By Dr. Ananda Kumar Pingali, Homeopathy
Skin disorder is a common cause of irritation and concern among people. Various branches of medicines have tried to deal with this problem. Homeopathy, over the years, has proved to be extremely beneficial in treating it. Homeopathic remedies have no side effect and also succeed in treating a variety of skin disorders.
Some of these disorders that can be treated with homeopathy are as follows:
This is one of the important areas in which homeopathy can give good results. Patients suffering from herpes may have severe burning and pain. Homeopathic medicines are very effective in controlling the pain and burning and also in controlling the infection. In many cases treated with other treatment modes Postherpetic neuralgia with making the patient desperate. Homeopathy has wonderful drugs to treat postherpetic neuralgia. Herpes of the genital’s back is the most common areas. Personal hygiene is very important in such cases. Remedies like Arsenic, Rhustox, Ranunculus bulb and many more wonder drugs can help in the treatment of herpes.
Rash is a very common term used by many people to indicate a change of skin in its color, appearance, or texture. it may be caused due to varoius factors like Food allergy, side effects of any medicine, Stress/Anxiety, Dust, Hair dyes, insect bites, metals such as zinc or nickel, gold, contact with an irritant materials, sun exposure, vaccination, etc.
In such cases, a homeopath tries to understand what is the triggering factor for the rash and tries to prescribe a constitutional remedy which will give permanent relief to the problem. Some remedies which can be useful in the treatment are Apis, Urtica urens and Sepia.
Acne is one of the most common skin problems suffered by young girls and boys. Acne causes violent eruption of spots all over the face which also causes itching and redness of the skin and may even leave scar behind and make the skin look ugly. Homeopathy can effectively treat acne. Mostly acne may appear during teenage – in some girls, it may increase before or during menstrual period. One of the most specific remedy – Berberis Aquifolium Q – can be used for treatment of Acne.
Psoriasis is a condition where the life cycle of the skin cells is modified. As a result, the cells die faster causing skin to be extremely dry and scaly. Cuts on the skin which ooze and sometimes even bleed. This condition has to be treated very carefully under supervision of a qualified Homoeopath. This disease may be triggered due to weather changes especially cold, stress in life. Constitutional Treatment in Homoeopathy is the only way out for this problem.
Suntan is the process where the skin color becomes darkened. It usually results from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight. Homeopathy has a good solution for this problem. Remedies like Natrum Mur can help, but constitutional treatment gives total relief to the problem.
Tinea – Ringworm
Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin which is forms red circular rash like patches on the skin which usually cause itching. This can spread from one person to the other through contact. It is advised not to share personal items. This may be recurring problem if not treated properly. Some of the remedies which help in treating are Rhustox, Graphites, Croton Tig, Mezerium, Merc Sol.
I have discussed here a few commonly occurring skin problems. But in Homeopathy we have a large scope for treatment for Skin problems like – Sebaceous Cyst, Atopic Dermatitis, Bed Sores, cellulitis, Chickenpox, Corns, Warts, Diaper Rash, Carbuncles, Boils, Lichen Planus, keloids, Alopecia, Molluscum Contagiosum, Vitiligo, Skin Ulcers and many more.