Ultraviolet Light For The Treatment Of Vitiligo?
At night I got vitiligo on the face on my left cheek and on the lips there was also a white spot, about ultraviolet light therapy can heal well and how much is the price for doing ultraviolet light therapy, thanks
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Vitiligo is a skin disorder that causes skin color to brighter / whiter in some areas of the body due to damage to melanin pigment under the skin layer. Vitiligo can occur and be influenced by several factors including heredity, sun exposure, having autoimmune diseases, exposure to chemicals / radiation, etc.
Vitiligo symptoms appear white skin due to lack of melanin pigment / skin pigment, no pain, itching or numbness / no disturbance of sensation in the skin.
Some skin diseases that have similar appearance to vitiligo include tinea versicolor / phlegm, pityriasis alba, hypopigmentation after inflammatory reactions, leprosy, etc.
Provision of therapy in vitiligo patients is to use creams that contain SPF in order to protect the skin from direct sun exposure and creams that contain steroids. Ultraviolet light therapy / phototherapy can also be done. Provision of light therapy must be monitored by a doctor and carried out in stages to get maximum results. Furthermore, operative measures can also be carried out on the consideration of a doctor. Regarding the price for the action taken, each health service has a different policy. I suggest having a discussion or asking directly with a doctor or hospital that has the service.
To avoid the severity of symptoms, you should always use a sunscreen when you are doing activities outside the home. In addition, covered clothes (long sleeves and long pants / skirts) can help to avoid direct sunlight exposure. Immediately contact the nearest doctor if symptoms become more widespread or are accompanied by other skin disorders.
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