Acne (pimples) or zits, is an inflammatory skin disorder of the sebaceous glands – small microscopic glands that secrete sebum, a natural lubricant.

How & why

•    Escalating hormonal levels and excess sebum in young girls and boys (during puberty) can trigger acne
•    When excess sebum clogs the skin pores, acne is a possible outcome, along with pustules
•    Poor personal hygiene can lead to build-up of grease.  This can block the skin pores and cause acne
•   Dandruff flakes are yet another cause of pimples, as also heredity, certain cosmetics, smoking and conventional drugs – steroids and anti-depressants – besides junk-food, stress and pollutants
•    Some medical disorder like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), may also be blamed acne in women



Acne presents itself primarily in two forms: 1. Inflamed, and 2. Non-inflamed acne.

•    Individuals with inflamed acne may have plugs of sebum, blackheads, whiteheads as well as small solid rounded bumps, pustules, nodules and cysts
•    Non-inflamed acne is characterized by plugs of sebum, blackheads and whiteheads when left untreated, non-inflamed acne may develop into inflamed acne.  Deep-seated acne can lead to permanent scars, emotional ‘scarring’, stress, depression, and sometimes suicidal tendencies.


•    Most of us can self-diagnose mild acne with ease.  When you are uncertain, or if your problem seems severe, it is necessary to consult a doctor
•    Acne is diagnosed by a simple visual inspection by your doctor.  There is no special test for it, although ultrasonography can help establish the diagnosis of an underlying problem, such as PCOS, a likely hidden trigger of acne in young women.


Healing with Homeopathy

Homeopathy believes in individualized, or customized, treatment. Acne is not just a disorder of the skin; it is also an external manifestation of an internal imbalance, something that needs to be addressed on a deeper or constitutional level. Homeopathy treats the cause for example, stress, or dandruff, while eradicating the external expression of an inner disorder – in this case, acne. Homeopathic medicines also stimulate the individual’s immunity from within.  The result is a permanent resolution of the acne distress, from back-to-front.

Few remedies which found useful are – puberty during pulsatilla, during menses – kali brom, with oily skin – nat mur, due to cosmetics – bovista. 

Self – help :-

Dietary tips :–

•    Sulphur – rich foods such as onions and garlic are helpful in reducing outbreaks
•    Increase zinc- rich foods such as soybeans , whole grains , sunflower seeds and raw nuts
•    Drink plenty of water
•     Avoid sugar , cigarettes , fried and high –fat foods
•    Keep dairy items and red meat to a minimum

Skin care in general :-

•    Avoid scrubbing hard / over –washing acne afflicted areas.
•    Avoid touching your face often
•    Do not squeeze pimples since this can push the infection further into the skin
•    Protect your skin from sun
•    Keep your hair clean and keep it away from the face.
•    Avoid using greasy or cream based make- up
•    Always remove make up before going to sleep

Case :- Anitha (24), who was troubled by acne for 5 years. She tried with antibiotics and several over-the-counter creams and ointments, was disappointing. When she consulted, she also complained of irregular menstruations. On USG it was clear she had PCOD. She was prescribed homeopathic medicine, which over a period brought a remarkable change in her condition. Both her acne and PCOS were cured respectively.   

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