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Homeopathy for Vitiligo Treatment

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Vitiligo, also known as leucoderma, is a relatively common skin disorder, in which white spots or patches appear on the skin. These spots are caused by destruction or weakening of the pigment cells in those areas, resulting in the pigment being destroyed or no longer produced. In most cases, vitiligo is believed to be an autoimmune-related disorder. In vitiligo, only the colour of the skin is affected but texture and other skin qualities remain normal. The hair may also turn white that grows in areas affected by vitiligo.

It occurs when the melanocytes, cells responsible for skin pigmentation, die or are unable to function. The precise cause of vitiligo is complex and not fully understood. There is some evidence suggesting it is caused by a combination of auto-immune,genetic, and environmental factors.

CLINICAL FEATURES

ONSET

  • Insidious.

LOCATION

  • Common sites, to start with, are pressure points, i.e. knuckles, elbows, lips.

Symptoms

  • Lesion do not itch.

LESION

  • Start as white localised macules.
  • Rounded, well defined at onset.
  • Adjacent lesions coalesce.
  • As they increase in size, become irregular.
  • Spread to involve greater parts of the body.
  • Depigmented lesion is surrounded by area of apparent hyper pigmentation.
  • No sensory loss in lesion.
  • Every little trauma heals with depigmentation.
  • Lesions are hypersensitive to sunlight.

Diagnosis

·        Clinical.

GENERAL MANAGEMENT

·        Reassurance.
·        Treat associated disorder.
·        If iatrogenic, identify & withdraw offending agent.
·        Avoid physical trauma.
·        Adequate mental rest.
·        Improve general health.

Homeopathic Treatment

BOERICKE- SKIN- LEUCODERMA.

  • Ars.alb.
  • Ars.sulph.flavum.
  • Bacillinum.
  • Graphites.
  • Merc sol.
  • Nat.mur.
  • Nit.acid.
  • Nux vom.
  • Phos.
  • Sep.
  • Sil.
  • Sulph.
  • Thuja.