Skin Care

Psoriasis

 

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic, recurrent skin disease marked by discrete, bright red patches covered by silver scales.

 

Which body parts are involved?

Psoriasis most often occurs on the scalp, knee, and elbows and occasionally, on the hands, feet, back, chest and buttocks. Sometimes, the fingernails are affected causing pitting and cracking. It is usually a lifelong disease that affects 2 to 4% of the population.

 

What is the cause?

The exact cause of psoriasis is not known. Psoriasis is a common autoimmune condition where the skin becomes thicker, forming crusts and scales with a distinct border. The skin patches are known to reproduce at a rate of 1000 times compared to normal skin. One third of those afflicted have family history.

What are the factors that can aggravate psoriasis?

 

Following factors can aggravate Psoriasis:

* Stress

* Sunburn

* Allergies

* Illness

* Surgery

* Infections

* Certain drugs

 

What is the conventional therapy?

Use of cortisone, retinoids, anthralin, methotrexate are conventional medical treatment, which have potentially serious side effects.

 

How long will it take for natural treatment?

Strict adherence to a natural program that incorporates several therapies requires a commitment of at least three to six months.

 

What is alternative therapy for psoriasis?

· Stress reduction.

· Exposure to long wave ultraviolet light (UVA).

· Strict diet which eliminate food allergens.

· Vitamin and mineral supplements vitamin A, C, D, B, complex and Zinc.

· Food supplements including digestive enzymes and essential fat like omega-3 and omega-6 oil

· Herbal medicine: to improve liver function and hasten elimination of toxins from skin

· Blood cleaners such as dandelion, sarsaparilla, yellow dock, and burdock.

· Careful skin cleansing to clean pore

 

Dandruff

 

What is dandruff?

A common scalp condition in which the dead skin is shed producing irritating white flakes. Dandruff frequently accompanies scalp diseases and a primary cause of baldness and general hair loss.

 

What are the characteristics?

Its characteristics that of unspecified seborrhea dermatitis which is mild scalp inflammation with excessive fatty secretions and are frequently due to digestive disturbances. It is highly dependent on the general health of the whole body.

 

What are symptoms?

White flakes appear on the hair and fall onto the shoulders and clothes. There is itching, scaling, and redness of the scalp, and may also occur on other skin surfaces such as the face, chest and back.yellow crusting may appear. But it does not cause the hair to fall out.

 

What is the cause?

Dandruff is seborrhea dermatitis. It is a skin condition that usually starts as dry or greasy scaling of the skin but may progress to yellow-red scaling bumps. It may be located hairline, behind the ears. In the ear canals, on the eyebrows, on the bridge of the nose, in the folds around the nose or on the breastbone.

 

What is cradle cap?

Cradle cap is a yeast problem and many skin experts in Europe find that dandruff in adults is also a yeast problem. The problem should be treated as candidacies

 

What are alternative treatments?

· Diet:

· Nutritional therapy

· Detoxification therapy:

 

Acne

 

What is Acne?

Acne is an inflammation of the skin caused by the sebaceous glands (an oil-secreting gland of the skin), located at the bottom of each hair follicle.

 

What condition worsens acne?

· Adolescence

· Premenstrual or mild-menstrual cycle due to hormonal action

· Stress

· Poor diet

· Contraceptives

 

What are the symptoms?

· Inflamed spots blackheads

· Chronic, numerous whiteheads.

· Consistent raised spots

· Chicken skin

· Coexisting gum

· A separate acne occur in women 30 to 40

· Acne rosacea

What are the related factors?

· Food allergies (chocolate, fruit juices, carbonated beverages, caferinated beverages, milk products) allergies to facial creams, soaps, shampoos, makeup,

· Excess intake of refined sugars

· Excessive long-term seafood or other high iodine foods may also bring on acne bouts in some people.

 

What is alternative treatment?

* Nutritional therapy:

* Acupuncture

* Herbal Medicine

 

 

Eczema Alopecia

What is Eczema?

Eczema is an inflammation of the skin usually associated

With blisters, red bumps, welling, oozing, scaling, scales

Or crusts and itching.

 

What is cause of eczema?

Eczema can be due to allergy secondary to

Digestive disorder such as hydrochloric acid deficiency

Rashes secondary to immune disease genetic metabolic

Disorders nutritional deficiencies such as vitamin B 3 or B6

 

How many types of eczema?

· Contact eczema or dermatitis:

· Atopic dermatitis or eczema:

· Seborrhea dermatitis or eczema:

· Nummular dermatitis:

· Chronic eczema:

· Generalized eczema:

· Stasis eczema:

 

What is alternative therapy?

· Diet:

· Herbal Therapy

· Acupuncture

What is Alopecia or hair loss?

Partial or complete loss of hair which usually occurs on the scalp,

But can occur anywhere on the body such as the extremities and

Even eyebrows and can fall out or disappear in various pattern.

 

How many types of hair loss?

· The most common pattern of hair loss is called male pattern

Baldness or hereditary alopecia.

· In these condition, hair is lost from the crown and temples and is

Often replaced by a more fine, downy type of hair. It is also called androgen

It is also affect women and occurs especially after menopause.

 

What are type symptoms?

· Alopecia area is a sudden loss of very circumscribed areas of hair

For no apparent reason or secondary to systemic disease.

· Alopecia universals is loss of hair all over the entire body

Has a poor reversal rate if occurs during childhood but usually

Corrects itself but is prone to recurrence, if it begins in adulthood.

· Trichotillomania, hair pulling is a neurotic disorder that usually occurs

In children may correct itself and may be secondary to psychological

Problems or even physical ones such as heavy metal toxicity

. Scarring alopecia is hair loss secondary to scarring due to localized

Trauma such as burns, physical injury or x-rays and often the hair can’t re-grow

Through scarred tissue.

 

What is related factors?

· Low thyroid function

· Poor digestion

· Parasites

· Nutrient deficiencies such iron or biotin deficiency

· Hormonal problems

· Aging

· Secondary to trauma

· Post-pregnancy

· Skin disease

· Diabetes mellitus

· Chemotherapy

· Stress

 

What is conventional treatment?

Circulation to the scalp

Increased exercise

Scalp massage

 

What is alternative therapy?

· Acupuncture

· Herbal medicine  

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