About Skin :
Skin is the largest organ of human body, which covers our full body. Skin protects our internal organs, muscles and bones and allows us to have a sense of touch and outer atmosphere. Skin acts as a protecting shield for our body. it protects us from high temperatures, Sunlight, excess water loss, dust and chemicals. Skin is made of three layers, they are
Epidermis– It is the first and outer most layer of the skin, which we can see. It contains keratinocytes, new cells are formed at the bottom of epidermis. It creates our skin tone and helps in regulating body temperature. Skin colour is created by cells called melanocytes.
Dermis– It consists of epithelial tissue and protects our body from stress and strain. It contains nerve endings, oil glands and sweat glands.
Hypodermis– It is the third layer and it is also called subcutaneous layer. It is made of fat and connective tissues; it helps our body stay worm and absorbs shocks.
Symptoms like redness, swelling, itching, rashes are treated as skin disorders. Common causes of skin disorders are bacteria in skin pores, viruses, fungus and allergies.
Different types of Skin Disorders :
Skin disorders can be temporary or long lasting. Temporary skin disorders may be the result of contact with chemicals or other irritating materials. Temporary skin problems include contact dermatitis, keratosis pilaris, stretch marks due to pregnancy and sunburn or tanning. In temporary skin disorders skin becomes red, itchy and inflamed. Long lasting skin disorders may be due to genetical disorders. Some common skin disorders are
- Cutis laxa
- Dyshidrotic eczema
- Fungal nail infection
- Mouth ulcers
- Skin cancer
- Hemangioma of skin
- Cold sore
Skin disorders in children may be due to diaper (diaper dermatitis). There are four types of dermatitis, they are- irritant contact dermatitis, overgrowth of yeast, allergic contact dermatitis and inflammatory skin conditions.
How it affect our Lifestyle?
Skin disorder may result in psychological consequences that affect person’s lives. Skin disorders reduce the quality of life. Some common affects of skin disorders include
- Feeling depressed
- Sleep disturbances, fatigue
- Loss of motivation and have lower estimation
- Feeling anxious about people judging them
- Not attending social interactions or gatherings
- Feel ashamed about their condition
- Feelings of guilt
Young people with skin disorders are facing mental and physical health problems.
Homeopathy for Skin Diseases :
Homeopathy remedies is very effective in treating skin diseases. Homeopathy is a type of therapy in which skin diseases are treated with minimal doses of natural substances, which treat the cause of skin disorders without any side effects. Homeopathy treatment in skin diseases not only focuses on type of skin but also analyse complete mind and genetic factors and immune system. Homeopathy don’t believe in treating skin disorders by ointments and creams. But, it prefers oral substance, which go inside the body and treats the cause of skin disorders.
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