Steroids is no more effective as a long term treatment for Vitiligo

Steroids is used by conventional doctors for vitiligo as a primary therapy, it may be in form of topical (local) application, oral tablets or injections. Steroids does help initially.

However, the common experience is that on stopping its use, not only does vitiligo return, but it may even increase and it is made more difficult to treat. This experience and opinion is based on our study what we do with each and every patient who come for the vitiligo treatment.

Some points must be noted by every patient or patient, before taking steroids or steroids in any form E Again steroids may help initially for a short time.

  • Steroids lead to relapse of Vitiligo when you discontinue it.
  • New patch which born having more strength then initial patches and very difficult to treat it as routine case.
  • Steroids treated vitiligo is more difficult to treat
  • It is wise to avoid steroid during any stage of Vitiligo
  • Steroids puts you to the vicious cycle of dependency
  • Steroids dependents have to come out of the vicious cycle

We share this information on base of thousands of vitiligo patients to whom we had treated and they had same issue of steroids use in past to get result.Also this information is supported by various literatures of Ayurveda. Also, as per the medical aspects of ayurveda to treat vitiligo, steroids in any form (oral, systemic or local) is not a wise option for treating Vitiligo. Steroids is an immuno-suppressive measure which helps but it also leads to an inevitable relapse in most cases after stopping its the use.

It has been observed in daily practice, that, use of steroids produces dramatic result initially. However, its influence is quite superficial, as the vitiligo spots tend to relapse (more aggressively) at times. The routine use of steroids is not recommended due to the following observations :

  • It helps only superficially and temporality
  • Stopping of the steroids eventually leads to the reappearance of vitiligo spots or eruptions
  • The eruption, which relapses after the use of steroids, are more resistant than before
  • The relapse of disease (vitiligo) following stopping steroids is often difficult to manage with milder medicines.
  • The extent of eruptions increase after stopping the steroids in most cases
  • Steroids produce side effects by hampering the immunity, lowering resistance, disturbing hormonal cycle, etc.
  • Steroids leads to dependency

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