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Skin diseases have a high prevalence throughout the world. Infections & inflammatory disorders of the skin like Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, and Pimples are prevalent. Skin disorders can be inherited or may be present as a part of systemic disorders. Approximately 15% of the population develops a skin problem, increasing the workload on the family doctors. The common reason of skin diseases is an infection, hormonal imbalance, disturbed sleep, anxiety, and depression.
Acne is a common skin condition when hair follicles under the skin become clogged. As a result, sebum—oil that helps keep skin from drying out—and dead skin cells plug the pores, which leads to outbreaks of lesions, commonly called pimples or zits. Most often, the episodes occur on the face but can also appear on the back, chest, and shoulders.
“Psoriasis” is an immune-mediated skin disease characterized by an overproduction of skin cells that results in flaky and patchy raised areas on the skin surface characterized by inflamed skin that produces red, thickened patches covered with silver-colored scales plaques. Psoriasis is classified into four main types. These are plaque psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, postural psoriasis, and inverse psoriasis. This classification is made based on appearance.
Eczema is “a general term for any superficial inflammatory process involving the epidermis primarily. It is also known as atopic dermatitis. It is common in young children but can affect them at any age. Eczema was marked early by redness, itching, minute papules, and cracked & extremely dry skin primarily occurring at skin-fold areas like the elbow, back of knees, groin areas, etc.
Common symptoms of acne include
● Crusting of skin bumps.
● Papules (small red bumps)
● Pustules (small red bumps containing white or yellow pus)
● Redness around the skin eruptions.
● Scarring of the skin.
Commonly the cause of Acne is characteristic of the internal chemical changes that occur at
puberty when the skin is adjusting to a significantly increased secretion of hormones. These
hormonal factors play a significant role in the onset of Acne. Besides the hormonal changes,
some other factors that may predispose to Acne include- inadequate water intake. High Diet in
processed foods, poor digestion, food allergies, nutritional deficiencies, especially Zinc and
vitamins A, B Complex & C, and frequent touching of infected areas with unclean hands.
Psoriasis signs and symptoms can vary from person to person but may include one or more of the
● Red patches of skin covered with silvery scales
● Extensive itchiness, burns, soreness, and stings
● Small scaling spots (commonly found in children)
● Dry, cracked skin that may bleed
● Thickened, pitted, or ridged nails
A common symptom of eczema includes
● Dry, cracked skin.
● Itchiness (pruritus)
● Rash on swollen skin that varies in color depending on your skin color.
● Small, raised bumps on brown or Black skin.
● Oozing and crusting.
● Thickened skin.
● Darkening of the skin around the eyes.
● Raw, sensitive skin from scratching.
The causes for eczema are still ascertained, but it is believed that this results from a combination
of hereditary and environmental factors.
Acne is diagnosed by a simple visual inspection by your healthcare provider. There is no test for acne. Rarely may a practitioner take a swab or scraping of a lesion or pustule for microbiological examination or culture to rule out other sources of infection.
About 95 percent of the time, healthcare providers can make a psoriasis diagnosis just by visual inspection & history. But doctors at Aimil Healthcare and Research Centre will deeply consider where the raised, red scales appear if they have well-defined edges, and how the rash responds to a medication when diagnosing.
Psoriasis may seem similar to eczema, but the physician can only determine several differences:
● Psoriasis plaques are well-defined, while eczema tends to be flatter with less well-defined edges.
● Eczema typically occurs in locations atypical for psoriasis, such as the front of elbows or behind the knees.
● Psoriasis is most often found on the outside of knees and elbows, the scalp, the lower back, the face, the palms, and the soles of the feet. However, it also can develop in other places such as fingernails, toenails, genitals, and inside the mouth.
Diagnosis is based primarily on the patient’s symptoms, but medical history is also essential. A physician at Aimil Healthcare and Research Center will often ask about a patient’s family & disease histories, such as diabetes or chronic infection. In addition, possible exposure to irritants, whether any foods are related to flare-ups, sleep disturbances, or past treatment for skin disorders, helps the physician to rule out the exact diagnosis.
Note- For all skin-related diagnoses, some baseline laboratory studies like CBC, Urine culture, LFT, allergic test, etc. are done before starting treatment.
Treatment for Acne
At the Skin Specialist, Ayurvedic Clinic in Delhi-Aimil Healthcare and Research Centre, skin disorders are given three-fold treatment i.e.
– Cleansing of the internal system
– Managing the skin in a healthy condition through topical applications
– Regulation of the diet so there won’t be any repetition of the disease
When we say cleansing of the internal system by Ayurvedic Treatment of Acne at Aimil Healthcare and Research Centre, it all means that we need to clean the blood by different ailments, and mainly this is the association of the vitiated Pitta Dosha with the blood. Besides this, it is always essential to manage the skin’s quality, which is never possible with chemical laded face packs or soaps. This results from our both-way treatment that we get quick, persistent, and accurate results for Acne.
Treatment for Psoriasis
To effectively manage psoriasis, Ayurveda aims to detoxify the body or eliminate toxins from the body fluids. Aimil Healthcare and Research Centre follow the principles of Ayurveda and its ancient therapies for the treatment of Psoriasis. The line of Ayurvedic treatment is as follows.
– Consumption of medicated ghee given considering patient’s Agni & symptoms. – Detoxifying by inducing vomiting (Vamana) and purgation (Virechana). – Topical application and oral consumption of polyherbal preparations.
Treatment for Eczema
Ayurveda cures eczema from its roots by emphasizing providing both external medications along with oral medicines. At Aimil Healthcare and Research Centre, different steps are involved in treating eczema.
– Topical application – Provides hydration & extensive moisture to dry & cracked skin and helps to remove secondary infections.
– Oral medication – Polyherbal oral medications are given to detoxify the impurities, purify blood & improve liver functions for root level recovery of the disease.
Physical Advice For Acne
Aimil Healthcare and Research Centre strongly believes in the benefits of physical activity to mark improvement in any disease. Physicians suggest patients do regular exercises. Exercise helps cut stress and may contribute to acne outbreaks. Physical activity also helps your skin.
Physical Advice For PSORIASIS
The self-help measures and physical activities help in the fast cure of psoriasis. They may help improve the appearance of the skin. Bathing daily helps remove scales and calm inflamed skin. Psoriatic patients should avoid hot water and harsh soaps, which can worsen the symptoms. Also, a controlled amount of sunlight can significantly improve lesions. Infections, injuries to your skin, stress, smoking, and intense sun exposure can all worsen psoriasis.
Physical Advice For Eczema
Sports and exercise are the best-recognized ways to maintain and enhance good health. Unfortunately, eczema does not always make it easy for children or adults to participate in activities as too much sweat irritates the skin, but indulging in light sports activities like yoga and indoor games can make eczema patients healthy and can improve their metabolism. Also, sun exposure helps improve the skin conditions of the patients.
General lifestyle guidelines for all types of skin disorders-
– Avoid using harsh chemical-based soap.
– Hot water must not be used for baths. Instead, add some olive oil to the water.
– If the skin is over dehydrated, rough & cracky, apply ghee or do an oil massage.
– Woolen cloths are not suitable for skins affected by arid skin conditions.
Dietary Advice For Acne
A healthy diet can give you a perfect metabolism to fight skin disease. Some foods cause your blood sugar to rise quickly, triggering a boost in insulin. Too much insulin in your bloodstream can trigger changes in your body that can lead to the growth of pore-clogging cells. It can also boost action in your oil glands. A few foods that help in acne recovery include-
● Whole grains, beans, veggies & fruits
● Cut back on white rice, white bread, and sugar in your meal.
● Increase the amount of fluid intake.
Dietary Advice For PSORIASIS
For psoriatic patients, a diet regime has to be followed during the entire treatment period, and it is better to continue as a vegetarian. Yogurt, black gram, chilies, and salted foods must be restricted. It is better to avoid refrigerated/chilled foods. Psoriatic patients must keep a state of
mental calmness. Also, avoid drinking alcohol. Alcohol consumption may decrease the effectiveness of some psoriasis treatments.
Dietary Advice For Eczema
The skin will be a constant source of itching and scratching in eczema. However, some foods bring relief to eczema patients.
– Flavonoid-rich fruits like apples, blueberries, and cherries are good
– Green leafy vegetables like spinach, bitter gourd, and kale style=”color: #000;” are beneficial
– Yogurt is beneficial for eczema patients.
– Spices like turmeric and cardamom are a must-add to a regular diet