SKIN TREATMENT IN HOMEOPATHY:
Skin disorders include a wide range of conditions and may be a sign of illness. So it is important to make a proper diagnosis and also make sure you are properly treating it. Everybody is eager to keep his Skin healthy and glowing. Let’s discuss some of the Skin disorders and how to take care of it. Skin disorders are related to epidermis, the outermost layer of Skin.
1. Acne: It is a condition in which the over-active oil glands and dead cells clog the pores resulting into pimples. It mostly occurs in teen age. There are different forms of acne such as blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, papules, nodules or cysts. They mostly involve the face, neck, back and shoulders. If left untreated it may cause blemishes and scarring.
2. Eczema: It is the inflammation of Skin often referred to as dermatitis. It is characterized by excessive itching, dry and scaly eruption with redness. It may occur at any age but most common in infants and children’s. It’s cause is unknown.
The different forms of Eczema are
Irritant contact eczema
Allergic contact eczema
Infantile seborrhoeic eczema
Adult seborrhoeic eczema
It is a condition characterized by thick, red, swollen patches covered by silvery white scales. It mostly involves scalp, face, lower back, elbows, knees, fingernails and toenails. It may occur at any age. People with severe Psoriasis may have social embarrassment, job stress and emotional distress due to the appearance of the Skin. There are different types of Psoriasis:
Plaque Psoriasis is characterized by raised scaly patches covered with white silvery scales.
Pustular Psoriasis appears in the form of raised bumps filled with non infectious pus. The Skin surrounding the pustules is red and tender. Pustular Psoriasis types are
Generalized pustular Psoriasis
Persistent palmoplantar pustulesis
Annular pustular Psoriasis
Guttate Psoriasis appears as red, tiny dots and the lesions may have some scaling. It may occur after bacterial or viral infection. Psoriatic Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory arthritis that develops with Psoriasis. It is most commonly a seronegative Oligoarthritis. The course of Psoriatic Arthritis is usually characterized by flares and remissions. The pattern is as follows
Asymmetrical oligoarticular arthritis.
Distal interphalangeal arthropathy.
Spondylitis with or without ileitis.
4. Rosacea: Rosacea is characterized by redness and pimples over the area of face. It mainly affects the forehead, lower half of nose and chin. It mostly occurs in woman and fairer Skin people. It mainly occurs in 30 to 40 yrs of age. It may be caused due to environmental or hereditary factors.
5. Dry Skin: Due to use of ordinary soaps, very cold, hot or dry whether or use of any chemicals.
6. Pruritus: Pruritus referred to as tingling sensation of Skin resulting in excessive scratching. It may be due to Skin diseases, internal disorders or external factors. Common causes being fungal infections, athlete’s foot, candidiasis, pruritus ani, chicken pox and parasitic manifestations.
7. Dermatitis: Dermatitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of Skin with itch and redness. The common causes are redness, swelling, itching and lesions.
HAIR TREATMENT IN HOMEOPATHY:
Hair loss can be defined as loss of hair in excess than the normal or failure of the Hair follicles in scalp to grow new Hair leading to development of baldness gradually.
There are many causes and factors responsible for Hair loss and also many triggers which can cause increased shedding of Hair.
Some of the commonest factors are:
Nutritional /dietary factors: Poor nutritional states especially malnutrition and anemia are the commonest cause of Hair fall in many regions. Calorie restriction due to chronic starvation or crash dieting can lead to severe protein and fatty acid deficiency leading to Hair fall. Improper dietary habits associated with lack of well balanced diet can lead to deficiency of micro nutrients like zinc, copper iron and selenium which are responsible for growth and maintenance of health of Hair follicle, will lead to increased Hair fall or decreased regeneration of stress.
Stress: Both physical and mental stress can cause and trigger Hair fall. Physical stress due to painful process, Hair loss / infections, chronic illness systemic diseases accidents, prolonged bleeding can cause and trigger Hair fall. Chronic emotional stress can trigger and increase the Hair fall through the exact mechanism of stress triggering Hair fall is still not clear but Hair fall is many a times correlated to high stress.
Medication: Therapies and treatments used for gout, joint pains, HTN, heart problem, depression can trigger Hair loss. Chemotherapy and radiation can also cause Hair loss.
Skin diseases: Affecting the scalp such as Psoriasis, lichen planus, dandruff and tinea infection.
Hormonal changes: Hormonal changes during menarche, childbirth, lactation, menopause, hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism can lead to significant Hair loss. Hormone changes by far have the biggest impact on Hair loss. Androgen hormones play an important role in specific pattern of Hair loss.