“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.” This quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. was said at a time when forming an opinion based on someone’s skin colour was at its peak. But the quote still hasn’t lost its essence, has it?? Any skin colour not falling in the category of preconceived notion of what’s normal is looked down upon even today.Vitiligo is one such disease battling exactly that.
What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a chronic condition in which the patient suffers from pale white spots all over his/her body. It occurs when the melanin-producing cells, melanocytes, are dead in certain body parts. Simply put, more melanin equates to darker skin. Study says, nearly 1% of the population worldwide is suffering from vitiligo. Although not necessarily passed down from parents to kids, victims sure do tend to know someone in the family suffering fromwhite spot.
There are various methods one might go about to treat vitiligo. These include applying a topical cream. Although a cheaper option, it has its side effects such as irritation, unusual hair growth, a burning sensation etc. Another alternative is to go under the knife and opting for skin grafting. It is an arduous process and very expensive. It could very well go wrong causing skin marks. Another approach which might be considered “cool” by youngsters is medical tattooing, but if not done with precaution could cause contagious skin diseases.
You might want to take action on the very first sign of this condition. It is highly unpredictable in nature and may or may not spread so act fast. It is advised to do your research and weigh-in all your options. Doctor’s consultation is a must when choosing one of the techniques. People suffering fromwhite spot more often than not come to the same conclusion that the best approach to treat it is homoeopathy.
Homoeopathy is considered to be the safest and most effective method. It not only acts on the surface but also tends to cure the root cause ofvitiligo. Although there is no sure shot cure, vitiligo treatment in homeopathy still might be your best chance. It assists the proper functioning of melanocytes thereby producing more melanin. Some of the remedies include:
- Hydrocotyle Asiatica: It is considered to be the best medicine to treat vitiligo
- Arsenicum Sulfuratum Flavum: Initiates proper production of melanin and is very effective
- Ginkgo biloba: Another excellent remedy targeting towards the induction of pigments
- Psoralea Cor: Vitiligo mitigation can also be done via psoralea cor which dilates the blood vessels thereby inducing pigmentation.
- Silicea: Nourishes the skin with vital ingredients helping to achieve normal skin tone
- Phosphorous: According to a recent study, the application of phosphorous invitiligo treatment has given nearly 100% results.
Statistics show that vitiligo treatment in homeopathyis certainly the way in the right direction. Once again, it is highly recommended to consult your doctor and only then arrive at a solution. With the right attitude, proper guidance and patience, fruitful results can be obtained.