Do you see white patches on your skin? Get it diagnosed soon
Have you recently noticed any ‘white spots’ on your skin? Are you worried about this issue and don’t know what to do about it? Don’t despair, help is here!
Those white spots can be a sign of an autoimmune disorder called Vitiligo or White Patches or leucoderma. In this condition, you may lose the pigment that determines the color of your skin. It may appear on your skin as irregular, pale or milky white patches. It affects people of all ages and both sexes. However, it is more noticeable in people with dark skin.
The patches may occur anywhere on your body, though sun-exposed regions, along the folds of the skin (e.g., groins, armpits), areas around body orifices or sites of previous injury are commonly affected. When patches appear on the face, it causes a lot of embarrassment and feeling of despair and shame in the sufferer. The good news is that vitiligo is a treatable condition. It doesn’t spread from one person to another. The only thing you need to keep in mind and must act upon it is to approach a doctor for the diagnosis of white patches.
Getting the diagnosis of vitiligo skin disease
How you feel about having a diagnosis of vitiligo depends on a number of factors – where the patches are on your body, how noticeable they are, your age, family situation and so on. It may be that your vitiligo is not very noticeable; as it does not hurt, possibly you will regard the condition as a nuisance rather than anything else.
For others, the diagnosis can come as a shock; often people describe feeling unreal, or a sense of detachment, or time standing still. They may ask questions like “Why me” a thousand times and neglect to do anything about it.
Everyone has their own way of managing such difficult situations, but when you see the doctor, it may be helpful to:
- Note down questions before you go. This may help you to feel in control of the consultation and to make sure your concerns are dealt with
- Share your concern with a trusted person, who can help you to make sense of the information afterwards, and be an emotional support
- Learn about vitiligo disease. It will help you in making the right decision for vitiligo treatment
Once you are diagnosed with vitiligo disease, it is important to accept the condition for a positive treatment outcome. Getting involved with people who have suffered or are suffering from vitiligo disease and knowing how they have coped with the condition would also help immensely in developing lost confidence.
The sooner you approach a doctor for vitiligo treatment, better are the results. It will not only help in limiting the spread of the white spots, but help you cope with the emotional stress. This physical affliction puts immense pressure on the sufferers’ mind and this stress further triggers the condition.
You can take homeopathy help for treating vitiligo disease. Homeopathy medicine for vitiligo is based on individual case history. When a detailed case history is initiated in homeopathy it is with an aim to find out how the skin disorder was triggered? Whether vitiligo has just appeared suddenly or after a major life event. If homeopathy is considered as a treatment option in the early stages of the skin disorder the overall control on the disorder is much better.
Conventional modes of treatment consist of UVB lights which are known to cause burn and blisters. This could damage your skin permanently by causing a permanent scar. Homeopathy medicine for vitiligo disease helps to trigger re-pigmentation and corrects the altered immune response. As already mentioned above emotional stress can delay the treatment progress and can also cause a rapid spread of vitiligo. Homoeopathy medicine for vitiligo can help treat this factor very effectively without causing dependence or addiction.