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Do's and don'ts for vitiligo skin condition
Do's and don'ts for vitiligo skin condition

Do's and don'ts for vitiligo skin condition

Posted by
 Dr Batra’s™  January 28, 2022

Imagine what it would feel like if you had white patches on your skin? It's challenging since the social stigma associated with an autoimmune ailment hasn't changed. People with vitiligo still find it difficult to interact with others. As a result, it is critical to learn more about vitiligo and how it might affect the life of a person suffering from the condition.

You are not in this alone; according to a study by Pfizer, about 0.5 percent to 1 percent of the world's population is affected by vitiligo. It can cause skin irritation, which can lead to a variety of other problems such as rashes, spots, flaking, and so on.

Let us find out more about vitiligo, a few do’s are don’ts for vitiligo skin condition, and the treatment that can help with this skin condition better.

Vitiligo can affect the skin in different ways, such as generalized vitiligo, where the discolored patches are visible on various parts of your body. With segmental vitiligo, the patches are visible on any one side of the body. In mucosal vitiligo, the discolored patches affect the membranes of the mouth. With focal vitiligo, the discolored patches affect small areas of the body and do not spread.

Do’s for vitiligo skin condition

Discuss your diagnosis with your family and friends.
Living with vitiligo can be a stressful experience. Talking to your friends and family might help you manage white spots and the social stigmas that come with them. The more support you have, the better you'll be able to cope.

Skincare – Melanin, a pigment found in your skin, is responsible for its distinct color. Melanin also protects the skin from the sun's rays. However, vitiligo patients have a melanin deficiency. This makes your skin more susceptible to sunburns. Thus, apply sunscreen every time you go outside in the sun to protect your skin.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle - Vitiligo can be both physically and emotionally difficult. So, get adequate sleep, eat healthily, and exercise regularly; as it can help you manage vitiligo by lowering your stress levels and improving your mood.

Conceal imperfections. Cosmetics that cover the white patches on the skin may improve your appearance and help you feel better about yourself. Such products may be particularly effective if you have vitiligo limited to the exposed areas of the body. Speak to your homeopathic doctor about products that are safe and also suit the individual’s affected skin.

Do's and don'ts for vitiligo skin condition

Don’ts for vitiligo skin condition

Don’t Stress out

Stress can aggravate vitiligo, it's critical to minimize your cortisol levels to avoid a flare-up of symptoms! For relief, practice meditation or yoga for at least 30 minutes each day.  You should also experiment with aromatherapy oils, such as lavender, which can help you, relax.

Clothing - Non-absorbent fabrics are a no-no for those with this skin condition. Avoid wearing synthetic clothing at all costs. Wear something cotton and avoid anything too tight.

Damp clothing might also irritate parts of your skin that have depigmentation. You should also use UV-protected sunglasses to avoid discomfort around the face.

Avoid skin trauma - Skin trauma, such as scrapes, cuts, or burns, can result in the development of new vitiligo patches. Accidents happen, so try your best to avoid harming your skin.

How should vitiligo be treated?

Vitiligo can be treated in a various ways. To treat vitiligo, conventional methods, and cosmetic methods, are available. Each method of treatment has its drawbacks. The advantage of using homeopathic treatment for vitiligo is that it is natural and safe and can therefore help with vitiligo in a side-effect free way.

Homeopathy for Vitiligo Treatment

According to a study published in the Wiley Online Library, the homeopathic medicine Ginkgo Biloba (dry plant leaves) can be useful in slowing the growth of the vitiligo skin disorder. With the visible restoration of skin pigmentation, ginkgo extract can boost the patient's immune system. Therefore homeopathy is a good choice for vitiligo.

According to a study published in the Journal of The American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD), up to 20% of vitiligo sufferers report itching, and the affected skin is more prone to sunburn. Homeopathic remedies help in the repair of melanin, the eradication of vitiligo symptoms such as itchy skin, and the treatment of other skin problems linked with vitiligo. It also prevents the recurrence of the vitiligo illness.

Homeopathic doctors take a complete case history, analyze the underlying causes and factors of vitiligo, and then prescribe a vitiligo homeopathy treatment that is unique to the patient.

Dr Batra's® Vitiligo Treatment

At Dr Batra's® Healthcare our homeopathy doctors use the medical science of homeopathy to understand the patient’s physical, emotional, and psychological symptoms. The homeopathic doctor undertakes an in-depth consultation and devises a unique treatment plan to manage vitiligo. This vitiligo treatment plan incorporates homeopathy medicines, an efficient diet, and skincare tips to effectively control vitiligo. With over 35 years of experience, Dr Batra’s® is a trusted name in treating skin problems.

The goal of the treatment is to stop or slow down additional melanocyte destruction while also encouraging regimentation in existing areas. Our team of homeopaths, dermatologists, and dietitians collaborate to ensure you get the finest vitiligo treatment possible


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