Climatotherapy for Vitiligo. Our research continues.
For over 40 years, the shores of the Dead Sea are home to many patients with skin diseases, full of confidence and hope in this "miraculous" therapy, seeking relief for their chronic symptoms. Almost all of them indeed leave this area with a greatly improved quality of life, and often for a long remission of their disease. This "natural" therapy has repeatedly been the subject of scientific and clinical studies, reporting and confirming its outstanding success (PubMed.)
Dr. Marco Harari has recently wrote (external link, pdf) "More than four decades after being studied, Dead Sea climatotherapy can be considered now as a natural and simple dermatological treatment, highly effective and free of side effects, that requires, in order to obtain optimal results, a medical and individualized follow-up for each patient."
Dead Sea climatotherapy is a successful treatment option for vitiligo, although the mode of action has escaped definition and no standardized treatment protocol has been developed so far. VRF's team has descended 400 meters below the sea level again, this time on the Israeli side, to continue our research in climatotherapy for vitiligo.
Public beach next to the LOT hotel is very well maintained and attracts scores of swimmers while private hotel beaches are being renovated before the next tourist season begins in March.
From left to right: Dr. Marco Harari, MD, DMZ Clinic Manager; Prof. Andrija Stanimirovich, MD, Member of VRF Scientific Advisory Board; Dr. Igor Korobko, DSci., VRF Chief Scientific Director.
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What is coming?
New York Vitiligo Community Meeting
Our next meeting will be after the World Vitiligo Day conference in Detroit on Thursday, July 20th, 2017, at 7PM - 8:30PM on the 11th floor of NYU's Ambulatory Care Ce...20 July 2017 19:00, 240 East 38th Street, New York, NY
Master Class On Vitiligo In Pediatric Age
will be held alongside “International Forum on Paediatric Dermatology”, which will take place in Rome (Italy), on October 5-7, 2017. This is an exciting opportunity t...06 October 2017 09:00, P.zza Giovanni Randaccio, 1 - Rome...
What causes vitiligo?
The precise cause of vitiligo is not well understood. The white areas appear due to loss of the pigment (melanin) that gives skin its color and protects it from the su...
Is vitiligo contagious?
Vitiligo is NOT contagious. It cannot be passed on or caught from touching someone with vitiligo, shaking hands, swimming in the same pool, sharing towels, sitting nex...
Who is prone to vitiligo?
Vitiligo affects 0.5-2% of the population, and occurs in all races and all social levels. Vitiligo can affect people of all ages, but often starts between the ages of ...
Isn't it just a cosmetic disorder?
Like it or not, we live in a society where appearance matters. It should come as no surprise that vitiligo impacts on the psychological well-being and quality of life ...