Abazz (name changed) 52 years old had vitiligo patches on his face and hands since 15 yrs. His brother also has similar ailment. Abazz tried different treatment therapies but unfortunately none were helpful. The patched were gradually increasing day by day.
Vitiligo is an auto- immune disorder. It develops when immune system attacks and destroys the pigment producing cells –melanocytes. Every white patch that appears on the skin may not be vitiligo. There are different conditions which can lead to white patches. A thorough skin examination can establish a correct diagnosis.
Abazz started noticing changes in appearance of white patches in just 2 month after starting the treatment. He is still on a treatment and showing great signs of recovery.
- #Correct Diagnosis
Skin examination using a woods lamp confirmed that Abazz had vitiligo. The patches were mere milky white in appearance.
- # Detailed Evaluation
Prashant’s paternal aunty has vitiligo. The examination revealed that Prashant had a Koebner response (Koebner phenomenon: patient develops new patches after skin trauma). He would develop new patches wherever he got injured or hurt.
After a detailed case study at AIS Clinic we selected homeopathy medicine, Staphysagria. Initially for the first 3 month there was no visible change in white patches. Third month onwards the medicine was administered in different strengths to trigger his immune response. By doing so, there was a positive result. White patches started re-pigmenting and it took almost 2 years to re-fill totally.
- # Self Help
Depigmented skin sunburns easily and bad sunburn can worsen vitiligo. Avoid sunlight between 10 am to 4pm. If you are outdoors apply sun screen lotions generously (UVA/UVB protection or labelled as “broad-spectrum “with SPF 30 and above ). Re- apply every 2 hours even if it is cloudy. Do not get a tattoo done on the skin as it may worsen vitiligo.