Becker’s Nevus is a non-cancerous, large, brown birthmark occurring mostly in males. It can be present at birth, but is usually first noticed around puberty. It typically occurs on one shoulder and upper trunk but occasionally occurs elsewhere on the body. A Becker’s nevus often becomes darker, and excessive hair growth (hypertrichosis) and acne may develop within the nevus.
Causes of Becker's Nevus
The specific underlying cause is unknown.It may be due to overgrowth of the epidermis (upper layer of the skin), pigment cells (melanocytes) and hair follicles. Because it often forms around puberty in males and is sometimes associated with acne and hair growth, its development may be triggered by androgens (male sex hormones such as testosterone).
Symptoms of Becker's Nevus
1. Pigmentation (darkening of skin color) but the nevus often
2. Darkens the colour after puberty and expands.
3. Birthmark is usually large, brown, and on one side of the body.
4. Growth of more hair than the surrounding skin.
5. Acne develops within the nevus.
Homeopathic Treatment of Becker's Nevus
Homeopathic treatment depend upon symptoms totality which dependupon thorough case history.It 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/susceptibility) is also often taken into account for the treatment of chronic conditions.
some of the important homeopathic medicine for this condition are
Platina, Pulsatilla, Aceticum acidum, Floricum acidum, Phosphorus, Thuja occidentalis, Calcareacarbonica, Sulphur, Carbo vegetabilis, Graphites, Lycopodium, Petroleum, Sepia, Radium bromatum, Carcinosin, Medorrhinum, Cundurago