Dermatitis Treatment in Ayurveda
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What is Dermatitis?
Dermatitis is a term that describes a skin irritation. It is an inflammation of the skin. The word dermatitis is used to describe a number of different skin rashes that are caused by infections, allergies, and various irritating substances. It usually involves itchy, dry skin or a rash on swollen, reddened skin. It may also cause the skin to blister, ooze or flake off. Dermatitis isn't contagious, but it can make you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious. Moisturizing regularly helps control the symptoms. Few types of dermatitis can last a long time while others may spread up depending on the season, Each type of dermatitis may look different and tend to occur on various parts of your body.
Types of Dermatitis
There are several different types of dermatitis. Below are the most common:
- Atopic dermatitis- This type of dermatitis is also called eczema; this skin condition is usually inherited and develops during infancy. A person with eczema will likely experience rough patches of dry, itchy skin.
- Contact dermatitis- Contact dermatitis occurs from contact with something which irritates your skin and causes some allergic reaction. These allergens can develop further into rashes that burn, sting, itch, or blister.
- Dyshidrotic dermatitis- In this type of dermatitis, the skin loses its ability to protect itself. This results in itchy, dry skin, and small blisters. It occurs mainly on the feet and hands.
- Seborrheic dermatitis- This type is also known as cradle cap in babies, This type is most common on the scalp, though it can also occur on the face and chest. It often causes scaly patches and dandruff.
these are some types of dermatitis that can be cured with the help of dermatitis natural treatment.
Diagnosis of Dermatitis
To diagnose dermatitis, your doctor examines your skin, looking for signs of mites, including the characteristic burrows. When a mite burrow is located by your doctor, a scrape of your skin from that area is taken to examine it under the microscope. This microscopic process of examination helps to determine the presence of mites.
A dermatitis ink test (or Burrow Ink Test) can also help to spot burrowed paths in your skin created by the mites. To do this test, your doctor can drop ink from a fountain pen onto an area of the skin that appears to be infested. They then wipe away the ink.
Causes of Dermatitis
The dermatitis causes are depending on the type of disease. Some types, like dyshidrotic eczema, neurodermatitis, and nummular dermatitis, may have various unknown causes. The known causes of few types are as follows:
- Contact dermatitis
Common substances that cause allergic reactions include:
- Poison ivy and oak
- Seborrheic dermatitis - The dermatitis cause of this type is known to have a genetic component for some people. This type is caused by yeast which is in oil recreation on the skin.
- Stasis dermatitis - Stasis dermatitis cause is due to poor circulation in the body, most commonly in the lower legs and feet.
Common risk factors for dermatitis include:
- Age - Dermatitis can occur at any age, but atopic dermatitis (eczema) usually begins in infancy.
- Allergies and asthma - It suggests a genetic role in the development of dermatitis. The main risk factor is to have relatives who have or had allergies and asthma.
- Occupation - Certain jobs in which a person may have contact with certain metals, solvents or cleaning supplies increase your risk of contact dermatitis.
- Health conditions - Health conditions such as congestive heart failure, Parkinson's disease, and HIV/AIDS.
- Role of the environment- People who live in an urban area with a great level of pollution are more liked to be suffered from dermatitis.
Signs and Symptoms of Dermatitis
The symptoms of dermatitis range from mild to severe. In general, the dermatitis symptoms may include:
- Dry, cracked skin
- Painful skin, with stinging or burning
Dermatitis Treatment in Ayurveda
According to ayurveda, Virechana is the primary dermatitis treatment in ayurveda. While various herbal medications are necessary throughout the treatment process as mere medicines are not enough to treat the condition. The dermatitis treatment in ayurveda is done by using Virechana. Our experts work to expel the accumulated waste or toxins that are caused by vitiated Pitta and to re-balance the doshas. Oil application and medicated steam are highly recommended on skin regularly after analyzing disease predominance. These internal medicines are prescribed to increase the digestive fire (Deepana) and burn waste (Ama Pachana) of the body.
Dermatitis treatment in ayurveda also includes various oil treatments which are considered very effective and so are certain panchakarma procedures like Abhyangam, Virechan, Nasyam are recommended under expert supervision.
- Abhyangam (full body massage)- This relaxing and refreshing full body massage is a masterpiece of Ayurveda and dermatitis treatment in ayurveda. It is done with medicated herbal oils by expert therapists in a synchronized manner for 45 minutes.
- Nasyam (Nasal Therapy) – It involves the nasal instillation of herbal medicines which helps in clearing the pathways of the body. It helps in removing the toxins from the body This procedure helps in increasing the flow of energy to the brain.
- Virechana (Purging) – It is an induced purgation that clears the lower gastrointestinal region from the duodenum till the anus. It also helps in purifying the blood which is a great dermatitis treatment in ayurveda while focusing on the liver and gall bladder. It is quite beneficial for people suffering from Pitta disorder.
Home Remedies for Dermatitis
For the best dermatitis home treatment or dermatitis home remedy, Ayurveda highly recommends the following herbs and natural products for controlling seborrheic dermatitis:
- Amla: An anti-oxidant that raises immunity levels to stop flare-ups of seborrheic dermatitis.
- Giloy: A herb that heals inflammation, due to increased pitta levels in your body.
- Neem: This calms pitta. Wash the area affected by skin infection with neem infused water.
- Mulethi: This regulates hormonal levels and prevents flare-ups.
Preventions for Dermatitis
Dermatitis prevention includes the following steps:
- Take shorter baths- Limit your baths and showers to 5 to 10 minutes. Use warm rather than hot water.
- Use a gentle, mild cleanser. Choose mild and nonsoap cleansers. Some soaps can dry your skin resulting in worsening of the disease.
- Moisturize your skin. While your skin is still wet, seal in moisture with an oil, cream or lotion.
- Wear cotton gloves under rubber gloves for all wet work.
- You can also use petroleum jelly to protect your skin.
- Avoid contact with substances that irritate your skin.
- Wear loose cotton clothes instead of synthetic fabric.