Actinomycosis is a rare type of infectious bacterial disease. It is a slowly progressive infection caused by various bacterial species of the Actinomyces genus , most commenly Actinomyces israelii. It moves gradually and infiltrate the body’s tissue causing swelling and inflammation. Eventually the damage of the tissue and scarring , pus filled abscesses appears in the mouth , lungs or GI tract, female genital tract , skin and mucosa. Small holes leaking pus form in the affected tissue. The disease is characterised by the formation of abscesses and drainage sinus tracts. The draining pus contains yellow granules called sulphur granules. Actinomycosis is different from actinomycetome , which is a chronic infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, usually involving the foot. It is caused by different species of Actinomyces that are found in soil and plant material in tropical regions.
The following factors increases the risk of infection :
TYPES OF ACTINOMYCOSIS
TREATMENT OPTIONS ::
Some persons responds very good to Ayurvedic Medicines and Panchakama Detoxification Therapies , which helps to remove the bacteria and repairs the damaged tissue. If the infection is not deep seated, then the oral medications work. If it is not then surgical intervention is needed. In some cases the Oral and Injection of Antibiotics and Surgery is needed to drainage the absecees.