How to Diagnose Vitiligo ?
There are various diseases with prominent symptoms through which they can be diagnosed. Other diseases which can not easily diagnosed have various tests for their identification.
Vitiligo is such a a disease which do not has any symptoms. It silently comes suddenly and only after its appearance, it can be diagnosed. Such nature of its makes it a mysterious disorder which can happen to anyone, anytime without any prior symptoms.
Generally de-pigmented spots can also seen on skin which gets auto corrected with time. Those may be due to lighter de-pigmentation over there due to various external as well as internal small intensity of factors such as skin allergy due to excessive sun exposure in a particular day, temporary skin exfoliation, intestinal worms or may be calcium deficiency specially in small children.
“A de-pigmented area with prominent border margin with the tendency of spreading is termed Vitiligo”
Vitiligo spots are either pale in starting which goes bright with time or from the starting it can be bright white depending on its type. In some cases the number restricts to one but in most of the cases it comes in number with the tendency to merge together forming a big white patch.
Generally there are no other symptoms found like itching, irritation on a Vitiligo spot but some case are seen its onset after itching. Such cases may arisen due to some allergy with chemicals like deodorant or perfumes. The skin sensation remains normal in a Vitiligo spot.
In present time due to abrupt lifestyle and food culture all autoimmune diseases are on a high side. Among them Vitiligo is also much prominent. Affected population age ranges between small kids up to 75 year aged people.
A correct diagnosis means a lot in Vitiligo. Doctors are seen to misunderstand it as fungal infection in initial stages which could be fatal. As time wasted in Vitiligo leads to more complications in future.
With its correct diagnosis, Vitiligo should be treated fast with non steroidal and non chemical medicines. Corticosteroids, immunomodulators, immunosuppressant and other UV light kinder treatments can provide temporary solutions only with major side effects. So such has to be avoided.
Ayurvedic treatment is considered safe and effective for Vitiligo. If taken in initial stages, it can help in faster recovery. In later stages also it is of much help with proper diet restrictions and could help in complete healing of white spots. The holistic approach of Ayurvedic treatment makes it unique in treatment of autoimmune diseases like Vitiligo.