Your skin is the largest organ of your body. It covers and protects your body. This is the first line of defence against any external agent in environment coming in contact. The body reacts to this by causing symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. However the skin will not react to these external agents unless the internal health is disturbed. A weaker immune system, or a hormonal disturbance, Stress, and your genetic makeup are responsible for disease internally, which are expressed externally in form of skin disease.
Skin disorders vary greatly in symptoms and severity. Some have situational causes, while others may be genetic. Many skin problems, such as acne, alopecia, are due to hormonal imbalance, whereas psoriasis, eczema are due to faulty immune system, vitiligo, warts are due to interaction of your genetic makeup and stress factors. So the best solution to skin disorder is to treat them internally with homoeopathic medicines.
Various Skin Disorders
Acne are eruptions appearing usually on face, forehead, cheeks, chin and back, due to clogging up of pores of sebaceous glands with sebum, oil and dead skin cells. These can occur both in females and males. Hormones play vital role in excessive secretion of oil and sebum. Premenstrual flare of acne is due to increased levels of progesterone, which secretes more sebum (oil), and this sebum feeds bacteria, which causes increased breakouts and inflammation on skin. Acne can lead to significant mental stress and affect confidence levels in teenagers. Severe acne can leave disfiguring scar marks on face for forever.
Acne can be classified according to severity
- Mild – Open (blackheads), Closed (whiteheads) comedones
- Moderate – Papules and Pustules
- Severe – Nodules
Signs and Symptoms
- Red eruptions on forehead, cheeks, chin, back and chest with or without itching and pain.
- Pus and fluid filled papules
- White heads, blackheads, nodules on facial region
- Crusting of skin bumps
- Scarring of the skin
- Utter mental distress, anxiety, lack of confidence
- Scars and blemishes after healing
Molluscum is a skin infection caused by a Molluscum contagiosum virus and is a relatively common viral infection of the skin that results in round, firm, painless bumps ranging in size from a pinhead to a pencil eraser. If the bumps are scratched or injured, the infection can spread to surrounding skin.
Signs and Symptoms
- Lesions are flesh-colored, dome-shaped, and pearly in appearance.
- Present anywhere except on the palms of your hands or the soles of your feet
- Present on the face, abdomen, torso, arms, and legs
Molluscum contagiosum is extremely contagious. Transmission of the molluscum contagiosum virus can occur many different ways including direct skin contact, contact with an infected surface, or by scratching or picking molluscum lesions and then touching other parts of the skin not previously affected by the virus.
Warts are raised bumps on your skin caused by the human papilloma virus. Warts are small, self-limited benign tumors , typically rough and hard growths that are similar in color to the rest of the skin. They are usually painless but when they grow in a spot where you put pressure like feet, they can be painful. Warts occur in a variety of shapes and sizes. A wart may appear as a bump with a rough surface, or it may be flat and smooth. Warts can also be contagious and can be spread through direct contact with the infected person or by scratching it can spread from one part to another part.
Various types of warts such as common, mosaic, planter, flat, filliform, periungal, genital warts appears on a different part of the body and has a distinct appearance.
Signs and Symptoms
- Common Warts are rough, grainy appearances with rounded top
- Plantar Warts are hard grainy growth on the sole of the foot. They appear on the pressure points and are usually painful
- Flat Warts are flat top that may be pink, brown or slightly yellow in colour
Alopecia is a general term for hair loss. Alopecia is a specific, common cause of hair loss that can occur at any age. It usually causes small, coin-sized, round patches of baldness on the scalp, although hair elsewhere such as the beard, eyebrows, eyelashes, body and limbs can also be affected. It can be caused by hereditary, ageing, hormonal imbalance, medications or lifestyle.
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system, which is designed to protect the body from foreign invaders such as viruses and bacteria, mistakenly attacks the hair follicles considering them to be foreign resulting in hair fall.
An estimated 1 in 4 women will suffer hair loss at some point in their lives and over 50% of men will see significant hair changes by the time they reach middle age which can affect confidence and cause unwanted stress.
- Scarring alopecia, where there is fibrosis, inflammation, and loss of hair follicles
- Non-scarring alopecia, where the hair shafts are gone but the hair follicles are preserved, making this type of alopecia reversible.
- Alopecia areata is a condition where hair falls out in small round patches. When the hair fall is extensive involving the whole scalp it is called as Alopecia totalis. If the disease is more sever and there is complete loss of hair on the head, face, and body it is called as Alopecia universalis.
Signs and Symptoms
- Starts as one or more bald, smooth patches on the scalp.
- In Alopecia universalis, loss of eyelashes and eyebrows and hair in the nose and ears can make the person more vulnerable to dust, germs, and foreign particles entering the eyes, nose, and ears.
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes the rapid build-up of skin cells. Normal human body sheds out skin cells almost every 27 days. However in patients with psoriasis the immune systems is faulty and is sends faulty signal to skin cells to grow too rapidly. In these cases the skin cells forms in days rather than weeks. The skin cells pile up on the surface of skin causing excessive flaking. Typical psoriatic scales are whitish-silver and develop in thick, red patches. Sometimes, these patches will crack and bleed. The extra skin cells form thick, silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches that are sometimes painful. You usually get the patches on your elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms and feet.
Types of psoriasis
- Plaque (also called psoriasis vulgaris) is most common type of psoriasis. It is characterized by thick red patches of skin, often with a silver or white scaly layer. These patches often appear on the elbows, knees, lower back and scalp
- Guttate psoriasis appears in small red spots on the skin.
- Inverse (also called flexural psoriasis or intertriginous psoriasis) appears in skinfolds, such as under the breasts or in the armpits or groin area. This type of psoriasis is red, and often shiny and smooth.
- Pustular psoriasis is a severe form of psoriasis. It develops fast in the form of many white pustules surrounded by red skin.
- Erythrodermic (also called exfoliative psoriasis) is widespread, red, and scaly. It may cover large portions of the body. Exfoliation often occurs in larger pieces than the small scales typical to most psoriasis.
Signs and Symptoms
- Red patches of skin covered with silvery scales
- Small scaling spots
- Dry, cracked skin
- Itching, burning, or soreness
- Itchy plaques
- Small bleeding points when the scale is peeled away
There are few skin illness which are due to external factors, but most of the skin illness are due to your internal ill health. Hence to treat skin disorders externally by use of cosmetics and medical ointments is dangerous and can lead to suppression and more deeper illness internally. Example treating eczema with external ointments can cause eczema to disappear and in bargain asthma or other respiratory illness appearing. Hence it is always advisable to treat skin illness by internal homoeopathic medicines.
Homeopathy stimulates the body’s natural response system by either encouraging the symptoms of healing or attacking the root cause of the illness. The medicines used are all natural and, thus, free from any harmful components. Their selection is based upon the individual constitution of the patient, and success is attained by employing the constitutional remedy internally. As the condition has arisen due to a disturbance in the internal balance of the body and not due to any external factor, the medicine too must work from inside to clear the skin. This result is gained through homeopathic remedies which raise the inner vitality of the person and throw out any noxious agent in the body which may be the cause behind the damaged skin. We at HomoeoCARE, take the basic causes into consideration and prescribe necessary treatment . and treat the disease from the root cause so as to regain the health. The spirit of Homoeocare is one of compassion, sensitivity, and caring.
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