Salt therapy for Eczema and Psoriasis

August 21, 2019

What is Eczema?

In Greek meaning of Eczema means to boil out. Eczema is a condition in which skin swells up and becomes red, itchy and scaly. Eczema is also known as dermatitis. Eczema can crop up on face, inside elbows, on feet or on hand. It is not contagious. It is a long lasting disease. People suffering from eczema may develop fever or asthma.

What is atopic eczema?

It is a type of eczema in which your skin becomes red, itchy and dry. It is the most common type of eczema. It is more common in toddlers. Atopic Dermatitis is long lasting and often tends to flare periodically. It appears mostly on cheeks arms and legs. Exact cause of atopic eczema is not known but it is caused when our immune system is triggered from substance within the body that causes skin inflammation. It is said that 10% of population suffer from atopic eczema at some point of their life.

What is dyshidrotic eczema?

It is skin condition in which boils crop up on palms and feet. They are filled with fluids and are extremely itchy. Causes of dyshidrotic eczema is not known but they are associated with atopic eczema and hay fever. In severe dyshidrotic eczema small blisters will join together to form large blisters. Risk factors for dyshidrotic eczema includes stress, exposure to cobalt or nickel and sensitive skin.

How to cure eczema?

Eczema is a lifelong condition. There is no cure for eczema. One can stop flaring of skin by using certain medications like:

·      Topical corticosteroid creams and ointments

·      Systemic corticosteroid

·      Antibiotics

·      Antiviral and antifungal medications

·      Barrier repair moisturizers

·      Topical calcineurin inhibitors

·      Phototherapy

·      Salt therapy

Some home remedies for Eczema are as follows:

·      Taking lukewarm baths

·      Moisturizing

·      Using mild soap for cleaning

·      Avoiding rapid changes of temperature

·      Using humidifier in dry and cold weather

·      Keeping figure nails short to prevent scratching

What is Psoriasis?

 It is a chronic skin condition that speeds up the skin cells formation resulting in itchy dry skin patches. Psoriasis is auto immune skin disease. Plaque psoriasis or psoriasis vulgaris is the most common type of psoriasis. It is not contagious. Psoriasis is controllable with medications.

What is Psoriatic arthritis?

It is same as arthritis which causes painful swollen joints characterized by inflamed scaly skin. Severe psoriatic arthritis may affect any joint. It may lead to stiff joints. In worst cases it may cause permanent deformity.   

What are the types of Psoriasis?

·      Plaque Psoriasis

·      Nail Psoriasis

·      Gutatte Psoriasis

·      Inverse Psoriasis

·      Pustular Psoriasis

·      Erithrodermic Psoriasis

·      Psoriatic arthritis

What are the causes of psoriasis vulgaris?

·      Throat infection

·      Skin infection

·      Stress

·      Vitamin D deficiency

·      Heavy alcohol consumption

 What is Salt Therapy?

Due to fast life style people all over the world are facing various health issues. Salt therapy is alternative to medicine used to treat various disorders with the use of salt. If you are suffering from any Eczema and Psoriasis then salt therapy is natural treatment for you. In India, salt treatment centers are in the budding stage.

How does salt therapy helps in treatment of Psoriasis and Eczema?

If you are suffering from any Eczema and Psoriasis then salt therapy is natural drug free, treatment for you. Salt room sessions last for 45 mins. Salt room therapy is common among those people who suffer from eczema and psoriasis.  Salt room is like a complete different world where you can just sit and relax and let the salty air around you do its job. The dry salt particles will land on your skin and reduce the redness, itchiness and flaky skin. When your skin is exposed to salt particles it helps to improve skins protective property and promotes the formation of good bacteria by killing the harmful bacteria. Dry salt helps in skin regeneration and balances the ph levels. Skin exfoliation takes place when the salt interacts with the skin there by removing the dead skin. Salt therapy reduces IGE levels meaning the immune system becomes less over sensitive.