For leucoderma, there is a great treatment in Homeopathy, but before that have some general information about leucoderma.
Leucoderma is also known as vitiligo. ‘Leuco’ means white & ‘derma’ means skin. It is an acquired autoimmune condition resulting in white patches over the skin.
The color of skin, hairs & eyes is determined by the pigment ‘melanin’. In leucoderma skin loses the melanin, resulting in white patches over the body in affected areas. Around 50% of cases appear before the age of 20.
It is not an infectious disease. It does not spread by touching or handling personal belongings, food.
There is extreme distress of body and mind for cosmetic and social reasons, lack of confidence and even depression and social isolation, sleep disturbances, suicidal thoughts, difficulties in relationships. In some parts of the world especially in rural parts of India, leucoderma is a social disgrace, particularly to young females.
The depigmentation in some patients may remain stable or progress slowly. Whereas, in others, the de-pigmentation may progress very fast and cover the whole body in a few months.
One of my leucoderma case with excellent results —
Commonly affected sites –
The area around the orifices, the genitals or any sun-exposed areas such as the face and hands. The hair and rarely, the eyes may also be affected.
The exact cause is not known but the triggering factors are genetics, emotional trauma such as stress, anxiety, fear, general low immunity levels are the main triggering factors of Leucoderma.
Acute or chronic gastric disorder, jaundice, worms in the GIT, typhoid, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, pernicious anemia also can induce leucoderma.
- Milky-white patches appear initially on the skin.
- Early greying of the hairs.
- Loss of color in the tissues inside of the mouth.
- White patches initially appear on the sun-exposed areas of skin such as hands, feet, arms, face, and lips.
- In rare cases, there may be some itching and pain in the affected areas.
There are other conditions that may look similar to Leucoderma. Every white spot on the skin is not leucoderma.
Segmental – also known as unilateral leucoderma. Generally, it appears in one area or segment, such as one arm or one leg, therefore known as segmental vitiligo. Segmental vitiligo is more seen at an early age. It has seen about 10% of the patients.
Non-segmental – it is also known as generalized or bilateral leucoderma, as it appears on both sides of the body. It is the most common type and seen in up to 90% of the patients.
These spots are commonly seen on the skin exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, and hands. It also can appear on other back of the hands, arms, legs, eyes, lips.
Leucoderma is categorized as –
- Localized – just one or few spots on the body.
- Generalized – the white spots are seen in many areas of the body.
- Universal – almost all original skin color is lost in this type.
General self-care measures —
Apart from treatment in homeopathy, keep in mind some general self-care measures (home treatment) which can also help you in fighting with leucoderma.
- Exposing the affected areas to the sun for 20-30 minutes daily.
- Use a mild soap.
- Avoid using any cosmetics on the skin.
- Take diet containing iron, meat, liver, cereals, beans, and green leafy vegetables.
- Avoid sour foods, citrus fruits, tamarind, fish.
- Do not use synthetic material clothes.
- Avoid Steroids.
- Avoid stress, learn to relax.
- Keep a positive attitude towards the disease. Maintain a friendly atmosphere in the house if any of your family members is a leucoderma patient. The patient must be a relaxed and stress-free one.
That’s why treat him/her equally with the rest of the family members. Make sure the patient to take part in social activities. Educate the relatives and assure them that it is harmless in nature.
Does Homeopathy work for leucoderma?
Yes. Homeopathy works for leucoderma successfully. The effects can be reversed by homeopathic treatment.
Homeopathy treatment –
In homeopathic treatment, medicine is prescribed on the totality of the symptoms. All these symptoms are elicited in-depth to know the triggering factors of the disease.
Leucoderma treatment in homeopathy is based on the analysis and evaluation of physical as well as mental symptoms. The medicine is prescribed depending upon the constitution of the patient.
It should be noted that the healing process of treatment in homeopathy is very slow, for which the treatment may be a lengthy one. The patients who were treated in the early stages of leucoderma have shown good and fast results when treated homeopathically.
Homeopathy helps to correct the melanin destruction, preventing the progress of the leucoderma.
Leucoderma treatment in Homeopathy also controls the associated disorders like thyroid and diabetes with proper diet & regime.
In Homeopathy, the deepest psychological level of the patient is considered for the prescription to treat the root cause of diseases.
While taking the case, all symptoms are thoroughly analyzed and evaluated for the exact selection of medicine to be prescribed. The concerns, fears, anxieties regarding the disease are noted.
The reactions of two different persons to the same disease may vary. That’s why in Homoeopathy, two persons suffering from the same disease may require two different medicines.
Treatment in Homoeopathy –
Arsenic album, Ars-sulph-flavum, Argentum nitricum, Calcarea carb, Sepia, Silicea, Ignatia, Merc sol, Natrum carb, Natrum mur, Nitric acidum, Phosphorus, Sulphur and many more.
Each of these medicines has peculiar physical as well as mental symptoms. It is not possible to mention all of them here.
“I believe that human health is a precious thing which may not be compromised at any cost. That’s why I strongly believe in Homoeopathy because it is so natural and NO harming side effects at all”.