Other Skin Diseases
The skin has two main parts: the external epidermis whose thickness ranges from 0.1 mm on the eyelids to 1 mm on the soles of the feet. The epidermis contains no blood vessels, its most superficial layer is the dead, dry horny layer which is constantly shed, contributing to the dust in our homes. The dermis lies beneath the epidermis supporting and nourishing it and providing immunity and other functions.
Skin diseases occur due to a number of reasons and cause a bit of a nuisance if overlooked and ignored. While some of them are the result of hormonal imbalance, others rear their ugly head as a result of unhealthy modern lifestyle patterns. The body has the largest organ, the skin is the most sensitive part of the body and is extremely susceptible to germs and infections. In youngsters, the incidence of skin diseases can be observed a lot more than in adults.
Few examples of skin disorders are:
Acne - It is a condition in which the overactive oil glands and dead cells clog the pores resulting in pimples. It mostly occurs in teenage. There are different types of acne such as blackheads, whiteheads, pustules, papules, nodules or cysts. They mostly affect the face, neck, back and shoulders. If left untreated it may cause blemishes and scarring.
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. Its cause is unknown.
Psoriasis - It is a condition identified by thick, red, swollen patches covered by silvery white scales. It mostly affects the scalp, face, lower back, elbows, knees, fingernails and toenails. It may occur at any age. People with critical psoriasis may have social embarrassment, job stress and emotional distress due to the appearance of the skin. There are different types of psoriasis.
Rosacea - It is characterized by redness and pimples over the area of the face. It mainly affects the forehead, lower half of the nose and chin. It mostly occurs in women and fairer skin people. It mainly occurs in 30 to 40 yrs of age. It may be caused due to environmental or hereditary factors.
Dry Skin - Due to the use of ordinary soaps, very cold, hot or dry weather or use of any chemicals.
Pruritus - Referred to an as tingling sensation of the skin resulting in excessive scratching. It may be due to skin diseases, internal or external factors. General causes being fungal infections, athlete's foot, candidiasis, pruritus ani, chicken pox and parasitic manifestations.
Lichen planus - Is a chronic inflammatory condition it affects skin, mouth and genitals. It is determined by rows or clusters of dark, raised and flat-topped skin lesions.
Warts - Warts, also known as verruca, are small, non-cancerous, usually painless growths on the skin. They are induced by a virus called human papillomavirus. Though skin warts are harmless, they can be quite disfiguring leading to low self-confidence.
Melasma - Melasma is a common skin problem. The condition causes dark, discolored patches on your skin. It’s also called chloasma when it occurs in pregnant women. Darker-skinned people are more at risk than those with fair skin. Estrogen and progesterone sensitivity are also associated with the condition. This indicates that the birth control pills, pregnancy and hormone therapy can all trigger melasma. Stress and thyroid disease are also considered to be causes of melasma. sometimes sun exposure can cause melasma because ultraviolet rays affect the cells that control pigment (melanocytes).
Homeopathy Treatment at Peachtree Clinic
The homeopathic approach for skin problems is the constitutional approach where the patient answers a list of questions, based on which the analysis and evaluation of the case are done and a proper constitutional medicine is selected. As homeopathy knows we need to treat the man in disease and not the disease in man. As skin diseases are the end results of inner, emotional stress. Homeopathy also doesn't believe in treating the skin disorders by local ointments and creams, rather it prefers the oral medicines which go deep into the system and cure from within.