What is Vitiligo?
A.1 Vitiligo is a skin condition of white patches resulting from
loss of pigments.Any part of body may be affected, and it spreads
gradually and parasymetrically.
What causes Vitiligo?
A.2 Vitiligo is the result
of the disappearance of Melanin pigments from the skin. There
is malfunctioning of Melanocyte cells underlying at the root of
the hairs.The reason behind the malfunctioning is not known. There
are few theories exiting.
The body's immune system may not allow the proper functions of
melanocytes,and it becomes susceptible to injury, hard pressure
which gives mark on the body like tight elastic, which disturbs
the blood circulation of the skin.
(2) There is a past history that after the long illness of Typhoid,
abnormal Thyroid functions, Chronic Dysentery, and in children
after hickenpox, or Smallpox, Anaemia.
(3) Long exposure in Sun esp. in summer, or swimming in sea shore
for long time in summer have shown fast spreading White Patches
in a person suffering from vitiligo, so it must beavoided.
Q.3 Whether the Vitiligo can be inherited?
A.3 YES, but there is no pattern of inheritance. About 30 % have
family history of the condition.
Q.4 Does vitiligo get better of its own accord?
A.4 No, The HOMEOPATHIC medicines
have helped about 80 %, and shows improvement within 30 to 40
days and complete cure may be visible between 12 to 18 months.
Q.5 Is vitiligo infectious?
A.5 No. It is not infectious, it is only
a cosmetic problem & it tarnishes the beauty of the human body.
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