Eczema Treatment in Ayurveda

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What is Eczema?

Eczema scientifically known as Atopic dermatitis is a condition of the body, where the patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked, and rough in this disease. Blisters may occur sometimes. It's common in children but can occur at any age. It is a long-lasting (chronic) disease and tends to flare periodically. It may be accompanied by asthma or hay fever. Roughly 40% of the population worldwide has eczema, nowadays, and this number is constantly growing. The skin has a functional relationship with the internal organs and the glands of internal secretion. Therefore, any impairment of those functions contributes to the development of eczema and dermatitis. Some people recover from this condition but others suffer from it throughout their adulthood stage.

There are not found any certain causes of atopic dermatitis. but self-care and ayurvedic treatment of eczema can provide you relief from itching and prevent new outbreaks.

Types of Eczema

Types of eczema are as follows:-

  1. Atopic Dermatitis: It is considered a more severe form of eczema. It always begins in childhood and typically affects the insides of the elbows, backs of the knees, and the face, but can cover most of the body. Often appears in people with genetic disturbances, who have asthma or hay fever; who has defects of the skin barrier causing imbalances in skin functions.
  2. Contact Dermatitis: Contact dermatitis can happen when you touch some substance which irritates your skin that causes some allergic reaction. Detergent, bleach, jewellery, paint, tobacco, smoke may cause this disease.
  3. Dyshidrotic eczema: It is a common problem of the people who work at such places where they expose them to irritants for eg. hairdressing, healthcare and laundry. 
  4. Neurodermatitis-  It's a type that is very similar to atopic dermatitis. stress can be the cause of this dermatitis
  5. Stasis dermatitis: This is a skin irritation of the lower leg usually related to circulatory problems

Diagnosis of Eczema

There is no need for any kind of lab test to identify eczema. Your doctor will likely make a diagnosis by examining your skin and reviewing your medical history. Patch testing can also be used to determine other diseases or conditions related to the skin which accompany your eczema.  After all, the test doctor will provide eczema medicine according to your test results.

Causes of Eczema

The actual cause of eczema is unknown, but it's thought to be linked to an overactive response by the body's immune system to an irritant. It is this response of the body, which causes the symptoms of eczema. Moreover, eczema is generally found with a history of asthma and other allergies in most of the families. In some cases of children, the main cause of eczema is allergy from a particular food. Also, some defects in the skin barrier could allow moisture out and germs. The most possible eczema causes are as follows:

  1. Irritants: These consist of shampoos, detergents, soaps, fresh juices of fruits, disinfectants, meats, and vegetables.
  2. Allergens: Pets, Dust miles, pollens, mold, and dandruff, etc. also lead to eczema.
  3. Microbes: These consist of bacteria like aureus, staphylococcus, certain fungi, and viruses.
  4. Hot and cold temperatures: Very hot or cold weather, high and low humidity, and perspiration from exercise can bring out eczema.
  5. Foods: Nuts, dairy products eggs, soy products, and wheat, etc. products can cause eczema.
  6. Stress: This does not directly cause eczema but is the main reason for making the symptoms worse.
  7. Hormones: Women experience the increased level of eczema symptoms during their hormone levels gets changed. It often happens during the menstrual cycle and pregnancy.

Signs and Symptoms of Eczema

The Eczema symptoms can vary, depending on the age of the person with the condition. Eczema can occur more commonly in infants, that includes the following sign and symptoms:

  1. Dry skin
  2. Itching, which may be severe, especially at night
  3. Red to brownish-gray patches, especially on the hands, feet, ankles, wrists, neck, upper chest, eyelids, inside the bends of the elbows and knees, and in infants, the face and scalp.
  4. Raw, sensitive, swollen skin from scratching
  5. Small, raised bumps, which may leak fluid or watery discharge and can crust over when scratched
  6. Thickened, cracked, scaly skin

Eczema Treatment in Ayurveda

The eczema treatment in ayurveda is done on the basis of the ayurveda and panchkarma. According to Ayurveda, the eczema disease is similar to Vicharchika. Eczema is the kapha originated dosha according to the ayurveda. The symptoms are Kandu – excessive itching, Pidika - pustule, syava - discoloration/hyperpigmentation, Bahusrava- profuse oozing, etc. There is limited information regarding specific eczema treatment in ayurveda that is the vicharchika treatment, Ayurveda treats Vicharchika based on symptoms of patients. The eczema ayurvedic treatment works on the following ayurvedic therapies:

  1. Vamana

    It is also known as emesis therapy. Vamana is the first f the five treatments in the Panchakarma. Vamana is considered to be an effective treatment for both Pitta and Kapha doshas. It is used for Vata treatment occasionally. Vamana can also be used for preventive therapy for a disease of Kapha origin such as psoriasis, eczema, etc. It is noted that there is a significant improvement in their symptoms and condition.

  2. Virechana

    Virechana is also the eczema treatment in ayurveda. It is known as Purgative therapy. It is mainly the second of the five therapy of panchakarma. It works on the wastes eliminated through the lower pathway of the body. Virechana is used to eczema cure the Pitta disorder to cleanse the primary site of pitta which is in the stomach and small intestine.

  3. Basti

    This therapy is also called Enema therapy. In this therapy of eczema ayurvedic treatment, it purifies the colon where the primary location of Vata, is present that nourishes the body. It is said that Vata is responsible for 60 % of all diseases, 80% of diseases may be cured by enema therapy.

  4. Rakta Mokshana

    This eczema treatment in ayurveda is also known as bloodletting. Leeches draw the vitiated blood; so, it is helpful to create new blood.. Leeches draw the vitiated blood; therefore, it helps to create new blood. According to ayurveda, Rakta vitiation causes eczema skin disease. Also, it is said that Rakta Moksha is one of the optimal eczema treatment in ayurveda.

Home Remedies for Eczema

Eczema home treatment and natural treatments can soothe the dry, itching skin and numerous things that prove to be one of the beneficial eczema home treatments such as:

  1. Moisturize your skin at least twice a day: Use a product that works for you. You might try bath oils, creams, ointments or moisturizers. Use the moisturizer at least twice a day to prevent eczema.
  2. Don't scratch: Rather than scratching over the itching area, try pressing the skin. Cover the itchy area if you can't keep yourself from scratching it. Regarding children, it is good to trim their nail timely and get them to wear gloves during nights.
  3. Take a warm bath: Use the baking soda in the bathwater and soak for 10 to 15 minutes, then pat dry. Always apply lubricant or moisturizer if it feels like the skin is damp.
  4. Aloe vera: Using Eczema natural cure such as- Aloe vera. The antibacterial and antimicrobial effects of aloe vera can prevent skin infections, which are more likely to occur when a person has dry, cracked skin. Aloe vera has the property of healing the wound which can soothe the damaged skin and increase healing.
  5. Apple cider vinegar: It is also used as eczema natural cure and home treatment as it has the capability to fight the bacteria that affects the skin in the eczema disease.
  6. Coconut oil: Coconut oil consists of very good fatty acids that provide moisture to the skin and help the patient in dry skin and eczema.
  7. Use a humidifier: Hot, dry indoor air can parch sensitive skin and worsen itching and flaking. A portable humidifier that is attached to your furnace at home provides moisture to the air.

Preventions and Lifestyle Changes for Eczema

  1. Avoid spicy or oily food and a hot humid atmosphere.
  2. Always wear loose cotton clothes and avoid wearing synthetic clothes because they inhibit preparation.
  3. Avoid harsh soap and use mild herbal soap for bathing.
  4. Use a soft, smooth towel and avoid rubbing the skin.
  5. Avoid tea, coffee, hot spices, and canned and preserved foods.
  6. Practice Bhujangasan and Agnisaar Pranayam to enhance your body’s immunity.