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What is Food Taboo for Vitiligo Patients

what is food taboo for vitiligo patientVitiligo is a skin depigmentation skin disease. So what is food taboo for vitiligo patient? It can divided into three taboos.

1. Taboo one is avoid intake too much vitamin C.

Vitamin C is a reducing agent, participate in the tyrosine metabolism, inhibit the oxidation of dopa, make the formatted melanin pigment in the skin reduce into colorless substance and make the melanin pigment turn into water soluble gelatinoid and decrease the melanin formation. Vitamin C exist in many fruits, vegetables and leaves of the plants. Fruits rich in vitamin C contains sweet melons, grapefruits, pawpaws, strawberries, citrus, oranges, watermelons and wild jujubes. The fruit juices rich in vitamin C includes grapefruit juice and orange juice. Some fruit juices strengthen the vitamin C includes apple juice, sour fruit juice and grape fruit juice. Some vegetables rich in vitamin C includes asparagus, cauliflower, cabbages, leaf mustard, green chilies and red chilies, sweet potatoes, potatoes, tomatoes and tomato juice. Generally speaking, the fruits and vegetables with sour flavor contains much vitamin C. What we emphasize vitiligo patient should control the intake of some foods rich in vitamin C such as citrus, apples, tomatoes and so on, but in the outpatient history collection, we rarely found patients with vitiligo or their vitiligo enlarged because of intake of too much foods rich in vitamin C, more we found is long term intake medication vitamin C such as long term intake daily health care orally take fruit flavor vitamin C, or in the treatment process of other disease, some patients long term orally intake large dose vitamin C or injected large amount of vitamin C. There are also some hospitals or doctors prescribed some medicines contains vitamin C for vitiligo patients which cause the limited vitiligo changed into sporadic vitiligo.

2 food taboo two for vitiligo patients is wines and seafood.

There are many vitiligo cases indicates that drinking or eating seafood can cause or worsen vitiligo. Often after about one week over drinking or over eating seafood cause vitiligo. Some outpatient can clearly pointed out the causal relationship between the onset of their vitiligo and drinking, eating seafood, some patients complain that every time they drinking or eating seafood their vitiligo will enlarged, part of the vitiligo patients reflect after drinking, their vitiligo itching. Some vitiligo patients engaged in food service industry, driver, or can not abstain wine, it is often very hard to control their vitiligo spreading. The pathogenesis might related to the wine influence the nerve endocrine secreting function, damage the livers, influence the absorption and synthesis of protein and zinc. As for seafood, it might cause allergic reaction and lead to the immunity disorder which finally cause vitiligo. But in the outpatient cases, we rarely truly found eat mutton cause the onset of vitiligo.

3. Food taboo three is avoid eating foods contains phenol.

There are many plant foods contains much phenol such as coffee, vegetables, fruits, it all have cytotoxic effects to the melanocytes. So clinical discovered these patients with negative diet habits like particular about foods, have dietary bias, drink too much carbonated beverages and obese children, their disease is always hard to control.


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