Skin diseases are one of the most distressing diseases that an individual can possibly get. It is not a matter of severity but a matter of a sickening look.
If a person has pimples, rash, inflammation, or other visible symptoms on the skin then they will hurt more than a cold, sore throat, and muscle strain.
The reason is that skin diseases cause an ugly look which leads to various mental health-related issues like anxiety, inferiority complex, stress, and depression. These conditions sometimes lead to social isolation which damages a person’s emotional and mental health.
Keeping in mind the severity of skin issues, an individual must know about the precautions and possible treatments for skin disease.
It is impossible to explain each skin disease. It’s symptoms, causes, and treatment in one article because there are more than 3000 known skin diseases.
Around all kinds of skin diseases are treatable. However, some diseases cause chronic pain, and using natural methods for relieving pain is the best option.
Here in this article, we will talk about 5 most common skin diseases that affect many individuals.
Acne is the most common skin disease which causes the formation of pimples on the skin. The pimples mostly appear on the neck, face, back, chest, and shoulders. The appearance of pimples and red bumps is not the only symptom of acne. It also causes redness in the affected area, scars, dark spots, and lesions.
When dead cells, oil, and bacteria block a hair follicle, it causes acne and small bumps to appear. Mild conditions are quite common in individuals of any age. However, in infants and newborns, it is known as neonatal acne. Usually, the red bumps and dark spots fade out after a few months.
If the situation is severe, the patient must look for treatment. Alongside getting treatment, you must avoid touching pimples, using hard products and creams, wearing tight clothing on the affected area, and sweating.
Stress doesn’t cause acne but it can worsen existing Acne. So, avoid stress.
Mild acne can be treated using natural ways. These ways include drinking plenty of water, using honey as an alternative to sugar in various recipes, aloe vera gel, a vitamin-c enriched diet, and oatmeal.
By applying these ways in your daily life, you can reduce Acne symptoms and avoid flare-ups.
A rash is the second most common skin disease. It causes visible changes in skin colour in the affected area. The rash appears as a red or pink inflamed area on the skin. It causes itching, irritation, and pain. It is so common that every person gets rash at least once in his/her life.
Among different types of rashes, some rashes are caused by allergies. Each type of rash has different symptoms. The most common symptom is a red or pink inflamed skin area.
Allergies, viruses, irritants in the environment, and infection lead to a rash on the skin. People of any age group can get rash. A mild rash can resolve on its own.
For serious conditions, a person must look for the treatment.
There are some proven natural ways for the treatment of Rash. These include using pure aloe vera gel, olive and coconut oil, cold water or cold compressor, neem leaves, witch hazel, and apple cider vinegar.
As a preventive measure, you must avoid tight clothing, leather, and latex.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition mostly common on the scalp. It also spreads to other body parts like eyebrows, the back of the head, and the face. In infants and toddlers, it is known as cradle cap while in adults, it is called dandruff.
Seborrheic dermatitis causes the formation of crusty flakes and scaly patches on the skin (mostly on the scalp). It is generally not harmful and doesn’t require treatment. In some cases, not getting proper treatment leads to inflammation, redness, itching, and rash.
I usually fade out within a few months. If not, you can use natural remedies to avoid its spread and reduce its symptoms.
Rinse with water to loosen flakes, use a gentle brush to remove flakes, use aloe vera gel, use apple cider vinegar, and use Omega-3 fatty acids-enriched food.
Oils are also proven good for the treatment of cradle cap but they may cause irritation and worsen the situation if you or your baby is allergic to proteins and other substances.
Eczema is also a common disease among individuals. It can attack at any age and is a chronic disease (long-lasting pain). Eczema causes small bumps on the skin, itchiness, irritation, inflammation, and redness in the affected area. The severe condition looks very distressing,
Like other common skin diseases, the symptoms of Eczema fade out within a few weeks or months if the condition is mild. However, natural remedies can speed up the healing procedure and avoid further diseases and infections.
The treatment should be approached carefully in the case of Eczema. First, make sure to check for allergens that can trigger eczema. If you are comfortable with natural oil, use olive and coconut oil. Sunflower oil is also proven effective for its treatment.
Neem oil, witch-hazel, honey, and fish oil are also beneficial for Eczema treatments. Avoid scratching and using harsh products. Don’t use local creams. Avoid long exposure to heat and sun radiations.
Rosacea is also one of the common skin diseases that mostly attacks individuals with sensitive skin. Rosacea causes redness on the nose and cheeks. It can affect individuals of any age.
UV rays and microbes can damage sensitive skin on nausea and cheeks which can lead to redness and irritation.
Rosacea itself is neither dangerous nor contagious but it can attract other diseases and infections. It is also a long-term disease so, It is better to look for its treatment to avoid further damage.
Rosacea should be treated with safety due to the sensitivity of the skin in the affected person. Natural treatment of Rosacea includes Aloe vera gel, green tea, Licorice, Turmeric, Tea Tree oil, Honey, Oatmeal, and coconut oil.
These are the five most common skin diseases and the natural approach to treat each. Some treatments should be approached carefully like for Eczema and Rosacea.
Some remedies are general and can be used for any skin disease like aloe vera gel and Vitamin-C enriched foods.
Make sure to drink plenty of water, cover your skin if necessary, and get regular baths to avoid skin disease.