A kind of dermatitis, eczema is a condition characterised by inflammation of skin. A chronic skin disorder occurring in several people, eczema can occur in any part of the body. The condition can occur in all ages, though it is most common in children and infants.
Ayurveda treatment methodologies are proved and tested to treat eczema without any side effects. Identified with the terminology of Vicharika, they are commonly found on hands, legs, face and neck. In children, they are found in the creases of elbows and knees as well.
Symptoms of Eczema
In most cases of eczema, itching is reported even before the occurrence of rashes. Other symptoms that are generally associated with eczema include: -
- Patches of chronically dry and itchy skin
- Patch of thickened skin
- Recurrent rashes
- Blisters and sores that tend to develop and get infected due to itching.
Causes of Eczema
Eczema is known to be caused as a result of vitiation in the three doshas including vata, pitta and kabha. The imbalances of the pitta and kabha doshas cause eczema that is characterised by thickening of skin, severe itching and oozing blisters or sores. Eczema caused due to imbalance of vata dosha is characterised by pain and dryness.
Modern medicine describes eczema to be result of immune system irregularities and genetics. They link the disease to several environmental factors as well. Eczema is not contagious.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Eczema
Ayurvedic treatment for eczema involves a change in the usual dietary and lifestyle practises of the patient along with other treatment techniques. The root cause of the disease is treated here which helps in eliminating the probability of recurrence of the disease. The various treatment methodologies are as follows: -
- Herbal medications and ointments to sooth the skin irritation
- Panchakarma for overall cleansing of the body
- Stimulation of the immune system with leech therapy
- Physical exercises which include yoga asanas and pranayama.
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