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4 Mistakes to Avoid During Vitiligo Treatment

Vitiligo is a common skin condition that affects people of varying races every year. It is a condition in which the skin loses pigmentation, and it can occur in any part of the body. The most common areas vitiligo affects are the face and hands, the reason for this is unknown. Vitiligo is an incurable skin condition that often worsens with time. However, the condition is treatable to an extent. Upon starting your vitiligo treatment, there are several things that you’ll need to avoid doing.

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Skipping treatments

While vitiligo treatment does not cure the disease, it does ease the appearance of it. There are several treatment options for vitiligo, but none of the options are specifically for the disease, rather treatments for other skin conditions that happen to work on vitiligo.

Skipping your vitiligo treatments will not “hurt” you in any way, but it will cause your skin to immediately start losing pigmentation again. Vitiligo treatments are designed to halt the disease at its current state, to prevent it from worsening. When you miss a treatment, you allow the disease to essentially restart and it often comes back with a vengeance.


Dietary issues

Whereas there is no “vitiligo diet” per se, there are several dietary changes you can make to prevent vitiligo, boost your immune system, and slow the profession of the disease.
Foods to consume:
  • Bananas
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Leafy greens
  • Root vegetables such as carrots
  • Apples
Foods to avoid:
  • Blueberries
  • Citrus foodsc
  • Grapes
  • Pickles
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee
  • Red meat
  • Pomegranate seeds
The key difference between the above foods is that the foods on the avoid list contain anti-pigmentation properties that can make the disease worse.

Sun damage

Vitiligo leads to pale skin that is sensitive to the sun’s harmful rays. Regardless of the severity of the disease and the stage that it’s in, those with Vitiligo need to wear sunscreen at all times. Yes, even if it isn’t a sunny day. It’s recommended that people with this disease use at least 50 SPF daily to protect against the sun’s rays.

Using conventional treatment methods

The reason for this final point is simple, there aren’t any guaranteed conventional treatment methods for treating vitiligo. It’s best to use natural methods of treatment or treatment for vitiligo or methods that are a bit obscure but have proven themselves.

Vitiligo is an unfortunate autoimmune disease that affects a wide number of people around the world. It leads to depigmented skin that is sensitive to sun rays and is permanent. You can help decrease the effects of Vitiligo simply by adding in foods that benefit the skin, engaging in unconventional treatment methods, and consulting your doctor about other options you have.


4 Mistakes to Avoid During Vitiligo Treatment



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