Eczema, also known as Dermatitis, is a non infections inflammation of skin. It is characterized by itchiness, red skin and a rash. In cases of short duration, there may be small blisters, while in long term cases the skin may become thickened. The area of skin involved can vary from small to the entire body. Atopic eczema is the most common form of the disease among Australians. If affects one in three Australian sat some stage throughout their lives. It is most common in people with a family history of an atopic disorder, including asthma or hay fever.
TYPES OF ECZEMA -
The three main types of eczema are atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis and nummular eczema. There are also several other skin conditions that can be related to eczema which also cause itchy and dry skin.
The Ayurvedic concept of Eczema or Dermatitis:
Eczema or Dermatitis is correlated with Vicharchika in Ayurveda. It is a spreading type of skin eruption with itching. According to ancient Ayurvedic text books, in this condition the skin has red rashes, with bumps, associated with profuse discharge, intense itching and often blue discoloration.
Some others also notify painful, dry and mild to moderate itching lesions.
Types explained in Ayurveda :
According to Ayurveda, vicharchika (eczema/dermatitis) is related to the vitiation of any of the three doshas affecting the skin and blood as well as accumulated metabolic wastes. In general, the main dosha involved is pitta or kapha, but all three can be involved. Below is a general description of how doshas influence the characteristics of this disease.
Causes as per Ayurveda:
These are classified into following 3 group
Foods that cause skin diseases:
Habits that cause skin diseases:
Mental activities that cause skin disease:
Treatment of Eczema in Ayurveda:
Eczema Ayurvedic treatment includes several types of therapies including body detox with Panchkarma, application of herbal pastes/oils and administration of oral herbal formulations. Overall Ayurvedic treatment for eczema focuses on clearing the skin lesions as well as reducing the body toxins that could be responsible for inflammation in the body. In infants with eczema deep cleansing is not indicated and the treatment is usually given through the mother, especially in the case of a breast feeding baby. A daily teaspoon of Aloevera juice mixed with any liquid and given to the infant can do wonders to relieve the symptoms and rejuvenate the skin. If the condition persists after 3 years of age, internal herbs may be given.
Ayurveda offers many traditional and custom formulations that are specific to the various forms of this conditions, but these can only be selected once a full evaluation is made by an ayurvedic practitioner. Below in a general list of some of the most commonly used herbs to treat eczema and related skin conditions:
General recommendations for eczema types of skin conditions :
To treat eczema and other skin diseases, it is essential to have the guidance of a skilled practitioner who can tailor an herbal and dietary program specific to your individual needs. Contact expert Ayurvedic doctors at Life Line Ayurvedic Herbal Clinic to get best Ayurvedic Natural treatments of eczema in Australia.
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