Skin is the outermost part of the human body which covers and protects the internal organs from injurious effect of the environment and harmful organism. It is made up of three layers of the tissue, i.e. epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue. In addition, it also has two appendages, hair and nail and three glands sweat gland, sebaceous glands and apocrine gland. Blood supply of the skin is through a large number of arteries which anastomose in the sub dermal region, from which arterioles ascends in to the dermis. These are again interconnected to each other. From this arterioles run upward and form a second network of sub papillary capillary plexus in the upper dermis. Terminal arterioles ascends from there to the papillae capillary loops which drain in to connecting venules.the skin contains a good network of lymphatic which drain in to few large vessels in the subcutaneous tissue. The nerve supply of the skin consists of a motor sympathetic part arising from the sympathetic ganglions and sensory part arising from the dorsal route ganglions. the most important function of the skin is to protect the body by various means and mechanisms. Sebum secreted by sebaceous glands makes the skin supple; melanin produced by the melanocytes present in the basal layer of the epidermis protects the body from ultra-violet radiation. Body temperature is controlled by sweat glands through secretion and evaporation of sweat.
Common skin conditions
Other skin complaints
Homeopathy for skin treatment – Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. 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. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat skin disease but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for skin treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important remedies are given below for skin treatment:
Graphitis, Sulphur, Thuja, Psorinum, Belladonna, merc. Sol, Dulcamara, Rhus Tox, Nat. Mur, Causticum, Nitric Acid, Arsenic Alb, Sepia, Pulsatilla, Phosphorous, Syphilinum, Medorrhinum, Mezereum and many other medicines.
Allopathic treatment for Skin conditions – Consist corticosteroids, immunomodulators, antibiotics, phototherapy, photo chemotherapy and many other drugs for treatment.
Other natural modes and alternative skin treatments – include Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Yoga, Acupressure, Acupuncture etc.