Sebaceous glands or oil glands are oil-secreting glands of your body. Acne or pimples are inflammatory skin diseases of the sebaceous (oil) glands. This means when oil glands become inflamed or the base of the hair follicles of those glands get infected, you get pimples. Teenagers are most prevalent to have pimples frequently as their growth hormones become very active and the oil glands in the skin produce more oil and the hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. However, pimples or acne can occur at any age. These can occur on your face, neck, chest, shoulder, and back.
Types of Acne or Pimple
a. Whiteheads (closed plugged pores)
b. Blackheads (open plugged pores)
c. Small red, tender bumps (papules)
d. Pimples (pustules), which are papules with pus at their tips
e. Large, solid, painful lumps under the skin (nodules)
f. Painful, pus-filled lumps under the skin (cystic lesions)
Causes of Acne / Pimple
a. Excess oil (sebum) production
b. Hair follicles clogged by oil and dead skin cells
e. Acne can worsen before periods in some girls.
f. Very warm, humid weather
g. Too much sweating
h. Use of greasy make-up
Conventional medicines only work to treat the disease and its symptoms but not the root cause of it, so they only suppress the acne or pimples. Generally, the medicines that can reduce excessive oil production are prescribed in conventional medicines. Like topical bactericidal, antibiotics, isotretinoin, oral contraceptives (for deep cysts), antiandrogen, etc. Such medicines have their side effects and sometimes may cause birth defects for pregnant women. For extreme cases, cosmetic surgeries, phototherapy, laser treatment, etc. are also being prescribed.
Homoeopathy is strongly recommended to treat acne or pimples. Homoeopathy remedies have shown good results in treating acne and pimples even in cases of Painful, pus-filled lumps or cystic lesions. Homoeopathy medicines are being prescribed considering types of acne, case analysis, medical history, physical, mental and emotional constitution, age, gender, ethnicity, and susceptibility to the disease are all very important considerations in determining the exact homeopathic remedy for you. Homoeopathy treatment is safe and capable of preventing the recurrence of acne or pimples too. As homoeopathy treats the disease at its root level without suppressing the disease, so body’s immunity gets restored to normal.