Timely administered homeopathy treatment for your child’s vitiligo will help long-term management.

Please avoid short-term benefits with immunosuppressive medicines used for Vitiligo.

Parents have to understand that some varieties of Vitiligo are treatable; some are controllable while some are not treatable.

Your doctor must have expertise to define the scope of treatment.

What is Vitiligo?

Vitiligo is a disease of skin pigments called melanin. It is a disease where there is a loss of skin pigment or color, which could be due to various reasons. Vitiligo affects about 2% of the world population and about 8% of the Indian and Mexican population. Vitiligo is not a serious disease, medically speaking. It has more social significance than medical importance, as it does not cause any major harm to the body. Cosmetically and personally, it can affect the lives of the suffers especially in that society, where the color of the skin is given importance; especially among brown and dark skin people.

Vitiligo is commonly misspelled as Vitilgo, Vitligo, Vitilligo, Leukoderma. Vitiligo is called as Safed daag in Hindi and Kod in Marathi.

In simple words, vitiligo is caused by one or two of the following processes:

01 Melanin cell destruction, leading to loss of color on skin, leading to white patches of vitiligo.

02 Defective process of melanin formation, hence, no skin color formation

The exact cause for the above processes remains unknown. There are some theories that are considered responsible for the above processes in vitiligo. The probable causes of vitiligo explained elsewhere on this site. In brief, genetic and immunological factors in the background are considered responsible for vitiligo.

Vitiligo spots on legsDue to the destruction of the melanin (pigment) cells due to lesser-known processes (largely what is called an auto-immune disorder) the normal skin starts losing pigments from various parts of the skin, in a varying speed and extent. Our clinical experience based on the treatment of over 5000 cases (as on Dec 2011), suggests that there is a strong genetic factor in the background of most cases, especially those who have extensive vitiligo or those who have vitiligo affecting the finger-tips, toes, lips or the genitals. The indication of a strong genetic factor is observed in the form of a family history of one or more of the auto-immune diseases such as vitiligo, alopecia areata, diabetes, an underactive thyroid, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis or allergies.

The vitiligo sufferers are observed all over the world, including the white skin population. However, epidemiologically most cases are recorded in India (8.8 %) and Mexico. An estimated 1-2% of the Americans have vitiligo as per the survey made by the American Academy of Dermatology. Males and females are affected equally, including children of all age groups. It may begin at any age. Childhood vitiligo is not uncommon. We have registered cases as young as three months old, to late-onset vitiligo at the age of 80 years.

At Life Force, we have under our care practically most nationalities (from over 177 counties) with different skins (genetically speaking) presented to us with vitiligo; who has given us the opportunity to understand this disease much better than most other regular clinics.

In short, vitiligo is not an as serious disease as it has been thought to be. However, it calls for attention as it requires to be treated and managed.

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Vitiligo is a skin condition in which the skin loses its normal color due to the loss of pigment cells (melanocytes).

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