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Skin Disease

Why go natural for skin disorders, skin disease and skin infections?

If you've ever suffered from the irritating itch of a skin disorder, take heart, you're not alone. Every year millions of people suffer from some kind of skin disorder, skin disease or plain skin infections

What is worrying, however, is that most of them make matters worse by taking strong medicines and steroid-based ointments which act as SUPRESSANTS. Even though the effect is almost immediate, at best they give temporary relief.

More importantly, they can trigger even more severe and seemingly unrelated disorders. These may be in the form of:

  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Skin Eruptions

Modern medicine has NOT been able to explain these side effects!!


Ayurveda & Skin Diseases


According to Ayurveda, the skin has six layers, located not only superficially but extending to the deeper levels of the body. A skin disease is, mostly, rooted deeply into various dhatus or tissues like fat, muscles, blood etc. Most skin treatments are generally external applications like creams or oils. These, however, never reach the deeper layers of the skin. As a result, the symptoms disappear temporarily, and the disease is not rooted out permanently. Ayurveda always tries to root out the disease by treating it specifically according to its cause. As the disease is deepseated it is difficult to fix the problem quickly. Ayurvedic skin treatments may take a few weeks to remove the symptoms but the diseases are treated permanently.


Causes


Two of the main causes of diseases in Ayurveda are a wrong diet and lifestyle, which an individual follows either knowingly or unknowingly. Following a diet or life style that is against the season or the prakriti (nature) of a person, creates an imbalance in bodily energies, thus contaminating the body tissues to produce a skin disease. In Ayurvedic terms, although skin diseases are caused due to imbalances in all the three doshas, the prime dosha involved is pitta. Pitta symbolizes heat or fire. Therefore all those foods or activities that increase the fire element in the body should be eliminated. This includes hot, spicy, fried, oily and greasy foods. Acidic foods like tomatoes, citrus fruits, yogurt and vinegar should be avoided. Exposure to heat and sun.

Common Skin Disesase we specialist in:


ECZEMA


The term eczema or dermatitis refers to distinctive reaction patterns in the skin which can be either acute or chronic.

Clinical Features:

Itching, dryness of skin, when eczema affects scalp then with marked scaling (dandruff), also affects, ears, central face, nasolabial folds and eyebrows; it also affects, axillae, umbilicus, breasts, groin. Discoid eczema is a common form of eczema recognized by discrete coin shaped lesions seen on limbs of young men associated with intake of excess alcohol.


PSORIASIS


It is non infectious, inflammatory disease of the skin, characterised by well defined erythromatous plaques with large, adherent, silvery scales. The main abnormality in this disease is increased epidermal proliferation due to excessive division of cells in basal layers.

Clinical Features:

well demarcated lesions ranging from a few millimetres to several centimetres in diameters. The lesions are red with dry silvery, white scaling which may be obvious only after scraping the surface. The elbows, knees, lower back are commonly involved. Scalp, nails, palms, napkin area are also affected.


ACNE VULGARIS


This affects many teenagers. Lesions are limited to the face, shoulder upper chest and back. Greasy skin is often present. Black heads, white heads are always evident. Inflammatory papules, nodules and cysts occurs and it leaves scar on face.


VITILIGO


It is an autoimmune disease in which depigmented patches develop on the body. In this condition there may be complete loss of Melanocytes from affected patches. So in generalised vitiligo white patches are seen on hands, wrist, knees, neck etc. The hair of scalp and beard may also be depigmented.


How we Treat


  • Nidana parithyaga( Avoid all causative factors)
  • Follow the correct food habits and lifestyles
  • Do shodhana therapy along with shamana oushadi.

Main treatment line for all types of Kushta are vamana (Emesis therapy) and virechana (Purgation therapy), raktamokshana. Poorvakrma includes snehapanam and swedanam. After these types of shodhana therapies, we are giving shamana oushadhis for preventive and curative purposes.