How to prevent vitiligo? That question is even more difficult to answer than the first. It’s difficult to understand the genetics of vitiligo as well as what triggers the disease in those that suffer from it. There are many professionals and researchers that have written about “the cure” for vitiligo and other forms of white skin pigmentation, and there have been a variety of medical treatments that have been reported to prevent it.
It is known that in patients with a selenoenzyme deficiency ( quarantine), half of the patients will eventually develop vitiligo or indoor dermatitis. Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) is recommended to help these patients contain it, and it is also recommended that they take a multivitamin on a daily basis so that their vitamin levels remain balanced. It is suggested that a low dosage of 400mg of Finebsun may be prescribed to help these patients contain it. The role of sunlight in vitiligo has indeed been well reported and documented. Skin pigmentation has been reported to be helped by creams or lotions containing vitamin A. A report in the medical journal “the Campaign for Pharmaceutics” states, concerning sunlight:
“This study clearly demonstrated that a low dose of vitamin A alone can significantly improve dermatitis in patients with chronic, heavy psoriasis. Similarly, a high dose of vitamin A has been shown to significantly improve the condition of two patients with primary psoriasis who also had poor vitamin density.”
Patients with vitiligo permanently wanted to avoid sunlight exposure because of the possibility of spreading to the rest of the body. This made it impractical for patients with vitiligo to wear any clothing that might reveal their condition. The white patches of skin were so aesthetically unappealing, they were often covered with bandages because exposing the white patches was revealing the entire lesion.
Exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun can cause a person to burn and can cause the skin to blister, taking the skin pigmentation with it. When the skin is blistering, it is also suffering from a significant amount of pain, and can also lead to more serious skin infections.
(Vitamin B3) can be found in a number of modern medicines, including atopic dermatitis treatment. Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition affecting people with absolutely minimal incidence. A person with atopic dermatitis who suffers from the basal cell may experience areas of skin flaking, itching, and scaling, as well as an increased tendency toward adult atopic dermatitis. While the cause of atopic dermatitis is disputed by many, it is thought that it may stem from the immune system’s reaction to seemingly harmless substances like formaldehyde in medication, or from an imbalanced function of the immunology system involving the inflammatory response of the skin.
Another treatment for psoriasis of the skin suggested by a number of practitioners and published in the “Journal of Dermatological Treatment” involves the use of topical steroid treatment to try to control the skin shedding of the inflamed areas. The treatment guidebook suggests that a series of four to six treatments over a period of one to three months can “Duffy away” the scales of the affected areas.
Another recommended method of psoriasis treatment is the use of ultraviolet light, which has been proven to reverse skin pigmentation. The treatment involves applying 10-20 minutes of UVB light to an affected area multiple times during the day.
Lastly, the widely acclaimed topical treatments of corticosteroids and topical antibiotics such as Methoxsalen and cyproheptadine can also help control skin disorders. Another interesting topical treatment involves injecting a liquid zinc solution under the affected area to help smooth the skin. This treatment has a positive effect on curing the rashes caused by psoriasis.
Keeping in mind how individual symptoms respond differently to treatment, most of the aforementioned treatments may not cure psoriasis permanently, and various other special techniques may be necessary to clear an individual’s skin of lesions.
There are a number of new innovations as well in the field of treatment for psoriasis today, and with continuous research and new technologies coming down the line, psoriasis treatment is sure to continue to get better.
New technology is being constantly developed and tested to help individuals deal with their problems with psoriasis. Most of the new innovations in the field of treatment for psoriasis are in the form of new prescription medications and should be discussed with a physician prior to beginning any medications.