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May 6, 2011

Freckles and their Homeopathic Management

Skin’s colour is managed by a pigment called melanin. This pigmentation may be increase or decrease under various disorders and conditions.

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Pigmentation can increase in two patterns; one is Freckles and another is Chloasma. Freckles are sharply demarcated light brown-ginger macules (Macules are -Small flat area of altered color or texture). Freckles develops mostly on exposed parts and become darker with sun exposure. Light skin peoples are more prone to Freckles after frequent and long exposure to sun.
         Chloasma describes discrete patches of facial hyper pigmentation with or without sharp and clear outline. It occurs mostly in women who are taking oral contraceptives and during pregnancy .

Preventive Homely measures:-
1. In cases of Freckles sun exposure must be minimize, use a good sunscreen 20 minutes before leaving the home and wear cap and glasses.
2. Lactic acid is helpful in peeling the dark skin, so you can use sour milk or lemon juice to wash your face.
3. Vitamin C in diet may be helpful. Include citrus fruits, apples in daily diet.

Homeopathic Treatment

Homeopathic medicines are curative in cases of Freckles but it take long time to remove freckles completely. 63 medicines are described in Homeopathic Literature for curing Freckles.

           Most common medicines are Ammonnium Carb, Antium Crud, Arsenicum, Calcarea Carb, Conium, Cyclamen, Dulcamara, Ferrum Met, Graphites, Ledum,  Lycopodium, Muriatic Acid, Natrum Carb, Nitric Acid, Phosphorus, Pulsatilla, Sepia, Silicea and Sulphur.

             Homeopathic medicines are prescribed on the basis of totality of symptoms of the patient, so always consult a Homeopathic Physician before starting some Homeopathic Medicine for Freckles.

            Clinical studies shows that patients under homeopathic treatment for more then six months and longer period get best and permanent results.


Rajesh Pandey said...

Arnica Montana,Crotalus Horidus and Berberis Aquifolium are few remedies which help reducing hyper pigmentation of face.

Dr.Shahid Iqbal said...

Iris Germaneca and Tammum communis also .