Leukoderma or white patches, as usually known, Vitiligo is an auto-immune disease which is quite commonly seen in homeopathic practice. This is because of the limited scope of other treatments which fail to help Vitiligo.
Vitiligo is a skin disorder characterized by white spots or white patches on the skin. This occurs due to destruction or weakening of the pigment cells in the affected areas. The colour providing pigment melanin is thus destroyed or no longer produced.
Vitiligo has been known to occur in individuals with a genetic predisposition; however more and more cases are observed without any family history. Auto-immune disorder is found to be responsible to be a cause of vitiligo.
Vitiligo can cause serious self-esteem issues, lack of confidence and even depression and social isolation. Patients go to any lengths to get them treated, falling prey to advertisements and hoax treatments. However, no treatment offers a foolproof and long lasting result. Conventionally, medications like steroids and creams are used locally and exposure to UVB light is commonly used to treat vitiligo. However, their scope is limited and the efficacy is only short-term.
Homeopathy has given innumerable successful results in the treatment of vitiligo. Homeopathy helps by correcting the auto-immune disorder and restoring the normal immune system. It helps in stimulating the melanocytes and boosts the production of the pigment melanin, thus restoring the normal skin colour.
Homeopathic prescription is based on the deepest level of psychological understanding of the patient thereby delving into the root cause of the issue. This individualized approach widens the scope of homeopathy even more.
Here are some excellent choices of medicines used to treat vitiligo.
- Ars Sulph Flavum: One of the rare, yet excellent remedies used to treat vitiligo in dry skin which may show cracks. Scaly, itchy, white spots on body parts are indicative of this remedy.
- Hydrocotyle Asiatica: Stimulates pigmentation of the skin in discoloured patches. Pricking on different parts of the skin.
- Calc Carb: Wonderful medicine for milky white spots on skin in patients who are fair, fat, flabby and who tend to perspire a lot.
- Kali Carb: Dryness of skin with light-coloured spots all over the body. Sensation of burning and lancinating on the skin
These are just some examples of the varied nature of remedies and symptoms of vitiligo. Treatment should be undertaken only under an experienced homeopath after a proper case taking and analysis. Homeopathy, when practiced with its principles, offers excellent results in vitiligo.