I want to ask, I have vetiligo in the neck, then I was given cloderma ointment and told to sunbathe in the morning between 07.00 – 11.00 am (10 minutes every day) Is it effective? Because I read the doctor’s article, he said don’t expose it to direct sunlight, please answer, thank you.
Hello Galuh Dewantara,
Vitiligo is a skin disorder that occurs where the loss of skin color can occur in all parts of the skin on the body. This disorder is caused by an abnormality in melanocyte cells, the cells that give the body its skin color.
Vitiligo gives symptoms in the form of loss of skin color which can be accompanied by a rash with reddish edges and can also be accompanied by itching. Some of the risk factors associated with vitiligo include:
Family history (heredity) Stress Sunburn Autoimmune disease
The ointment given is an ointment containing the active ingredient clobetasol, this ointment is classified as a steroid class drug. The use of this ointment should be given on the instructions of a doctor. By drying in the sun, it is hoped that the melanocyte cells can be reactivated so that the skin color can return to its original state, but you should first consult with a dermatologist and gynecologist to conduct an examination of the skin condition you are experiencing so that the right treatment for the condition can be given. vitiligo.
Some suggestions that can be done in vitiligo conditions include avoiding excessive stress, using sunscreen when doing outdoor activities, and avoiding the use of skin medications without prior doctor's instructions.
I hope this information is helpful.