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Have white patches on skin. Suggest diet and treatment?

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white patches appear on the skin my right leg and middle head on hair ,small patches 4 plz tell me treatment and which food we can take which food avoid plz explain
Posted Sun, 13 Oct 2013 in Homeopathy
Answered by Dr. C. J. Varghese 14 hours later
Brief Answer:
Hello XXXXX, I shall answer your query in detail:

Detailed Answer:
Hello Puspa,
The brief description about your skin complaints makes me to think that you have got Vitiligo.
It is due to the lack of melanin deposition on your affected areas of skin. The process of melanin production is controlled by the Melanocytes Stimulating Hormone produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. The pituitary is again controlled by the Hypothalamus.
The defect in the processes of melanin production and deposition is a constitutional or genetic problem. It can be cured with Homoeopathy but its treatment necessitates a detailed case taking. A lot of additional information is required to select the curative remedy for you. In Homoeopathy, we do not treat the disease but the person ‘Puspa’. When you are cured, your skin problem will be cured.
In order to select your constitutional remedy, I need an elaborate history.
I can assist you to prepare your case. Herewith I am giving below a sample format in which you can enter your case history. You can expand it to any extent so that I should get detailed information about you. Once I get your case, I will ask for clarifications if required. Finally I will suggest you the remedy to cure you.
Regarding your enquiry regarding the diet, I should say that it is not very important.
Hope you will reply with your complete case at the earliest.
With best wishes,
Dr. C. J. Varghese,
+91 0000

(This is only a frame work to help you to develop your case. You can expand your case to any extent. But try to help the physician to understand your genetic dispositions, individuality and constitution in the physical and mental plain. )
1.     Name
2.     Age
3.     Sex
4.     Occupation
5.     Financial Status
6.     Social status
7.     Religion
8.     Address
9.     Contact no
10.     Email address
11.     Mother tongue
1.     Since when the complaints started
2.     Onset sudden or gradual
3.     Pain –its duration, how long it remains, how it comes and goes, its character, its extension
4.     Side of affection - Left or Right, from left to right or from right to left, upper left and lower right or upper right and lower left
5.     Aggravating or ameliorating factors or conditions
6.     Supportive investigations and reports, diagnosis, findings…
7.     Speed of development of disease - slow or fast
8.     Probable or final diagnosis
1.          Since when the complaints started
2.     Onset sudden or gradual
3.     Pain –its duration, how long it remains, how it comes and goes, its character, its extension
4.     Side of affection - Left or Right, from left to right or from right to left, upper left and lower right or upper right and lower left
5.     Aggravating or ameliorating factors or conditions
6.     Supportive investigations and reports, diagnosis, findings…
7.     Speed of development of disease - slow or fast
8.     Probable or final diagnosis
1.     Never well since like vaccination, pneumonia, typhoid, malaria etc.
2.     Any suppressive treatment like ointments for skin, laser therapy for stones, corrective surgery for eye etc.
3.     Emotions that precipitate the disease every time
4.     Emotional conflict happened just prior to the onset of disease that remain unresolved
5.     How from lower layers of tissues the disease shifted to more important and higher layers of tissues
6.     Chronological journey of disease- how you started with first sickness, next what happened , then what etc. till you developed the present state of illness.
1.     Father
2.     Mother
3.     Paternal Grand Father
4.     Paternal Grand Mother
5.     Siblings, in order
6.     Paternal uncles and aunts
7.     Maternal uncles and aunts
1.     Menses in detail
2.     Complaints before, during and after menses
3.     Menarche (onset) age, early, late etc.
4.     Menopause (stoppage ) normal, early, late, complaints during.
5.     Children born, living, dead.
6.     Abortions, Miscarriages, delivery normal or surgical
1.     Any medication, Allopathic, Ayurvedic or Homoeopatic
2.     Allergic sensitivity to any drug
3.     Over use or abuse of drugs
4.     Any affection / side effects of taking drugs
1.     General health
2.     Presenting complaints
1.     Appearance: built, structure, height, weight, complexion, face, skin, warts, moles, discolouration, pigmentation etc.
2.     Speed: of talking, eating, working, walking,
3.     Thermals: Sensitivity to cold or heat, can tolerate heat or cold better, need or fan / ac, need of warm clothes, covers uncovers during sleep, takes warm or cold bath…
4.     Appetite: normal, increased or decreased, peculiarities in eating habits, veg/non-ves, desires, cravings and aversions, aggravation and ameliorations, intolerances and ailments from particular tastes and items of food, prefer cold, warm or hot food,
5.     Thirst: quantity of water drinking in a day, thirsty during night, drinks by habit or by feeling thirsty, during meals only or drinks in between, throat and mouth getting dry, cold or room temperature, warm or hot water, fruit juices, other drinks
6.     Stool: habits, frequency, difficulties, any complaints before, during, and after.
7.     Urine: any difficulty, any complaint
8.     Sleep: sound/ disturbed, deep comatose or catnap- alert, easily waking, restless, tossing about in bed, position in sleep, salivation during etc.
9.     Dreams: good/ bad, frightful, repetitive, related to family, work, death, dead bodies, accidents etc.
10.     Side: which side is predominantly or frequently affected,
11.     Sensitivities: to sun, noise, light, tight clothing, touch, strong or perfume smell, rain, cloudy weather, winds, moon phases etc., how affected and how much…
12.     Senses: vision, smell hearing, touch, taste, extra sensory perception etc.
13.     Habits: smoking, drinking, chewing etc.
1.     Family, single, married, staying together, multiple partners, staying with whom, joint family, nuclear family, mutual relationships etc.
2.     Job, salary, working conditions, job satisfaction, work site conflicts,
3.     Education, diligence for gathering or updating knowledge, eligibility or qualified for the job, laziness to study or to exert mentally,
4.     Expressive or non expressive, extrovert or introvert, vivacious or quiet, loquacious or silent, loud talker, sweet talker, self praise, open hearted, foolish talking, lewd or talking about sex, expansive, changing subjects, talking about money, health, religion, talking to himself, jesting etc.
5.     Communicative, easily starting conversation, easily mixing with strangers, sharing feelings with others, prefers to be in company or solitude
6.     Intellect: studied by self, or pushed by others, how handles work, intellectually sharp or slow, concentration and comprehension easy, reading desires, idiocy or childishness, making mistakes while talking and writing, good and quick or bad and slow in making decisions, indecisive or yielding to the opinion of others, etc.
7.     Diligence or non diligence, regular or not in going to school, work , office etc.
8.     Morals: respecting rules and morality, sensitive to values
9.      Will: good and confident in handling responsibilities alone and in critical situations, or wanting support always, reacting or supporting injustice, strong or weak willed, confident or timid, dependant or courageous, optimistic, persevering and positive or pessimis, bashful or embarrassment.
10.     Memory: good or bad, recollecting events of the past, remembering numbers and names, active or weak , any forgetfulness…
11.     Nature or disposition: angry or mild, yielding or haughty, weeping, sarcastic, contemptuous, apprehensive, fearful , contented or discontented , quarrelsome, fighter, revolting or indifferent etc.
12.     Emotions: when getting angry how reacts, anger expressed or suppressed, expressed even to elders, keep thinking about the issue for long or can forget or forgive easily, sentimental or sensitive, sympathetic to the point of forgetting one’s own needs, involved in XXXXXXX or social service, grieved, affectionate, jealousy, rage etc
13.     Sensitivity: to behaviour of others, rudeness, criticism, reproach, contradiction of others, relationship, social position, success or failure, money, admonition, ego, appreciation, injustice, to the surroundings, cleanliness mania, nature, animals, music, religion etc.
14.     Anxiety about conscience, health, children, family, future, salvation, about trifles, for others, apprehension, anticipation, punctuality,
15.     Attachment: to career, position, family, friends, name and fame, money,
16.     Consolation desires, ameliorates, aggravates, appreciation craves,
17.     Fears: any fixed fear
XI      N.B:     You can expand the case to any extent for making the physician understand your life situations and your genetic and constitutional reactions to them so that the physician can very easily understand your individualistic and characteristic features, both physical and mental and thus arrive at your curative remedy, the SIMILIMUM.

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