HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR AGE SPOTS OR LIVER SPOTS
Age spots –also called liver spots and solar lentigines – are small dark areas on the skin. They vary in size and usually appear on the face, hands, shoulders and arms, areas most exposed to the sun
Age spots are very common in adults older than 50. But younger people can get them too, especially if they spend a lot of time in the sun.
Age spots can look like cancerous growths. But true age spots are harmless .
Causes- Age spots are caused by overactivepigment cells. Ultraviolet light accelerates the production of melanin. On the areas of skin that have had years of frequent and prolonged sun exposure , age spots appear when melanin becomes clumped or is produced in high concentrations.
The use of commercial tanning lamps and tanning beds can also contribute to the development of age spots.
Symptoms-Age spots may affect people of all skin types, but they are more common in people with light skin . Age spots-
· Are flat, oval areas of increased pigmentation
· Are usually tan, brown or black
· Occur on skin that has had the most sun exposure over the years, such as backs of hands , tops of feet, face, shoulders and upper back
Age spots range from freckles size to about a ½ inch ( 13 millimeters ) across and can group together , making them more noticeable.
Risk factors-Anyone can develop age spots, but may be more likely to develop the condition if you
· Have red hair and light skin
· Have a history of frequent or intense sun exposure or sunburn.
Homoeopathy today is a rapidly growing system and is being practiced all over the world.Its strength lies in its evident effectiveness as it takes a holistic approach towards the sick individual through promotion of inner balance at mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels. When age spot is concerned there are many effective medicines are available in Homoeopathy, but the selection depends upon the individuality of the patient, considering the mental and physical symptoms.
SEPIA OFFICINALIS 30- Sepia is one the excellent remedies for liver spots. There is yellow-brownish spots on face, especially cheeks , forehead and cheeks and nose . A yellow saddle across the upper part of cheeks and nose. There is dark circle under the eyes. Facial discoloration during pregnancy, after childbirth and menopause.Sepia is suited to persons having dark hair, and rigid fibre.
LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM 200- Lycopodium is another effective remedy for liver spots with grayish –yellow discoloration of the face, with blue circles around the eyes and on abdomen.Lycopodium patient always suffer from flatulent complaints. The person likes warm food and drinks. There is a special craving for sweets.
ARGENTUM NITRICUM 200- Argentum nitricum is prescribed for liver spots where the face looks sunken , old, pale and bluish. Old man’s look, sickly, sunken grayish of muddy colour. Skin is brown, tense and hard.
CADMIUM SULPH 30-Cadmium sulph is effective for liver spots with yellow stains on nose and cheeks and other areas of skin.The color varies from yellowish to brown. The colour gets worse from exposure to sun and wind.Itching of the face.
COPAIVA OFFICINALIS 30-Copaiva is prescribed for liver spots where brown spots are seen on the face and hands. Presence of circumscribed lenticular patches with itching. Mottled appearance .
CAULOPHYLLUM THALICTROIDES 30-Caulophyllum is prescribed where moth spots on forehead with leucorrhea. Discoloration of skin in women with menstrual and uterine disorders.Skin was hot and dry.
THUJA OCCIDENTALIS 30- Thuja occidentalis is excellent for liver spots where the skin is pale, waxy, shiny, dark under eyes.Nettled with spider like veins.Skin looks diry , dry with brown spots.
PLUMBUM METALLICUM 200-Plumbum met is prescribed for liver spots with yellow , corpse like spots on sunken cheeks.Skin of face is greasy and shiny. Face pale and emaciated.
SULPHUR 200- Sulphur is suited to dirty, filthy people , prone to skin affections. It is best for skin pigmentation after local medication.The skin is unhealthy , dry, rough and dirty.Old looking spotted face.The person feels itching and burning sensation on the face , worse from heat .
For more information refer--DISEASES OF SKIN WITH HOMOEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT