What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a condition that leads to the appearance of patches on the skin on different parts of the body. This happens because cells present in the skin who are responsible for making a pigment called melanocytes get destroyed. Vitiligo also affects the mucous membrane which is present inside the mouth, nose, and eye. In popular parlance, vitiligo is known as leucoderma.
Symptoms of Vitiligo:
White patches appearing on the skin is the main symptom of vitiligo. Mostly these patches appear on that part of skin most exposed to the sun. Other areas where these patches may appear are:
- The armpits and groin (where the leg meets the body)
- Around the mouth
- Rectal areas.
Causes of Vitiligo:
What causes vitiligo has been a mystery till now. It may be an autoimmune disease, which occurs when the immune system of your body attacks some part of your body. This attack may lead to the destruction of melanocytes in the skin. It may also be caused by the genes a person inherits.
Some scientists also believe that emotional distress or sunburn can cause the melanocytes to destroy themselves thus leading to vitiligo.
Vitiligo treatment in homeopathy
Here are some of the best treatments for vitiligo in homeopathy:
- Ars Sulph Flavum
This is used for those who scaly and itchy white spots on their bodies. These people may have dry skin that shows some cracks.
- Hydrocotyle Asiatica
This is used for people who have a constant pricking on their skin and discolored patches.
- Cal Carb
This is used for people who have white spots on their skin. These patients have fair skin, are fat, flabby and perspire a lot.
- Kali carb
This is used for people who have light-colored spots all over the body. These patients also have burning and lancinating sensation on the skin.