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Skin Conditions, Diseases and Treatment

Skin conditions and diseases affect almost all of us at some point of time in our lives. Skin is the largest organ of human bodies in terms of length as well as weight. It weighs between 6 to 9 pounds and has a surface area of 2 square yards. It protects our internal organs from bacteria and viruses, helps in sensing touch, wetness, dryness etc and controls our body temperature. Skin disorders causes are certain conditions which can irritate, inflame or clog our skin giving rise to such skin diseases symptoms as swelling, itching, discoloration, burning or redness. Skin conditions and diseases are caused due to irritants, allergic reaction, genetic factors, immune system problems or certain diseases. There are more than hundred skin disorders. The common skin disorders are dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, acne, hives, leprosy, skin lesions, skin tags, vitiligo, chicken pox and shingles etc.

Although the different skin conditions and diseases cause a great deal of discomfort and irritation, most of them can be cured with herbal remedies and through other alternative therapies. Some of the skin diseases are symptoms of other disorders while some exist independently. It is difficult to hide the skin diseases so they become the source of embarrassment and mental agony while others which occur at hidden areas can be successfully covered. Systemic toxemia, digestive disorders like constipation, parasitic diseases, perspiration with acid odor, irregular menstruation, allergy to soaps, cosmetics or drugs, other uterine problems or lack of cleanliness may cause skin conditions. Skin eruptions are important for the protection of our vital internal organisms. Skin diseases occur as a defense mechanism and are not unnatural.

Eating lots of fruits and vegetables, drinking plenty of water and maintaining hygiene are effective ways of skin conditions treatment. Avoiding excessive consumption of tea, coffee or alcohol, smoking, fats, oily foods, pickles and sweets will also help in keeping the skin unblemished. Regular exercise and healthy lifestyle are required for preventing the development of skin conditions and diseases.