Introduction: Our skin has small pores which are present all over it. These pores contain oil glands which secrete oil, dead skin and bacteria also. Pimples are nothing but clogged up pores of the skin. These are known as acne in medical terminology.
It occurs commonly during adolescence period of life or usually between 12 to 17 years of age when prominent hormonal changes occur in body. Pimples are common disorder of the oil glands (known as sebaceous glands) present in the skin. These glands are present beside every hair follicle and secrete oil (sebum). When excess sebum and dead cells block the ducts of these glands, these secretions get struck inside and these oil glands swells up leading to pain, swelling and redness in that portion of the skin. When these clogged up pores get infected with bacteria, pus formation starts inside and it becomes a pustule.
Symptoms: There are different types of pimples which all gets started after clogging of the pores.
- Blocked pores with small bumps on the skin can be present as whiteheads or blackheads. In this, when the outlet of the blocked pore remains open it is termed as blackhead and when it closes, it is termed as whitehead.
- Usually these are papular eruptions which are present with pain and redness.
- When infected, can be presented with pus inside them with marked swelling and excessive pain.
- In severe forms, pimples may even spread to back, chest and shoulders with significant pain and swelling.
Treatment: For the treatment of pimples, one should drink plenty of fluids. One should not pop out the pimples as this may result in its worsening and can give you permanent scarring. Due to the ability for its permanent cure without side-effects, Homeopathic treatment can be taken for its treatment from a registered homeopathic practitioner.
There are many homeopathic medicines for the treatment of pimples which have been proved to be beneficial in cases of pimples. These are chosen according to the characteristic symptoms of the patient and the individualization of the patient. Following are the commonly used homeopathic medicines including homeopathic creams for pimples:
Antimonium crudum: Pimples, vesicles and pustules which are sensitive to cold bathing. Eruptions are yellow and crusty especially on cheeks and chin. Skin is dry. Itching occurs especially when lie on bed. Face looks haggard and sallow in appearance.
Arnica montana: Small pimples on the skin with itching and burning. Acne indurata which is characterized by symmetry in distribution.
Berberis aquafolium: For dry, rough and scaly skin having pimples. When pimples extend from scalp to face and neck. Eruptions with itching. It improves the nutrition to the skin and hence help in reducing pimples. Also has an antibacterial action upon the skin. Can be used in the form of ointment for rapid cure.
Calcarea sulphurica: For pimples having yellow scabs upon it. For purulent exudations are present on the skin. When there are many little matterless pimples are present under the hair which bleed after scratching.
Echinacea angustifolia: Also known as a corrector of blood dyscrasia, it is used for dry skin with small red pimples on face and neck. These small pimples on the skin gives nettles like sensation. When there is intense itching and burning with the pimples.
Graphites: Pimples oozing a sticky exudative discharge. For unhealthy skin. Rawness in the skin of bends of hands, legs, groins, neck and behind the ears. Itching aggravates from warmth.
Hepar sulphuris: Acne of the youth which has tendency to suppurate with prickly pain in them. Bleeds easily. Wants to wrap it warmly. Great sensitiveness to slightest touch. Pain increases from exposure to cold air.
Kalium bromatum: Pimples of face with pus. Acne with itching especially on the chest, face and shoulder.
Natrum muriaticum: For greasy, oily skin especially on hairy parts. Pimples are dry especially on the margin of the hairy scalp and bends of joints. Itching worse in warm room.
Sulphur: For dry, scaly and unhealthy skin. Pustular eruptions with itching and burning which increases after scratching and washing. For skin affections occurred after using of medicated ointments. Itching especially increases in the evening and from warmth. Pimples recurs every springtime.
Conclusion: Pimples are nothing but clogged up pores of the skin. These are known as ?acne? in medical terminology. It occurs commonly during adolescence period of life or usually between 12 to 17 years of age when prominent hormonal changes occur in body. When these clogged up pores get infected with bacteria, pus formation starts inside and it becomes a pustule. Besides the conventional treatment for pimples which has many side-effects and no permanent cure, Homeopathic treatment offers a permanent cure without side-effects for this condition. There are many homeopathic medicines which are useful in the treatment and permanent cure of pimples like Berberis aquafolium, Echinacea angustifolia, Natrum muriaticum, Sulphur etc.