Vitiligo - a life without color?
March 29, 2009
Perhaps only the aliens are not aware of the problems with the appearance of Michael Jackson. Most interested viciously sure to such ugliness idol resulted in the resignation of an unhealthy fascination with plastic surgery. The nose, of course, the nose, but the Jackson and some of his fans claim that the impetus for the multiple changes appearance King of Pop was the skin disease vitiligo - discolored patches on dark-skinned singer had once caused him discomfort and complexes. Mild mental constitution Michael broke down and ... We have what we have.
In general, as to who might wish to gloat over the mental health of rich and famous Michael vitiligo - plausible explanation of many problems that have occurred to him - we are talking about a benign disease, but is extremely unpleasant.
What is Vitiligo?
Currently, vitiligo (from Lat
. vitilus - Calf) - Pes, disease blind spots - far more common than generally believed
. This disease is found worldwide at 0, 14 - 8, 8% of the population at any age occurs in people of both sexes (most probably in women)
. In 25% of cases the disease begins in the first 12 years of life, and half of the patients - up to 20 years of age, other cases - during menopause, sometimes during pregnancy, after childbirth and abortion
. Most often, patients notice the appearance of the disease in the spring and summer season
. It starts with the appearance of vitiligo on unaltered skin (almost anywhere on the skin) white spots of various sizes and more oval or round
. These spots gradually increase in size, coalesce to form extensive areas of off-white color - this is due to the loss of skin pigment melanin
. The hair in the affected areas are discolored
. No trouble, except for cosmetic defects and the need to protect from the sun, these spots do not bring - at least so it seems at first sight
Vitiligo disease has long been known, mention of it can be found in ancient texts, but, nevertheless, this disease - one of the least studied at the moment, nor the reasons causing it, no development mechanism is not known.
Skin Marker internal disease
Some practitioners consider vitiligo as "cutaneous marker of internal disease." This is supported by the fact that patients with vitiligo are common liver disease. There are cases of complete repigmentation of vitiligo foci after treatment revealed giardiasis
Giardiasis - recommend a full examination
liver gastroenterologists without any specific treatment is vitiligo. In addition, it is assumed that depigmentation may provoke worms that disrupt the normal activity of the endocrine glands and lead to copper deficiency in the body. Vitiligo is also often accompanied by endocrine pathology - dysfunction of the thyroid gland
The thyroid gland - is responsible for your hormones
Dysfunction in the genital area, and sometimes - changes in blood clotting, disorders of acid-and gastric motility, diseases of the cardiovascular and nervous systems. Some researchers suggest the possibility of a genetic predisposition to vitiligo, as known to his family history.
Based on the above, the treatment of vitiligo patients need to start with an extensive survey - there is not enough only to visit a dermatologist, have to go all the experts and more than once. A special "focus" during laboratory examination is done on a variety of parasitic infestations and the state of the neuroendocrine system. Naturally, all the results of pathology to be treated.
How to treat vitiligo
In addition to the main treatment of vitiligo patients receiving recommended vitamins - ascorbic acid, thiamine (B1), riboflavin
Riboflavin - if you flushed the skin at the corners of the mouth
(B2), pantothenic and para-aminobenzoic acid. Assign high doses of ascorbic acid - it regulates the pigment, it is advisable to use of salts of copper and iron. It has long been used for treatment of vitiligo herbs, while phytochemical study of these plants was found that most of these substances from the group comprising furocoumarins which possess strong photosensitizing effect and thus the ability to stimulate melanogenesis. These are the fruits of parsnip seeds Ammi majus, fruits and roots of psoralen kostyankovoy, fig leaves ordinary and others. On the basis of these gifts of nature are created drugs photosensitizing action - Beroksan, Puvalen, methoxsalen, Oksoralen, Lamadin, Ammifurin, Meladinin, psoralen, Psoberan. The properties of rue fragrant, white yasintsa.
Remember, prescribers should be a doctor, and only on the basis of a full examination!
Clotrimazole - effective against bacteria
November 16, 2008
- Clotrimazole - effective against bacteria
- Fungal infections
Clotrimazole is used to treat infections that develop in the vagina, mouth and skin. These include, for example, athlete's foot and tinea
Ringworm - not only infectious disease
. It is also used for the prevention of yeast
Preventing thrush - why it's important
in the mouth for some patients.
How to use clotrimazole?
Clotrimazole is manufactured as an ointment, lotion, powder, solution for external use; there is also a tablet for oral administration and vaginal tablets and ointment. Thrush mouth Clotrimazole is usually used five times a day for two weeks; skin infections - twice a day (morning and evening) for 2-8 weeks; once daily for 3-7 days for vaginal infections. Follow the instructions on the package or your doctor's recommendations. If you do not understand everything, ask for clarification from the physician or pharmacist.
Before using the ointment, lotion or a solution for outdoor applications need to thoroughly clean the affected area, let it dry, and then gently rub the medication until it is completely absorbed. Use as many klortimazola as needed that cover the affected areas of infection. Then, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.
Tablets for oral administration to put his cheek and let them dissolve - this happens on average 15-30 minutes. Do not chew or swallow the tablet.
Using vaginal ointments or vaginal tablets
- Fill the special applicator that comes with the ointment. If you are using a tablet, take one tablet, moisten it with warm water and place it on the applicator as indicated in the instructions
- Lie on your back, bend your legs at the knees and arrange in hand
- Insert the applicator as far as possible into the vagina (unless you are pregnant), and press the plunger to introduce medication into the vagina. In pregnancy, insert the applicator should be very careful. If you feel resistance, do not try to push further and call your doctor
- Remove the applicator
- If the applicator is disposable, discard it. If it is intended for multiple use, disassemble it and wash with warm water and soap
- Wash your hands well to prevent the spread of infection
Vaginal ointment and tablets are best used at bedtime
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. During the course of treatment daily wear pads to protect the underwear and bed linen. Do not use tampons
How to use sanitary pad - basic precautions
As the drug is absorbed into it.
If you bought clotrimazole without a recommendation and you have never had an unusual discharge and itching in the vagina, talk to your doctor before using the drug. However, if before the doctor recommended it to you to treat yeast infections, with repeated symptoms you can start using clotrimazole alone. If symptoms persist for a week, or if they will appear again in less than 2 months, be sure to go to the doctor.
Before you start taking clotrimazole need to consult a doctor if:
- You have ever had an allergic reaction to clotrimazole or any other medicines
- Do you have liver disease, immune system disorders, HIV, AIDS
- You are abusing alcohol
- You are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant soon. If you become pregnant during treatment with clotrimazole, should also inform your doctor
- Side effects
- When the following side effects you should immediately contact your doctor:
- Irritation of the skin or mucous membranes
- Redness of the skin
- Stomach pain
- Vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odor (using vaginal preparations)
- Upset stomach or vomiting while using oral tablets