Calcium deposits on the skin, also called as ‘calcinosis’, is basically a disorder which happen because of calcium lumps getting accumulated under the skin.
More likely the calcium deposits are going to get be observed on the face, but other parts of the skin can be affected too. Tissue damage is the prime reason for this condition, and due to the same calcium is more going to get deposited even in areas where calcium is not present.
Calcium lumps can affect a particular area of the skin, but in a few cases the deposits can get diffused across the skin. There are major four forms of calcium deposits, which are as follows:
- Dystrophic Calcinosis: It is the most common form where calcium gets deposited under the skin. This condition is concerned with more than normal level of calcium present in blood.
- Metastatic Calcinosis: In this form, calcium deposit start from a specific localized area and reaches to the other sites too. The primary site becomes the main reason for this condition.
- Idiopathic Calcinosis: There is no major reason for calcium getting deposited under the skin.
- Iatrogenic Calcinosis: In this case, calcium deposits can get deposited on the face particularly near any wound stitch, a cut, or even surgery.
Causes Of Calcium Deposits On Face
When the kidney is not able to eliminate the calcium or phosphate present in excess within the mainstream blood in the body, it can cause calcinosis. This can cause deposition of calcium on the face. However there are many other factors which can result in calcium deposits on the face.
- A major contributing reason of calcinosis is over stimulated thyroid glands. Also parathyroid glands which control the metabolism of calcium can cause increased blood level, and thus deposition under the skin.
- Paget disease which is a common disease of bone can lead to calcium deposition on skin.
- Tumor or injury on the face can cause calcinosis. In rare cases, even acne can be the reason for calcium deposition.
- Higher chances of calcium deposition can be attributed to an increased intake of vitamin D.
- Autoimmune disease such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or scleroderma can also be the reason for this condition.
How To Get Rid Of Calcium Deposits On Face: Home Remedies
One must identify the prime reasons that lead to calcium depositions on the face in order to know the correct treatment. Nonetheless, there are a lot of home remedies that can be used to bring the condition under control.
- Apply ice on the site where calcium has been deposited as it can diminish the inflammation and lessen the risk of deposits.
- Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day as water can eliminate excess calcium flowing the body. Also, it makes the kidney function well.
- The symptoms associated with calcinosis can be brought under control by using homeopathic drug called as Calcarea Phos. You can consume it once in a week; though it is best to take advice of a physician before consuming it.
- Also, one should restrict the consumption of Vitamin D. It would be best to intake calcium naturally.
In case the calcium deposits are accompanied with pain, then surgical removal can be needed. However, recurrence of calcinosis is possible in such a case.