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Three Taboos for Vitiligo Patients

taboos for vitiligo patientsVitiligo is a kind of common skin pigment loss skin disease. So what matters vitiligo patients should pay attention to in their daily dietary? There are three taboos vitiligo patients need pay attention to.

1. Avoid excessive intake of vitamin C.

Vitamin C is a kind of reducing agent, it participate in the metabolism of tyrosine, inhibit the dopa oxidation, it can make the melanin pigments formed in the skin reduce into colorless substance and water soluble glue sample material and make the melanin pigment formation reduced. The vitamin C contains in many kinds of fruits, vegetables and some plant leaves. The fruits rich in vitamin C include melons, grapefruits, pawpaws, strawberries, citrus, oranges, watermelons, wild jujubes and so on. Fruit juices rich in vitamin C include grapefruit juice and orange juice. Some fruit juices can strengthen the vitamin C, including apple juice, acidified juice and grape juice. The vegetables rich in vitamin C include bamboo shoots, cabbages, broccoli,cauliflowers, leaf mustard, chilies red or green, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and tomato juice. Generally speaking, the fruits and vegetables with sour flavor normally rich in vitamin C. What we emphasized the foods vitiligo patients should limited in their daily life is some foods contain too much vitamin C such as citrus, apples and tomatoes this kind of foods you should make the necessary restrictions, but in outpatient disease history records, we rarely found intake vitamin C food induce the occurrence of vitiligo or the expand of skin lesions, the more records are too much intake vitamin C medication such as long-term internal intake health care products like fruit vitamin C. Some doctor prescribe medicine contains vitamin C to vitiligo patients cause the localized vitiligo turn into generalized vitiligo.

2. Vitiligo patients should avoid wines and seafood.

There are many cases about drinking and eating seafood induce or worsen vitiligo. Excessive drinking or eating seafood over one week can induce vitiligo. Some outpatients can clearly point out the causal relationship about the onset of vitiligo with drinking and eating seafood, some patients said every time after they drinking or eating seafood their vitiligo will expand, part of the patients reflects they feel itching on their vitiligo site after drinking.

3 Avoid intake food containing phenol.

Many plant foods like coffee, vegetables, fruits containing too much phenol have the effect of poisoning melanophore. Moreover, we found many patients with the habits have the partiality for a particular kind of food, excessively intake beverages, and patients have weight problem, their vitiligo often hard to control.


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