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Hello sir, I am suffering from fungal infection on the part of my neck area. As well as shoulder or a bit on the our local term we call it "sehula" basically a white patch which somehow caused me irritation. I have been using dk gel from past few days. Do not know becoz of the overdose or what I got rashes over there .plzz tell me what should I opt now. Should I stop using any soap or any baodywash? I need your response urgently.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 94% (12508 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Using local application doesn't cure fungal infections. They go temporarily and come back again once you stop the medicine. The permanent solution of it is in homoeopathic treatment. You can contact me through Lybrate or consult a good homoeopath nearby.
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Vitiligo - Know The Symptoms and Treatments!

Dr. Amit Kerure 90% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, Dr. Alex Ginzburg Clinic
Dermatologist, Navi Mumbai
Vitiligo - Know The Symptoms and Treatments!

Vitiligo is a skin disorder where white patches of depigmentation develop on the skin and keep enlarging. This disorder is long-term and continuous in nature. The patches appear due to the death of melanocytes within the skin. Melanocytes are skin pigment producing cells, which produce melanin. Vitiligo can affect the skin of several areas, including the eyes, hair and the portion inside the mouth.


The causes of this disease are as follows:

  1. Autoimmune disorders in which the immune system of a patient becomes over reactive, and the melanocytes are destroyed.
  2. This disease may also occur due to genetic oxidative stress imbalance.
  3. Stressful events may also lead to vitiligo.
  4. Harm or damage to the skin from sunburns or cuts also leads to vitiligo.
  5. Exposure of the skin to several harmful chemicals may be a cause.
  6. Neural disorders are also responsible for vitiligo.
  7. Vitiligo may also happen from viral causes or may be hereditary and passed on from family members.


Vitiligo has only one major symptom. White, flat spots and patches develop on the surface of the skin. The earliest of these white patches appear on the parts of the body which are exposed to the sun continuously.

It starts off as a simple spot in the beginning and gradually, the spot starts getting pale and finally turns white. The patches have irregular shapes, and in some cases the edges get inflamed and are red in color. Itchiness is experienced in the affected areas. Symmetrical patches signify slow development of vitiligo.

The two major types of vitiligo are:

  1. Non segmental vitiligo, which affects the back of the hand, the arms, knees, elbows, feet, mouth.
  2. Segmental vitiligo, which is more stable than non segmental vitiligo but spreads faster. It usually affects areas of the skin, which are attached to nerves.


The different methods of treatment for vitiligo are:

  1. Phototherapy with UVB and UVA light: Exposing the affected area of the skin to UVB lamps is a popular cure for vitiligo. This treatment can be performed easily at home. UVA treatment incorporates taking of a drug which makes the skin more sensitive to ultraviolet light and then the skin is exposed to high doses of UVA light.
  2. Skin Camouflage: Cosmetic creams and makeup can be used to camouflage affected areas of the skin. These topical creams are waterproof.
  3. Depigmentation: Depigmentation is used to treat widespread areas affected by vitiligo. The skin color of the unaffected areas is reduced in order to match the affected areas. It is done using topical ointments.

Vitiligo is a skin disease, the major causes of which are still to be discovered. Proper care and treatment should be taken for skin areas affected by vitiligo.

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I am Suffering from white patches, tell me that whether it is vitiligo or something else. They are since 8 -10 years.

Dr. Shailender Dhawan 94% (3375 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Hello, U need not to worry about your disease as we have got expertise in treating Vitiligo. Vitiligo is a genetic disorder triggered by indigestion and stressful conditions. Suggesting any medicines or local application to you will not be a good idea, as I will require a complete case taking so that the root of cause is eliminated to prevent relapse. There is always a confusion in patients’ mind regarding choosing right treatment approach for vitiligo. Every patient has 3 choices: 1.Allopathy - gives quick results but is not very safe for long term use. 2.Homeopathy- is safe but very slow and in most of cases it can not stop the spread of disease i.e old patches show some recovery but new white patches continue to come even while using the medication. 3.Ayurveda -If one thinks about. It is difficult to find a good Consultant. KAYAKALP GLOBAL is a leading skin clinic in India treating Vitiligo (Leucoderma. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are used to purify blood and stop the spread of disease and external application are capable of quick repigmentation. We have integrated external Allopathic applications with internal Ayurvedic medication to give fast and long lasting results. With more than 20000 patients in last 15 years we have refined ayurvedic treatment which is capable of giving quick results and is safe. Vitiligo is such a detail subject that it can not be explained in few lines. There are many queries about differential diagnosis ,causes ,triggers, is it genetic, diet, curable etc. For detailed queries like: 1. Causes of vitiligo 2. Is it genetic or can it spread to next generation you can contact the clinic. U can search about work done by Dr. Shailendedr dhawan at kayakalp on vitiligo. For more information contact the clinic or visit our website. You can send pictures of the affected area by Whats app. After reviewing the case individually, will guide you about the best possible treatment and time frame.
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I am 18th year old and I have a big white patch in my leg how I do. This patch is 3 year old an its cover my all foot and leg.

Dr. Sunil Sabhnani 85% (35 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Fage
Dermatologist, Delhi
I am 18th year old and I have a big white patch in my leg how I do. This patch is 3 year old an its cover my all foot...
lybrate-user you better get treated by a dermatologist. In home atleast start sitting outside with SUNLIGHT - falling on your leg patch, for 10 min daily.
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Vitiligo - Causes And Ayurvedic Treatment!

Dr. Jyotsna Makkar 90% (28 ratings)
BAMS, MBA - Health Care Administration
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
Vitiligo - Causes And Ayurvedic Treatment!

Vitiligo is a medical condition, which causes the loss of skin color due to loss of pigmentation. This usually occurs in blotches and looks very unsightly. Vitiligo is very unpredictable and can affect any part of your body. In some cases it also affects the inside of the mouth, eyes, and hair. Vitiligo is more noticeable on people with darker skin tone.

Symptoms of Vitiligo:

  1. Premature graying or whitening of the hair in your eyebrows, eyelashes, scalp, and beard. This usually occurs before the age of 35.
  2. Skin discoloration can also occur from other parts of the body such as hands, feet, abdomen, neck and other areas.
  3. Change or loss of the color of the retina (inner layer on the eyeball).
  4. Discolored patches on and around the navel, rectum and genitals.

What causes vitiligo?

A medical disorder where your immune system destroys and attacks the melanin forming pigments in your skin. This is known as an autoimmune disorder and by far is the most common cause behind vitiligo. An event such as sudden or prolonged stress, sunburn, or being exposed to industrial chemicals. A history of family members or relatives having vitiligo in the past.

Ayurvedic Treatments for Vitiligo:

  1. Mustard and Turmeric Oil: A paste made with mustard and turmeric oil can be applied on the affected area. This is also good for the skin and reduces vitiligo. Do this at least 2 times a day to reduce the patches considerably.
  2. Duckweed: This is a type of water plant and is very rich in a mineral called lignin. It is considered a natural treatment for skin disorders and vitiligo. It will also help to restore your natural skin color.
  3. Sun screen: If you already have vitiligo, exposure in the sun can make it worse, so applying a sunscreen with SPF 30 or above (or an appropriate level of sunscreen protection) can protect your skin from further damage.
  4. Papaya: This fruit is great for restoring and reviving melanin (responsible for skin pigmentation). Drinking papaya juice or rubbing papaya on the affected area can reduce vitiligo to some extent.
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I am suffering from vitiligo on both hands, fingers, on both foot and some on lips. Please advice me the best treatment. I have already taken medicine.

Dr. Narasimhalu C.R.V.(Professor) 95% (46846 ratings)
Dermatologist, Chennai
Don't worry. Medicine available for good improvement. As the treatment varies depending on the severity. Send photos of the affected area, by direct online consultation for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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Precaution To Be Taken With White Patches!

Dr. Mohit Lodha 92% (10 ratings)
MD - Ayurveda, PGDPC
Ayurveda, Nashik
Precaution To Be Taken With White Patches!

If you are having itching on white patches after sun exposure stop using leucocure ointment for few days and contact a doctor.

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I am 26 years old woman having PCOS .I took contraceptive pills for 3 months. I am also having vitiligo patches since 13 years not spreading or increasing in size in groin and genital area. Tried Homeopathy medicine and now the white patches are covered with brown to black patches. What they can be?

Dr. Narasimhalu C.R.V.(Professor) 95% (46846 ratings)
Dermatologist, Chennai
Don't worry. Medicine available for good improvement. As the treatment varies depending on the severity. Send photos of the affected area, by direct online consultation for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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Vitiligo treatable or not having white spots on hands So how to recover old skin. Is it possible? And how much time required for process.

Dr. Sandesh Gupta 94% (4968 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
Vitiligo is a continual skin problem and differs in the intensity and magnitude in each patient. An expert should be consulted before deciding on the treatment option. Although a complete cure for the condition is not possible the treatments can be opted for to minimize the visible effects of the skin condition. As in any illness or medical condition treating early will give pronounced results, vitiligo too, if treated early can be kept under control.
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I am suffering from white patches around my neck so I had using ketofly soap weather its work or not either you may give the best soap.

Dr. Abhishek Vijayakumar 92% (2274 ratings)
MCh Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
I am suffering from white patches around my neck so I had using ketofly soap weather its work or not either you may g...
Hello, Ketofly soap works only in fungal infections but treatment must also include oral tablets. Its better you consult a dermatologist.
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