Autoimmune Disorders Community
Vitiligo repigmentation
Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Vitiligo repigmentation

I developed vitiligo shortly after giving birth, 18 years ago.
For the longest time it was stark white and large, segmental and on my face. I have it no where else.
Since I learned I have food allergies (most likely celiac, I have no had a biopsy to confirm, but suffer from a DH rash on my palms) and I have changed my diet, my vitiligo is pink, almost the same color as the rest of my skin now. it went from being stable to this "re pigmentation"
Is that what is happening? Further to that, can I assume I am correcting the underlying auto immune disorder? Will the vitiligo keep re pigmenting?
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
351246_tn?1379685732
Hi!
Vitiligo is thought to be an autoimmune disorder with the body’s immune system destroying the pigment cells. Usually re-pigmentation is difficult to achieve and there may be some success with the various treatments available.
At times vitiligo is due to Addison’s disease, or hyperthyroidism or vitamin B12 deficiency or pernicious anemia. Treating these disorders can cause the vitiligo patch to re-pigment.
The other possibility is that you have Pityriasis alba. These are white patches of skin that appear due to mild dermatitis. Applying a moisturizing cream and keeping the skin well hydrated help decrease the whiteness and the patch looks like the normal skin color in fair skinned individuals.
Leukoderma or white skin patch can also appear due to tuberous sclerosis, leprosy, pityriasis versicolor, lichen planus, and syphilis. However, these may not be the cause in your case due to the presentation and behavior of the white patches.
Do discuss this with your doctor (skin specialist). Take care!
Blank
798555_tn?1292791151
There are two other B vitamins that apparently have reversed the light pigmentation in some people with Vitaligo.

PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid), and pantothenic acid as B-5, Google these. I'm trying these right now.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Autoimmune Disorders Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Autoimmune Answerers
1530171_tn?1362547225
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
434278_tn?1324709825
Blank
karajo
Spearsville, LA
1756321_tn?1377771734
Blank
Red_Star
Queensland, Australia
8221281_tn?1397574572
Blank
Pantx
Denton, TX
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
nutrinut_bob
1340994_tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC