Dermatomyositis (dur-muh-toe-my-uh-SY-tis) is a rare acquired immune-mediated muscle disease characterized by muscle weakness and skin rash. It is classified as one of the idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM). Although all idiopathic (unknown cause) inflammatory myopathies share the same pattern of muscle weakness, they differ clinically in terms of muscle groups involved and histopathological (study of tissues) findings. It can affect both adults and children. Adults usually develop dermatomyositis in their late 40s to early 60s. In children, it most often appears between 5-15 years of age. This condition affects more females than males. Homeopathic treatment for dermatomyositis is effective and can offer to clear skin rashes and help regain muscular power and strength.
Symptoms of Dermatomyositis
In most cases, the first symptom is distinctive skin rashes on the face, eyelids, nail cuticle areas, chest, knuckles, knees, or elbows. The rash is patchy and usually a reddish-purple color.
The rash on the chest is called a ‘shawl sign’ because it appears in a shawl-like pattern. Hand rashes are known as ‘mechanic’s hands’ because they make the skin appear rough and dirty. You may also experience muscle weakness that gets worse over time. Muscle weakness usually starts in the neck, arms, or hips and can affect both sides of your body.
The following symptoms can also be successfully treated with Homeopathic medicine for dermatomyositis:
- Muscle pain
- Muscle tenderness
- Swallowing problems
- Unintentional weight loss
- Reddish-purple swelling of the upper eyelids (heliotrope)
- Reddish-purple or lilac spots on the knuckles, elbows, knees, and toes (Gottron’s papules)
- Hard calcium deposits underneath the skin (calcinosis)
In some cases, muscle weakness also affects the heart, gastrointestinal tract, and lungs. As a result, breathing difficulties and coughing may occur. Adults may also have a low-grade fever, lung inflammation, and light sensitivity. Furthermore, there is a subtype of dermatomyositis that includes the rash but not muscle weakness. This is known as Dermatomyositis sine myositis. Homeopathy for dermatomyositis treatment addresses the root cause of the problem without causing any side effects.
Causes of Dermatomyositis
It is uncertain what causes dermatomyositis, but the following may play a role:
- Autoimmune diseases
- Cancer, especially in older people
- Any infections, medications, or other environmental that triggers the disease
Homeopathic treatment for dermatomyositis can effectively control the disease’s progress and provides long-lasting benefits.
Possible Complications in Adults
Complications may include:
- Joint pain
- Lung disease
- Acute renal failure
- Inflammation of the heart
Dermatomyositis in Children (Juvenile Dermatomyositis)
Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is a rare autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation of the blood vessels, muscles, and skin in children. The primary symptoms include muscle weakness and skin rashes due to inflammation from an overactive immune system. Homeopathic medicine for dermatomyositis can provide significant relief from pain and stiffness.
Symptoms of Juvenile Dermatomyositis
- Violet color and dusky red rash: on the face, eyelids, cheeks, chest wall, knees, or back of elbows. (This can be mistaken for eczema)
- Raised bumps on knuckles
- Gradual muscle weakness (often in the neck, shoulders, trunk, back, or hips)
- Difficulty in everyday activities, like climbing stairs, standing up, riding a bicycle, etc.
- Frequently falling down
- Weak voice (dysphonia)
- Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
- Sore and swollen joints
- Severe abdominal pain (caused by ulcers in the digestive system due to vasculitis)
Due to these symptoms, the child will not feel inclined to participate in normal childhood activities. As a result, the child may even be accused of being lazy at times. But, opting for the best Homeopathic treatment for dermatomyositis can slow down the progression & reduce the need for pain killers.
Possible Complications in Children
Following complications of JDM can happen if the disease is untreated or undertreated:
- Skin ulcers
- Digestive problems
- Joint contractures
Diagnosis of Dermatomyositis
Your Homeopathic doctor will ask questions about your symptoms & medical history and then perform a physical exam. Homeopathic medicines for dermatomyositis can help treat the condition effectively once diagnosed. The routine investigations of dermatomyositis are:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – To look for abnormal muscles.
- Electromyography (EMG) – To record electrical impulses that control your muscles.
- Blood Tests – To check your muscle enzyme levels and auto antibodies (antibodies that attack normal cells).
- Muscle Biopsy – To look for inflammation and other problems associated with the disease in a sample of muscle tissue.
- Skin Biopsy – To look for changes caused by the disease in a skin sample.
Effective Homeopathic Treatment for Dermatomyositis at Dr. Singhal Homeo
Dr. Vikas Singhal is a reputed Homeopathic doctor providing effective Homeopathic treatment for dermatomyositis & other diseases. He is practicing at his clinic – Dr. Singhal Homeo, Chandigarh treating various acute, chronic, rare, and autoimmune diseases across India for over 20 years. Homeopathic medicine for dermatomyositis is a better alternative than any other conventional treatment since the latter gives short-term relief.
Furthermore, Homeopathy for dermatomyositis treatment uses natural ingredients which do not cause side effects and offer sustained relief. Homeopathy is better for treating dermatomyositis because it reduces dependency on immunosuppressive medicines.
Homeopathic treatment is based upon multi-factorial approaches, like going through your diagnosis reports, symptoms, and recurrence. Dr. Vikas Singhal then prescribes individualized Homeopathic medicine for dermatomyositis. Dr. Vikas sees patients across India and also from countries such as the USA, UK, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Scotland, Austria, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, England, and many more.
For an in-person consultation with the doctor, you can visit our Chandigarh clinic or opt for an online treatment according to your preference. You can also opt for the home delivery facility of your Homeopathic Medicine for dermatomyositis.
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