Vitiligo, also known as Leucoderma is a skin disorder where it loses its normal coloration and is characterized by white patches of unpigmented skin. Normal color of the skin is due to melanin pigments. In Vitiligo, the skin starts losing its pigmentation in patches and becomes colorless. Usually Vitiligo is progressive in nature. These unpigmented patches are either single or multiple. Most of the cases don't have any symptoms. It has got more of social importance than medical.
Exact causes of Vitiligo are unknown. It is an auto-immune disorder. Hereditary factors play some role in this disorder. Anyone can develop this condition irrespective of age, sex, race, socio-economic status etc. It is not a contagious disease.
White patches of Vitiligo for its treatment usually takes a long time. Conventional system of medicine treats this condition by steroid applications, which rarely help in chronic Leucoderma.
Homeopathy has very encouraging results in Leucoderma. Acquired white spots like due to burns or injuries are also treated successfully. The duration and success of treatment depends on extend of the patches and the duration of the illness. Big patches require more days whereas small spots yield faster. Treating Leucoderma is a long process and may require one year or even more to cure it completely. Homeopathic treatment not only stops new white patches, but also causes repigmentation of old patches. After starting the treatment the first desired effect is that the skin starts becoming pink, turns brown thereafter and starts re-pigmenting slowly. As homeopathy treats it from within, when the treatment is completed satisfactorily, it is unlikely that the patches reappear again. Moreover all homeopathic medicines are safe, natural, easy to administer and without any adverse effects. If you have any specific question about your condition, please click here to ask.