Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

MindHeal
 
Plans & Payment
Call Us
Video Chat Online Consultation Online Courses Online Payment Video Chat Online Consultation Online Courses Online Payment Video Chat Online Consultation Online Courses Online Payment Video Chat Online Consultation Online Courses Online Payment Video Chat Online Consultation Online Courses Online Payment Video Chat Online Consultation Online Courses Online Payment Video Chat Online Consultation Online Courses Online Payment Video Chat Online Consultation Online Courses Online Payment
Video Chat Online Consultation Online Courses Online Payment Video Chat Online Consultation Online Courses Online Payment Video Chat Online Consultation Online Courses Online Payment Video Chat Online Consultation Online Courses Online Payment Video Chat Online Consultation Online Courses Online Payment Video Chat Online Consultation Online Courses Online Payment Video Chat Online Consultation Online Courses Online Payment Video Chat Online Consultation Online Courses Online Payment
 
Pigmentations of skin

Definition

Pigmentation varies according to racial origin (skin types 1 to 6) and sun exposure. A)Types of Hyperpigmentation (Increased skin colour)
1. Generalised
2. Localised
B) Hypopigmentation (reduced skin colour).
A Wood's lamp (long-wave ultraviolet radiation) may be used during the examination of the skin, as pigmentary changes are easier to identify while exposing the affected skin to UV-A.

Symptoms of Pigmentations of skin

The following are some of the symptoms of Pigmentations of skin:

1. Darker skin patches (Hyperpigmentation)
Acanthosis nigricans
Alkaptonuria
Becker naevus
Berloque dermatitis
Chloasma (melasma)
Confluent & reticulated papillomatosis
Congenital naevi
Dowling-Degos disease
Fixed drug eruption
Erythema ab igne
Erythrasma
Flagellate erythema
Freckles, lentigines
Idiopathic eruptive macular pigmentation
Laugier-Hunziker syndrome
Lichen planus pigmentosa
Lipodermatosclerosis
Melanoma
Moles
Mongolian spot
Morphoea (morphea)
Naevi of Ota & Ito
Neurofibromatosis
Ochronosis
Pigmented contact cheilitis
Pigmented purpura
Pityriasis versicolor (tinea versicolor)
Poikiloderma of Civatte
Postinflammatory (trauma, burns, skin disease)
Purpura
Tinea nigra Urticaria pigmentosa, mastocytosis
Generalised dark skin
Addison's disease
Drug-induced pigmentation (phenothiazines, silver, chemotherapy)
Haemochromatosis
Ichthyosis
Sézary syndrome
Porphyria cutanea tarda
Systemic sclerosis
Wilson disease

2. Pale or white skin/patches (Hypopigmented)

Albinism
Atrophie blanche
Bleaching creams
Degos disease
Halo moles
Chemical leukoderma
Contact leukoderma
Hypomelanosis of Ito
Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis
Leprosy
Lichen sclerosus
Lupus erythematosus
Morphoea
Mycosis fungoides
Piebaldism
Pityriasis alba
Pityriasis versicolor
Poliosis
Postinflammatory (trauma, burns, skin disease)
Sarcoidosis
Systemic sclerosis
Tuberous sclerosis (ashleaf spots)
Vitiligo

3.Postinflammatory pigmentation
follows injury (e.g. thermal burn)
Inflammatory disorder (e.g. dermatitis, lichen planus, psoriasis)
It is mostly observed in darker skin types. Postinflammatory pigmentation tends to become darker and more noticeable with sun exposure

4. Phytophotodermatitis dermatitis due to injury by sunlight and due to contact with a plant. It is induced by UV (ultra violet) radiation The patient may present in spring or summer during the acute inflammatory stage, when there are linear blisters, or a few days to months later because of unsightly and bizarre pigmentation. The pigmentation is partly epidermal and partly dermal (melanosis). Responsible plants include parsley, parsnips, celery, carrot, fig, lime and several species of wild flowers (umbelliferae).

Berloque dermatitis refers to bergapten (5-methoxypsoralens) phototoxicity. Bergapten is found in older fragrances (current regulations restrict the concentration of bergapten). The acute inflammatory dermatitis is sometimes unnoticed and the patient may present with streaky pigmentation on the neck. This is the same reaction as occurs after PUVA.

Melasma Melasma (chloasma) affects sun-exposed areas. It presents as symmetrical hyperpigmented macules on cheeks, upper lip, chin, and forehead. It affects adult women and they are often pregnant or taking some form of hormonal contraceptive.

Poikiloderma of Civatte Poikiloderma of Civatte is a characteristic weathering change affecting the lateral neck bilaterally, resulting in reticulate or follicular erythema, hyperpigmentation and atrophy


Homeopathic treatment for Pigmentations of skin

An SPF30+ sunscreen is essential if the pigmentation affects an exposed site. It is easier to lighten epidermal melanin than dermal melanin. These agents can be helpful:
• Hydroquinone
• Topical retinoids
• Topical corticosteroids
• Glycolic acid and other fruit acids
• Azelaic acid
• L-Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) v Resurfacing using chemical peels, laser, intense pulsed light (IPL) or dermabrasion may be effective but unfortunately risks further damage to the epidermis and formation of more pigment

Homeopathy:

After diagnosis and as per the underlying cause of the pigmentation homeopathy has role to play in conditions of pigmentation very effectively.

Treated cases on Pigmentations of skin

Downloads:

   Abscess and Boils
   Acnes
   Adenoids
   ADHD
   Allergic Rhinitis
   Allergy
   Alopecia Areata
   Alopecia Totalis
   Alzheimer
   Amenorrhea
   Anaemia
   Anal Fistula
   Anal Skin Tag
   Ankylosing Spondylitis
   Anxiety Neurosis
   Asthma
   Atherosclerosis
   Atopic Dermatitis
   Autism
   Backache
   Bedwetting
   Behavioural Problem
   Bells Palsy
   Bipolar Disorder
   Bone Tumor
   Bowel Thickening
   Bronchitis
   Calcaneal Spur
   Cancer
   Cerebral Palsy
   Cervicle Spondylitis
   Coma
   Constipation
   Crohn
   Corns
   CRPS
   Cystic Fibrosis
   Dandruff
   Dementia
   Dengue
   Depression
   Diabetes Type 1
   Diabetes Type 2
   Diarrhoea
   Diplopia
   Deviated Nasal Septum
   Downs Syndrome
   Drug Addiction
   Dysmenorrhea
   Dyslexia
   Dysmenorrhea
   Dystonia
   Eczema
   Epilepsy
   Epistaxis
   Erectile Dysfunction
   Female Infertility
   Fever
   Fissure in Ano
   Fibroadenoma of Breast
   Frequent Cold
   Frozen Shoulder
   Gall Stone
   Guillain Barre Syndrome
   Generalised Weakness
   Glaucoma
   Glossitis
   Goitre
   Gout
   Hair Fall
   Hemangioma
   Hepatitis-B
   Hepatitis-C
   Hernia
   Herpes
   HIV
   Hydrocephalus
   Hyperlipidemia
   Hypertension
   Hyperthyroidism
   Hypochondriasis
   Hypotension
   Hypothyroidism
   Hysteria
   Hysteria
   Irritable Bowel Syndrome
   Ischaemic Heart Disease
   Imbecility
   Insomnia
   ITP
   Keloids
   Kidney Stone
   Lazy Eye
   Learning Disability
   Leprosy
   Leucorrhoea
   Lichen Planus
   Lipoma
   Low Confidence
   Lumbar spondylosis
   Malaria
   Male Infertility
   Meningioma
   Menorrhagia
   Mental Retardation
   Migraine
   Molluscum contagiosum
   Multiple Myeloma
   Multiple Sclerosis
   Mumps
   Muscular Dystrophy
   Myasthenia Gravis
   Myths Facts
   Necrosis of Joints
   Nephrotic Syndrome
   Non Healing Ulcer
   Obesity
   OCD
   Oligospermia
   Osteo Arthritis
   Pancreatitis
   Paralysis
   Parkinson
   Paronychia
   PCOD
   Pemphigus
   Peptic Ulcer
   Premature Graying of Hair
   Phobias
   PID
   Piles
   Pleurisy
   Plica Polonica
   Pneumonia
   Polyps
   Proctitis
   Prostate Enlargement
   Prostatitis
   Psoriasis
   Renal Artery Stenosis
   Raynauds
   Recurrent Abortion
   Reflux Oesophagitis
   Renal Failure
   Retinal Detachment
   Rheumatoid Arthritis
   RSD
   Sciatica
   Seborrhic Dermatitis
   Sepsis
   Shingles
   Sickle Cell Anaemia
   Sinusitis
   Skin Pigmentation
   Spermatorrhea
   Sterility
   Tenia Versicolor
   Thalassemia
   Tinnitus
   Tonsillitis
   Trigeminal Neuralgia
   Tuberculosis
   Typhoid
   Ulcerative Colitis
   Urinary Tract Infection
   Urticaria
   Uterine Fibroid
   Varicose Veins
   Vocal Cords Nodules
   Vertigo
   Vitiligo
   Warts


 Videos  |  Case Studies  |  Profile  |  Blog 
 
 
 Home  |  About Us  |  Videos  |  Case Studies  |  International  |  Profile  |  Blog  |  Contact Us