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Homeopathy for Melasma, Chloasma

Melasma; Mask of pregnancy; Pregnancy mask; hyperpigmentation

– Dr. Rehana Khan

What is Melasma/Chloasma?

A patchy brown or dark brown skin discoloration that usually occurs on face and may result from hormonal changes, as in pregnancy and during the administration of estrogen containing oral contraceptives.

It is generallly found on sun-exposed areas of the face. Melasma often fades over several months after stopping oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy(HRT) or after delivering a child. It may return with additional pregnancies or use of these medications.  The patches gradually fade over many months. In some people, the discoloration never entirely disappears. However, this condition develops spontaneously in some women who are neither pregnant, taking oral contraceptives, nor HRT medications.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors for Melasma/Chloasma

Symptom Pictore of Chloasma / Melasma:   

Picture of Chloasms, Melasma
Pigmentation seen on cheeks and nose.

Diagnosis

Conventional Treatment

HOMEOPATHY TREATMENT & HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES

Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. The homeopathic medicines are selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc. A miasmatic tendency (predisposition/suceptability) is also often taken into account for the treatment of chronic conditions. The medicines given below indicate the therapeutic affinity but this is not a complete and definite guide to the treatment of this condition. None of these medicines should be taken without professional advice.

Reportorial rubrics:

[Kent] skin, discoloration, brown, liver spot

[Kent] skin, discoloration, brown, chloasma

[Murphy] skin, chloasma

[Boericke] skin, chloasma, liver spots, moth patches

[Boenninghausen’s] Skin, Spots, Liver (brown, liver-colored, chloasma)

Commonly indicated Homeopathy medicines

Homeopathic Remedies:

Sulphur

Lycopodium Clavatum

Sepia Offincinalis

Thuja Occidentalis

Argenticum Nitricum

Sarsaprilla

Cadmium sulphuratum

Copaiva Offincinalis

Brown spot; circumscribed, lenticular patches with itching. Mottled appearance.

Guarana

Chloasma on temples and arms. intellectual excitement; uncontrollable sleepiness.

Caulophyllum Thalictroides

Discoloration of skin in women with menstrual and uterine disorders.

Plumbum metallicum

Yellow, corpse like dark brown liver spots; cheeks sunken. Skin of face is greasy, shiny. Face pale cachetic.

Curare

Red face. Dirty looking skin. Melasma.

Prevention of Chloasma, Melasma.

Chloasma, Melasma Cases Cured With Homeopathic Medicine

Right Sided Ovarian Torsion – by Vitan Gosain

The Cephalopod: Sepia Officinalis – by Atul Rajgurav