Known as leucoderma, Vitiligo is a common skin condition that manifests in the form of white patches, and spots. This is caused due to the destruction of skin cells that cause pigmentation. Along with Melanocytes, the tissue inside the mouth and nose can also be affected.
Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease and it occurs when the immune system attacks the Melanocytes in the skin and destroys them. Some genetic make ups are known to cause this disorder. Also, it can run in families and people with hyperthyroidism are more prone to Vitiligo.
White patches around groin, armpits, eyes, nostrils, genitals, navel and other areas.
The risk of the white patches spreading to other areas is imminent in many patients. Vitiligo also carries a package of psychological problems to its patients as they tend to be ostracized in the society for their patches.
Homeopathy focuses on the comprehensive wellbeing of the patient and approaches Vitiligo patients in a different manner. Reassurance, sound mental health and avoiding associated physical trauma are also given importance.
After conducting an individualized physical examination of the patient, medical history and the mental makeup of the patient are also taken into consideration along with constitutional indications and treatment is provided.
Some homeopathic medicines for Vitiligo:
- Nux Vomica.
This list is not exhaustive and no homeopathic medicine should be taken without the prescription of a qualified homeopathic practitioner.
It can happen at any age from new born to old age person and equally in males and females. if left untreated for long time patches may increase in size as well as in number. Very rarely white patches may regain colour on own.
Frequently Asked Qustions
How does a person get vitiligo?
Vitiligo may be an autoimmune disease. These diseases happen when your immune system mistakenly attacks some part of your own body. In vitiligo, the immune system may destroy the melanocytes in the skin. It is also possible that one or more genes may make a person more likely to get the disorder.
What is vitiligo disease pictures?
Vitiligo is an autoimmune skin disease in which there is a progressive destruction of the skin's pigment-producing cells (melanocytes), resulting in areas of otherwise normal white skin devoid of melanin pigment.