Let us talk about Protopic Vitiligo treatment today.
If you are suffering from Vitiligo then you must have heard about Protopic and how it can cure Vitiligo.
In the Vitiligo Cure article, we said that there is no effective treatment for Vitiligo. But some people have found Protopic to be effective.
You might be tempted to try it out yourself looking at the results other people suffering from Vitiligo have got using Protopic.
In this article let us dig deep and find out exactly what Protopic is and what it does.
What is Protopic?
Protopic ointment is prescribed to treat moderate to severe Eczema. It helps to suppress the immune response in the area of skin on which it is applied.
Protopic is a second-line treatment. It means that it is to be used when other medicines have failed or when your doctor recommends it.
It is usually prescribed for adults and children above the age of 2 years who do not have weakened immune system. It is strictly not for children below the age of 2 years.
Protopic comes in 2 strengths, 0.1% and 0.03%. People above the age of 16 years can use either of the two strengths but for children below the age of 16 years, only 0.03% strength is recommended.
It is also recommended that this ointment be used for short periods of time. If needed, you can repeat the use of Protopic in breaks.
Just keep in mind that Protopic is not recommended for people who are allergic to Tacrolimus or any other ingredient which is used in Protopic. The best way to know is to consult your doctor before you think of using Protopic.
Currently the approved label of Protopic has no specific mention to cure Vitiligo.
So then why Protopic is used to treat Vitiligo?
Does Protopic Vitiligo Treatment Work?
Protopic is now-a-days prescribed by some Dermatologists for treating Vitiligo.
Studies have shown that some people suffering from Vitiligo have experienced re-pigmentation in the areas of skin where Protopic was used.
However, do keep in mind that at this time the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory requirements do not support the use of Protopic for treating Vitiligo.
The common side effects observed while using Protopic to cure Eczema are itching, stinging and burning.
However, the risks and side effects of Protopic Vitiligo treatment are not entirely known. And that is why it is better to consult your doctor before using Protopic for treating Vitiligo.
So then why some Dermatologists recommend Protopic Vitiligo treatment?
Autoimmunity is believed to be one of the causes of Vitiligo. What it means that your immune system works against you and attacks Melanocytes which give your skin its color.
Protopic when applied helps to suppress the immune response in the local area of the skin where it is applied. This is how Protopic is known to cure eczema. And since, Vitiligo is also an immune disease; it works to cure Vitiligo as well for some people.
Other than this Protopic is known to work only on the skin and does not mix with the blood. So the chances of its spreading inside the whole body are minimal. And so, many people believe it is safe to follow Protopic Vitiligo treatment.
Should I take up Protopic Vitiligo treatment?
This is question which many people have now-a-days because of the effectiveness of Protopic to treat Vitiligo for some people.
Because so many people have benefitted from using Protopic, you might too.
In any case, it is always better to get a medical opinion before you take up Protopic Vitiligo treatment.
Protopic is just one Vitiligo cream. In the next article we will talk about how a Vitiligo cream can help you cure your Vitiligo and its different types.