Acne (acne) is a frequent skin condition that mainly affects young people with puberty, and because of hormonal processes, boys are more prone to it. Overactive sebaceous glands clog the pores of the skin and, as a result, the sebaceous glands become burning, causing the condition itself. Acne associated with an increased number of bacteria living on the skin (Propioníbacterium acnes) that are stuck in the hair follicles and the discharge tubes of the sebaceous glands. Bacterial enzymes break down tallow into various free fatty acids, which leads to inflammation. This attracts white blood cells in the inflammatory area that release chemical substances that have a strong effect on the infection, but this condition is deteriorated (due to consequent tissue damage). The severity of acne increases over time, reaching its peak at puberty end. In most patients, as it reaches mid-twenties, acne disappears itself, but in some cases, the problem may persist for as long as 40 years of age.
The triggering factors include stress and emotional tension, stinging, pinching acne, and sensitivity to certain medications and chemicals. There is currently no clear evidence to support the removal of fatty foods and chocolate from the diet to prevent acne, but a healthy, balanced diet in which many fruits and vegetables can help improve their condition. If the acne pressed and the skin is damaged, there is a risk of infection that can cause permanent scarring.
Symptoms of acne
- Small, sensitive, red spots; Small, white or yellowish cystic lumps of the skin below the surface of the tall caused by clogging of the glands
causes tallow deposits.
- Pus and acne on the face, on the back of the neck, the upper back and the chest, occasionally in the armpit and tomato blisters depending on severity for several days or local inflammation of up to seven weeks
- Psychic tension
What causes acne?
The cause of the overgrowth of the cells of the sebaceous duct is usually a response to the male hormones, androgens, which circulate in the blood and are highest at puberty when they outnumber estrogens. Sometimes, acne persists well into the teens and rarely into the twenties and thirties. This is a more difficult time for treatment and is often the reason for scarring and discoloration. Acne in a milder form may occur before menstruation and during treatment with certain drugs, particularly cortisone. Acne isn’t caused by eating rich or fatty foods, or not washing thoroughly or by drinking too much or leading a slovenly life. There does seem to be a tendency for acne to run in families.
Purpose of the treatment
To alleviate the socially excluzing symptoms of the state, to help alleviate the state of stress, and minimize the risk of long-term healing.
What can I do to help?
- Never squeeze anything but a blackhead.
- Try to keep your fingers away from the acne as this simply spreads the germs into the surrounding skin.
- Don’t use proprietary acne cleansers as these abrade the skin and break down the pustules spreading germs all over the skin, thereby encouraging acne lesions.
- Moderate exposure to sunlight is helpful as it dries your skin out.
- Cleanse the affected area of your skin Use soap brought to a lather and massage it into your skin for at least two minutes. The aim of this is to defat the skin. Wash this way at least three times a day.
- While your treatment is in progress, wear heavy textured makeup to cover the spots. Many people mistakenly feel that this will block the glands further. Makeup will not make acne worse, and it does improve morale.
- Don’t let the acne affect your diet. Research has shown that foods such as chocolate don’t have the slightest effect on acne. However, if you are run down or anemic, this could affect. So eat a well-balanced diet to improve your general health.
Traditional / Western Healing
Non-inflammatory acne: Retinoid compositions are used to treat and treat topical retinoids. The most commonly used retinoids are tretinoin, adapat and tazoroten. The treatment can also take place with anti-microbial properties of azelaic acid, which is a more natural agent. The locally applied sacic acid is also effective. This type of mine does not require antibiotic treatment.
Slightly inflammatory acne: By using antibiotics (oral or local), bacterial growth can be prevented, thus reducing the concentration of free fatty acids and the degree of alteration. First-choice agents are usually topical antibiotics, such as erythromycin or clindamycin, which can be combined with benzoyl peroxide. Against other bacterial types, topical metronidazole is also effective. The locally applicable 5% Dapsone Gel is also useful in treating mild and moderate acne. Oral antibiotics used when local agents are ineffective. Doxycycline and tetracycline are the most effective anti-inflammatory drugs.
Strongly inflammatory acne; In addition to the oral antibiotic, a local antibiotic such as benzoyl peroxide also used. Oral preparations contain tetracycline (pregnant women, young children, erythromycin in people without tetracycline). Especially painful, ugly lesions are corticosteroid injections given at once.
When acne does not respond to treatment; Oral isotretinoin treats all types of acne very effectively and results in long-term improvement. Women of childbearing potential cannot use it without contraception as it damages the developing fetus.
Discover the medical products which provide changes; Medicines containing iodine (cough suppressants) and some prescription drugs such as lithium, corticosteroids, anabolic steroids, and some birth control pills may aggravate acne lesions.
Natural opportunities; A natural solution to treating acne can be the use of yeast, which is a rich source of chromium. Zinc can also be used to treat acne.
Treatment of wound healing; Less visible on the scars cryotherapy (freezing), dermabrasion (mechanical disintegration), chemical peeling, skin suture transplantation and collagen injections.
Disciplinary tablets; These can be prescribed to women if not contraindicated and accepted by the patient (mainly when taking isotretinoin). They effectively treat the moderately inflamed acne caused by excessive androgen therapy (male sex hormone).
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Edible Chinese Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium) dissolves the body’s “heat” and reduces the release of harmful substances into the body. For two or three glasses of boiled water, 6-8 g of dry flowers should be given and soaked with some minutes. The liquid should then be filtered off and repeat the extraction with new flowers twice or three times. Drink this tea for a whole day. Generally, 6-8 weeks are needed to stop acne.
Acupuncture for treating acne located on the colon and stomach meridians. Local acupuncture on the face can also be used. Usually, an acupuncture therapist uses a treatment for 3 to 6 months a week. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal healing can be combined to treat acne. Some improvement expected after two occasions.
To enhance the local circulation, the Yang Bai points on the forehead (at the pupil’s line, above 2.5 cm (0.984 Inch) above the eyebrows) should be self-massaged. This is especially useful in treating acne on the forehead. If there is a lot of chest on the chest, you should apply pressure to the Quan Liao points that are located directly in the lower back of the shoulder at a distance of 7.5 cm (2.952 Inch) from the nostrils.
It is important to take care of the right amount of liquid daily. We eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and avoid the “hot” specialties/spices, such as chili peppers, beef, and lamb. Also, deep-frozen and greasy foods should be avoided, as they also increase the “heat” of the body.
Eat plenty of dark green and orange vegetables, because they are rich in beta-carotene. For best steamed or short cooking time, consume them so that nutrients and fibers will not break. We only eat meat once a day or make sure that it comes from organic farming, outdoors, as well as from animals without hormones and antibiotics. Consume a lot of high-protein protein, especially those that contain many omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish in cold waters. Raw almonds, walnuts, and herringbone are rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids for healthy skin. If you have to take an antibiotic, eat lots of sugar-free live flour food such as kefir, yogurt, and raw cabbage. Antibiotics kill the intestinal flora of the healthy state from the digestive tract. By consuming smoked flax seeds, a sufficient amount of fiber and essential fatty acids are important for digestion control. Add two teaspoons of food or a glass of water. Avoid fast-food meals that contain large amounts of toxins to help prevent acne. Simple carbohydrates and sugars also stimulate sebum production and serve as nutrients for bacteria and fungi. The increased amount of insulin regulating sugar also increases the inflammation of the skin. Avoid allergens, such as wheat, milk and maize, and all the foods we can become intoxicants.
Take about 50 mg of zinc picolinate three times daily for one or three months to reduce immune system maintenance, skin nourishment, and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) formation; and vitamin A is used to reduce the production of tallow. For effective treatment of acne at high doses (up to 50,000 IU daily), it is important that you take it under medical supervision to avoid possible overdose. Pregnant women should not take more than 10,000 IU of vitamin A a day, but this is a low dose that is likely to be low in treating acne. Vitamin E (400 IU daily) enhances the beneficial effects of vitamin A and selenium. Selenium (200 μg / day) contains vitamin E together with anti-inflammatory activity.
Tea tree oil is a natural disinfectant. Dilute 5 to 15% of the solution in water and add five drops to a cotton swab and press into the affected area.
The following agents can help the healing process and the wound healing after a milder acne episode. Also, recurrent acne can be attributed to more complicated causes, so the use of anti-acne agents should be discussed with a homeopath physician.
Atropa belladonna: Immediately after the appearance of the first red dots, it prevents them from growing and further inflammation. It is excellent to use if the red spots suddenly develop and the throbbing and burning pain is the accompanying symptom.
Pulsatilla pratensis: The use of this agent is indicated when the dots appear after eating fatty foods. Spots get worse for hormonal changes, for example, during puberty, at the beginning of a menstrual cycle, after pregnancy or during menopause.
Natrium muriaticum (Natrium chloratum): It can be used well when the disease picture is showing excessive production of fat. Red spots often are blackheads, and clogged pores are overlooked. Although the facial skin is fatty with a touch of touch, it is basically dry and tapered, especially around the lips and the mouthpiece.
Strychnos mix vomica (Nux vomica): Can be used when red spots are caused by low sleep, poor nutrition (fast food, greasy food), alcohol or coffee consumption or cigarette smoking.
Hepar sulfuris: Excellent for scars that are very slow and healing and yellow acne abrasions are on the skin for a long time. Also, we can handle those red spots that have not yet reached their final status.
Gentle nourishment to the skin; Avoid aggressive cleansing and exfoliating products that can trigger the problem by intensifying the skin’s anti-reaction and producing more tears to restore balance.
Arnica: An ointment or tincture made of the flower bud (Arnica montana) should be treated twice daily with the acne skin. It can only be used on a solid surface because of the risk of allergic reactions or toxic effects when handling damaged skin. No side effects should be reported when using homeopathic ointments. There is little risk of developing allergic reactions when used properly.
Yeast: Mushrooms forming the medical yeast (Saccharomyces species) contain large amounts of vitamin B. Daily consumption of 6 g of yeast-containing medicinal products and dietary supplements reduce the number of acne. The effect is longer over time. When interacting with certain antidepressant drugs, high blood pressure may develop, so those who take antidepressants should tell their doctor about the yeast preparations.
Peppermint-essential oil (Mentha piperita): It can be used to treat acne due to its antibacterial, disinfecting and local anesthetic effect. Some drops of essential oil should be applied to a cotton swab, and then wetting the cotton cloth slightly with water. So rub the acne skin with a wetted soaked with a slightly diluted essential oil.
Marigold (Calendula officinalis): Its flowering is used in medicine by its anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial and wound healing effect. Because of these beneficial effects, ointments and creams containing calendula extract can be used to treat acne.