Skin conditions are so common during the summer months. Some can be temporary, but others can become chronic. Suffering from a skin condition can make you feel itchy and embarrassed. But luckily, most skin conditions can be treated and prevented easily. Homeopathy is a new medicine in which a disease is treated with natural substances. This not only removes the symptoms but also treats the root cause behind the symptoms. In this article, we will discuss some of the most common skin conditions. Then, talk about homeopathic treatments for these conditions.
Acne is the most common skin condition that affects 80 percent of the population. Anyone can get acne at any point in their life. The condition can occur anywhere on the body, especially the face, chest and back. Common reasons for acne include stress, heavy sweating, humidity and hormones. There are various types of acne, such as:
Acne can be treated with lifestyle and cleansing skin care products.
Homeopathic treatment: Kali Brom, Psorinum, Calcarea carb and Antim crude.
Read more: Amazing 10 Homeopathic Medicines for Acne
Eczema is the most common skin condition that affects 35 million Americans. Most of the affected people are infants and children. Eczema can appear anywhere on the skin, including:
- The face
- The scalp
- The neck
- The upper chest
- The eyelids
- The folds of the arms and legs
Common symptoms are redness; dry, scaly and itchy rashes; raw and swollen skin. The causes of eczema can vary. These may include allergen, irritants and other environmental factors.
Eczema is generally treated with topical steroid or anti-inflammatory creams.
Homeopathic treatment: Rhus tox, Sulphur, Psorinum, Petroleumoleum and Graphites.
Read more: 10 Tips for Living with Eczema
One of the most common skin conditions that affects 14 million Americans is rosacea. The condition most often occurs in middle-aged women with fair skin. There is no known cause for rosacea. But a combination of hereditary and environment could contribute to the disease. Common symptoms of rosacea include:
- Redness, burning and tingling
- Dry skin patches
- Pus pimples that resemble acne
- Excess sensitivity
- Enlarged nose
- Eye problems
Rosacea can be treated with topical, oral medications or laser treatment.
Homeopathic treatment: Psorinum, Carbo veg, Agaricus muscarius and Belladona.
Psoriasis is another common skin condition that affects 7.5 million American adults. The condition is chronic and it results from an increase of blood cells. Psoriasis can occur anywhere in the body, but most often on the scalp, elbows and knees. Common symptoms of psoriasis include:
- Red, itchy, scaly skin patches
- Itching, burning and soreness
- Dryness, cracks and bleeding in the skin
- Thick nails with pitting and ridges
Treatment options for psoriasis include:
- Coal tar
- Topical steroids
- Salicylic acid
- Vitamin D
- Anti-dandruff shampoos
Homeopathic treatment: Sulphur, Kali Brom, Arsenic Album and Calendula.
Warts can be ugly, contagious and they are fairly common. The condition is caused by the human papillomavirus and can occur anywhere on the skin. For example:
- Common warts that occur on the hands
- Plantar warts that grow on the feet
- Flat warts and filiform warts that develop on the face
- Genital warts that appear on the genital and anal area
Warts are highly contagious via close skin to skin contact. Especially, genital warts can be spread through sexual intercourse.
Treatment options for warts include salicylic acid, cryotherapy, surgery and a laser. Vidarox is one of the best topical wart removal creams. By applying this 2-3 times a day, many sufferers have gotten rid of warts in a few days. Vidarox is registered homeopathic medicine and its ingredients are approved by FDA. For this reason, it’s safe and effective to remove all kind of warts, especially genital warts. Not only does Vidarox remove the warts but it also keeps these growths from coming back.
Homeopathic treatment: Sepia, Thuja, Nitric acid, Calendula and Natrum sulph.
Cold sores or oral herpes are caused by the herpes simplex virus. They are described as painful blisters filled with fluid. The condition most commonly occurs on the lips, around the mouth and nose. Without treatment, cold sores can resolve by themselves within about two weeks. But, symptoms can be extremely painful and contagious. To get relief and prevent further outbreaks, some medications can help. These are valacyclovir (Valtrex), famciclovir (Famvir) and acyclovir (Zovirax).
Prosurx is one of the best topical medicines for healing cold sores. It can be effective to relieve symptoms, inactivate the virus and prevent outbreaks. This medicine can also help to prevent the spread and shorten the healing time. With Prosurx, many patients have completely got rid of cold sores within 24 hours.
Homeopathic treatment: Sulfur, Arsenicum album, Rhus and Natrum muriaticum.
Athlete’s foot is one of the most common skin conditions during the summer months. The condition is caused by a group of fungi that live in moist, warm environment. A person can get these fungi from showers, locker room floors or swimming pools. Athlete’s foot is mildly contagious. It can be spread through close skin to skin contact. Common symptoms of athlete’s foot include:
- Itching, burning, stinging between the toes
- Dry, cracked skin
- Peeling skin
- Thickened, discolored toenails
- Itchy blisters on feet
Athlete’s foot can be treated with antifungal medications like clotrimazole and terbinafine.
Homeopathic treatment: Thuja, Graphites, Silicea, Petroleum and Nitric Acidum. Fugacil is one of the most common treatments for athlete’s foot. This homeopathic medicine is approved by the FDA on natural ingredients. Because of this, it not only reduces symptoms but also prevent recurrence of athlete’s foot. By using Fugacil, many patients have noticed improvement after 2-3 days of use.
Most skin conditions are extremely itching and annoying. If you experience any symptoms, visit a dermatologist. There are many options to treat these conditions and a dermatologist can help you.