Certain Facts about Vitiligo

  • Vitiligo is considered a social stigma in many parts of the world.

  • It is more common in dark skinned individuals.

  • It is not life threatening.

  • It does not spread by touch.

  • It may appear before age of 20 years.

  • It may run in families.

  • It is not painful.

  • The exact causative factor is not known.

Vitiligo is considered a social stigma


Melanin is a pigment produced by melanocytes in the skin and it normally imparts color to the skin. This color gives us our complexion.

But in Vitiligo, these cells either stop producing Melanin or they die. This causes depigmentation (white patches) of the affected parts and thereby VITILIGO. ..to read Causes of Vitiligo.

Vitiligo is characterized by loss of skin color. It can affect any part of body, face, chest, neck, inside of mouth and even eyes.

  • Visible white patches in any part of body are first and foremost sign.

  • Common area of their presence in sun-exposed areas like extensor surfaces, for example arms, legs, feet, hand, face, lips, etc.

  • They can also appear in armpits, groin, genitals, eye, retina, navel, around mouth, nostrils, etc.

  • They can be focal (in few areas) or generalized.

  • They can be even present on one side of body (Segmental).

Vitiligo can impact in two major ways:

Physical impact

  • Vitiligo becomes a cosmetic concern.

  • It may not be entirely curable but it does not cause any medical harm.

  • It is not life threatening.

Psychological aspect

  • People with Vitiligo experience severe emotional stress.

  • It destroys self-esteem, confidence and feeling of wellbeing.

  • People especially adolescents who have Vitiligo feel embarrassed, ashamed, depressed, or worried about other’s reaction.


Homeopathy has more than 80 remedies for Vitiligo which reduce the discoloration and help to give immense relief from embarrassment.

Homeopathic treatment for Vitiligo helps to increase vitality & thereby stimulate melanocytes to produce Melanin.

Homeopathy works on the basis of individualization in which importance is given to the man in disease rather than just disease in man. Each remedy is carefully prescribed after taking complete physical and mental history of the patient in treatment for Vitiligo.

When there is darkness everywhere…… Homeopathy proves to be ray of hope!