We all have seen many people with white de-pigmented patches on their skin.
We always wonder what could be the cause but have not asked for fear of causing embarrassment to the person affected.
These white patches are called Vitiligo. It is due to a disorder of the skin pigment.
Skin gets its color due to cells called melanocytes which form the pigment.
In vitiligo, the person’s own immune system destroys these melanocytes. It is commonly seen in parts of the body exposed to sun like hands, feet, arms, face and lips. The darker the person, the more prominent these patches appear.
There are various treatment options like topical steroids, UV light therapy or bleaching the skin. All these are harmful and have side effects.
Some put forward use of traditional medicine as a cure for Vitiligo.
Have you heard of any such treatment? Has anybody had any positive results with natural products?
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