Leukoderma, vitiligo

Others name – Vitiligo

Leukoderma is a skin disease that causes loss of skin pigmentation (melanin) that leads to skin whitening. The white patches on the skin known as Leukoderma.  These patches are due to partial or total loss of skin pigmentation or depigmentation.

Leukoderma is an autoimmune disorder wherein the immune system of the body attacks the healthy cells and it turns start affecting the body. Firstly it appear in spots and the spot cover almost all parts of the body including face, scalp and genitals.

Though leukoderma can affect any part of the body, pigmentation usually occurs first on the sun exposure part of the body.


The exact cause of leukoderma is unknown. Some factors which is responsible for leukoderma


In children those parents suffering from leukoderma.


  • Partial albinism
  • Tuberous sclerosis
  • Piebaldism and Waardenburg syndrome


  • Melanoma


  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Lichen sclirosus
  • Thermal burns


  • Syphilis
  • Pityriasis versicolor
  • Leprosy
  • Lichen planus
  • Progressive macular hypopigmentation


  • EGFR inhibitors
  • Immune checkpoint inhibitors
  • Methylphenidate transdermal patch


  • Leukoderma occurs on the exposed parts of the body.
  • Exposure to depigmentation agents, such as p-tertiary butyl phenol.
  • Depimented areas may continue to arise even after the patient is no longer in contact with the chemicals.


  • Cutaneous t-cell lymphoma
  • Alopecia musinosa


The main sign and symptoms of leukoderma are milky white patches on the skin. Other signs include

.premature greying of hair (eyelashes, beard and eyebrow)

.loss of colour in the mucous membrane

.changes in colour of retina.


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Homeopathy is able to cure many cases of Leukoderma. In homeopathy treatment the natural production of pigments. Vitiligo not a disease in itself but an expression of an inner disturbed state of body. In homeopathy the patient analyzed on various aspect of mental physical and familial attributes and also complete study is done on the psychological environment that the patient has gone through in his life.

Homeopathy is based upon the symptoms of individuals not on the disease. About 30 – 35 medicine for vitiligo in homeopathy but they are based upon the symptoms.


silicea is one of the best polychrest remedy its action on every organs of the body. In action for those  vitiligo patient who are sensitive to cold wind, sweat on palms and soles; have typically offensive  foot sweat; have lean thin physical body structure and have a tendency to easy pus formation after injury. Silicea is also called surgical knife for homeopaths.


Arsenicum album is yet another useful remedy for vitiligo where the rough and dry skin. The skin shows white spots with rough, dry and dirty skin. The skin symptoms is alternate with respiratory complaints like asthma is a strong character for using arsenicum album. The most prominent feature of arsenic is fear and anxiety. Arsenic patient is very fastidious.


Arsenic sulphuretum flavum is a very useful and affective in case of vitiligo. It has discoloration of skin, blotches that are white or pale in colour. Burning in spots. Burning in skin after scratching. It is deep acting medicine and has been known to give good result in Leukoderma.


Kali carbonicum is also a polychrest remedy. It is useful for those who are oversensitive to everything. Sensitive to cold and is always shivering. Never want to be alone. Who has fear of death, fear of feature, fear of ghost. It affects in every organ of the body and effective in case of vitiligo.


Natrum muriaticum is also a polychrest remedy. It is prepared from common salt. Skin symptoms is very prominent in natrum muriaticum skin looks transparent, waxy, greasy, shiny skin. It is very deep acting and long-acting remedy.


Phosphorus predominantly acts on the skin. It is frequently used in the homeopathic treatment of vitiligo the symptoms are loss of pigmentation in spots, white discoloration of skin.


It is very important to know for homeopathy treatment for vitiligo. Homeopathy has good scope in case of vitiligo. Homeopathy treatment depending on individual patient’s parameters like nature of patient, cause of vitiligo, patient reactive and behavior, genetic factors indicated by family history, thermal sensitivity, like and dislike of the patient. And then after prescribe well selected medicine by homeopaths.

Some of the commonly used remedies have been described here but in homeopathy view it is not complete symptoms.

Exact medicine selected on the basis of individual case history and symptoms. Please avoid self -medication. For homeopathy treatment you can consult me in my email address or by the comment.

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