Dry Skin treatment and remedies

Dry Skin

SKIN- Dry Skin

Treating dry skin externally – worthy?
For dryness of skin, in the startup phase, sufferers usually go for home treatment with the application of oil, butter, cucumber, lemon, honey, aloe vera juice, peppermint, etc according to their knowledge or ancestors advice. When complaints go out of control they will go to physicians or cosmetologists to get prescribed of ointments / oils / lotions. All the way, every one is most interested with external applications than with internal medicines. With topical applications, everyone can see the resurface of complaints in due course of time or with the stoppage of applications. Sometimes steroidal ointments may need to be applied in continuous manner for suppressing the dryness or skin complaints.
Whether this approach is correct????
Here, one need to aware that the disappearance of the scaly skin / itching doesn’t mean that the disease is waning or getting cured, i.e., skin rash can be easily made to disappear with steroidal external applications which will usually mask the complaint very temporarily. This palliative type of treatment usually drives the disease inner or deeper. Also, if suppression type of treatment is followed for quite a long time, then it is not only tough to cure the case but also difficult to treat or manage its side-effects which may endanger life, i.e., sufferer will be more prone for skin cancer. Since external treatment can’t cure dryness of skin, it is better to avoid topical medicinal applications other than moisturizer to soothe the skin.
Dry Skin
Dryness of skin is a very common skin problem and everyone might have experienced it in one or other time. It is medically termed as “Xeroderma”. This annoying dry skin may occur temporarily as a reaction to environment / irritants or in persistent manner with various systemic illness or skin complaints.
Incidences – it is most common with babies and elderly peoples. Dry skin is usually felt more in extremities (legs and hands) and face / head.

 dryness of skin usually leads to scaling, itching, redness, cracks and infection. In course of time, skin will turn rough and ugly.
Causes – are innumerous starting from simple dehydration.
  • Climatic variation – winter and windy seasons can trigger or aggravate dry skin. Also, extreme temperature variation (hot / cold) can cause dryness of skin.
  • Irritants – soaps, shampoos, perfumes, facial make-ups, chlorinated water, diapers, woolen & tight clothing’s, etc.
  • Drugs – diuretics (which increases urine output) and antihistamines (anti allergic)
  • Diseases – Vitamin A & D deficiencies, liver disorders, kidney disorders, thyroid problems, diabetes, skin disorders (sun allergy, allergic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, seborrhoea, scleroderma) etc can cause dryness of skin. In addition, It can also be genetic where sebaceous glands are less or absent
Complications – skin will lose luster and get infected often with bacteria’s or fungus.
  • Take good amount of water and juice to hydrate our body / skin
  • Take balanced diet (especially vitamin A & D rich foods – eggs, fish, nuts, rice, carrots, peas, beans, spinach, oranges, tomatoes, and other green vegetables)
  • Keep cleanliness and maintain personal hygiene
  • Care for skin with appropriate clothing’s with respect to environment and temperature
  • Hot sun, hot places & hot water
  • Concentrated soaps / shampoos or any irritants found to trigger dry skin
  • Alcohol & Unnecessary medications
Homeopathic approach 
usually, treating any skin disorder is very tough, since it is the outermost part of the body and also often gets exposed to irritants or pollutants or frictions, which hinder the curative action of the drugs. Also, recurrence of complaints in skin disorders is common (no exception for dryness of skin too) as it is mostly suppressed due to improper (external) treatment. Just applying moisturizers / ointments will have effect / betterment for that day only. Also, it is like treating only the effects of internal disease(s) and not the disease itself, so with forethought it is of no value.
Homoeopathic treatment believes in internal treatment and can give permanent cure to dryness of skin. In Homeopathy, dryness of skin is considered as an outburst of an internal disease, which should be treated internally. So, the internal Homoeopathy medicine is often the best natural option to stop persistent dryness of skin (i.e., not in temporary dryness which is caused by environments where external applications can soothe skin in better way just like using umbrella for hot sun) by raising natural resistance and treating dry skin without any side-effects. This way of approach will root out the cause and disease (if there is any). The right drug selected constitutionally may take some time to act, but once it has started its action, it rides in smooth top gear in the right direction of cure, for resolving the dryness of skin and to avoid recurrence.
Homeopathic medicines commonly used for eczema are Acid nit, Apis mel, Ars alb, Bacillinum, Cantharis, Causticum, Clematis, Crab apple, Dulcamara, Graphites, Hepar sulph, Hydrocotyle, Kali ars, Kali Brom, Merc sol, Mezereum, Nat mur, Petroleum, Psorinum, Radium Brom, Sarasaparilla, Sepia, Silicea, Skookum chuk, Staphysagria, Sulphur, Tellurium, Thyroidinum, Tuberculinum, Urtica urens, etc. These medicines should be taken under the advice and diagnosis of a Qualified Homoeopath.

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Dr S. Chidambaranathan is a compassionate and highly skilled homeopathic doctor who has been rated as the Best Homoeopathic Doctor in Madurai.

Because of him “LAXMI HOMOEO CLINIC” is a “Healing Gateway” Imparting quality treatment to his patients with dignity and utmost care.

He is always reachable and concerned for comfort of the sick to cope up with their expectation. Because of his treatment with highest standard many patients were able to avoid surgeries in many incidences. In LAXMI HOMOEO CLINIC patients are treated with dignity, kindness and respect with privacy.

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To cope up with ever changing trends in medicine and disease management he continues to upgrade his knowledge evident by the various papers presented
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What is homeopathy ?

What is homeopathy ?
Homoeopathic medicines are very refined and are given in minimal and minute doses, so there are no side-effects. The system treats the patient as a whole i.e. mind and body, and makes one free of the disease condition, and prevents recurrence. Homoeopathic medicines can be used in all types of disease, at all ages, in all circumstances. By acting in a natural way it increases immunity. It also removes tendencies, allergies and thus helps mankind to live in a modern world that is highly polluted. It also reduces the impact of hereditary-familial diseases by raising the immunity level. Also, in some painful conditions like peptic ulcer, patients cannot take Allopathy painkillers since the ulcer will get aggravated. But in Homoeopathy we can treat in a better way the painful condition and peptic ulcer. Homoeopathy medicines act through nerve endings in the tongue – the doctor will merely ask the patient to place the medicine under the tongue and let it melt slowly – so they are no way related to the stomach or blood. So, even pregnant women can take these medicines safely.

Mode of taking Homeopathy Medicines

Homeopathy TreatmentUnder the diagnosis and advice of a qualified Homeopath, Homeopathy medicines will usually give comfort, calmness and hope to suffering mankind even in difficult cases, for some of which the modern medical world says nothing can be done. Homeopathic medicines can provide cure gently, promptly and permanently if they are taken properly. The medicine, its potency (power), its frequency (repetition), may vary according to the patient and the condition. Even with long time medications, Homeopathy medicines are completely safe and free from all sorts of side-effects and addiction. It can be safely used in infants, children, adolescents, adults, elderly people and even in pregnant women.


Wonders of Homeopathy

Best Homeopathy TreatmentHomeopathy is gaining in acceptance the world over due to its nature of treatment. Homeopathy does wonders when applied scientifically. As Homeopathy works on certain principles, it never fails within its limitations. However, a Homeopath may fail in treating the patient when he cannot elicit the characteristic symptom of the patient to match with the drug symptoms for selecting similimum (apt drug in right dosage). Homeopathy usually believes in internal treatment rather than topical applications or external interventions (removal of the disease or its effects using surgery, acids, freezing, burning, banding, laser, radiation, cauterization, ointments, liniments, oils, etc.) since internal medicines can only throw/expel the disease. Internal Homeopathic medicines treat patient as a whole by supporting the body’s own process of healing (immune mechanism) without any side-effects.


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