Vitiligo is a condition that causes depigmention of section of skin.

CAUSES:

it occurs when melanocytes the cells responsible for skin pigmentation die or unable to function, the probable causes are due to autoimmune tendency in which the body?(immune system) attacks on melanocytes and genetic as well as nueral and viral causes.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS:

The most notable symptom of vitiligo is depigmentation of patches of skin that usually occurs on extremeties and around body orifices such as mouth, eyes, genetelia. Although patches are initially small,they often enlarge and change shape.

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS:

Vitiligo can be differentiated from pityriasis alba by clinical features as pityriasis alba mostly occurs in children as dry, fine, scaled, pale patches on face,

It can be differentiated from tinea versicolor as tenea versicolor is fungal rash that

Normally occurs on trunk, and proximal extremeties.

Albinism- is a congenital disorder characterized by the comlete or partial absence of pigment in the skin.

EFFECTS ON QUALITY OF LIFE:

patients who are stigmatised for their condition may experience derpression and may develop introvertedness and social isolation.

TREATMENT:

Homeopathy treats the person as a whole.it means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as person, as well as his pathological condition.the homeopathic medicines are selected after a full individualizing examination and case analysis, which includes the meical history the paitent and mental constitution t\etc.

The most commonly used medicines are:

BSCILLINUM: The patient suffers from chronic cold. Suitable when we get history of asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis.

GRAPHITIS: obese patient with a history of dysentery with itch.suitable when the persons are excessive cautions,  timid, unable to decide about anything.

MERC SCOL There Is history of dysentery with mucus and blood

NITRIC ACID: white spots are found at the muco-cutaneus, JUNCTION.MORE AT THE ANGLE OF THE MOUTH, EYE, MOSE, GLANS, VULUA ETC.

SEPIA: Best acte in females. Besides the usal whitw discolouration, these patients, have irregular menses either or late.

SUlPHUR: There is a suppression  of skin diseases. Suitable to hot patients. There is heat in the palms, soles, eyes, anus etc.

As rule,homeopathy never looks at vitiligo  as a local disease. Vitiligo has been considered as a local expression of a system disturbance. As per the classical homeopathy, we at star homeopathy believe in constitutional prescribing. This call for individual case study in every case of  vitiligo. There is no single specific remedy for all the cases of vitiligo. The exact treatment is determined only on in-depth evaluation of individual case.

CONSTITUTIONAL APPROACH:

what we understand by the consitiutional approach in homeopathy is nothing but analysis and evaluation of various factors affecting the human constitution to determine the disease diagnosis and the exact treatment in turn.every case of vitiligo calls for study of the patients constitution which includes various aspects of his physical aspects as well as in-depth study of the mental sphere, such as emotions, psychosocial, background, behavior and personality pattern,etc.

The homeopathic remedy selescted in every case after such a detail study is called constitutional medicines, which when administered in the correct dose brings about harmony at the constitutional level, stimulating the normal pigmentation and hence induces normal skin coloration.it will be of interest to note that the homeopathy medicines are essentially oral and not in the form of creams,lotions or any local application on the skin.

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