Eczema is a skin condition, which mainly looks like an allergy. It is essentially skin inflammation disorder. It is also referred to as dermatitis as they are very similar condition. Eczema is used for a wide array of different skin conditions and thus there are varying treatment methods that are available as well. The symptoms can vary from mild rashes and swelling of skin to even big blisters and a lot of bleeding as well.
Currently, there are no specific details regarding what causes eczema. Ideally, it can be caused owing to a combination of one or more of the following reasons.
Immune system troubles.
Problems in the functioning of skin barrier
There are different types of eczema and it is important to know that it is not contagious. There is a common misnomer among people that eczema can spread by coming in touch; however, it is not so. Also, it is often found running in families from one generation to another which gives us the hint that it is likely to be a genetic disorder.
Eczema or dermatitis can exhibit different kind of symptoms based upon the exact degree of inflammation and the type of eczema people are suffering from.
Some of the common symptoms that one can spot for those who are suffering from this disease include the following.
These are the general symptoms which you will find; regardless of the place on the skin where eczema has occurred. As the spots tend to itch, sometimes people can scratch it a lot and this in turn can lead to secondary infections as well.
Atopic dermatitis is more common during childhood and then it may disappear only to recur again during adulthood. If such people contract eczema herpeticum simplex virus, it can lead to a severe secondary infection which will cause immense inflammation and burning of skin as well.
Dyshidrotic eczema mainly leaves blisters on the skin. It is commonly found on the palms of your hand, the sides of your finger and even near the soles as well. Sometimes, the skin may peel off and itching and burning is fairly common.
Nummular eczema mainly exhibits signs like itchy coin shaped areas and the limbs and torso region can emit some discharge as well.
Stasis dermatitis is another form of eczema and it mainly occurs near the lower legs and the ankles. The skin will get scaly and inflamed as well.
The Ayurvedic Concept of Eczema or Dermatitis
As per ayurvedic principles, eczema is essentially an aggravation of pitta dosha. Pitta mainly emanates from the skin and it heats up the toxin and creates ama. Ayurveda believes that it is these heated toxins which end up accumulating on the body tissues. Owing to this action, the toxins penetrate in a lot deeper level and leads to eczema.
The skin lotions, steroids and creams will only temporarily mask the symptoms and this is the reason eczema tends to appear all over again. Ayurveda believes that it permanently cures eczema, pitta must be pacified and to do so, you need to improve the digestive system of the body and cleanse and eradicate the presence of all toxins from your body.
Those who are looking to seek the right kind of ayurvedic treatment for the sake of getting rid of eczema should consult Pure Herbal Ayurveda Clinic in Melbourne, Australia. They have some of the best specialists on board. As eczema requires special attention because the problem can vary from one person to another, the specialists make it a point to offer unique ayurvedic body type.
With the best ayurvedic treatment, one can be hopeful of permanently curing this skin disorder.
Neem (Azadirachta indica):
The neem tree is extremely versatile and has a lot of diverse applications. It is anti inflammatory in actions and can help you in recovering from those problems which occur because of extra generation of heat. Extracts from the tree are mainly used for the sake of treating eczema and other skin related disorder which occur because of excessive heat or pitta.
Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia):
This is an ayurvedic herb which has profound use in treatment of skin disorder. It works as a blood detoxifier and even reduces the problems of hyper proliferation which is sometimes found in epidermal skin cells. It also dissolves the different obstruction which may be present in the blood and makes the flow smoother.
Bakuchi (Psoralea Corylifolia):
An herbaceous annual herb, bakuchi is another useful ayurvedic plant which comes in handy for treatment of eczema. It works upon the melanoblastic cells of the skin. When bakuchi is mixed along with karanj and lime juice, the mixture can then be applied for the sake of treating eczema.
Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia):
It is an ayurvedic herb which is mainly used for treating different types of pitta diseases. Using giloy will help in purifying the blood and it also improves the overall immunity of the body. This is the reason; it is going to help you get rid of skin infections that arise because of excessive heat and inflammation of body cells.
Daruharidra (Berberis aristata):
Also known as tree turmeric, this ayurvedic herb is extremely useful in cleaning the high pitta levels from your body. This is why it is often used for the sake of treating eczema as it will clean the skin and remove all the harmful components that may be clustering your blood.
Virechan ( Herbal Purgation)
This is an excellent ayurvedic therapy which aims at cleaning the pitta. With this therapy, the blood is thoroughly purified as all the harmful toxins are removed from the body. Though the treatment mainly focuses on the toxins that have piled up in the liver and gall bladder region, there may be other regions which may be used as well. Post this therapy, people are likely to feel a strong sense of relaxation as the toxins leave the body.
Panchkarma Detox is one of the most influential ayurvedic therapies. It is essentially a combination of 5 different therapies blended into one and systematically, all these five therapies help in eliminating the useless toxins from our body. As the body will be stripped of the presence of these toxins, you will find that the skin disorders will disappear permanently.
It is important to note that eczema can be caused because of an unhealthy lifestyle. You should be mindful of the type of food you eat as excessively oily food can lead to these troubles too. Also, carrying out yoga and meditation will dissipate the extra heat or pitta and thereby be of help.
Bring in positive and healthy changes and you will be able to stay away from eczema.
Those who are looking to seek expert ayurvedic help should make it a point to consult Dr. Gurnam Saini at Pure herbal ayurvedic clinic Melbourne as his expertise in the field will help you bid goodbye to eczema for once and for all.
Dr. Gurnam Saini
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
MD Alternative Medicine
Panchkarma Detox Expert
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