Skin Diseases Treatment

Ayurvedic Skin Diseases Treatment

Skin Diseases

SKIN  DISEASES –KUSHTA  ROGA

Skin diseases include a wide range of conditions and may be a sign of an underlying illness. Therefore, it is important to receive a proper diagnosis to not only address  symptoms , but make sure you are properly and effectively treating it.

According to the ayurveda , skin diseases have many different causes, in general they are the result of the habitual intake of unhealthy or incompatible foods like fish with milk , meat with honey. Excessive use of the certain tastes or qualities in food like  greasy , sour or heavy foods , improperly cooked foods , eating too often , poor digestion , suppression of the urge to vomit and irrgular sleep. These habits vitiated the three dosha and creates the imbalance which affects the blood and lymph thereby the production of the toxic materials that initiate skin disorders.

A skin disorder not only affects the physical health , but also your emotional well-being. If lest untreated , skin disorders often worsen and can even lead to deeper emotional issues such as low self esteem , depression and anxiety. Skin is composed of three layers – The epidermis , dermis and subcutaneous tissue. The epidermis is the thin , outermost layer of the skin. Under the epidermis is a thicker layer of the skin called dermis. The subcutaneous layer , also referred to as the subcutis , is a layer of fats and connective tissue that consists of larger blood vessels and nerves. Skin disorders are related to the epidermis , the outermost layer of the skin. They are usually due to bacterial , viral or fungal infections or may be a sign of imbalance of the internal body system.

KUSHTA ROGA

Kushta roga is general name given to Skin diseases according to Ayurveda. Ayurveda divides kushtam into seven different forms known as Kapala , Undumbara , Mandala , Risyajihwa , Pundrika , kakanam and Dadrukushtam. The toxins called AMA formed in the body affects the body skin and causes skin disorders. In the early stages the skin diseases are easy to treat as it becomes chronic its difficult to treat it. Because the toxins goes deep into the tissues.

THE SEVEN TYPES OF SKIN DISEASES ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA ARE

KAPALA KUSHTAM

It is the one form of Kustha due to the disturbance of the dosha which causes aggravated functions of the nerves along with blood defects. Vata dosha is the main cause of it ,so vata chikitsa is prescribed in these cases. It is like neurodermatitis.

Vatika type of kushta
Resembling pieces of black mud pot
Roughness , Pain , less itching and it spreads quickly
Induration plaques with well demarked margins and no ulceration

UDUMBARA KUSHTAM

Pitta dosha is the main cause of it. Udumbara kushtam involves the aggravated functions of the veins along with the toxins in the blood , rakta dhatu. Pitta shaman and removal of pitta from the body is the way of treatment.

Pitta type of kushta
Burning , redness and  pain in the lesions
Exudation putrification and appearance of wroms
Multiple nodules all over the body , nodular type leprosy.
No sensory loss.

MANDALA KUSHTAM

Kapha and vata are the causative doshas for it.

Smooth with round elevated patches joined to one another , whitish red in colour ,very  itchy and not developing quickly.

RISYAJIHWA KUSHTAM

Vata and pitta dosha are the causative doshas. Resembling the tongue of black dear. Red in outside and black inside. Roughness , painfull , exudation and worms. Several large eryhtematous induaration plaques with nodules.

PUNDRIKA KUSHTAM

Pitta and Kapha dosha are the causative doshas. Similar to the petal of lotus flower. White in centre and red in edges. Exduation of blood. Burning sensation and pain. Plaques with raised erythematous borders.

KAKANAM

Kakanam is the skin condition in which all the three doshas are invloved this is the Sannipata  dosha. Colour of kakanam is gunja. Pus formation , painful burning sensation , pain , bright red and black in colour. Shiny juicy looking nodules on the body.

DADRUKUSHTAM

It is the form of skin disorder that resembles with ringworm. Pitta and kapha are the causative dosha. Raised patches with itching and small reddish papules. Colours similar to atasi pushpa. Itching persists for a long time. It’s a superficial fungal infection caused by Trichophyton ormicrosporum.

 

Sidham   Tinea Versicolor
Dushivisha Kushtam  Psoriasis
Vaipadikam    Rhagades
Dadru Ringworm
Charamdala Candidiasis
Pama Eczema
Kachachu Pustular Eczema
Visphota Pemphigus / Blistering Skin lesions
Shataru  Felxural Eczema
Vicharchika Scabies
Switram Leucoderms / Vitiligo
Shitapittam Urticaria / Hives
Koths  Utkotha Allergic Rashes
Visarpa Erysipeles
Visphota Impetigo
Yavaprakshya Keloid Folliculitus
Andhalagi Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
Kachchapika Curbuncle
Balmika  Skin Neoplasm with holes
Indrsviddha Boil with Pimples
Pasanagardhabha Mumps
Jalagardhabha Herpes Zoster
Kaksa   Bubonic Plague
Chippan    Paronychia
Kunakham Tinea inguinails
Anushayi Tenia Pedia
Vidarika Inguinal Bubo
Sharkarabuda  Ulcerative neoplasm of the skin
Kadara Corn Clavus
Alasam/ Alasakam Lichen Simplex Chronicus /Lichen Planus
Yuvanpidika Acne Vulgaris
Masakam  Warts
Tilakalaka Freckle
Nyachcham Melanoma
Shukaradamstraka  Inflammatory Ringworms
Vidardi  External Abscess
Pramehapidakas Boils and pimples caused by Premaha
Bhagandara Fistula
Galaganda Goiter
Gandmala Scrofula / Cervical Tuberculosis Lymphedenitis
Apachi Glandular      Tuberculosis
Granthi  Small Neoplasm
Arbuda Large Neoplasm
Swetaraktarbuda Adult Leukemia
Slipada Elephantasis / Filariasis
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