Homeopathy can solve almost all the problems of the body. Be it for curing obesity, hair loss or avoiding acne problems, homeopathy always offers the best medicines.

One of the most commonly faced problems of today is acne. Acne is a skin problem which is caused by reddish eruption. They are most commonly seen on the face. Not only face, they also appear on chest, back and shoulders. In popular words, they are called pimples. If left untreated, they can be reddish and swollen.

Pimples affect teenagers in more way than adults. Even though it vanishes after a certain age, it is not same in all cases. They can appear to people in the early to mid thirties too. In females, it appears in the late teens. In some cases, PCOS(Polycystic Ovary Syndrome i.e. small cyst on outer edges of ovary) may be the reason for acne. It can leave behind scars. Often the pollution and the intake of junk food are considered to be causes of pimples or acne.

Best homeopathic medicines for treating acne are:

1.Pulsatilla

It is very effective in cases where the increased intake of rich food is to be blamed. This may be junk food or other things like cakes, pastries and ice creams. Pulsatilla is also more often indicated in girls, more so those having menstrual irregularities. The patient is usually sensitive to heat and all troubles get aggravated in summers. There is little thirst. One tends to feel better in open air. When the above symptoms are present, Pulsatilla is the best homeopathic remedy for pimples.

2.Hepar Sulphur

In cases where the pimples are painful in the form of boils, Hepar Sulphur is one of the best homeopathic medicines for acne. The patient is sensitive to cold as well as pain. There is increase in perspiration. The mental symptoms are also quite useful to indicate the remedy and are more commonly in the form of anger and irritability at the slightest cause. The patient is often chilly and is unable to tolerate cold weather.

3.Silicea

In cases where pus formation is seen, Silicea is one of the best homeopathic remedies for acne. There is formation of pus  and this pus tends to be offensive. The patient tends to be worse in cold and cannot be tolerated cold in any form. The skin troubles too tend to be worst in winters.

4.Natrum Mur

In cases that result from the increased secretion of sebum or oily glands, Natrum Mur is one of the best homeopathic medicines for acne. The face remains oily and greasy. The patient is usually thin and weak. He feels and looks emaciated even after eating well. Anaemia is a common sight.

5.Psorinum

Psorinum is one of the best homeopathic medicines which can be used for curing acne. It can be used to cure acne of all types i.e. acne simplex, acne pustular and acne indurata. It is equally effective for acne which occur when skin is oily and where the overactive sebaceous glands secrete excess sebum which leave the skin constantly greasy. In such cases, Psorinum helps to decrease oil secretion and treat acne. In case of acne which occur due to consumption of excess sweets, chocolates, meat and fatty food, Psorinum is the best medicine. It also treats intolerably itchy acne which worsens during the winter.

6.Pulsatilla Nugricum

 Pulsatilla Nigricans is a very effective homeopathic medicine for treating acne in women, especially when they face menstrual irregularities of any kind. Acne which occur in young girls when they attain puberty is another characteristic indication for prescription of Homeopathic medicine Pulsatilla Nigricans. Acne worsened with consumption of fatty foods will also heal effectively with Pulsatilla Nigricans.

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Written by-                                                                                  

Indu Jayendran