How to treat vitiligo to increase the likelihood of recovery
Vitiligo is a skin disease caused bydestruction of melanocytes - cells responsible for pigmentation. Until now, no one knows exactly how this destruction takes place, but it is understandable only one thing: the earlier the treatment is started, the greater the probability of getting rid of the disease, and in 5% of people it passes by itself.
What is vitiligo and how does it manifest itself
The causes of vitiligo in children and adultsare associated with modern medicine with stresses, autoimmune diseases, infections, intestinal and giardiasis invasions, hormonal disorders (in 30% of patients it is accompanied by diseases of the thyroid gland) and a violation of the liver function.
The patient practically does not feel anything at the time of the onset of the disease. Only before the appearance of a new stain can sometimes be a little scratching patch of skin.
The main symptom of the disease is considered clearlyoutlined spots that look initially lighter than the rest of the skin, and subsequently completely lose their pigmentation and merge into vast white areas. They are located more often on the face, hands (especially the brushes), knees, under the arms, as well as around the mouth and eyes.
The skin of the patient vitiligo remains at the same smooth and moisturized.
How to treat vitiligo locally
It is believed that the ultraviolet part of solarrays causes white spots to appear on the patient's skin. Of course, you can advise to minimize the effect of sunlight, but this increases the risk of osteoporosis. Since under the influence of this particular radiation, vitamin D is produced in the body, which participates in the accumulation of calcium. And children without this substance can not fully grow.
Often, when deciding on how to treat vitiligo,patients use local means, which act mainly as a disguise, and not as a method of healing. To do this, apply those medicinal plants that contain furokumarin, a substance that stimulates the sensitivity of the skin to ultraviolet radiation, thereby increasing its pigmentation. Suitable in this case are the herb of St. John's wort, duckweed, dill seed and parsley, from which extracts are prepared. It is necessary, after processing by these means, it is necessary to "light" the lesion by the sun's rays in order to activate the production of melanin.
How to treat vitiligo systemically
As a systematic approach to treatment of patientsoffer to follow a diet that supports the work of the liver and helps to remove toxins from the body. From the use of exclude those foods that contain many animal fats, spicy seasonings, smoked foods, alcohol, fast food products and strong tea and coffee. Also undesirable are food-allergens: tomatoes, strawberries, eggs, citrus fruits and seafood.
In addition, it is recommended to take vitamins: ascorbic acid, thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic and para-aminobenzoic acid. Drugs that increase the sensitivity of the skin to light (Beroxane, Lamadine, psoralen, maledinin), are used, combining with PUVA therapy. It can be tablets, alcohol solutions, and ointments.
Another way to treat vitiligo is microwave resonance therapy, which has a healing effect on half of the patients who used it.