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phrynoderma , Skin condition, Best naturopathy treatment for phrynoderma

“Concerned about whether your child is experiencing phrynoderma or keratosis pilaris?”

What is Phrynoderma?

Phrynoderma, commonly known as toad skin, manifests as follicular hyperkeratosis and can affect both young children and adults.

We have a natural treatment to manage Phrynoderma with the help of our Naturopaths, Nutritionists, and Homeopaths.


Primarily asymptomatic, phrynoderma presents as follicular papules with central keratotic plugs, blocking follicle openings. These patches, which may be hypopigmented, initially appear on the back of elbows and the front of knees, eventually spreading to the extremities, upper forearms, and thighs. Occasional patches may emerge on the abdomen, back, and buttocks. Notably, the face is rarely affected, and hands and feet are spared.

The skin exhibits discrete, follicular, raised, skin-colored papules primarily on:

  • Elbows
  • Knees
  • Back of arms and legs
  • Buttocks

Causes of Phrynoderma:

Phrynoderma is chiefly attributed to multiple nutritional deficiencies, including:

  • Vitamin A deficiency (Beta-carotene)
  • Vitamin E deficiency
  • Vitamin C deficiency
  • Vitamin B deficiency
  • Essential fatty acids

These deficiencies may arise from:

  • Poor nutrition intake
  • Impaired nutrient absorption due to an unhealthy gut microbiome
  • Partial or total colectomy
  • Heavy metal toxicity interfering with mineral absorption
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Anxiety or stress

Phrynoderma vs Keratosis Pilaris:

Keratosis pilaris, more common in children, appears on upper thighs, arms, face, and abdomen. The condition presents as small, horn-like raised plugs blocking hair follicles. Unlike phrynoderma, signs of nutritional deficiency are rare in children with keratosis pilaris. Most children with keratosis pilaris exhibit signs of gluten intolerance.

How Morkare Can Help:

At Morkare, we specialize in addressing nutritional deficiencies in children. Our approach is patient, understanding, and tailored to each child’s and family’s needs. Our services include:

  • Education on food and nutrition for both adults and children
  • Support for gut microbiome through cleansing and replenishing
  • Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) to assess gut microbiome function
  • Hair Mineral Analysis test (HTMA) to identify toxin overload and mineral deficiencies
  • Easy-to-follow dietary and lifestyle tips for parents
  • Nutritional supplements to address vitamin or mineral shortages
  • Homeopathy and naturopathy to calm overactive nervous systems and improve the gut microbiome.

Book in to see one of team members who are best to discuss Phrynoderma with a tailored plan to address the underlying causes of infection.

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