Psoriasis is an unexplained, yet quite common, skin condition where the life cycle of skin cells increases to 10 more than what’s normal. Your skin’s cells start dying at a rapid pace. They start making way to the skin’s surface, resulting in red scaly patches on the skin. The most commonly affected areas are your scalp, navel, shins and the back of the forearms.
The likelihood of contacting Psoriasis increases if you are suffering from arthritis, cardiovascular disease, Lymphomas, Chron’s disease and even depression. Psoriasis is genetic and environmental stimulants can trigger this skin condition. However, it’s not contagious.
Psoriasis often comes and goes by itself. Treatment involves stopping the skin cells from increasing rapidly. The reason for this disease is still unknown. However, certain lifestyle measures can help inhibit Psoriasis. These include avoiding stress, quitting smoking and also moisturizing skin regularly.
Symptoms of Psoriasis
People suffering from Psoriasis exhibit the following symptoms:
- Red patches and scaly skin
- Dry, cracked skin
- Itches and irritation
- Burning Sensation
- Discoloration and chipping of the nails in some cases.
Success of Homeopathy in Psoriasis
Modern medicine has not found an effective cure of Psoriasis. Doctors usually prescribe creams, ultraviolet light and antibiotics to deal with the condition. However, these remedies are only superficial. Your doctor may even prescribe steroids and drug injections such as Methotrexate and Retinoids. These are known to be effective because they suppress the body’s immunity and stop it from fighting its own cells. But, these are not without their side-effects. You may complain of frequent headaches, nausea, and even ulcerations. There is also a chance that of contracting skin cancer with a continued use of these drugs.
Homeopathy has been effective in dealing with Psoriasis since it works on strengthening the body’s immunity. Homeopathic doctors develop customized medicines for Psoriasis. Your homeopathic will mix a very small dose of the medicine in sugar pills. The dose is quite similar to the disease but it non-threatening in any way. It helps the body recognize its own skill cells and stop fighting it.
Lifestyle measures to deal with Psoriasis:
Apart from homeopathic medicine, we advise our patients to adopt the following habits into their lifestyle:
- Use non-fragrant soaps and shampoos.
- Take a bath with lukewarm water
- Switch to cotton clothes
- Moisturize skin
- Adopt a healthy lifestyle
- Quit smoking
- Avoid stress
- Start yoga and meditation
- Enjoy the morning sun
- Limit the intake of red meat.
Impetigo is a very common skin infection affecting mainly babies. It is caused by two types of bacteria: Streptococcus Pyogenes or Staphylococcus Aureus. When the skin is already injured or irritated and one of these bacterias enters, it causes Impetigo. Impetigo usually occurs on the face, neck, hands and diaper area of babies and toddlers. Impetigo is contagious, thus doctors advise against sharing clothes and towels.
Symptoms of Impetigo
Children suffering from Impetigo exhibit the following symptoms:
- Red sores with yellow-brown crust
- Blisters filled with fluid and pus
- Itches and Rashes
- Swollen Lymph Nodes
Success of Homeopathy in Impetigo
If you visit a hospital complaining of Impetigo, you’ll be prescribed an antibiotic. While antibiotics may be effective in dealing with Impetigo, they come along with their own side-effects such as nausea, vomiting, weight loss etc. Also, Impetigo is often a recurrent skin disease. Prolonged use of the antibiotic with only make the patient resistant to that antibiotic and you’ll have to keep increasing the dosage to make it effective.
This is one reason many parents often opt for Homeopathic medicine. Many parents have given positive testimonials after using homeopathic medicine to cure Impetigo. Five homeopathic medicines work best in treating Impetigo. These are:
- Sulfur works best with infections that are in the beginning stages.
- Silicea is prescribed when the patient is suffering from cold and damp extremities.
- Rhus Tox works best when patients complain of chronic itching and rash is only limited to small blisters.
- Arsenicum Album is prescribed in severe infections.
- Antimonium tartaricum works best when no other medicine has been effective.
Apart from homeopathic medicine, we advise our patients to:
- Avoid touching the sores since they spread quickly
- Stop sharing towels and clothes with the infected person since Impetigo is contagious
- Keep fingernails shorts
Suffering from a chronic skin condition? If you’re not getting the desired results from Allopathic medicine, book an appointment with Safaa Elbanna.
About Safaa Elbanna
Safaa Elbanna is a certified Homeopath and Skincare Practitioner and a retired Dermatologist and Cosmetic Skincare Surgeon. Safaa helps busy working ladies to avoid the aging effect of physical and mental stress, especially on the skin through natural homeopathy medicines and techniques