Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages.
Dr. Yogesh Jadhav Created on 31st Dec, 20
5 Effective Homoeopathy Treatments for Acne
Pimples or Acne take place due to the excess of oil or sebum produced by oil-producing glands (sebaceous gland) of our skin. You may get pimples on your face (forehead, nose, cheek, chin etc.) neck, back, arms, chest, and sometimes on the forearms.
The skin has small oil glands known as sebaceous glands. These glands secrete sebum, which is similar to oil. It provides protection to your skin, helps in managing the elasticity of the skin and behaves as a moisturizer.
Due to certain causative factors, the sebaceous glands begin to produce excess sebum. It causes blockage in the duct of these oil glands. This sebum gets collected beneath the skin and appears on the skin surface like a skin bump (whitehead).
Due to dust and pollution, the whitehead transforms into blackheads. Then a bacterial infection in the gland results into inflammation (body’s response to foreign agents) & that turns into pus-filled (Pustular acne).
In a few cases, it can turn stiff and is then known as nodular acne. In severe cases, acne becomes a tract within the skin which is filled with pus and is hard. It is known as acne conglobata.
Homoeopathic treatment is highly recommended in treating acne for the following benefits:
- It alleviates redness by reducing repetition of dilatation of your vessels.
- Avoids recurrence of acne
- Homoeopathic treatment decreases the inherent hypersensitivity to stimuli
- decreases the post-inflammatory pigmentation
Homoeopathy has proven to be an excellent and effective treatment to ease acne. Many homoeopathic drugs are best for all kinds of acne. They have provided fantastic results to the patients with acne. Homoeopathy is a science, and it does not depend on specific drugs but depends upon individualization. This is the reason that you can use homoeopathic medicines for treating any ailment and health condition.
It all depends on the case history of the specific patient and individualization. Hence, a detail case history is very significant in homoeopathy.
Some of the drugs that your homoeopathic specialist may specify are the following:
Pulsatilla is among the most prominent homoeopathic remedies for treating acne in girls at the time of puberty. When the hormonal change begins to take place in girls during puberty making them experience various kinds of irregular menses and acne, Pulsatilla helps effectively.
Pulsatilla is beneficial for acne-affected individuals who cannot digest fatty foods. Other symptoms that direct you to go for this remedy are feeling to go in the open, sensitivity, fresh air, and absence of thirst.
Natrum Muriaticum (Natrum Mur) is a highly effective natural homoeopathic remedy for mitigating itchy acne with oily and dirty skin. Individuals who have acne on their body, face, hairline, and back with greasy skin can use this remedy. Other reason you can use this treatment for include:
An unusual craving for salty food
Intolerance to of heat on your skin
Feeling good in fresh, open-air and cool baths
Worsening condition due to fatty foods
Anaemia, anxiety, and constipation
Silicea is recommended in cases of acne with too much pus production. It is highly effective in treating all kinds of skin issues. Silicea is an excellent remedy for cystic acne. Symptoms for which you can use this effective remedy are:
- Profuse perspiration with acne
- Acne becomes worse in cold weather
- Swollen lymph glands
- Obstinate constipation
- Acne on cheeks and forehead
Kali Bromatum is an excellent homoeopathic remedy to treat all forms of acne. This medicine provides good results in treating acne that gives an ugly scar. It treats acne which itches so much. The symptoms that you can use this remedy for are:
- Burning or prickling big bluish-red pimples,
- Appearance on the forehead, back, chest, and shoulder
- Facial skin with blotchy appearance
- Aggravation by anxiety, heat, and mental stress
Sulfur is the best natural homoeopathic remedy for reducing acne on your back that itches too much, especially at night because of the heat of bed. It treats acne on your back that turns worse because of too much external application of an ointment.
Sulphur is an excellent remedy for people who are experiencing acne pimples on their back. Also, you can use this remedy if you have unhealthy skin with acne that itches too much.
Another symptom that you can choose this remedy for is an excessive burning sensation at the top of your head and soles of your feet. Also, prevent scratching when you get acne.
So, now you know that homoeopathy can treat your acne problem. It can do so without giving you any other side effect.