Master Y.T a 10 years old boy from Kuwait (Patient identification no- 16604) registered as an online patient for the treatment of Vitiligo. Case details were submitted by his mother by filling elaborate answers to the questionnaire sent to her. She had also sent very good photos of the affected parts.
She described that her son has vitiligo since 4 years which presents as bilateral white spots on lips, around the mouth, cheeks, elbows, knee joints and ankles.
In medical history it was found that he had used corticosteroids for 6 months without any improvement. On the contrary the spots were spreading.
He had marked craving for chicken and sweets. Thermally he could not tolerate heat.
Emotionally she described her son as calm and quite. He does not mix with other students. He had white patches around his lips; this was causing a lot of difficulties. Students in his class would tease him. He had become isolated. Since he was a timid boy, he would not deal with this situation. He would just weep and keep quiet. They would say, “Go and clean your face”, there is dirt on your mouth. He faced considerable humiliation.
There was no history of vitiligo in family. There was history of hypothyroid in grandmother and diabetes mellitus in grandfather.
After studying the case in detail, Dr. Rajesh Shah prescribed him our research based medicine along with his constitutional medicine and the medicines were sent through post.
At the 4 months follow up his mother reported: “We are completing the first course of medicines in 15 days time. We could notice slight improvement; of around 10%. Patches on lower part of lower lips slightly disappeared. The spots have stopped spreading and no new spots have appeared”.
At the 8-month follow-up his mother reported: “There is a lot of improvement. Patches around the lips have disappeared. Slight de pigmentation is seen if we look at it carefully. Patches on elbows, knees and ankles are better by 40 %.”
At the 12-month follow-up, his mother reported: “We are very happy to inform you that his vitiligo patches on elbows are 100% better, on knees and ankles are 75% better and around lips are better by 70 %.”
At the 1.5 years follow-up, the patient visited our center with parents all the way from Kuwait to express their gratitude. He had recovered by 90%. His photos were taken and compared. There was a drastic improvement on comparison. Parents were very happy to give the testimonial that with regular homeopathic medicines vitiligo on mucocutaneous junctions can be cured.
Dr Shah was very happy with the recovery. Not only the disease, but the humiliation faced by the patient was very painful for Dr Shah. Since the spots were located on muco-cutaneous junctions, they were very challenging.
We had our own limitations. But our determination, the patients faith and God’s grace, helped for a lasting recovery.