What is Vitiligo?
Ayurveda View of Vitiligo
In Ayurveda vitiligo is mentioned as “shvitraroga”. All Samhitas of Ayurveda have mentioned this disorder. This is of three types and not an infectious disease. Hereditary plays a crucial role in this problem. It was assumed to be due to toxins in the blood that are produced due to faulty dietary habits. Taking viruddhaaharai. e. incompatible food like fish and milk is the main cause behind building toxins in the body that disturb the pigment cells leading to vitiligo or white patches …
What is the cause of Vitiligo?
Symptoms of Vitiligo
While loss of skin pigmentation is the primary symptom of vitiligo, people with vitiligo can also experience symptoms like eye inflammation (iritis) and hearing loss. These symptoms can occur because the same cells that give the skin its color, melanocytes, are also found in the inner ear and eyes.
Eye inflammation (iritis) – Some people with vitiligo experience inflammation in their irises or retinas. Symptoms of eye inflammation include redness, general discomfort, and light sensitivity. Iritis is treatable but can lead to long-term eye problems if not addressed.
Hearing loss – An estimated 12 to 38 percent of people with vitiligo have some degree of hearing loss. If you’re concerned about hearing loss, talk to your dermatologist about a referral to an audiologist (hearing specialist) familiar with vitiligo.
Ayurvedic Treatment of Vitiligo
Topical corticosteroids are most effective on small, newly depigmented areas. Potent topical corticosteroids can be used on the face, with ultrapotent steroids reserved for the body. Corticosteroids have been shown to be effective in only 57% of adult patients and only 64% of childhood vitiligo patients.
Home Remedies for Vitiligo
There are many treatment options available to treat Vitiligo including creams, oral medicines, skin grafting, ultraviolet treatment, etc. However, these treatments totally depend upon the condition and response of the skin cells. These treatments might have some sort of side effects or risks. This is why one of the most effective ways to treat Vitiligo or Leucoderma is by using natural home remedies. Here are some of the common and effective home remedies used to treat this vitiligo disease without any side effects:
Turmeric has a lot of medicinal benefits and is also acts as a home remedy to cure vitiligo disease. One can lower the effects of Vitiligo by using turmeric. Take one tablespoon of turmeric powder with 2 tablespoons of mustard oil and mix them well to make a thick paste. Apply this paste on the affected area, leave for at least 15 minutes, and then wash it off. For better results, apply this paste twice a day.