Skin Disorders

Skin problems are common for people of all ages. It merely means some infirmity in the skin texture & normal functions. But now with the changing times skin has become the most important part of body. Minor ailments affecting the skin have to be treated on emergency basis especially in females. Whether common or rare, a skin condition can affect your life.

bodhin offers holistic treatment for these skin disorders affecting one's living with the aim to provide natural healing to the patient. We go an extra mile in offering appropriate therapies tailored to an individual's needs. The treatments help to find the root cause of a particular disease.

Most common skin disorders are:

1. Acne

Acne is a skin disorder that causes pimples when the passageway that connects the skin's pores to the oil glands becomes clogged. Acne, which appears most often on the face, neck, shoulders, chest and back, can come in many forms. Whiteheads and blackheads are the most commonly known; nodular and cystic acne are more severe because they form deep in the skin and can cause scars.
Eighty percent of people will have acne at some point in their lives, and 60 percent will continue to experience it into adulthood. Factors like heredity can play a role in developing acne, but some say that hormones are the most important factor. In both men and women, the reason it peaks in the teenage years is because growth hormone is released at a very high frequency.

2. Eczema

Eczema is a "grab-bag term," which comes from the Greek word for "boils over." There are three common forms of eczema:

  • Atopic dermatitis is the most common and is seen most often in children. One to three percent of adults compared to 10 to 20 percent of children have this long-term genetic disease, which causes itchy rashes in the crux of the elbows and behind the knees.
  • Allergic contact dermatitis begins to show in adulthood and is caused by environmental factors such as cosmetic agents, fragrances and the metals in jewelry.
  • Nummular dermatitis looks like red and flaky coin-shaped patches of skin and is due to dry skin. This can be very itchy. The key to this is to moisturize the skin to form a barrier & avoid drying.

3. Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis, which causes oily, waxy patches to develop on the scalp, is distinct from other forms of dermatitis. It affects almost 5 percent of people. It can affect babies, typically in the first six months of their lives in the form of "cradle cap" - a flakey, dandruff-like condition on the scalp. After the symptoms clear up, it rarely appears again until puberty.

4. Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic and disfiguring genetic disease. It is a buildup of excess skin tissue that looks red and thick and is covered with silvery scales. It first appears on the elbows and knees, but can spread to other parts of the limbs and even the trunk. Certain forms affect particular areas like the hands, scalp or the joints.
Although there is an array of skin conditions that can plague humans, treatment options for some, including acne, eczema and dermatitis have improved.

5. Lichen Planus

Lichen planus is an inflammatory skin condition, characterized by an itchy, non-infectious rash of small, polygonal (many sided) flat-topped pink or purple lesions (bumps) on the arms and legs. Other parts of the body may also be affected, including the mouth, nails, scalp, vulva, vagina, and penis. Involvement in the scalp can result in hair loss - sometimes permanent.
Nobody knows what the exact causes of lichen planus are. We know it can be triggered by taking certain medications, including antimalarials and phenothiazines (a group of tranquilizing drugs with antipsychotic actions). A significant number of doctors believe it might be classified as an autoimmune disease.

6. Herpes

Herpes simplex is an infection of the skin with the herpes simplex virus. This can be caught from another person through direct skin-to-skin contact, mouth contact, or sexual contact. The first time the virus is caught, it does not always show up on the skin, but can lie dormant within special parts of the sensory nerves (the sensory nerve ganglia). Later in life, the virus can become active again and appear as herpes simplex on the skin. The commonest areas to be affected by herpes simplex are the lips (as cold sores) and the genital area (as genital herpes).

You catch it through direct skin-to-skin contact with friction with an affected area of a person's skin when the virus is present. When the infection is active on your skin, do not let that area touch another person's skin. It is uncertain whether the virus can be transmitted by sharing towels, etc., but when there is an active infection it is advised that sharing of towels, razors, flannels, etc., should be avoided.

Symptoms clear in a few days or weeks, with or without treatment, though the virus will remain in a dormant state in the body. In a majority of patients, recurrent symptoms are mild and infrequent, or do not happen at all. At this stage homoeopathy can play a pivotal role in strengthening the immune system to prevent further complications. The homeopathic approach in selecting the medicine whereby a range of questions are asked to the patient and based on the analysis and evaluation of various symptoms, a remedy is selected for the individual case. Homeopathic treatment is 'individual specific and not disease specific.'

The treatments are non suppressive & non invasive so do not provide only temporary relief but helps to find the root cause of the underlying condition. Skin disorders are often the end result of inner, emotional stresses. Our programs at Bodhin would help you by relieving these symptoms.


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