Treatment of Vitiligo
These are a few of the natural, holistic, treatment methods that can be used to combat vitiligo.
Psoralens are a group of naturally occurring substance that have the effect of sensitizing skin and enhancing the tanning effect of UV light (sunlight). Psoralens are found naturally in many herbal components, being isolated from celery, figs, parsley and West Indian satinwood, etc. The seeds of Psoralea corylifolia are the most commonly used source of psoralens in Herbal as well as Indian Ayurvedic medicine.
Allopathic Treatment Options
Steroids are a fairly potent suppressor of the immune system and can, therefore, be of benefit in the treatment of auto-immune diseases. Steroids are commonly used in the form of topical creams and ointments during the early stages of Vitiligo. The use of steroids is usually recommended for a period of three months and the effect is generally temporary. Local and systemic side effects may limit the use of steroids for prolonged treatment.