HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT OF SEBACEOUS CYSTS!!

WHAT IS SEBACEOUS CYST ?


Sebaceous cysts are common non cancerous cysts of the skin which grow slowly under the skin and is easily movable. The primary symptom of a sebaceous cyst is a bump that can occur on any part of the body and the cyst may contain liquid or semiliquid material. Although the cysts are not life threatening but may become uncomfortable if the size grows much. The sebaceous cyst may be epidermoid (originating from the skin) or pilar cyst (originating from the hair follicles). Sebaceous cysts can be found anywhere in the body except for palms and soles. The usual size of a sebaceous cyst varies from 1cm to 5cm.


RISK FACTORS


Sebaceous cyst has no relation with age, race and ethnicity. risk factors for sebaceous cyst includes:

  • Injury to skin, wounds or surgery
  • Using steroids
  • Testosterone administration
  • Acne can also lead to formation of sebaceous cyst

COMPLICATIONS


Complications of sebaceous cysts are:

  • The cyst may get infected causing pain
  • The cyst can also rupture
  • The cyst can also show inflammation which increases the comolications

SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES


SYMPTOMS


  • Sebaceous cyst is a small bump seen under the skin and is usually found on the face, neck, scalp, trunk, back where they can be easily seen except for palms and soles
  • Sebaceous cysts are often filled with keratin with a blackhead at the centre.
  • Sebaceous cyst is usually soft to touch and vary from size from 1cm to 5cm.
  • Small sebaceous cysts are mostly painless but larger cysts can be uncomfortable or painful especially when infected.
  • Hair also disappear from the area of sebaceous cyst.

CAUSES


Sebaceous cyst originate from the sebaceous glands. The glands secrete the oily matter (sebum) that helps to lubricate the skin and the hair. When these glands are obstructed then secretions are accumulated inside producing sebaceous cysts. Sebaceous cysts can also arise from hair follicles also.


DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT


DIAGNOSIS


Visual examination is enough to diagnosis of sebaceous cyst. Further investigations can confirm the diagnosis.

  • Study of the cell scrapping from the skin above the cyst can help in diagnosis.
  • Ultrasounds help to identify the contents of the cyst.
  • CT scans help to find the route for the surgery and to spot abnormalities.
  • Punch biopsy which involves removal of a small amount of tissue from the cyst to be examined in a laboratory for signs of cancer.

TREATMENT


Conventional treatment for Sebaceous cyst include surgery, antibiotic ointment, minimal excision,laser with punch biopsy excision but these treatments are not permanent as they can regrow and come back in more fierce form. Thus homeopathic treatment is best treatment for Sebaceous cyst.


MANAGEMENT


  • Maintain hygiene and keep the area clean.
  • Don’t scratch or irritate the cyst by friction.
  • Don’t squeeze or prick the cyst
  • In the area of cyst avoid tight clothing

HOMEOPATHY MANAGEMENT


There are medicines like agaricus, baryta carb, benzoic acid, calcarea carb, calcarea fluor, graphities, hepar sulph, lycopodium, silica, thuja etc which can remove the Sebaceous cyst completely without recurrence. But medicine depends on the presentation of the case and should never be taken without consulting a registered homeopath. Homeopathy has permanent cure Sebaceous cyst.


DO’s  AND DON’Ts


DO’s


  • Maintain hygiene and keep the cyst area clean
  • Take healthy diet

Don’ts


  • Cysts drain naturally so don’t squeeze the cyst.
  • Don’t wear tight clothes
  • Avoid friction or scratching over the cyst.

 

HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT OF KELOIDS

WHAT ARE KELOIDS ?


Keloids are overgrowth of scar tissue after an injury has been healed. Fibrous tissues are formed over the wounds to repair the injury. But sometimes extra scar tissue grows over the healed injury forming hard smooth growths called as keloids.

However keloids can appear at any part of the body but most commonly keloids appear on chest, earlobes, shoulders, jawline. Though keloids have no harmful effect over the body but it causes cosmetic concerns.


RISK FACTORS


  • Keloids are common in men and women.
  • Keloids are less common in children and the elder.
  • Melanin also has direct relation with keloids as people with darker skin are more develop them.
  • In some cases,the tendency to from keloids seems to run in families.
  • People with blood group A are more prone to develop keloids as compared to other blood groups.

    COMPLICATIONS


There is no complication as such but sometimes due to trauma the keloid may be predisposed to localized bacterial infection.


SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES


SYMPTOMS


  • Keloids are raised, shiny and dome-shapedgrowth.
  • The color may vary from pink to red.
  • Some keloids are quite large and unsightly.
  • Keloids may have itching also.
  • Swollen blood vessels in the skin.

CAUSES


  • A keloid is caused by an excess of a protein (collagen) in the skin during healing.
  • Keloids are a variation of the normal skin’s healing process, usually deep skin wounds, upon trauma.
  • Excessive proliferation of normal tissue result in keloids.
  • Any skin injury may contribute to keloid formation like acne scars, piercings, chickenpox scars, surgery scars, vaccination sites etc.

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT


DIAGNOSIS


Visual appearance is enough for diagnosing a keloids.Keloids are often lumpy or ridged. The scar rises after an injury or condition has healed. Keloids develop most often on the chest, back, shoulder, and earlobes. They seldom develop on the face except for jawline.


TREATMENT


Conventional treatment includes surgery, laser, cryotherapy, cortiosteroid injections, radiation, silicone gel or sheeting. But they seldom help and sometimes make the situation worse as the keloid reappears and sometimes double in size. So homeopathic medicines are best option for treatment of keloids.


MANAGEMENT


 

  • If the body has tendency for keloid formation then injuries should be avoided that could lead to scarring.
  • Patient should be advised to use pressure pads or silicone pads on the injury areas.
  • Over exposure to sun should be avoided by the patient as melanin reduction would make the situation worse.
  • Avoid further trauma to the keloid
  • Don’t cut the keloid.
  • Take homeopathic medicines.

 


HOMEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT


Homoeopathic medicines like thiosinaminum, graphites, silicea, nitric acid, fluoric acid, causticum, calendula etc have wondrous results in treatment of such cases depending on the case and the patient. Medicines should always be taken after consulting the doctor.


DO’s AND DON’Ts


Do’s


  • Apply a protective silicone sheet or pressure pads over the affected area.
  • Use sunscreen while going out in sun.
  • Take healthy diet.
  • keep the keloid moisturised.

Don’ts:-

  • Don’t make incisions across joints, which are high stress area for skin.
  • Don’t make tight sutures as it would increase tension at wound site and may trigger overscarring.
  • Don’t get the keloids further traumatized as it would increase the size of the keloids.
  • Don’t go for surgical removal of keloids or for corticosteroids.

 

HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT OF PERIUNGUAL WARTS

WHAT ARE PERIUNGUAL WARTS ?


Periungual Warts also known as Nail Warts or Fingernail Warts is caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV can enter the skin through a cut or scrape. They are cluster around the nails (fingernail or toenail). They appear as thickened, fissured, cauliflower like skin around the nails. Nail biting increases susceptibility to these warts.

At first they are about the size of a pinhead smooth, shiny and virtually impossible to spot. But after a week or months they grow to the size of a pea and have rough, irregular bumps that can affect nail. In the most severe cases nail can be permanently deformed and this can lead to fungal infection


RISK FACTORS

Various risk factors for periungual warts include:

  • Periungual warts affect children and young adults,especially if they are nail biters as HPV enters the skin through cuts or scrapes. These warts are difficult to treat.
  • Those who pick nail cuticles frequently.
  •  People with compromised immune system are at higher risk of developing periungual warts and if they develop it then its very hard to treat the warts.
  • In cases of atopic dermatitis due to scratching the HPV can enter the skin.
  • Using clothes and towels of an infected person can also give you HPV and warts would develop.
  • Those who work in water for long in public places are more susceptible to catch infection.
  • Those who don’t maintain hygiene are also at increased risk.

COMPLICATIONS


If periungual warts are not treated they may cause permanent damage to the skin and nails. The nails may get deformed permanently.

Further infection may also be seen in soft tissues and surrounding areas.


SYMPTOMS AND CAUSE


SYMPTOMS


  • The periungual warts are rough grainy bumps around and under the nail. They are usually small bumps around the toenails or fingernails.
  • Periungual warts also lead to loss of cuticle and increase the risk of self tissue infection. They are usually skin-toned ,pink,tan or white.
  • Small warts are usually painless but when they increase in size then they develop pain
  • Periungual warts hinder with the nail growth causing split nails.
  • The cuticles are also deformed

CAUSES


Periungual warts caused by the HPV (the human papillomavirus). This virus can be present in many people without showing any indication of a warts.

Periungual warts found in persons who pick and bite their nails.Broken skin allows easy entry for the virus. Periungual warts often cause loss of the cuticle and paronychia. These kind of warts cause damage to the nail by lifting the nail from the skin or causing the nail to partially detach.

HPV is found on surface of things used by an infected person so if someone else comes in contact with the surface they also contract the infection.


 DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT


DIAGNOSIS


Visual appearance and the location is enough for diagnosing a case of perungual warts as periungual warts develop around the finger and toenails.They appear as thickened,fissured cauliflower-like skin around the nail plate. They can cause discomfort or pain and may disrupt nail growth.

In case of doubt scrapings of the hyperkeratotic area can be sent for evaluation.


TREATMENT


Conventional treatment for periungual warts include salicylic acid, cryotherapy, laser therapy, surgical removal, antigen injections but theses treatments are not permanent as they can regrow and come back in more fierce form. Thus homeopathic treatment is best treatment for periungual warts.


MANAGEMENT


Periungual warts are contagious and can infect even during the course of treatment. Following steps would help with the cases of periungual warts:

  • Patient should be advised to maintain hygiene and wash hands regularly.
  • Don’t tough warts of other people.
  • keep your personal items like nail clipper, towels, clothes separately.
  • Wear protective gloves while working especially in water.
  • Don’t bite your finger nails or pick your cuticles.
  • Use disposable items in public places like salon, nail spa etc.
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet.
  • Maintain your hydration.

HOMEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT


There are medicines like thuja, natrum mur, graphites, nitric acid, ranunculuc bulbosus etc which can remove the periungual warts completely without recurrence. But medicine depends on the presentation of the case and should never be taken without consulting a registered homeopath. Homeopaty has permanent cure for periungual warts.


DO’s AND DON’Ts


Do’s


  • Wash the hands regularly.
  • Maintain hygiene.
  • Wear protective gloves when washing the dishes.
  • If someone has warts,avoid touching the area or items that have come into contact with them.
  • Use disposable items in public places like salon, nail spa etc.
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet.
  • Maintain your hydration.
  • keep your personal items like nail clipper, towels, clothes separately, don’t share them.

Don’ts


  • Do not share towels,nails polish, or other items
  • Don’t bite your nails
  • Don’t pick the nail cuticles.
  • Don’t cut the warts.