Treatment of Skin Diseases
Skin diseases make life miserable and individuals resort to various types of treatment modes to get relief. Resorting to any treatment mode without any medical supervision or advice certainly calls for additional trouble. Therefore, the best idea would be to seek proper medical advice and undergo the treatment as prescribed. The treatment regime for skin diseases would vary with the type of the disease and in some cases is also tailor made to suit the specific needs of individual patients. For skin disorders like acne, the best treatment regime would be application of topical ointments that contain active ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide, sulfur, resorcinol and salicylic acid that would help provide relief. Vitamin A based medications are also available to clear off the acne. Psoriasis is yet another common skin disease haunting several individuals. It can affect several body parts and its treatment regimen consists of anti-inflammatory drugs such as topical corticosteroids, vitamin D analogues for slowing down the growth of the cells and on-the-line that would aid in removal of the scales making the skin soft and smooth like before. The blisters caused due to cold sores gives sleepless nights to individuals and they try hard to clear them off as soon as possible. Over the counter medications that act as numbing agents and application of ice will help provide relief from these
conditions. Antiviral medications are also available that need is taken within 48 hours of the breakout. Cold sores also need to be kept clean as there is a strong possibility of bacterial infection accompanying it. Skin cancer is a debilitating condition and unfortunately has no cure. Its symptoms can be kept at bay with treatment such as chemotherapy drug, radiation therapy, Mohs surgery, laser therapy and freezing of the cancer cells. Eczema is another skin disease that requires a different kind of treatment. Antibiotics and antihistamines form the basis of this treatment regime. These are given to ward off the bacterial infection and prevent the recurrence of allergic reactions.