Natural Remedies and Supplements for Improving Vitiligo Symptoms - Ted's Q&A

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Posted by T (The Swimming Pool) on 07/16/2013

Hi Ted- I have read your thread about vitiligo and hydrogen peroxide and it sounds very logical.

I was recently diagnosed with vitiligo (I am 34 years old) and I have only had it about a year. It is mainly on my hands, but I have faint patches on each of my shins. I also have a small patch on each armpit. The first patch started on my hand after swimming in a public swimming pool three times a week for 4 weeks. Do you think I may have picked up a fungus in the pool?

I have been researching remedies and I don't know where to start. I guess I am asking what your opinion would be, if you think it is logical I have fungus, and what would you recommend I take?

Thank you so much in advance!

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

I would likely try H2O2: a 3% solution in drinking water and a 1.5% solution for topical application on the skin. The vitiligo is hard to kill because they grow inside the cells, and while the condition appears to be autoimmune, it is not. The most popular treatment is B12 1000 mcg a day.

Also most people who have vitiligo have low stomach acid, as evidenced by their bloating after a meal, or digestion such as constipation or diarrhea. If that applies, you need to take B6, 3 times a day such as 50 mg x 3. Swimming pools contain a lot of fungus spores. Because of this several antifungals has been proven to work, such as PABA, 1000 mg x 2, vitamin D 10,000 mg., B12 1000 mcg, and copper in the form of chlorophyll or chelated amino acid such as phenylalanine. There are the mainstays of vitiligo treatment. To allow the immune system to see this health condition, you need beta glucan from mushrooms with lots of vitamin C (without calcium). There are others, but that's the one I will try.


Replied by Joshua
Los Angeles

Would the topical solution of 1.5% H202 and borax be okay for daily use? Your other post on this subject talks about only doing it for a month.

Replied by Ami
Ahmedabad, India

Is the 10,000 mg of Vit D a typo. Such large dose daily would cause toxicity.

Replied by Lou
Tyler, Tx

If someone's Vitamin D is depleted, they usually tell you to take high doses for a few weeks and then taper down to a normal dose.