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Symptoms, Causes and Ayurvedic Solutions for Common Skin Diseases
From itchy rashes to painful skin lesions, skin diseases represent various ailments that cause discomfort and distress. While some can be treated with topical creams and over-the-counter solutions, others require more serious Ayurvedic remedies - but how do you know which is best for you? Read on to learn about common skin disease symptoms, causes, and Ayurvedic solutions.
Importance of Addressing Skin Diseases
Skin diseases can affect any person of any age, race, or gender and cause both physical and emotional distress. Skin diseases are among the most common health issues today, with certain conditions affecting most people. The importance of addressing skin diseases cannot be understated as it affects an individual's physical and mental health.
Diagnosing and treating skin diseases early is important to prevent complications from developing such as scarring or infection. The prevalence of skin diseases in developing countries varies widely, with figures ranging from 20 to 80 percent reported in published studies.
- Skin diseases can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Environmental factors such as sunlight, humidity, and temperature;
- Hormonal changes during puberty or pregnancy;
- Bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses;
- Allergies to certain foods or materials;
- Certain medications like ones which treat inflammatory bowel disease
Argyria is a rare skin condition caused by overexposure to the element silver. It causes discoloration of the skin, eyes, and nails. These changes may be permanent or reversible depending on how long the person has been exposed to silver.
Chromhidrosis is rare in which colored sweat, usually yellow or green, is secreted from the eccrine glands. This is caused by an accumulation of pigment in the sweat glands due to genetic and endocrine issues.
Harlequin ichthyosis is a severe genetic skin disorder caused by mutations in the ABCA12 gene. It results in thickened, cracked, and painful skin due to excessive keratinization.
Necrobiosis lipoidica is an inflammatory condition affecting the lower legs' skin. It presents as yellow-orange, shiny patches with raised borders which can lead to ulceration and scarring if left untreated.
Some of the most common signs include:
- Redness or rash
- Blisters or bumps
- Scaling or flaking of skin
- Skin discoloration
- Open sores
Knowing the risk factors associated with certain skin diseases can help individuals take steps to reduce their chances of developing them. Common risk factors for skin disease include:
- Exposure to environmental factors
Common Skin Diseases
Acne: The skin condition known as acne involves inflammation and affects the hair follicle and sebaceous (oil) glands, which are connected and contain fine hair.
- Causes of acne: Acne is caused by several factors, including genetics, hormones, bacteria, and medications.
- Types of acne: The most common types of acne are blackheads, whiteheads, Papules, pimples, and Nodules.
- Symptoms of acne: Depending on the type of acne, symptoms can range from red bumps and blotchy skin to painful nodules.
- Treatment of acne: Treatment for acne usually involves a combination of over-the-counter medications, such as benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, and prescription medications.
Eczema: Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a type of skin condition that causes chronic inflammation and is usually inherited. It typically shows up in early childhood.
- Causes of Eczema: The cause of eczema is unknown, but allergies, asthma, stress or other environmental factors may trigger it.
- Types of eczema: There are several types, including atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, and nummular eczema.
- Symptoms of Eczema: Symptoms vary but can include red or brown patches on the skin, flaking or scaling skin, thickened areas of skin with lines or ridges, and intense itching.
- Treatment for Eczema: Treatment typically includes moisturizers to hydrate the skin and reduce inflammation and topical corticosteroids to help relieve symptoms like itching.
Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a skin disease that is long-lasting and causes redness, scaly patches on the body. These patches are itchy and can cause pain, swelling, and discomfort.
- Causes of psoriasis: The cause of psoriasis isn't clear, yet it is believed to be linked to a mix of genetic as well as environmental factors.
- Types of Psoriasis: The most common types of Psoriasis are plaque psoriasis, pustular psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, erythrodermic psoriasis, and inverse psoriasis.
- Symptoms of psoriasis: The most common sign of psoriasis is patchy, red, itchy skin areas covered with silvery scales. These patches can range from small to large and appear on any body part.
- Treatment of psoriasis: Topical creams and ointments are often used to reduce skin redness, itching, and scaling.
Rosacea: The skin condition known as rosacea results in redness, flushing, bumps, and pimples on the face. It typically affects people in their thirties or forties.
- Causes of Rosacea: The cause of rosacea has not yet been determined with precision, but a combination of factors such as genetics, environmental conditions, and bacteria has been suggested to play a role.
- Types of Rosacea: The subtypes of rosacea are- erythematotelangiectatic rosacea, papulopustular rosacea, phymatous rosacea and ocular rosacea.
- Symptoms of Rosacea: Rosacea is often characterized by facial redness, flushing, and visible blood vessels on the face.
- Treatment of Rosacea: Treatment of rosacea often includes topical and oral medications. Commonly prescribed topical medications are antibiotics, corticosteroids, and retinoids.
- Vitiligo: Vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder that occurs when melanocytes, cells responsible for producing pigment in the skin are destroyed.
- Causes of Vitiligo: The cause of vitiligo is currently unknown, although it has been linked to several factors, including sun exposure, genetic predisposition, stress, and autoimmune disorders.
- Types of Vitiligo: The types of Vitiligo are Generalized, Focal, Segmental, Trichome, Mucosal, and Universal.
- Symptoms of Vitiligo: White patches on the skin are the most common symptom of vitiligo.
- Treatment of vitiligo: The most common treatments for vitiligo include topical corticosteroids, phototherapy (light therapy), repigmentation therapies, de-pigmenting agents, and surgical procedures.
Management of Skin Diseases
- Prevention tips for skin diseases
- Avoid direct contact with people who have skin diseases
- Practice good hand hygiene, especially after touching your face or any exposed areas of skin
- Avoid sharing items like towels, razors and other personal care items that may come in contact with the infected area
- Moisturize often to keep your skin hydrated
- Applying aloe vera gel - Aloe vera is a natural remedy for skin irritations and infections.
- Making a honey mask - Honey is a natural antibacterial agent with healing properties that can improve the look and feel of your skin over time.
- Tea tree oil – Tea tree oil consists of antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties that can be used to treat many skin diseases.
- Coconut oil – Coconut oil has fatty acids and lauric acid, which give it natural anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
Turmeric: Turmeric has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties, making it a great choice for treating skin problems like acne or eczema.
- Neem Leaves: Neem leaves are known for their antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. They can treat skin conditions like psoriasis, scabies, acne, and other bacterial or fungal infections.
- Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is a famous Ayurvedic remedy for treating skin diseases. It has anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties, which can help reduce redness, itching, and skin flaking.
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