Have you come across people who have skin discolouration, where some patches of skin turn whitish? Although harmless, vitiligo or leucoderma can send people into a panic. Dr Jaya Krishnan has cured vitiligo or leucoderma. Read about this case study here.
Aryan a vibrant 9 year old attended my clinic with his parents on 01-09-2012 and expressed concerns of a white patch on his right eyelid, which he had for over a year and a duller white patch on his right nostril and a touch of it on his right cheek developing. The patch was showing a tendency to spread. It was neither itchy nor red. Doctors had prescribed him Cortisones & antifungal creams for application with no effect. His skin was generally on the drier side and had red & itchy areas on the body.
The parents decided to discontinue the steroid & antifungal creams. They were concerned that an antifungal had to be applied on the eyelid so close to the eye.
This was a classic case of Leucoderma /vitiligo. Vitiligo is a disorder in which white patches appear on the skin and on different parts of the body. This happens because the cells that make the pigment (colour) in the skin are destroyed. The cause is not known. Vitiligo may be an autoimmune disease. It is also possible that one or more genes may make a person more likely to get this disorder.
Aryan was put on Jayapathics treatment protocol straight away along with the Jayapathics cream to be applied regularly to the vitiligo patch & other itchy areas of the body. He was reviewed on a weekly basis. One week into the treatment the patch started to look slightly pink. As the treatment continued the patch started showing steady improvement. Normal pigments started to appear in the white patches and by 16-3-2013 the patch was completely cleared. In the meantime the other dry itchy patches cleared leaving a glowing skin.
It has been more than two and a half years now since Aryan has had any treatment from me and his skin remains clear and healthy.
If you have a query about vitiligo, please give us a call on 1300 775 404 to book an appointment.