The human body is made of various tissues, tissues that combine to form organs out of all the organs that cover the body, the skin is the largest of them all. The skin consists of two layers the epidermis and the dermis, but apart from just being an outer layering to our bodies, the skin has several other functions to perform. The skin is also a receptor of sensory impulses and also the skin has an additional layering of body hair on top that prevents the entry of dust and extremely minute pathogens.
FUNCTIONS OF THE SKIN APART FROM LENDING COLOUR
- Maintains the balance of water and electrolytes in the body: Skin consists of water and electrolyte balance within the body that is the skin consists of sweat glands that produce sweat and help to retain the required level of water and electrolyte balance within the body.
- Regulates the inherent body temperature – The skin regulates body temperature by actually maintaining the required level of nutrients and releasing the same through the means of the sweat glands into the atmosphere outside.
- Protect the body against physical trauma – The delicate organs of the body are shielded by the skin which acts as a barrier against any kind of physical jerks and accidents. The first to be affected is the skin hence it is always the skin that is first injured in any of the aforementioned cases.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SKIN DISEASE AND A SKIN ALLERGY??
Skin allergy is a reaction to an external factor like environment food, air, water etc. Whereas a skin disease is a disease that is inherent and can showcase with the advent of time, all skin diseases are a result of allergic reactions that have been left untreated over time whereas all allergies are not necessarily skin diseases.
REASONS FOR SKIN DISEASES OR ALLERGIES
Poor diet nutrition: Poor diet and malnourishment and feeding on junk food are one of the major triggers for skin-related issues like oily skin, acne and pimples etc.
Hereditary: Most skin diseases the most common one being eczema and atopic dermatitis is mostly hereditary while some can be a result of allergic reactions that have been left untreated over time.
Weak immune system: A weak immune system is also one of the triggers for skin diseases happening rampantly and repeatedly.
DOES HOMOEOPATHY HAVE AN ANSWER TO SKIN-RELATED ISSUES??
A very experienced homoeopathic doctor in Mumbai who has been advising homoeopathic clinics in Mumbai and is also well aware of the latest trends happening in the field of alternative medicine explains “In case of allergies, the homoeopathic medicines wish to eradicate the root cause and not just tap the symptoms upwards hence the result may not be immediate, but in case of skin diseases that have been inherent, homoeopathy is not some magic potion that brings about results instantly, it depends on the degree of damage done and also the dosage of the physician along with a proper diet which can reduce the risk of transmission to an extent .”