Eczema

Eczema is a chronic skin condition that makes the skin red, itchy, cracked, and dry. It is also called dermatitis and is not contagious. Children are more likely to develop this condition if a parent has had it or another atopic disease. Furthermore, if both parents have an atopic disease, the possibilities increase further.

Symptoms:

  • red, dry, or rough skin;
  • small, raised bumps, that may leak fluid and crust over when scratched;
  • scaly, raw, or thickened skin.

Causes – the exact cause of dermatitis remains unknown, but it is considered to develop due to a combination of environmental (such as – allergens, hormones, foods, Irritants, microbes, stress). and hereditary (genetic) factors.

Acne

acne on a man face forehead

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More than 85 percent of teenagers have this skin condition which develops most often on the face, chest, neck, back, or shoulders, and can range from mild to severe.

Symptoms:

  • painful, pus-filled lumps beneath the surface of the skin (cystic lesions);
  • small red, tender bumps (papules);
  • scarring of the skin.

Causes – it occurs when hair follicles become plugged with dead skin cells and oil. Bacteria can grow in this mixture, then, if this mixture flows into adjacent tissues, it causes redness, swelling, and pus.

Psoriasispsoriasis red patches inflamed on the back

It is a dry, scaly autoimmune inflammatory skin disorder which affects more than six million people in the US.

Symptoms:

  • flaking, inflammation, and thick white patches of skin;
  • red spots or patches;
  • dry, cracked skin that may bleed.

Causes – according to the latest research, this skin condition results from a disorder of the immune system. The T cells (a type of white blood cells which are crucial to the immune system) cause skin cells to grow faster than usual and to pile up in raised plaques on the outer surface of the skin.

Psoriasis is usually associated with several other conditions, such as:

  • psoriatic arthritis;
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus;
  • heart disease;
  • inflammatory bowel disease.

Itching

You may have itchy skin over certain small areas, such as a leg or arm, or over your entire whole body. Moreover, this condition can appear without any other noticeable changes on the skin.

Symptoms – while the symptoms of this disorder vary, it commonly leads to a peculiarly uncomfortable skin sensation which may feel as if something is crawling on your skin.

Causes – it is usually caused by an irritant, allergen, diet (especially dairy products), or other environmental factors.

Rosacea

Rosacea on man nose

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It is considered an incurable auto-inflammatory skin condition which affects people over the age of 30. It typically affects the central third of the face, particularly the nose.

Symptoms:

  • pimples or small bumps or acne-like breakouts;
  • tiny blood vessels visible on your face;
  • stinging and burning sensations.

Causes – the main causes of this skin disorder include environmental, genetic, inflammatory, and vascular factors. Moreover, skin damage may result from chronic (or exaggerated) exposure to ultraviolet radiation.

Spiritual causes and meaning of eczema, acne, psoriasis, itching, and rosacea:

If you suffer from any skin disorders, you should always ask yourself: Are you able to connect with others? Are you able to give and receive affection? Have you defined your limits? And if so, is there anything trying to break or get beyond these limits?

Eczema and psoriasis

Spiritual causes of eczema and psoriasis include the fear of opening up, of self-expression, and lack of self-love. People who develop these skin disorders are afraid of being hurt and do their best to please others.

They lack the courage of being themselves and their behavior is dictated by what others say. This causes a sense of self-rejection because they don’t accept their own attitude. This commonly occurs especially among adolescents, but also in people who don’t consider themselves attractive.

Acne

Suffering from acne is a sign that aspects within you have been repressed, such as fear, insecurity or shame and now these feelings are trying to come out and become visible. Teenagers are likely to repress sexuality for fear of the unknown. Acne is also a sign of unconscious resistance to close contact with others.

This manifestation of inner conflict is the reason for pushing the limits set by your ego and finding someone to be close with. Accept all these forces and changes that occur within you and recognize sexuality as something beautiful and natural.

Itching

skin itching no rash

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It is caused by something that seriously bothers you: maybe an unfulfilled desire, a requirement of the unconscious to solve a physical problem or a feeling of anger. There is something trying to express itself and is seeking a way of understanding.

You should look deep within yourself to identify the reason for that itch, the root cause of the problem. Become aware of the fact that your desires and anger are basic expressions of your life, so they shouldn’t be projected onto others.

Rosacea

Rosacea may be caused by an irrepressible and exacerbated pride. A conflict between the inner and outer sides of your being may predispose you to this skin disease.

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2836431/
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180928162311.htm
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0205009
https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/86/1/107/4633089