A real #VitiligoCure is the Holy Grail
In my previous post I commented on the fact that current #vitiligo #treatments focus on the symptoms rather than the causes of the condition. This approach is fine, as far as it goes. After all, the white patches – the obvious symptom of vitiligo - are the main problem. In fact, as far as most vitiligo sufferers are concerned, they are the only problem. No white spots = no more problem. However, there are several drawbacks to this approach to the condition.
I’m not saying the available treatments are not worth trying; far from it. I think everyone should be proactive in dealing with their health. But I do think the emphasis should be on getting to the real source of the problem and fixing that because only then can you be confident of improving your overall condition and getting rid of your white patches permanently.
Of course, getting to the real source of each individual’s vitiligo is the Holy Grail. If anyone knew how to do that the drug companies would be getting even richer, there would be no need for vitiligo support groups and I wouldn’t be endlessly blogging on the subject. But the breakthrough still seems to be some way off and I suspect that when it arrives, it will come piecemeal - in instalments – because there will need to be a variety of cures to address what appears to be a variety of causes.
Whilst I consider myself to have been extremely lucky to have almost randomly come across a nutritional regime that has almost eradicated my white patches and restored my natural skin colour by around 98%, I still consider this to be a treatment as opposed to a cure because I have yet to achieve 100% success and I am absolutely convinced that if I were to drop the nutritional supplementation the vitiligo would return. So, whilst I am extremely happy not to have had any relapse since repigmenting 5 years ago and am, in fact, still seeing improvements in the last remaining areas of uneven pigment, I am as keen as anyone to hear the good news that I am sure will one day be the topic of this blog – a real cure for vitiligo.
A vitiligo blogger since 2011. My name is Caroline. I had vitiligo for nearly 50 years before finding an effective treatment. I created this blog to share my experiences with others affected by this skin condition.