The color of the hair, the iris of the eye, the hue of a person’s skin is determined by the amount of melanin pigment. If for some reason it is not sufficiently produced, a skin pathology such as vitiligo may develop. The etiology of the disease, the causes provoking its development, are still not precisely known. Therefore, the treatment of vitiligo is difficult and can last for years. Quickly cure vitiligo at home is unlikely to succeed, the disease belongs to the category of chronic, sluggish. But a good help in the complex therapy will be folk remedies for vitiligo - various oils, tinctures and decoctions of medicinal plants, lotions and compresses from the improvised ingredients.
Causes and symptoms of vitiligo
No doctor can say exactly what the cause of vitiligo is. It is proved that this pathology is not inherited. At the same time, provoking factors can be:
- constant stress, overwork, depression,
- chronic diseases of autoimmune nature,
- any long-term diseases that weaken the body’s immunity,
- serious metabolic disorders, hormonal imbalances,
- chemotherapy, taking certain medications.
That is, vitiligo develops under the influence of both internal and external factors. To effectively deal with its manifestations, you will need perseverance and a certain time.
To confuse vitiligo with another disease is quite difficult. It does not cause much physical suffering. But it has such external symptoms that the patient’s psyche suffers, especially if skin lesions affect visible areas of the face and body. The main manifestations of the disease:
- the formation of white or pink spots on different parts of the body and face. The spots have a clear border, contrasted with healthy skin, do not hurt or itch,
- over time, the spots increase and merge with each other, form extensive lesions,
- if the spots affect the hairy part of the body or are ready, the hair on this area grow gray,
- lack of sweat and sebum in the affected areas.
Vitiligo stains do not tan in the sun without photosensitizing aids. And if you abuse ultraviolet light areas of the skin will burn - blush, swell, ache and itch.
Is it possible to get rid of vitiligo forever
Thousands of former patients will confirm - yes, you can. Just like psoriasis and eczema, vitiligo is treated. But it will take more than one day. And what means in the end will be the most effective, no one predicts - there is no panacea for this ailment.
Therefore, it makes sense to try folk remedies. At the very least, they are made from relatively harmless plant components, you can be sure about their composition, unlike solutions and powders of unknown origin, widely advertised on the Internet.
It is important to know: vitiligo is not an infectious disease, it is not transmitted to others and relatives and is not contagious at all. More often such a diagnosis is made to young people of both sexes. Vitiligo can also occur in children.
Sometimes the symptoms disappear as suddenly as they appeared. And sometimes vitiligo causes a person to suffer morally until old age and becomes the cause of the development of complexes, depressions, unfulfilled personal life.
Treatment of vitiligo folk remedies
To permanently get rid of vitiligo, you need a long, phased treatment.It is impossible to quickly cure this disease, persistence and consistency will help to achieve good, lasting results. Folk remedies in this case - a good alternative to expensive and not always safe medication. Almost all the ingredients for their preparation can be found in the garden or in the pharmacy. They cost incomparably cheaper than patented drugs for vitiligo.
Hypericum oil from vitiligo
Hypericum is called natural antibiotics for a reason. This plant contains a huge amount of vitamins, flavonoids and tannins. It is the strongest antioxidant that makes cell membranes more stable, protects them from destruction and accelerates the formation of new melanocyte cells.
Vitiligo usually uses concentrated Hypericum oil. But a noticeable effect is given by a non-pharmacy drug with a low concentration and synthetic additives. The oil must be prepared by yourself.
This is done like this:
- in the summer season, during the flowering period of the medicinal plant, its flowers are collected - the leaves and stems are not needed,
- St. John's Wort flowers tightly fit into a glass container - until the neck should remain 3-4 cm,
- after that, a container with flowers to the top is filled with high-quality vegetable oil - you can use regular sunflower, or olive, which has more pronounced therapeutic properties. Sea buckthorn oil is also well suited
- then the container is closed with a lid and exposed to the sun for 14 days.
After fourteen days, the liquid is filtered, the press is squeezed, then new flowers of Hypericum are added to the container and another two weeks are drawn. The cycle must be repeated up to 6 times. The result will be a thick liquid of red-brown color. That is what the vitiligo affected skin should be smeared on.
Tip: while preparing the butter, you can take tea from a medicinal plant or decoction. To do this, you need a tablespoon of dry raw materials, pour a glass of boiling water and leave to cool. After strain and continue to take in a concentrated form of two tablespoons before each meal. Or dilute with warm water and drink as tea half an hour after a meal.
Black cumin oil from vitiligo
Black cumin can be found in the composition of pharmaceutical preparations for the treatment of various pathologies of the skin. The unique properties of these tiny seeds were known in ancient Greece and Egypt, the oil from them was considered a kind of elixir of life. He was advised to take weakened, often ill people to increase vital energy.
Today, cumin oil can be purchased at specialized pharmacies or ordered online. A small bottle costs from 1000 rubles, but enough for a long time. Caraway extract is applied on white spots, and then sunbathe for 15-30 minutes. The course of treatment may continue all summer, or until the symptoms disappear.
Duckweed in the treatment of vitiligo
Marshland and the infusion of it is a rather unexpected method of treating vitiligo. But, nevertheless, more and more users are recommending to combat the lack of melanin with this tool. Here is a proven recipe for treating vitiligo with this simple ingredient:
- collect swamp duckweed, rinse and dry,
- mix dry raw materials with natural honey in a ratio of 1: 1,
- The resulting mixture to take one teaspoon before each meal.
The course of treatment lasts up to three months or until the complete disappearance of symptoms of the disease.
There is another recipe, quite traditional in our regions. One third of the washed, sifted and dried marsh duckweed is recommended to be poured with a bottle of vodka and insisted for three weeks. The resulting liquid is filtered, and then taken twice a day on a teaspoon. Alcohol can be diluted in a small amount of water.
Piperine is a substance that was recently discovered by British researchers in pepper.It turns out that piperine is able to affect melanin pigment-producing cells and stimulate their functions. But in order for the effect to be faster and more noticeable, it is additionally required to receive a certain dose of ultraviolet radiation.
Now scientists continue to research and are working to create a drug based on black pepper, which would help cure vitiligo, but without ultraviolet radiation. In the meantime, traditional medicine advises to rub in the spots a mixture of pepper and baking soda, then sunbathe in the sun.
Red pepper tincture
Tincture based on red pepper - one of the most controversial means used to combat vitiligo. Pepper, on the one hand, irritates the nerve endings of the cells, stimulates blood flow and thus contributes to the enhanced nutrition of the cells, accelerating all metabolic processes. On the other hand, like black, it promotes the formation of melanocytes and enhanced production of pigment. Tincture grease spots 2-3 times a day, after which you need to sunbathe for at least 5 minutes.
“Sulsena” is a paste intended for treating alopecia. But with vitiligo, it helps, too, according to user feedback. It is enough just to apply ointment twice a day on the affected areas and keep for half an hour. After this, the agent must be rinsed with warm water, it is not necessary to be in the sun. If you believe all the same reviews, some vitiligo completely disappears after a few days.
On the Internet, it is often advised to treat vitiligo with acetylsalicylic acid, regular aspirin. This drug will most certainly be found in every home medicine chest, and if not, you can always buy it for a penny. Boric acid and petrolatum will also be needed. Aspirin and boric acid are combined in equal quantities, and then mixed with the same volume of petroleum jelly. The mixture is smeared on vitiligo, after which you should sunbathe for at least half an hour. Similarly, users are advised to use apple cider vinegar or celandine, another remedy that can help against vitiligo.
This method can not be attributed either to the drug or to the people. But ultraviolet irradiation is commonly used to treat vitiligo spots. Even special devices are produced with special lamps that produce medium-wave and short-wave ultraviolet radiation — this is what affects melanocytes and contributes to enhanced pigment synthesis. But doctors do not welcome this method. Too often, patients have skin burns, in addition, intensive and regular exposure to UV rays can trigger the development of melanoma, which is much worse than vitiligo. Details of the lamp application here.
The recipes of traditional medicine have been tested for centuries, they were compiled on the personal experience of doctors and patients. In fact, often alternative medicines are more effective than pharmacies. But as for the treatment of vitiligo, then some doubts arise. After all, the disease has not yet been fully studied, and no one can predict how homemade drugs can affect its dynamics. Another thing - the psychosomatic factor. If the patient sincerely believes that the chosen method will help him, then the manifestations of the disease are really reduced. In addition, there is the so-called factor of spontaneous recovery. In the complex, they are really able to help get rid of vitiligo for good.
General information about vitiligo
Melanin is responsible for coloring hair, skin and the iris. The disease manifests itself as a discoloration of skin areas - the appearance of milky-white spots with no pain or other symptoms. Appeared spots can be of any shape and size. Together with the skin loses color and hair in the limit of spots.
The disease manifests itself at any age of a person (but according to statistics, most often between the ages of 10 and 30 years), and equally occurs in men and women.
Causes of disease
The main cause of occurrence - disorders of the nervous and endocrine systems. The disease refers to autoimmune disorders of the immune system. The immune system begins to recognize its own cells as alien and begins to destroy them. Under attack are pigment cells, and then on the skin appears completely discolored spot. The prerequisite for this process is a stressful situation.
The disease is transmitted through inheritance, and is able to "shoot" from any person. The probability of transmission of the disease from parent to child is 10%.
Vitiligo is confused with helminthic invasion. This is not true, more people are infected with parasites than people with vitiligo stains. But the statement has firm roots because of the experiment. One scientist obtained biologically active elements from worms (previously dried). The resulting substance was injected under the skin of one of the volunteers. And after a while, the subject had a white spot at the injection site, which over time began to grow in size. Getting rid of worms will not cure vitiligo, but cleaning is necessary for the body.
Symptoms of the disease
The main symptom of vitiligo is the appearance of white spots on the body of the diseased. They have clear boundaries, symmetrical.
Plots without pigmentation appear on exposed parts of the body - arms, legs, neck. On the face, they are most often located on the eyelids and in the corners of the mouth, and on the hands - on the fingers.
Spots tend to grow in size, merge with each other, disappear or grow at twice the speed.
In addition to depigmentation of the skin, the hair in the area of the spot begins to fade. Among the symptoms noted violations of the sebaceous and sweat glands in places whitening.
There are manifestations of the following symptoms:
- hair loss,
- inflammation of the posterior and retina,
- lichen planus
- chronic diseases of the stomach and / or intestines with the corresponding symptoms.
Can vitiligo be treated with folk remedies?
Folk remedies remain popular among patients who are desperate to get the necessary result from official medicine, and someone simply does not have enough money for such treatment. And judging by the reviews of people, folk recipes work.
All this pushes patients to such self-treatment. For the diagnosis of vitiligo, there is no need for doctors, as the person himself may notice white spots. If this treatment does not harm, then you should try, but you don’t need to hope too much for success.
How is vitiligo treated at home?
Everyone needs their own approach to treatment, and for success you will have to try more than one option. The methods are diverse, include various plots / shamanism, the use of herbs collected according to the lunar calendar ... You should not resort to such methods, and it is better to start with folk recipes that have been tested by people and time.
What do doctors recommend?
Official medicine has always been treated with vitiligo treatment with folk remedies at home, if not negatively, then with skepticism. Most consider the "grandmother's methods" no more than the remnants of past centuries, which, in addition to uselessness, can cause harm to an unhealthy organism. And people resort to “weeds” because of stupidity or being depressed.
Doctors treat vitiligo according to the scheme for eliminating the cause of the disease, but it is not known which agent in the body triggers the process of such depigmentation of the skin. And since the cause is unclear, vitiligo is treated almost at random - based on other people's cures for vitiligo.
As a result, the effect of treatment with official medicine is low: in 40% of cases, a positive effect is observed, and a complete cure for vitiligo occurs three times less. The treatment lasts a long time, and the possible stresses and experiences of the patients aggravate the situation by urging the development of the disease.Therefore, doctors recommend the use of sedatives. Doctors recommend a diet, because proper nutrition is the key to correcting the metabolism.
Medicine recommends the use of copper-containing drugs - they are involved in the synthesis of melanin, which gives the human skin a natural color. Doctors do not deny the benefits of sunbathing, because the effect of ultraviolet radiation stimulates the increased production of melanin - this is how a person gets a tan.
One of the most important recommendations is to start treatment on time. And no matter how to act - contact your doctor or to folk remedies. If we start treatment even during the initial stage of vitiligo, then the chances of complete recovery increase significantly. With each month, the probability of success decreases, and if it takes several years after the appearance of the first spots, then it will no longer be possible to restore pigmentation in the whitened skin, even with the strongest medical means.
Treatment of vitiligo
One of the most popular folk remedies for vitiligo is St. John's wort. It is used in other skin diseases, as this plant has the ability to increase the sensitivity of the skin to solar radiation.
Recipes for the use of Hypericum was invented a lot. Here are the most effective ones:
- Infusion of Hypericum for oral administration. Dried grass is crushed. One tablespoon is poured 200 ml of boiled water. The tool is used in one tablespoon 3 times a day after meals.
- Ointment with tincture of Hypericum. Dried St. John's wort is ground into a fine powder and mixed with olive oil in a ratio of 1 to 10. The resulting mixture is heated in a water bath for 30 minutes. It remains to wait until the resulting ointment cools, and pass it through the nylon fabric. It is necessary to make compresses from the ointment: moisten any dense tissue with it and apply it to the skin lesions for at least half an hour. A positive effect should appear within 30-40 days of treatment.
- Hypericum oil For the preparation will need flowers Hypericum, use foliage, roots and stems are not worth it. Flowers need to tightly fill a glass jar, leaving a few centimeters of space at the neck. The remaining space is filled with cold-pressed olive oil, after which the jar is placed in the sun. It is necessary to insist it from two weeks, while the bank must be daily and vigorously shaken. After all the time, the oil is squeezed out, fresh St. John's wort flowers are added to it and the process repeats. The number of such procedures can be up to 7 times, it all depends on the required quality of oil and time. As a result, the oil should have a thickness comparable to sour cream, and its color should be red-brown.
- Bath with hunter. First you need to prepare a decoction of the roots of calamus. The broth is mixed with a tablespoon of powder of Hypericum and a tablespoon of powder from the series. The resulting mixture is added to the water during the bath. After the procedure, white spots smeared with salicylic acid or iodine, strawberry juice is also suitable. After ten days, make a ten-day break. Full course of treatment - 30 days.
All these tools combine.
Treatment with duckweed
Lemna is an aquatic plant, it contains iodine and bromine salts, and additionally - a lot of various vitamins and proteins. And iodine and bromine have a healing effect on the endocrine system of the body, which helps with vitiligo. The use of duckweed improves immunity.
It can be used at any age. She has no contraindications, except for a possible allergic reaction. Therefore, duckweed is used carefully, and only in the absence of allergy to treat in full force.
The leopard must be properly prepared. There is a lot of time for it - it is available round summer. Recruiting duckweed is best in familiar and environmentally friendly areas.After all, it is unlikely that anyone would want the treatment to further saturate the body with chemicals and heavy metals. In addition to environmental cleanliness, the reservoir is desirable to be clean on its own: duckweed should not smell like a swamp. It will be ideal if you grow it yourself, for example, in a pond in the country or in an ordinary aquarium.
Collected duckweed should be scooped out with a colander. Next, you need to clear it of garbage by laying it out on a clean place and sorting through manually. Net duckweed is collected in cheesecloth and hung to allow excess water to drain. After that, it remains only to dry it, and the plant will be ready for use.
There are three main prescriptions for treating vitiligo duckweed:
- Infusion. The basis is vodka. Prepared, clean and dried duckweed should be placed in a dark and opaque container. Additionally, it can be washed again under running water. Then the duckweed is poured with vodka in the following ratio: 50 grams of vodka per teaspoon of duckweed. It is necessary to let the mixture stand for at least seven days at room temperature and the minimum amount of light. After that, the resulting tincture will be filtered using a layer of gauze, and it will become ready for use. 15-20 drops of tincture diluted in a quarter cup of water and drink three times a day.
- Decoction. Prepared by proportion: a teaspoon of dry duckweed to 250 ml of water. The mixture is boiled for fifteen minutes, and then infused for at least one hour. It is used on 250 ml three times a day, and in fifteen minutes prior to meal. Reception course - 4 months.
- Use of duckweed with honey. Chop the meat with a meat grinder, mix with honey in a 1: 1 ratio. The resulting mixture is stored in the refrigerator. The composition is taken on an ongoing basis, three times a day for meals.
The use of aspirin and baby cream
Vitiligo at home is treated with acetylsalicylic acid tablets and baby cream or petroleum jelly.
It is necessary to crush and grind twenty aspirin tablets into fine powder and mix it together with a standard tube of baby cream. The resulting mixture is stored in the refrigerator. It is applied to the affected skin two to three times a day.
Using red pepper tincture
Tincture of red pepper is sold already prepared in every pharmacy. But if you want, you can cook it yourself. For the preparation will need pods of red pepper and vodka (suitable and diluted alcohol). Seven pods are placed in a jar, and then 500 ml of vodka are poured. The tincture is prepared within one month, while the bank should be kept in a dark place and shaken every day.
The finished tincture is rubbed three times a day into the skin lesions for 5-10 minutes. White spots will have to turn pink from a sharp rush of blood. To fix and improve the effect, you can additionally take a sunbath or irradiate the spots with an ultraviolet lamp. You can use drugs containing copper and vitamin C.
The result usually appears within two weeks of the start of the procedure. The spots will either begin to diminish or disappear.
Diet and sunbathing
When vitiligo is important to eat right, any doctor will tell about it. The patient needs to eat more products with a copper content: cheese, nuts, peas, buckwheat, sea kale and shrimps, as well as beef liver. Additionally (or a place for this) take medications, for example copper sulfate three times a day, 5-10 drops after a meal, drinking milk.
The diet should be supplemented with vegetables and fruits, especially red, orange and yellow. For example, citrus fruits: orange, lemon, mandarin, and from vegetables - carrots and tomatoes and melons. And buckwheat porridge, in addition to the content of copper, has a good photosensitizing property. Doctors advise to eat parsley and root juice: parsnip and Jerusalem artichoke.
Sunbathing is a very important element in the treatment of vitiligo, especially in combination with products and preparations that increase the skin's sensitivity to ultraviolet radiation. Damaged areas of the skin trigger melanin accumulation processes, which will make the spots disappear. An indicator of this will be the appearance of pigment inclusions.
Initially, it is desirable to be under the influence of sunlight about a minute or two, and with time to increase this gap. The whole thing in the absence of melanin in the spots, which plays a protective role. White skin can easily burn, so you need to take this with caution.
Morning sunbathing will be useful, they do not burn the skin, but bring ultraviolet light to produce a protective pigment. During the day, the skin must be protected with a cream. Burns are not allowed.
Treatment of white spots with herbs
For the treatment of vitiligo, a special collection was invented, consisting of seven different herbs:
- St. John's Wort - three parts.
- Sage - three hours
- Nettle and plantain leaves - for two hours
- Oregano Herb - one hour
- Calendula and chamomile flowers - one by one hour.
Herbs are harvested in any quantity, it is important to respect their relationship with each other. After mixing the collection, for every four tablespoons it is necessary to pour half a liter of boiling water, after which the mixture should stand for fifteen minutes in a water bath.
The resulting broth must be cooled and then filtered. It is necessary to take it three times a day, fifteen minutes before a meal, with 150 ml.
For the best effect of treatment and to avoid the appearance of new skin problems when using traditional methods, it is highly desirable to hold a preliminary consultation with a dermatologist. Non-traditional methods of treatment are often able to bring even more harm to the patient. A dermatologist, on the other hand, will not only explain whether the chosen remedy will be harmful to the body, but can also give useful advice on its use.
Contraindications for the use of folk remedies are the following:
- You should not use folk recipes in the presence of cardiovascular diseases, kidney disease and high blood pressure.
- Do not use herbs and other means if an allergic reaction occurs during use. It is advisable to start with small dosages, and during a normal reaction (you need to carefully monitor the condition of the body) to increase the dose to the required level.
Cooked ointments and infusions need to be prepared strictly according to the recipe. Independently exceeding the concentration of the components can lead to poisoning of the body. Disorders in the gastrointestinal tract will only aggravate the situation of the patient, and may cause new manifestations of vitiligo or strengthen the old ones.
On the Internet, people write different reviews about treatment. And among them there are both positive and negative, because some folk remedies really helped, while others just wasted time and money. Vitiligo is still not a fully studied disease, and therefore folk remedies are used to cure it no less often than official medications. And from the reviews you can quite well understand how to treat vitiligo at home, and outline yourself a rough plan of healing.
Most of the published reviews on thematic sites are positive, and no wonder: after all, site owners want to attract visitors to the published information, and not to remove. More open and “liberated” reviews can be read by running through the thematic forums, because there are much more users who seek to share tips and their own experience.
Here are examples of positive reviews for home vitiligo treatment:
- Alexey, 28 years old. “I could not get rid of white spots for about two years. He applied to the doctors that he hadn’t tried - he drank vitamins, made injections, even blood was transfused ... All to no avail. Until one day I met a guy fishing.He immediately noticed my spots on the neck - I was tanned, and they became even more pronounced against the background of tan. He advised a way to mix aspirin with petroleum jelly and smear them with stains. I doubted at first, because even more serious drugs turned out to be powerless ... But after a couple of weeks the spots began to darken, and after a month they completely disappeared without a trace - the tan became completely even. Now I am ready to recommend this method to everyone! ”
- Natalia, 30 years old. “Three years ago a small white spot appeared on my shoulder. In a week, it doubled, but it didn't hurt or itch - just the skin brightened. At first she simply did not pay attention, but when a similar spot appeared on the face under the lip, she ran to a dermatologist. The diagnosis of vitiligo. She was treated differently: she was on a diet, drank pills, made lotions from St. John's wort. But on the Internet I came across a method with pepper. It seemed risky to prepare the tincture itself, so I bought it at the pharmacy. Rubbed stains a couple of times a day, burned hard. On sunny days after the procedure went out into the sun. And a month later, from the stains, there remained barely noticeable outlines, which soon disappeared. ”
Negative reviews are not as disclosed:
- Anton, 35 years old. “I tried to treat vitiligo myself for a long time. He burned his feet with pepper, pounded aspirin along with the cream, brewed a nasty hypericum ... I pound zero. I went to the hospital, so the doctor almost scolded me for it. He began drug treatment - the first results in two weeks. Let's see what happens next, but even if the treatment stops there, I will be pleased. Do not be fooled by weed, go to a dermatologist, experienced doctors know their business better than any grannies. ”
- Irina, 42 years old. "Well, I do not. After that, I definitely will not trust traditional medicine. How many times have I tried to remove these nasty stains of vitiligo from my right hand - do not count. I have been trying both this and that for almost a year, and my mother's friends are already tired of giving me advice. After collecting the herbs, the skin turned red as if from allergies. It would be better to go to the doctor right away, by golly. ”
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The effective recipe from the reader - the ointment Sulsen
In the pharmacy, we buy sulsen ointment or paste (in general, this remedy is used against dandruff and hair loss), it is quite cheap. It is better to take 2%, since it has more concentration, therefore more effect. Rub the pigment spots and everything can be washed off in half an hour. Just a couple of procedures to get a visible result!
If you are lucky to find soap from sulsen, be sure to take it, it also has a healing effect. According to several people, the spots disappear within a couple of weeks, and in some even within a few days!
Simple recipes for vitiligo
Sesame with vitiligo. Sesame also has healing properties. It is used in this way: sesame seeds ground in a coffee grinder in the amount of 10 tbsp. spoons, eat in the morning and evening for 1 tsp. everyday. The result of this procedure is the appearance of blotches of yellow in white spots. If you continue the treatment, in a few months the signs of vitiligo will disappear completely. The powder should be taken until the white spots disappear.
Birch tar in vitiligo. The use of tar in the treatment of this disease is also well known in traditional medicine. It can be purchased at any pharmacy. They are advised to lubricate the spots for a month with a short break after that. Already during the first course of therapy, the spots diminish, and after 2 weeks from the beginning of the following treatments, they disappear altogether.
Treatment of vitiligo walnut. The use of pericarp and walnut leaves in the fight against vitiligo also gives a good result. They are mixed in the same proportion, then poured in a ratio of 1 part of raw materials to 10 parts of vodka. Within ten days, the agent is infused in the dark, and then you can lubricate the affected skin areas 1-2 times a day. It is necessary to continue the treatment for several months.For healthy skin around the spots should buy phytoprotective cream, which is applied during the procedures with tincture.
Pork tongues. There are cases of getting rid of the disease, when it affects a large skin area. In the diet every day should be a few small pieces of pork tongue. They need to be consumed every time you are going to eat. The expected effect in the form of a reduction in spots occurs within a year.
Garlic and onions from vitiligo. Good results in the treatment can be achieved with garlic and onions. Their parts cut in half should be rubbed daily for 5 minutes. And onions and garlic should be used alternately, every other day. Those spots that have just begun to appear disappear in a week. Normal pigmentation returns to older spots a little later.
Acetylsalicylic and boric acid. It is necessary to mix acetylsalicylic or boric acid (and you can take it in tablets, but rub it well before adding) with petroleum jelly (instead of it, the usual children's cream will also work), mix it all up and finish to obtain a homogeneous composition. The resulting composition must be applied to the affected places and go to take a sun bath.
Pepper tincture. This recipe helps to get rid of stains caused by vitiligo. For it, it is necessary to put six pods of red pepper, previously dried, into a jar (one liter), pour half a liter of vodka (usual forty-degree) into a jar, cover it with a plastic lid and put it in a place inaccessible to light Something a rag. The infusion should be left for twenty-five days, while every day you need to take a jar and stir the solution, shaking it up. On the twenty-sixth day you need to throw out the pepper, and rub the resulting solution into white spots three times a day for five to ten minutes. Breaks are not allowed. After rubbing about half an hour or forty minutes should be in the sun - so that it falls on the affected areas of the body.
Education: A diploma in medicine and treatment was obtained at the NI Pirogov University (2005 and 2006). Advanced training at the Department of Phytotherapy at the Moscow University of Peoples' Friendship (2008).
Description of the disease
Pigmentation disorders and a specifically established diagnosis of vitiligo are recorded in 0.5% of people in the world. Gender, race, and skin type do not affect the intensity and frequency of occurrence of cases. Half of the cases diagnosed with vitiligo in adults under 20 years of age.
The disease does not pose a threat to others, but it can signal more serious pathologies, therefore, the first symptoms cannot be left without attention. The task of the patient and the doctor is to stop vitiligo and restore the lost properties to the skin.
Some sources claim that the disease does not respond to therapy, but do not despair. In 5% of cases, the spots disappear completely, which indicates that vitiligo is curable.
Causes of Vitiligo
Treatment of the disease is effective only if the cause of vitiligo is properly established. Eliminating the problem, the patient can recover completely or stop the process of regeneration.
White spots on the skin appear in the following cases:
- If there is a diagnosis in the patient's history, indicating a dysfunction of the endocrine system (gonads, thyroid, adrenal glands). Hormonal surge, can provoke vitiligo during pregnancy, menopause.
- In place of injuries, burns, scars - in places with impaired trophic function.
- When pathological changes in the autonomic system (hypertension, tachycardia, disorder of the digestive function, drying of mucous tissues).
- In the case of the presence of aggressive action of T-killers - with autoimmune diseases. At the same time, the barrier functions of the body are weakened.There is an opinion that vitiligo is an autoimmune disease, but it is worth noting that the spots on the skin do not always appear on the background of the disease.
- When close relatives from the older generation have skin pathology. It is worth noting that the question: "Is vitiligo inherited?", There is a clear answer - no. This is not a genetic disease, but the likelihood of stains is not completely excluded.
- The psychosomatics of vitiligo indicates that the person has consciously excluded himself from membership in a social group.
It is difficult to predict what the course of the disease will be, but following the recommendations of the doctor, following the instructions and dosages, you can count on a favorable prognosis.
Symptoms of Vitiligo
The symptoms of vitiligo are clearly visible, as they appear as white spots of vitiligo on the skin. They differ in shade, but their color is lighter than the main skin.
The size and shape of vitiligo are different, and in addition, the fragment tends to merge. On the edge of the hearth, the presence of a border is sometimes noted, but this is not necessary.
In which place the signs of vitiligo will appear, it is difficult to predict. Location location is on the chest, face, abdomen. Often, people with vitiligo in their arms and legs are noticed in everyday life. In some cases, the symmetry of the “pattern” and the intricacy of the “pattern” are striking. If fragments of discolored skin form on the head, then the next step is to change the hair color to identical.
Patients who are confronted with pathology claim that the precursor of the appearance of a milky-white spot was redness of the lesion.
Also, doctors say the following:
- with vitiligo, there is no itching in the foci,
- white spots do not bother burning
- on the fragments there is no peeling,
- at the site of injury do not record signs of atrophy,
- Vitiligo does not cause skin cancer.
Symptoms do not cause physical anxiety. Nothing interferes with living with vitiligo, but the disease often negatively affects the patient's psycho-emotional state. You should also not forget that the impetus to the appearance of lesions, there are more serious problems in the body.
The location of vitiligo and the degree of spotting throughout the body allows us to distinguish several clinical forms:
- Local or focal.
Correctly determining the form of the disease, helps to more accurately develop therapeutic regimens that promote rapid, adequate treatment, relief of the processes of the spread of spots.
Diagnosis of focal vitiligo, is complicated by the presence of three types of forms that should be considered when prescribing therapeutic actions:
- If the hearth has one or more bleached fragments, then it is a local variety.
- Spots concentrated in the areas of the nerve plexus - indicate a segmental appearance.
- In cases of damage only to mucous tissues, the mucous appearance of a focal form is diagnosed.
To diagnose vitiligo and determine the methods of treatment, only a doctor can, after a preliminary examination, collection of anamnesis and laboratory results.
With this form, everything is also not clear. It is divided into the following types:
- If fragments of white lesions are noticed on the hands, feet, face, then the presence of an acrofascial type of ailment is assumed.
- Chaotically occurring spots of vitiligo scattered throughout the body confirm the vulgar variety of the disease.
- In cases where signs of all possible forms and types are found, it is a mixed type of generalized form.
Finding symptoms of vitiligo on the body, do not delay with a visit to a medical institution. Having identified the disease in the initial stages, it is necessary to eliminate the cause of its occurrence, to stop the process of spreading, to start adequate treatment in time.
Dermatologists distinguish two types of vitiligo:
- Nonsegmental (type A).
- Segmental (type B).
The initial signs of illness, appear predominantly in childhood. The disease develops rapidly and gradually moves to the stage of stabilization.
The first spots of vitiligo are noticed on the hairy part of the skin, and they also affect the exposed surfaces of the face. The presence of background autoimmune diseases is not characteristic of this type.
If a decision is made about autologous skin grafts, then the prognosis is usually favorable - a period of stable repigmentation begins.
Pathology can declare itself at any age, but most often it is diagnosed after 20 years. During the course, a sharp progression with relapses and exacerbations is noted.
The location of lesions on the skin under the hair appears in the later stages. Mostly, white spots are concentrated in the areas exposed to injury (bend, friction).
Skin grafting is not advisable, as after an autologous intervention, relapses are inevitable.
Stages of vitiligo
Scientific medicine does not provide answers to all questions in the case of dyschromia. The pathogenesis of the disease is explained only by unverified versions. Predicting how the disease will develop is difficult, as in some cases the stain remains unchanged for the rest of its life, and someone daily notices an increase in the scale of the problem. There are many examples when vitiligo spontaneously disappears.
Medical practice allowed to distinguish several stages of development of events:
- The initial - single fragments on the skin are localized anywhere. It is common for them to have a border - a rim of hyperpigmentation. At this stage, vitiligo changes in size, merges with each other. The color intensity of the spots depends on how impaired the function of melanocytes. Red vitiligo is a harbinger that the stain will soon discolor.
- Stable - characterized by the fact that neoplasms do not change. Changes are marked in the form. Also spots at this stage can appear and disappear.
- Stage of progression - when in a short period of time (quarter), light areas quickly grow, spread, form new foci:
- slow - a few months
- lightning fast - weeks.
- Repigmentation is the result of long-term drug therapy or the result of any medical procedures. At this stage, the main task of physicians is to restore the normal production of melanin or to stop the growth of spots.
Only after analyzing a specific case, the dermatologist selects an effective treatment regimen and predicts the outcome of the therapy.
Vitiligo can be diagnosed by external signs. Milky white spots are clearly visible to the naked eye. The doctor applies a Wood fluorescent lamp during the examination. Considering the disease of the skin under blue light, they notice foci that are not noticeable in daylight.
During the conversation with the patient, they clarify all the nuances of the case:
- when the hearth appeared,
- what was the harbinger (illness, stress, trauma),
- are there any such cases in the family
- did any internal discomfort appear,
- how fast the stain grows in size.
The leading expert prescribes a number of laboratory tests of blood and urine, feces, in order to find a pathological cause explaining the violation.
Vitiligo disease has an external similarity with other dermatological problems (albinism, secondary leucoderma, lichen edema, anemic nevus).
If the doctor has doubts, for the purpose of differential diagnosis, additional examinations are prescribed (scraping, histological analysis).
After the diagnosis is established, the primary task of doctors is to stop the process of education and the spread of white spots. If the treatment of vitiligo start in a timely manner, the initial stage of the disease is cured, and many experts guarantee the result.
The doctor may prescribe:
- Hormonal (glucocorticoids). They help reduce the amount of blemishes on the body.Usually used topical preparations - ointment or cream for vitiligo. When choosing a tool, you should pay attention to:
- Herbal medicine - herbal medicines:
- Calcineurin inhibitors - inhibit the activity of mast cells ("Elidel").
- Immunomodulators ("Immunal"). Vitamins with vitiligo, as well as mineral complexes - must be present in therapeutic schemes.
In addition, the approach to the treatment of the disease should be comprehensive, it is necessary to analyze all possible negative factors that can stimulate the development of pathology, and eliminate them.
Appointment of physiotherapy, gives excellent results. What exactly to apply in a particular case, the doctor determines, taking into account age features and extent of damage.
The following methods are most in demand, acting in tandem with a cure for vitiligo:
- PUVA - use of a photosensitizer (methoxalen or psoralen). The method is not used in the diagnosis of vitiligo in children - up to 18 years.
Before the process of irradiation with ultraviolet rays, the patient is asked to take capsules of the photosensitizer or apply an external agent on the focus. The whole body or individual fragments of the skin are irradiated with waves of 320-400 nm. The therapeutic course should last 15 sessions, but you should tune in for long-term treatment (up to 100 effects).
- Ultraviolet therapy (UV) - is selected depending on the volume and location of the affected areas. During the procedure, you must comply with security measures. Genitalia and eyes are recommended to cover, so that the impact was not strong.
- Under the action of helium-neon laser, the synthesis of melanin is stimulated. Sessions are prescribed courses (12-24), with an interval of a quarter. Vitiligo laser treatment is popular because it helps get rid of blemishes on the body.
- Electrophoresis - mitigates the likely development of side abnormalities after PUVA and UV. One procedure is performed up to 15 minutes and is carried out using copper sulfate (copper sulfate).
Do not underestimate the effectiveness of physiotherapy. Following the recommendations of the leading specialist, you can significantly improve the quality of the skin.
Modern methods of treatment of vitiligo - variations of the transfer of mature and undifferentiated pigmented cells by mechanical means, give a good result. Remove vitiligo stains as follows:
- Carry out implantation with the use of uncultivated suspensions, including keratinocytes and melanocytes in the structure.
- To transport to the center the cultivated melanocytes.
- Apply multiple microtraumas of the epidermis (nidling) - transfer of melanocytes from the pigmented area into a fragment with a white spot.
- Transplant ultrathin donor fragment on the pathological focus (blister plastic).
The end result, improves the condition of the skin, solves aesthetic problems.
Nutrition and Diet
A balanced, healthy diet for vitiligo, an integral part of therapy. Food should be useful and include in sufficient quantities copper, selenium, manganese.
By prescribing a dietary supplement for vitiligo, doctors are pursuing a single goal - to normalize the metabolism.
|PERMITTED PRODUCTS||PRODUCTS ARE PROHIBITED|
|Vegetables and fruits||Fatty food|
|Sweet berries||Salted, smoked|
|Fish is not fatty varieties||Beef|
|Pumpkin seeds||Tea, coffee, alcohol|
|Kashi (wheat, buckwheat, barley)||Pastry cream, chocolate|
|Dried fruits after soaking||Sauces|
|Freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices||Semolina|
|Salt iodized||Margarine and butter|
|Green tea||Products with starch in composition|
Nutritionists have made a number of recommendations, adhering to which, you can speed up the healing process:
- Before breakfast, half an hour, you should eat up to 200 grams of fresh fruit.
- Lunch begins only after a portion of vegetable salad is eaten.
- Porridge in people with vitiligo should be the main course.
- Liquid food in the lunch menu is required.
- It is necessary to teach yourself to include ginger in recipes.
- Cooking meat should be only gentle methods (steamed or boiled).
A healthy diet, improves the quality of treatment and can be a measure of prevention in case of fear of inheriting vitiligo.
It must be understood that the disease has not been studied. If one patient changes the diet and improves the clinical picture, the second one can be cured by using Sulsen for vitiligo or a vitamin-mineral complex. In some cases, all possible measures do not give a positive result, but this is not a reason to despair.
How to mask spots?
Patients diagnosed with vitiligo, have gotten their hands painted over their hair, eyebrows, eyelashes on the affected areas. There are tricks to temporarily hide the contrast in skin color. The following ways to disguise Vitiligo are worth considering:
- Tanning is a convenient way to quickly change the skin tone. It is produced in the form of a cream, lotion or milk. You can also choose the desired shade, close to the natural color. When choosing a tanning, pay attention to the composition and the recommended skin type. Usually, patients often apply a remedy to the lesion. It is important to exclude an allergic reaction and other side effects.
- Foundation cream is applied mainly on the face. The tone is chosen a little lighter or as close as possible to the natural. After applying the cream, they are blending with powder.
- Tattoo Permanent designs on the skin look attractive and sometimes they resort to this method in order not to waste time on the means of temporal disguise of vitiligo. It is worth noting that the application of a tattoo does not solve the problem, moreover, the mechanical effect on the center, provokes the expansion of the milky-white area - his performance beyond the limits of the figure.
- Pharmaceutical drugs against vitiligo are effective because they stimulate the synthesis of melanin. But you should not count on a quick effect in this case (“Ftorokort”, St. John’s wort tincture, “Vitil plus”).
Some patients practice iodine staining. It is worth noting that it is possible to reduce the contrast in this way, but applying the substance more than once to the same place causes a burn of the tissues.
Infusions of collecting
- Infusion collection number 1.
Take 20 g of herb St. John's wort, leaves of sage medicinal and nettle, 15 g of calendula flowers, triple strip grass and 10 g of oregano herb.
2 tbsp. l dry powdered mixture brew 500 ml boiling water, insist 1 -2 hours, strain.
Drink 100 ml 3 times a day for 30-40 minutes. before meals. The course of treatment is 2-3 months. After a 2-month break, the course can be repeated.
The entire period of treatment to consume more carrots, apricots and beets.
For the treatment of vitiligo, you can use the following collection of herbs with photosensitizing properties.
Take 10 g of oregano herb, calendula flowers and chamomile, 15 g of plantain leaves and nettle, 20 g of St. John's wort perforated and sage leaves.
2 tbsp. l dry powdered mixture brew 500 ml boiling water, insist 1 -2 hours and strain.
Drink 100 ml 3 times a day for 30-40 minutes. before meals to improve pigment metabolism. The course of treatment is 2-3 months.
- Parsnip Juice
If you rub the affected areas with the juice of the root of the parsnip and stay in the sun for 5-10 minutes, the spots will disappear. But they may appear again. Therefore, it is better to introduce parsnip root into the diet (add to all dishes where carrots are present), the spots will disappear forever.
Vitiligo appears unexpectedly and has no harbingers of an illness. How to prevent the disease, no one doctor will tell.Dermatologists recommend avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun, especially if the symptoms of the disease are left behind.
Any infectious diseases need to be treated to the end. After complete recovery, it is necessary to strengthen the immune system. The initial stage of vitiligo cannot be ignored, as the disease is easier to treat.
Army service with vitiligo
Vitiligo patients do not pose a threat to society, as the disease is not contagious. But since the spots create moral discomfort, the disease is officially positioned as incompatible with military service.
If there are more than 3 foci on the body, with a diameter of up to 10 cm or vitiligo on the face - 3 cm, the young man is removed from military registration with assignment of category D.
The initial symptoms of vitiligo in men do not give everyone the opportunity to avoid military service, therefore, size, location and number of outbreaks - matter.
Today you can see on the catwalk vitiligo in women and male models. Sometimes it seems unusual and attractive, but do not forget that white spots is a skin disease and should be treated. With effort, with patience, you can get rid of the disease or improve the clinical picture.
What causes vitiligo, what kind of disease is it?
From conversations with doctors
Vitiligo - This is one of the most difficult, unexplored and difficult to treat diseases, the causes of which are still a lot of controversy. It can occur at any age, but more often from 10 to 30 years. The disease is characterized by the disappearance of melanin pigment in certain parts of the skin and the appearance of white spots.
Here are some recognized causes of vitiligo:
- hormonal disorders,
- diseases of internal organs
Main cause of vitiligo - neuro-endocrine disorders. The disease belongs to the group of autoimmune diseases associated with infectious foci in the nasopharynx, gastrointestinal tract, urinary and gall bladder. Autoimmune diseases are associated with impaired immunity in hereditary predisposition. In this case, the immune system recognizes the pigment cells of the body as foreign antibodies.
The impetus for the appearance of white spots are often stress.
The disease is inherited, and appears in children and adults. The likelihood that the child of the sick parent will also become "spotted" 1:10.
Often the cause of vitiligo is called worm infestation. At first glance, this is ridiculous, because according to various data, 50-80 percent of people are infected with parasites, but not all of them have white spots on the skin. On the other hand, an experiment was conducted: the scientist dried the worms, then extracted biologically active substances from them and injected the volunteer into the skin. After some time, a white spot began to grow at the injection site. Getting rid of worms is not enough to cure vitiligo, but still it’s worth clearing parasites.
Symptoms and signs of vitiligo.
The main symptom is the appearance of white pigment spots on the skin, having clear contours, often the spots are arranged symmetrically. White spots on the skin appear most often in open areas of the body - face, neck, arms, legs. Often depigmented areas appear on the eyelids, near the mouth, in the area of the finger joints. Over time, they can grow and merge, and can remain for a long time of the same magnitude, not progress. Sometimes the spots disappear by themselves and sometimes increase with great speed.
Another symptom of vitiligo: in the areas of lesion decreases fat and sweating. The hairs in the lesions are preserved, but they become completely white.
The essence of vitiligo disease is that there is a delay in the process of transforming the amino acid tyrosine into the pigment melanin, which gives the skin its normal color. In this case, the process of blocking the melan-stimulating hormone in the skin by the hormone-antagonist melatonin is in progress.This hormone is produced by the pineal gland, the epiphysis of the brain.
Treatment of vitiligo. Medications.
Since the foci of infection in the body are considered as one of the causes of this disease, it is first necessary to cope with them. To do this, you must be examined by a therapist, an otolaryngologist, tested for worms, Giardia.
In the 50s of the last century, Professor A.I. Kartamyshev managed to successfully treat vitiligo with vitamins, sunbaths and arsenic in homeopathic doses. And Professor K. N. Suvorova noted good results, prescribing intramuscular injections of splenin and cryomassage with liquid nitrogen.
Vitiligo is, in fact, a cosmetic defect, this disease is not life threatening in any way. It is treated for a very long time and not always effectively. If spots on the skin have existed for a long time, then the main task is to suspend the process. The easiest way to cure vitiligo in children.
If the spots are small, they are simply masked with concealer. With extensive lesions, they are treated with ultraviolet rays. In more complicated cases, hormonal ointments are used, and sometimes skin grafts are used. Sometimes used immunomoduliruyuschie funds.
In addition, official medicine treats the stress arising from this disease with Persen (1 tablet per day for a month) or normal valerian.
Vitamins of groups B1, B12, as well as nicotinic acid, which must be administered intramuscularly, starting with 10 ml, daily reducing the dose by 1 ml, helps to return the pigment to the skin. The course is 8 days.
Once a year it is necessary to examine the thyroid gland and the adrenal glands, since this endocrine system is often associated with this disease.
Modern methods of treatment of vitiligo.
For the treatment of vitiligo using a technique based on the use of ultraviolet rays: the sun, quartz and PUVA therapy in combination with a photosensitizing tablet. PUVA therapy is permitted to patients no younger than 15 years. Contraindications - oncology, pregnancy, cardiovascular diseases, diseases of the digestive, urinary, hematopoietic systems.
At one time, the drug from placenta melagenin was popular, now it is called placentarex. The treatment of vitiligo with this medicine takes at least 8 months.
From photosensitizers in the summer in the morning it is recommended gelarum pills based on the extract of Hypericum. It is necessary to take this medicine while eating, without chewing and drinking water. Children can give it from 12 years.
The most effective way to treat vitiligo Acceptance of furocoumarins of plant origin (beroxan, psoralen, ammifurin) with ultraviolet irradiation is considered. Furocoumarins enhance the effects of ultraviolet radiation. These drugs are available in the form of tablets, ointments, alcohol solutions and are used under the strict supervision of a physician. This treatment includes many courses with short breaks. Furocoumarins enhance the effects of ultraviolet radiation. Hypericum possesses the same property.
Good results gives cryomassage 2-3 times a week. The course of at least 20 procedures.
Recently, the effect of using immunomodulator spleninawhich, if not cured, then suspends the process of the formation of new spots. Recently, antihomotoxic drugs appeared in Russia in tablets and drops - this is Galium-Hel, Hormel C. They are prescribed by a dermatologist.
No less effective than PUVA therapy helium-neon lasers. Laser therapy has fewer contraindications and reduces the duration of treatment.
At the early stage of the disease, doctors advise Vitiligo Vitix Gel. This is a new drug, treatment with this medicine gives very good results - it quickly helps to get rid of the signs of vitiligo. Apply this gel should be 2 times a day on the affected areas - in the morning and evening with warm fingers, without rubbing. The course of treatment is 1-6 months.
How to treat vitiligo folk remedies.
Consider some pretty good homemade recipes for treating this disease.
- Radish seeds. 0.5 g of radish seeds pour 0.5 glass of boiling water, boil for 5 minutes, insist 1 hour. This infusion to wipe the white spots on the skin several times a day.
Dried parsnip flowers grind into powder, 2 tbsp. l powder mixed with 100 g of lard, melt the mixture over low heat, bring to a boil, hold in a warm place, then heat again, drain. The resulting healing ointment smear the skin with a thin layer 2 times a day.
1 tbsp. l crushed leaves of parsnip pour 1 cup boiling water, insist. Drink a day in 3 doses.
Nutrition for vitiligo.
Copper is involved in the formation of melanin pigment, so patients should eat food with a high copper content (beef liver, peas, buckwheat, cheese, shrimp, nuts, rosehip, seaweed) or take copper containing medications (0.5-1% sulfate copper 5-10 drops 3 times a day with milk after meals).
It is desirable that the diet contains vegetables and fruits of red, yellow and orange - carrots, tomatoes, tangerines, persimmons, oranges. In the morning, it is helpful to eat buckwheat porridge, as buckwheat has a photosensitizing property. The treatment will benefit from eating parsley, melon pulp, juice from the roots of parsnip or Jerusalem artichoke.
After taking photosensitizing drugs, decoction of Hypericum and many other folk remedies, sunbathing is necessary for damaged skin to begin to accumulate melanin. When pigmented blotches appear on the white spots, it means that the healing process has begun. The time of sun exposure is gradually increased, starting from 1 minute. It must be remembered that the diseased skin is very sensitive to sunlight and burns easily, because there is no protective pigment in these areas. The most useful sun - the morning, it does not burn, and ultraviolet rays stimulate the skin to produce melanin in the affected areas. In the bright sun, the skin should be covered with clothing or sunscreen so that there are no burns. White spots on the body can not be injured, rubbed with tight clothes. From this they grow even more.
Color cosmetics and masks
If you have given up trying to treat vitiligo with drugs or other methods, use makeup. Where pigmentation is impaired, self-tanning can be applied. It does not protect from the sun, so before going outside you need to use sunscreen.
I recommend a nourishing and rejuvenating mask that will change the color of the lesions. Ingredients: seaweed fucus and marinide, bran with or without Beta-carotene, carrot juice, fat sour cream. Chop algae (fucus - in a coffee grinder, pickled marinide - with hands). For a mask, take 1 teaspoon of fucus, 3-4 tablets of marinide, 1 teaspoon of bran, 1 tbsp. spoon carrot juice and sour cream. All this mix and heat up, you can in a water bath. Apply to clean skin for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with warm water and rinse your face with cold water. Make this mask 2-3 times a week. Course - 15 procedures.
"Bulletin of healthy lifestyles" 2010, № 4, p. 28 - the advice of the therapist VG Gurevich,
"Bulletin of healthy lifestyles" 2004, No. 17, p. 12 - From the conversation with the candidate of medical sciences, doctor of the highest category Garina TA,
"Bulletin of healthy lifestyles" 2006, No. 7, pp. 26-27 - advice of a phytotherapeutist VM Kosterov, candidate of biological sciences,
"Bulletin of healthy lifestyles" 2014, № 17, p. 8-9, advice of a doctor-dermatologist Ye.V. Baranova
Feedback. How to get rid of vitiligo quickly and permanently
A 22-year-old woman has white spots on her skin due to nervous shock. The spots were on the shoulders and on the back. Doctors immediately diagnosed vitiligo. In 2003, in “HLS”, she found an article entitled “Stains on the skin washes away St. John’s wort” and immediately got down to business. Cooked butter from Hypericum. Every day she was smeared on the affected places with this elixir, she waited 40 minutes, then went to the shower to wash off. Every day, to relieve the stress of the disease, drank tea from soothing herbs. All treatment took 30 days. And, about a miracle, the spots on the body really disappeared. 10 years have passed since then, there was no relapse, the woman got rid of vitiligo forever. (Popular method from the newspaper "Vestnik of healthy lifestyles" 2013, №14, p. 7)
Treatment of vitiligo duckweed at home.
The most famous folk remedy for vitiligo is duckweed. At home, the affected skin is smeared with juice, infusion or tincture, make compresses. Drink infusion (1 tablespoon. Duckweed on a glass of boiled water - drink during the day for 3 doses, a course of 2-3 months). Or rubbed 1 tbsp. l duckweed with 1 tbsp. l honey is a daily rate of 3 prims (in other sources it is said that balls of 1-2 g weight are made from a mixture of duckweed and honey and take 1 ball 2-3 times a day). Prepare tincture: 1 tbsp. l duckweed to 200 ml of vodka, drink 1 tsp. 3 times a day.
In the summer you can eat duckweed salad: put sliced onions, 1 shredded egg into sliced boiled potatoes (100 gr). 30 grams of washed duckweed mix with 50 grams of sauerkraut and lay out on top. Pour sour cream. This salad will cure many diseases and purify the blood. (Tips from the newspaper "Vestnik of the Healthy Living" 2009, No. 13, pp. 12-13. From a conversation with the head of the dermatovenerologic department of the dispensary No. 13, Candidate of Medical Sciences Shulgina I. G., HLS 2005, No. 11, pp. 18-19, Teslyakov, general practitioner)
From vitiligo will help duckweed with clean waters.
To prepare duckweed, you need to choose a clear reservoir with a rocky or sandy bottom, otherwise the duckweed will smell like a swamp. You can grow duckweed in homemade ponds.
It is convenient to scoop it with a colander and immediately lay it on the sackcloth, bust from foreign debris. Wash the houses in running water, put them in gauze and hang them so that the water flows. Raw duckweed need to collect two buckets. Dry on the fabric, often mixing. Dry dried duckweed through a metal sieve. The resulting powder is mixed with honey to make a tight "dough." Store in a glass jar with a plastic lid.
Can cook duckweed tincture : fill the jar with 1/3 of non-wrinkled weed and pour vodka to the top. Insist in a dark place for 21-30 days. Children are better off mixture of duckweed and honey .
These two drugs - the best folk remedies for vitiligo. Unfortunately, few people know about it. In people with this disease, after the course of treatment with duckweed, there was a complete restoration of the skin color without recurrence. But that's not all. Both drugs from duckweed significantly and permanently improve the condition of patients with blood diseases. (Folk treatment from the newspaper "Vestnik HLS" 2003, № 14, p. 13)
Some guidelines for collecting and using duckweed for the treatment of vitiligo.
It is necessary to collect duckweed in the hottest time, when its roots are the longest. Napkins smeared with duckweed and applied to white spots on the skin. In addition, drink tincture of duckweed: 1 tsp., Diluted with 20 ml of water, 2-3 times a day after meals. (Recipe from the newspaper "Vestnik HLS" 2005, № 5)
Reviews cured of vitiligo with duckweed
The woman has light areas on the skin appeared in 6 years. When she came to the reception in the regional hospital, the doctors examined her and sent her home, saying that the disease was not treated. In the newspaper Vestnik HLS for 2005, she read a popular recipe for treating vitiligo duckweed. She found a clean pond with this plant only when she was visiting relatives in the Kaluga region. The carriages scored a lot, dried them. A woman took a water infusion (1 tsp. Of duckweed to 1 cup of boiling water, drink the entire volume during the day), made balls with honey and swallowed 1-2 times a day. Lubricated the spots with concentrated extract of Hypericum before going out into the sun.This treatment brought significant improvements.
Then the woman found folk remedy with which she was able to cure vitiligo forever. The recipe read in the newspaper. It is necessary to order in the pharmacy 300 gr 5% salicylic alcohol. Once a day, wet the cloth and wipe the entire body. After 10 days, all brown spots will disappear, if any, and white spots on the skin will disappear when the body lights in the sun. But you need to sunbathe gently - adding a few minutes every day. And if both are treated and sunbathed, the skin becomes beautiful with an even tan. (Recall from the newspaper "Vestnik ZOZH" 2010, №8, p. 10)
Treatment of vitiligo horseradish - simple folk method
There is a more affordable and no less effective than the duckweed, a folk remedy for vitiligo. This is horseradish. It should be scrolled in a meat grinder, boiled water should be added to the slurry in a ratio of 1: 3, insist 2 hours, drain. Infusion wipe the skin.
(Folk method from the newspaper "Vestnik HLS" 2011, number 20, pp. 12-13)
Children's cream and aspirin for vitiligo
The man's neck and shoulders were covered with white spots. Long could not understand what kind of disease. A dermatologist diagnosed vitiligo. My wife read in a journal and prepared an ointment: 20 powdered aspirin tablets mixed with a tube of baby cream. She kept the medicine in the refrigerator, lubricated the damaged skin to her husband 2-3 times a day, every day. Already on the fifth day, the signs of the disease began to disappear. Now the skin is clean, there was no recurrence (HLS 2015, №22, p. 29)
The man had a little white spot on his neck. For three years, it "multiplied." All back and shoulders turned white. Doctors prescribed ointments and lotions, various medicines for vitiligo, but this treatment did not help. My wife read about the ointment: a tube of baby cream or vaseline should be mixed with 20 aspirin tablets. Vitiligo was smeared with this mixture for only 10 days, and the disease was gone. (Review of the treatment of vitiligo from the newspaper "Bulletin of healthy lifestyles" 2015, № 7, p. 26.)
How to remove stains of vitiligo pepper tincture
This popular recipe was tested many times and helped a lot. Take 6-7 lightly dried pods of red pepper, add 0.5 liters of vodka to them. Insist 25 days, daily shaking the jar. Strain, wipe cleaned discolored areas on the body for 5-10 minutes, 3 times a day. After rubbing, hold them in the sun for 20-30 minutes (start with small doses of radiation). (Folk treatment from the newspaper "Vestnik HLS" 2005, № 3, p. 31)
Treatment of vitiligo eggshell and pepper tincture.
The girls managed to get rid of the signs of vitiligo with the help of this folk remedy. Take some fresh shells from newly hatched chicks. Pour water and boil for 3 minutes.
This broth several times a day she made lotions on the spots. A day later, they were smeared with tincture of red hot pepper (6-7 pods for 0.5 l of vodka - insist 25 days). The skin color began to gradually level off, then all signs of the disease disappeared. 5 years have passed since then, there has been no relapse. The girl gave the recipe to a friend - she also helped. (Review from the newspaper "Vestnik of the Healthy Living" 2005, No. 5, p. 26)
Treatment for Vitiligo - Reviews cured.
Feedback on the treatment of tincture of golden whiskers.
The woman had chronic spots of vitiligo on her arms, besides her joints hurt. She made a tincture for the treatment of diseased joints, insisting on the sprouts of a golden mustache plant. And when she rubbed her knees with tincture, at the same time she rubbed stains on her hands. She did it for 10 years. The discolored areas gradually turned pink, and then became equal in color to the entire skin. (Recall from the newspaper "Vestnik ZOZH" 2010, № 10, p. 10)
How to cure vitiligo cabbage juice at home.
The man had spots of vitiligo on the fingers. A workmate noticed this and said that his wife was able to cure this disease with juice from cabbage stalks. Juice must be pressed, drained into a vial, stored in the refrigerator. Wipe the juice stains on the night. A man had 6 stalks. After he carried out this treatment, the disease immediately slowed down. And even those spots that he did not smear stopped growing.Now the traces of the disease are almost invisible. (Folk method from the newspaper "Vestnik HLS" 2006, No. 13, p. 30)
Treatment of vitiligo parsley juice and sunbathing.
The woman had vitiligo spots on her arms and legs. Treated them with parsley and parsnip:
fresh leaves were ground on the spot until a juice appeared. Then the hands substituted the hands of the sun. You need to start with 1-2 minutes, the procedure is carried out for 20-30 days, not missing a single day, adding 1-2 minutes daily.
Fully align the color of the hands failed. Began to look for other folk remedies for vitiligo. One of the recipes helped her. It is necessary to buy yellow sulfur powder - 30 g and mix with 100 ml of alcohol, shake well and apply with cotton wool to sore spots. Do not wipe. Sulfur itself will crumble over time, and alcohol will be absorbed. After two treatments the blemishes began to fade. (Recall from the newspaper "Vestnik of the Healthy Living" 2006, No. 23, p. 8-9)
Help stop vitiligo sulfur
The man suffered from white spots on his legs and arms for a long time. Treatment of vitiligo with medications prescribed by doctors and folk remedies helped, but temporarily. A friend gave him a recipe with sulfur and alcohol (see above). The mixture was applied only twice, and the disease of vitiligo was gone forever. That was 40 years ago, no blemishes since. (Recall from the newspaper "Vestnik of healthy lifestyles" 2006, № 14, p. 30)
How to cure vitiligo quickly with onions and garlic.
A child of 7 years old appeared a white spot on the eyelid, which began to grow. The hair on his head began to fade. Old grandfather gave simple. Rub white areas onions and garlic. One day onions, another - garlic.
Fresh white spots quickly disappeared, and the old remained for another year. After this, the child did not return vitiligo. (Recipe from the newspaper "Vestnik HLS" 2006, №11, p. 32-33)
ASD-3 and vinegar from vitiligo.
The man had white spots on his chest and back. My wife decided to treat it with folk remedies. Treatment for vitiligo continued for a year. As a result, they achieved a stable positive effect - they managed to remove the white spots on the back and chest completely.
Here is what they did:
Mixed 70% acetic acid with vegetable oil 1: 1 and lubricated problem areas - 7 days.
Lubricated the spots fraction of the SDA - 3. Also 7 days.
Treatment with vinegar and ASD alternated every week. A man washed only with tar soap. During the treatment, he did not drink the skin from the sun. (Review of the treatment of vitiligo ASD from the newspaper "Vestnik of the Healthy Living" 2013, №21, p. 36)
Home treatment of vitiligo with sesame seeds
If white spots appear on the skin, a simple folk remedy will help to remove them: you need to eat a handful of sesame seeds for the night. You should not do this during the day - they cause drowsiness. (Folk method of treatment from the newspaper "Vestnik HLS" 2010, № 14, p. 31)
The woman suffered from signs of vitiligo for many years. Nothing helped to get rid of the disease, although I tried a lot of drugs. Once I read about the healing properties of sesame and decided to try them myself. Ground in a coffee grinder 10 tbsp. spoons of sesame and began to take 1 tsp in the morning and evening. Soon on the white spots began to appear yellow blotches that look like freckles. The woman was encouraged and continued treatment. She took sesame powder for several months, until the white spots on the body disappeared completely (Review from the newspaper “Vestnik ZOZH” 2013 g, №22, p. 36).
How to treat vitiligo herbs
The above examples show that the most effective folk remedies for this disease are duckweed and St. John's wort. But there are many other medicinal plants with which you can get rid of signs of vitiligo. Receiving infusions from a mixture of herbs will help restore the pigment melanin on discolored areas of the skin, resist stress and cure concomitant diseases. The juice of some plants is useful to apply to the skin so that it takes a healthy look. On the treatment of vitiligo herbs can be found in the article "Herbs from vitiligo"