo on my lower lips since 8 years…..now am under treatment for 3 months…..but no result found yet……so someone please help me to cure it…..

    • Charles Finkenbine

      My wife used nivea creme and all her white spots are gone or shrinking. She stared with one spot first and moved to others. When she stared with the nivea creme they went away. It is amazing.

  • Jayshree

    I tried Ayurveda, they have guaranteed it will completely cure. I did the treatment from Ayurveda Medical college, Udyavara, Mangalore.

    it does shows improvement in my daughters skin…has not spread either. Avoid citrus fruits and fish specially.

  • Rachel mjathu

    I have mucosa vitiligo which has affected my bottom lips what home remedies would you advice me. It’s really getting bad. being a girl makes me feel embarrassed

  • Angel

    Hi, please try homeopathy medicine. Go see a homeopathic specialist. And see if it helps it’s best to see a qualified homepathy.

    • Yolanda

      Eat lots of seedless raisins and drink pure fresh liquidized carrot juice all day and every day!

  • [email protected]

    Hi
    Try turmeric mixed in mustard oil. Honestly you do see some of the white spots disappearing. I too have had vitiligo for 17 years and it has affected me a lot too because it is over 90% of my body.

    • Yasir raja

      hi, can you tell me how to mix and how to apply, and how long does it take to cure??? thanks

  • I have spots at my back i went to a derma to check it she conducted lab test to see if there is fungi so the result is negTive. She said its not q vitiligo. But the med she gave no effect it spread more. Do its a vitiligo? But i dont fel any itchy. now im trying herbal med. Tumeric juice and tumeric powder with mustard oil.

  • Leanne

    My daughter is 3 she has had a small circular patch under her knee and some odd patching on her arm. I was told by some doctors it was fungal and some say possibly vitiligo. I am so stressed and really worried. I have booked with a specialist so hoping it is not Vitigio but a birthmark perhaps.. hoping…

    • Rumena

      That is how i first developed viterligo. It is in your best option to get treatment to her as soon as possible before it spreads.

    • Srilal

      I had early stages of Vitiligo in 1998, I saw a skin specialist in Uk and he recommended:-
      ELOCON (mometasone furoate) Cream, 0.1% contains mometasone furoate for topical use. I used sparingly (thick coat) on the spots developed in my face and back of my palms. Within few months the spots dissapeared and halted the spread of vitiligo.

    • Grace

      Vitiligo is a fungus, is what I read so I do not get why my dermatologist does a scrapping runs off to check and comes back and says this is not fungus I read a strict candida diet for ninety days and Chinese herbs is very helpful
      There is a simple remedy of Food grad hydrogen peroxide 3 percent applied repeatedly to the area like ten times a day along with mixture of dilutes borax after thirty days see change. some cases are genetic.
      The Chinese hospitals know how to cure it , look up China studies. I think many times there is an assumption that all health information research and studies are shared internationally and agreed upon , but this is not the case many things that work and cure things may never see the light of day at your local hospital just follow the money and you will understand whyl

  • Rathika

    any body please tell me natural treatment for vitiligo

  • Nitin

    i have Vitiligo its seem 2yera ago i taking verious tablet but not recovery. how to recovery plz tell me

  • Neha

    My sister have 14 years vitiligo problem but she 15% affected in neck,finger,leg. she regularly treatment but no benfit. Now it spreading. plz send me any home reameady Early.or any best treatment.

    • Rishabh

      Hi I have/had vitiligo on two of my fingers. I have been taking homeopathic medicine from Dr. Batra’s in India for the last four years and there hasn’t been any further spreading and the affected area has mainly repigmented. I would highly recommend going to a homeopathic clinic.

      • Waleska

        Please tell me where i can go and whom to talk to. I have white hair in my eyebrow and the vitiligo it is starting. If i get thosr white spots i dont know what am capable of. Please help me

      • Rashmi Ranjan

        Hi Rishabh, At what age your vitiligo started? My daughter is suffering from it. She also has hypothroid . I am thinking to take help from Dr Batra.
        Did you have any autoimmnue disease?

      • Julia kabir

        MY DAUGHTER HAS BEEN TRYING DR. BATRAS BUT KNOW SHE HAS PATCHES ALL OVER HER BODY .
        SHE IS KNOW EVEN SCARED TO GO TO SCHOOL

    • Neha

      I am 20 old fighting with vitiligo since 1 year midicine could no helped but my fdz’s father said me a remedy that helped for stop growing white spot .as well as very sly decreasing i request u plz applay it it does not require any cost .i am very happy forsharing my exp plz try

      • Ramesh

        Hi Neha,
        Can you share the medicine/oinment name, so that it will be helpful to others.
        W/Thanks
        Ramesh

      • August

        Im 15 and had vitiligo since i was 4 years old, I probably have 75% vitiligo spots on my body. Sure people look at me different but i just live with it, Its a problem i have to carry. most of my friends stand by me and say it looks really cool though but me and my family have been waiting for a cure. Whats the Medicine and is it harmful?

        • Hello August, any of the remedies you will find here can help you with your vitiligo.

      • Sowjanya

        Kindly let us know that treatment you have used to get it reduced.

      • Faisal

        hello there… can u plz share the remedy for vitiligo which worked for you…

  • Jean

    Last year my dermatologist looked at me for 5 minutes and diagnosed me with vitiligo followed by a prescribed Protopic ointment. I only had white spots right under my lower lip, chin, and a small one in between. Protopic made these spots BIGGER and WHITER. So I gave up and my mom suggested a folk remedy for white spots (not clinically diagnosed as Vitiligo). I slice up a clove of garlic and apply the ‘juice’ of it on my white spots. Warning: this can burn A LOT. It actually made the white spots less noticeable. And recently my routine is applying the garlic then immediately apply raw coconut oil. Then at night I apply some kind of polysporin. Not a drastic improvement, but it works for me!

    • Pinky

      what is polysporin?

  • Dorothy

    I have vitiligo on almost all my body,and would really love to know of treatments or things that would help this condition

  • Pramod Dey

    Sir, I am suffering vitiligo since last 12 years and now it is spreading all over my body. Please suggest the natural vitiligo treatment system.

  • Sobia Imran

    please inform what were those thee vitamins and extract.
    my daughter is 11y old i notice it from 2weeks her eyelids are affected.
    kindly help me in this regards

  • Demicky

    I have a white part on my upper lip right from my birth and i am now 35, can that be a vitiligo? What can i do to make the part normal? Pls it is a shameful thing to me, it make me uncomfortable.

  • Mathews M J

    Hi,

    Kindly share me those 3 vitamins and 1 herbal extract which helped your Vitiligo problem.

    Thank you.

  • Bernadette

    Vitiligo spreading fast…help please

  • Stan

    Did the turmeric work

    • Dimple

      Hi Neha,
      Can you share the medicine/oinment name, so that it will be helpful to others.
      Thanks
      Dimple

  • Ravinder kumar

    Dear All

    I am father of 24 yrs. of age mantally retarded daughter ,now she has some white spots on near to right eye for the last 30 days. doctor said it is vitiligo .pls guside me how to do no.very much depressed.

    tks

    • Aditya

      hello sir,
      i can suggest you some good mede;
      -Antoxid HC tablets(daily 1 at night)
      -Avoid milk,milk products(except oil),lemon,orange
      -eat fresh meal daily,carrots,cucumber,salads,etc
      -take urine of cow(15 ml) with 1/4 spoon of turmeric with 1 glass of water,daily morning before breakfast.

  • Oybek

    what kind of medicine did you take for treatment the vitiligo. Please let me know if possible

  • Reena kumar

    i have very agressive vitiligo which covered my body about 75% in two years and is very itchy please advise me what to do because i tried uv treatments and injections but nothing helps

  • Asha

    Hi, I would appreciate your help regarding vitiligo. do I use just turmeric powder used for curries or does it need to be raw turmeric. thank you

  • Guest

    apply raddish leaves juice on white patches , it really works .try it u will be surprised…

    • Sobia Imran

      kindly inform how to recover from vitiligo?

    • Avril

      Are your white spots back to normal.

    • Pinky

      how many months I apply raddish leaves juice?

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