Is cortisone really helpful in treating Lichen Planus?


Lichen Planus is a chronic, inflammatory, non-infectious skin disorder. The exact cause of developing the disease is not known. The conventional way of treatment offers the use of cortisone for treating Lichen Planus. They are given in the form of local applications and oral drugs to the patients suffering from the Lichen Planus. Dr Rajesh Shah, MD, Life Force, firmly ... Read More »

Managing painfulness in Oral Lichen Planus

Oral Lichen Planus

Painfulness in Oral Lichen Planus is a big challenge for the patients as they are more affected by the pain rather than the lesions of Lichen Planus. Oral Lichen Planus is a chronic, inflammatory condition which is non infectious in nature. It affects the mucous membrane of the mouth, tongue, inner side of the cheeks, gums and palate. It usually ... Read More »

Why is Psoriasis difficult to treat?

Why is Psoriasis difficult to treat?

Psoriasis is a very complex immunological disease which is not fully understood. Multiple parameters play a role in development of this disease and this varies from patient to patient. This immunological complex mechanism is governed by genetic factors and it is influenced by environment, stress, life style etc. As the causes of development of   psoriasis themselves are very complex, the ... Read More »

Long term treatment of nail Lichen Planus


Lichen Planus of nail is more difficult to treat than on skin. Lichen Planus of the nails is often associated with oral Lichen Planus, genital Lichen Planus and skin Lichen Planus. Very rarely it affects only the nails. Lichen Planus of the nails can occur on one or more fingers of same side or both the sides. It can also ... Read More »

Vitiligo on mucocutaneous junctions


Vitiligo can appear on any part of the body. It can be scattered, sporadic, segmental or affecting the mucocutaneous junctions of the body. For example: lips, eyes, corners of the mouth, finger tips, toes etc. Vitiligo patches on mucocutaneous junction are very often bilaterally symmetrical (on both sides of the body) and difficult to treat. In Dr Rajesh Shah’s experience, ... Read More »

Vitiligo during pregnancy

Vitiligo during pregnancy

Vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder which is influenced greatly by hormonal changes. As pregnancy is associated with extensive hormonal changes in the body, it is seen that sometimes vitiligo appears all of a sudden during pregnancy. Surprisingly, the reverse pattern is also seen by Dr Rajesh Shah, MD, during his practice as a homeopathic consultant at Life Force in last ... Read More »

Diet in patients with Celiac Disease


Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder of small intestine that occurs in genetically predisposed individuals. It is an immune reaction to eating gluten. Gluten is the protein found in grains like wheat, barley and rye. Gluten is the substance which gives doughy consistency to the dough. As it is found in wheat, barley, and rye, all the breads, pizzas, pastas ... Read More »

Diet in Atopic Dermatitis or Eczema


Eczema is a skin disease characterized by dry skin with severe itching and red rashes. It is common in children, infants and adults. Effect of food in Eeczema Sufferers There is a direct link between food allergies and eczema. People, who have allergy against certain food, aggravate the eczema if they eat such kind of food. Suggested diet for Eczema ... Read More »

Diet in Asthma


Asthma is a chronic recurrent respiratory disease with inflammation of bronchial tubes. Homeopathy has a very good scope in the treatment of asthma. If we combine homeopathic treatment along with some dietary guidelines, we can expect really good results. So diet for asthma patients is very important. Best foods for asthma patients: Fruits: Fruits contain a lot of antioxidants and ... Read More »