Homeopathic remedies and treatment for acne

Acne is a chronic inflammatory disorder of pilo-sebaceous follicles which usually occurs in adolescents of both sexes. They are caused by excessive secretion of oily substance called sebum by the sebaceous glands. The lesions of acne are usually situated on the cheeks, chin, nose and temporal region, shoulder, back and front part of the chest may involve in severe cases. Occasionally one can see the lesions on the buttocks also. The characteristic lesions of acne are the comedones which have dark horny follicular plugs. These may be open called “black head” or closed known as “white head”. The other lesions of acne consist papules with or without inflammatory changes. Acne is believe to be caused by many factors including – Puberty, Stress, Pregnancy, Excessive use of cosmetics, Menopause, Hormonal disturbances, Use of oral contraceptive pills.
Proper hygiene should be maintained by the patients, they should clean the skin properly and patient should be advised to stop using hair oil as well as any greasy make-up on the face as it can aggravate the complaints. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering.
Few important medicines for the acne are given below:
• Thuja. – Acne on the face and nose especially due to vaccination.
• Dulcamara – Rash on the face before menses.
• Calcaria phos. – Acne in the anemic girls at puberty.
• Psorinum. – Acne worse during menses by taking sugar, fat, coffee and meat.
• Bovista. – Acne due to the use of cosmetics.
• Heper sulph. – Acne which suppurates with white pus especially in hypersensitive patients.
Other alternative treatments for acne – Include Naturopathy, Herbal medicine, Yoga, Ayurveda, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Tea tree oil, Omega-3 fatty acid, Zinc, Sulphur, Vitamin A, C, E, Beta carotene, Acupressure etc. in cancer treat



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