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Are there alternative treatments for vitiligo?

Over-the-counter shampoos containing active ingredients like tar, sulfur, zinc, and antifungal drugs can treat scalp outbreaks of seborrheic dermatitis. For facial outbreaks, antifungal medications can reduce inflammation and scaling. Taking ginkgo biloba, skin grafts and tattooing are alternative and experimental treatments for vitiligo.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
There are some alternative treatments for vitiligo, but their benefits and potential side effects are not well understood. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, some vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids have been reported to restore pigment in some people with vitiligo. Certain other alternative treatments have been studied, but for all these approaches, more research is needed. Consult your doctor before trying any alternative therapy for vitiligo.

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