Climate Therapy for Vitiligo written
What is Vitiligo?
Leucoderma, also known as vitiligo, is a skin disorder that affects nearly 2% of the world’s population. Vitiligo (vit-ill-EYE-go) is a disorder in which white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body. There are numerous chemical and ayurvedic methods for the treatment of vitiligo. But the most intriguing and unaware method of treatment is climate care methods which include deep sea climatotherapy for Vitiligo.
Climatotherapy or Climate care:
Climate care refers to the process where a patient is permanently or temporary relocated to a region with a climate that is more favourable for recovery from or management of a condition. It includes factors such as temperature, humidity, and weather changes.
Deep Sea Climatotherapy:
It is a medically proven fact that the DSC treatment for Vitiligo is a highly effective method for inducing repigmentation. In an experiment conducted by DMZ medical centre out of 436 vitiligo patients 81.4% of patients showed good repigmentation, while 3.9% showed complete or repigmentation, 13.1% showed no repigmentation but the vitiligo turned pink and 1.6% showed no effect due to DSC.
It is this effective because of the concentration of salts and minerals present in the Dead Sea water. Also contributing to the efficiency of the treatment is that the location of the dead sea is 400m below sea level and as a result has a high amount of UVA rays and lesser of the harmful UVB rays. Magnesium present in the Dead Sea is a natural pseudocatalase which brings the Hydrogen peroxide levels in your skin down. Vitligo is a result of high Hydrogen Peroxide in the skin and the inefficiency of the catalase present in the patient’s body to oxidise the hydrogen peroxide. Bromine present in the water reduces stress which is another cause for Vitiligo.
The treatment includes 5-60min in Dead sea water which increases for each session starting from 5min, followed by a sunbath in the solarium. The entire process is repeated three times a day.