Eczema Ayurvedic Treatment

Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterised by itching, dryness and inflammation of skin. It is common among young children though all age groups are affected. There may be periods of recovery in between relapses. It will not spread by touching.  Genetics plays an important role in the manifestation of eczema. The affected skin lost its ability to retain the moisture content and hence it becomes prone to infections, allergies etc. Invasion of large number of staphylococcus aureus is another reason for eczema, as it can destroy the useful bacteria from skin that maintain the barrier function. 

Signs and symptoms

Even though the signs and symptoms vary widely among individuals, the common features include itching, drying, cracking, thickening, swelling, rashes (of varying colour depending on the skin colour), rough eruptions, oozing etc of/ on skin. 

Ayurvedic analysis

 Vicharchika is a type of kushta (skin disease) characterised by profuse itching, skin eruptions, blackish discolouration and oozing. 

Causative factors (Ayurveda)

 Kapha is the more vitiated dosha due to incompatible food intake, over consumption of heavy food/ oily food/ milk/ curd/ fish/ fermented food etc, frequent food intake before digestion of previous one, alternate exposure to heat and cold etc. 

Possible complications

 Common complications are asthma, food allergy, skin infections, permanent skin discolouration, hay fever, chronic scaling of skin, allergic contact dermatitis, sleep issues, psychological disturbances etc. 

Other systemic diseases and precautions to be taken

Ask whether there is any food allergy, asthma etc before planning treatment, as they are often affects people with eczema. 

Management

 Internal medications along with procedures like udwarthana (powder massage), snehana (internal and external), swedana (sudation therapy- eg: steam bath), vamana (emetic therapy), virechana (purgation), lepana (external application of suitable pasted drugs) etc are provided. In addition to these, strict diet modification is also given. 

Diet

 Avoid the triggering food items and causative food items (eg: fish, curd). Limit the consumption of spicy, oily, cold food. Drink more water. Take more whole grains, vegetables, fruits etc. 

Exercise

Mild to moderate exercise can be done as per the instruction of physician. Yoga, meditation and pranayama are also effective to reduce stress. 

Preventive aspects

 Eat healthy nutritious food only when feel hungry and digestion of previous food. Do not accustomed with fish, curd, heavy and oily food etc. reduce the intake of salty, sour and spicy food. Apply suitable oil over the body before bath. Do seasonal purificatory therapy (panchakarma). Ensure adequate sleep. Limit the consumption of alcohol and quit smoking. Do not expose body to alternate hot and cold atmosphere. Exercise regularly. 

Importance of diet

 Avoid the triggering and causative food items during and after treatment. Selection of right food is essential to achieve better results of treatment. 

Lifestyle 

 Follow the dietary modifications advised by physician. Apply suitable oil over the body before bathing, avoid rubbing/ scratching skin. Limit the intake of alcohol and quit smoking. Avoid stress. Use soft cotton dresses that won’t irritate the skin. stay away from other triggering factors.

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Matha Ayurveda Eye Hospital & Panchakarma Centre

Near Civil Station, Jayaprakash Ln, Kudappanakunnu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695043

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Eye Hospital Road (Moongode - Meppukada Road), Moongode P O Near, Thachottukavu, Kerala 695573

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