Cortisone or steroid does not help for long

Cortisone is no more effective as a long-term treatment for Vitiligo

Cortisone or corticosteroid or steroid is used by conventional doctors for vitiligo as primary therapy, in the form of topical (local) application, oral tablets, or injections. Cortisone does help initially. However, the common experience is that on stopping its use, not only does vitiligo return, but it may even increase and it is made more difficult to treat. This opinion is based on our extensive study of cases of vitiligo who have consumed cortisone in the past. Some points must be noted by every patent or parent, before opting for cortisone in any form: · Cortisone may help initially but for a short time

  • Cortisone leads to a relapse of Vitiligo
  • Cortisone treated relapse is more severe, more complex
  • Cortisone treated vitiligo is more difficult to treat
  • It is wise to avoid steroids during any stage of Vitiligo
  • Cortisone puts you in the vicious cycle of dependency
  • Cortisone dependents have to come out of the vicious cycle

(*Observations based on a statistical study of over 1200 cases of Vitiligo at our center, who were earlier treated with Cortisone.)

Cortisone and Tacrolimus are immunosuppressive

Immunosuppressive medicines often work effectively but for a short time. The same happens with vitiligo when one uses corticosteroids or tacrolimus in any form, topical or oral. 

Besides the relapse of vitiligo, we have observed that the vitiligo that returns on stopping cortisone is more severe and more resistant to any treatment. 

This article has been written on the basis of our extensive experience in treating a large number of cases of vitiligo and other diseases that are otherwise treated conventionally using cortisone. This is also supported by the practice and experience of numerous reputed homeopathic professionals.

Also, as per the medical philosophy of homeopathy, cortisone in any form (oral, systemic, or local) is not a wise option for treating Vitiligo. Cortisone is an immuno-suppressive measure that helps but it also leads to an inevitable relapse in most cases after stopping its use.

It has been observed in daily practice, that, the use of cortisone produces dramatic results initially. However, its influence is quite superficial, as the vitiligo spots (or psoriasis or Lichen Planus eruptions) tend to relapse (more aggressively) at times.

The routine use of cortisone is not recommended due to the following observations:

Notes about Tacrolimus, Protopic, and Elidel:

Beware, topical creams could cause cancer:
Cortisone creamsMost people realized the after-effects of topical steroids. Then came new products like pimecrolimus and Tacrolimus (by different brand names) which were marketed aggressively all over the world as a new, magical, and safe treatment for eczema, psoriasis, and vitiligo. However, recent studies have suggested that such topical creams have produced 28 cases of skin cancer amongst children. On January 20, 2005, the FDA declared that Protopic will have to bear a "black box" warning indicating possible cancer risks. (Source: 12)

what is Vitiligo? A presentation

01 It helps only superficially and temporality

02 Stopping of the steroids eventually leads to the reappearance of vitiligo spots or eruptions

03 The eruption, which relapses after the use of steroids, are more resistant than before

04 The relapse of disease (vitiligo or Lichen planus or Psoriasis or Eczema) following stopping cortisone is often difficult to manage with milder medicines.

05 The extent of eruptions increase after stopping the steroids in most cases

06 Cortisone produces side effects by hampering immunity, lowering resistance, disturbing the hormonal cycle, etc.

07 Cortisone leads to dependency

Let us talk a bit more about suppression with cortisone. As we understand, Vitiligo is just an expression of some inner disharmony. Cortisone simply masks the eruption without treating the inner cause. Such a measure is understood to be suppressive. Homeopathy is against any use of local cream for treating any skin disease in general and Vitiligo in particular. Non-suppressive treatment is considered superior to any medical disorder.

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