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How to Treat Hidradenitis Suppurativa with Ayurveda ?

Introduction

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin condition characterized by recurrent boil or lump beneath the skin. It causes abscess and scarring on the skin. These usually appear where skin rubs together or near the hair follicles having sweat glands. Groin region, breast, buttocks, and armpits are mainly affected. Women are more prone to this disease. Hidradenitis suppurativa usually starts after puberty and may become worse over time. It can pose serious effects on day to day life and emotional well being.

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Is Hidradenitis Suppurativa Contagious?

No, it is not contagious.

What are the sign & symptoms of Hidradenitis suppurativa?

  • It can affect one or multiple areas of the body at a time and symptoms may vary from mild to severe.
  • Blackheads in small pitted areas of skin.
  • Lumps or boils appearing on various areas of the body are very painful.
  • A boil may be pea-sized and firm which with time either disappear or rupture and pus ooze out of it for few hours or maybe days. This cycle continues either on the same area or somewhere else on the body.
  • The hard and painful lumps which appear may develop and enlarge under the skin for years.
  • Oozing and leaking boils or lumps heals very slowly and can lead to scarring.
  • These lumps or abscess may spread to the waistband, nape of the neck and inner thighs too.

What are the Various Stages of Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

It has three stages

  • Localized or single abscesses along with itching and discomfort.
  • Recurrent abscesses appearing in different areas of the body.
  • A severe widespread outbreak of the disease which can even obstruct lymph drainage, restrict movement leading to social isolation.

What are the Causes of Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

The exact cause of Hidradenitis suppurativa is not recognized. But there are some potential reasons which can prone a person to this disease.

  • Smoking and obesity both are associated with this disease as it can make symptoms of the disease worse.
  • There can be considered the role of sex hormone as this disease usually occur at puberty and is less common after menopause.
  • Hidradenitis runs in family so there is a role of genetic factors.
  • Environmental factors also play a role in the occurrence of this disease.

What are the Risk Factors to Develop Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

  • Age plays a major role as it usually occurs in early puberty and is less common after menopause and before puberty.
  • Women are more likely to develop this disease.
  • Family history increases the risk to develop the disease.
  • It can be associated with other conditions like arthritis, obesity, severe acne, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
  • Smoking also increases the risk to develop Hidradenitis suppurativa.

How can Hidradenitis Suppurativa Diagnose?

Diagnosing a rare disease like HS can be challenging. There is no definitive test for it yet. It can only be diagnosed by patient’s medical history, physical examination and laboratory test like swab test of the infected area.

What Complications can be of Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

  • The affected area can get infected.
  • Boils or abscess heals very slowly which leaves scars and marks behind.
  • When the abscess is in armpits or thighs it can cause soreness and restrict the movement of the part.
  • Obstruction of the lymph node is very common in this disease which can cause swelling of the legs, arms or genitals.
  • Due to the restriction of movements and bad odor from the boils can be the point embarrassment for the patient which can cause social isolation.
  • In rare cases patient with this disease can develop squamous cell carcinoma of the affected area.

How can Hidradenitis Suppurativa be Treated?

There is no exact cure or consistent effective treatment for Hidradenitis suppurativa in modern medicine. Management includes antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medicines and surgery is another method.

How does Ayurveda Explain Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

According to Ayurveda, Hidradenitis suppurativa is Kapha and pitta dosha. The faulty digestive fire (Agni), i.e. Pitta impairs metabolism and vitiates the Kapha Dosha. The fat molecules are impaired and start depositing in the muscles and block the channels of the body which causes painful swollen lesions in the groin region, buttocks, thighs, and armpits usually.

How is Hidradenitis Suppurativa Treated at Planet Ayurveda?

Planet Ayurveda offers various remedies that effectively help to treat Hidradenitis suppurativa. Medicines offered by Planet Ayurveda are 100% Ayurvedic, safe, free from chemicals or any kind of preservatives, and are not tested on animals.

1. Kaishore guggul

This remedy is very effective in various diseases. Kaishore guggul is an anti-inflammatory remedy which helps to relieve pain, swelling, and redness of the affected part. In Hidradenitis suppurative along with relieving inflammation, it will also clear the accumulation and prevent further collection of pus in boils/abscesses. This medicine regulates the metabolism and eliminates the toxins. It reduces lymphatic congestion.

Dosage :- Take 2-3 capsules twice a day after meals.

2. Gandhak rasayan

It is a natural supplement that rejuvenates the body. It will help to increase immunity and prevent infection in boils that are the main concern in Hidradenitis suppurativa. This remedy has antifungal, antibacterial, antitumor, anti-inflammatory and anti-diuretic properties as well which will overall help to treat and manage the condition of Hidradenitis patient. Gandhak Rasayana is a wonderful remedy to eliminate toxins from the body.

Dosage :- Take two tablets twice a day after meals.

3. Pitta balance

As we know there is a role of imbalanced Pitta dosha in Hidradenitis suppurativa so Pitta balance capsules will balance pitta and help to treat this disease. It relieves ulcers, piles, acidity, and bleeding gums. This remedy will purify the blood and nourishes the skin. Immunity is increased by consumption of these capsules.

Dosage :- One two capsule two times a day after meals.

4. Manjishtha capsules

These capsules are known to be a vigorous blood purifier, removes toxins from the body and enhances blood circulation. Along with blood it also cleanses the lymphatic system. It also has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. Healing properties of these capsules help to heal abscess in Hidradenitis suppurativa patient. Manjishtha capsules detoxify the body.

Dosage :- Take 1 to 2 capsules two times a day after meals.

5. Aller G care capsules

These capsules control acute and chronic allergies. It has anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties which help to relieve inflammation and prevent or treat infections. Aller G care capsule has very good pain relieving effects. Anti-oxidant properties of these capsules help to eliminate free radicals from the body and improve body’s strength.

Dosage :- Take 1-2 capsules once a day after meals.

Other than these remedies there is some external application which helps to relieve the symptoms of Hidradenitis suppurativa.

6. Neem Oil

Apply Neem oil. It is anti-inflammatory in nature which relieves redness, pain, and swelling of the affected part. It has analgesic properties, relieves pain associated with abscess or other skin conditions. It moisturizes and nourishes skin. Neem oil has anti-bacterial properties, fights against bacteria and bacterial infections.

7. Royal honey shower gel

Wash abscess or affected area with this shower gel. Royal Honey Shower Gel deeply cleanses the body. It maintains the pH of the skin and keeps skin hydrated. This gel moisturizes and keeps skin overall healthy.

Herbal Remedies for West’s Syndrome (Infantile Syndrome) & Lennox Gastaut Syndrome

Overview

The onset is usually between 3-8 months of life. It is characterized by a combination of salaam spells (sudden dropping of the head and flexion of arms), mental retardation and hyper arrhythmic pattern of EEG (diffuse high voltage slow spike and chaotic activity).

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Common Causes of Infantile Spasms

  1. Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
  2. Neuro-cutaneous syndrome especially tuberous sclerosis
  3. Perinatal infections
  4. Haemorrhage
  5. Injury
  6. Metabolic disorders
  7. Localized structural malformations

This infantile disorder was first described by Dr.W.J west because his own child is affected by this disorder. ACTH and corticosteroids frequently help, the course varies from 2-12 weeks, depending upon response. But it is not long- term treatment for this disorder. These medications cause other ill effects to other part organs and systems of the body. Herbs are the natural and safe treatment for this disorder.

Lennox Gastaut Syndrome

Onset is usually in late infancy or childhood, is characterized by mixed seizures hyper including myoclonic, atypical absence generalized tonic- colonic or partial seizures. Intellectual regression is invariable. Very slow background and slow generalized spike- wave discharges are observed on factors such as head injury, anoxia, cardiopulmonary arrest, and post-vaccine encephalopathy and CNS infections.

Drug of choice is valproic acid, benzodiazepines and ACTH but these drugs are not safe for body cells and cause serious side-effects.  Prognosis is often unsatisfactory. Learn more about Lennox Gastaut Syndrome

Causes

No cause may be identified in a large number of cases. The spasm occurs in clusters usually on waking. Prognosis for mental development is poor.

As per Ayurvedic point of view the three doshas rule our body and a imbalance in their functioning disturbs the whole body function. Vata doshas is more prominent in comparison to other two doshas.

Herbal Treatment for West’s Syndrome and Lennox – Gastaut Syndrome

1. Calm Easy Capsules

Calm easy capsules are the 100% natural product of planet Ayurveda that very efficient nervine tonic. Ashwagandha, brahmi and tagar are amazing herbs of Ayurveda that are used to prepare this wonderful supplement for various nervous system related problems. It is a miraculous stress buster and deals with various brain – related conditions like stress, anxiety, nervous breakdown, epilepsy and mental retardation. It is a very effective formulation that helps to relieve stress and increases stamina naturally. It is good for small children as it helps in the nourishment of neurons. It helps to improve both mental and physical stamina in the body. Brahmi used in this herbal supplement is very amazing herb for brain used in Ayurveda from 1000 years.

Major alkaloids present in this herb helps to aid with mind related problems and helps to sharpen memory. This herb helps to improve transmission in neurons. Anti-oxidant nature of this herb helps to fight against various factors and micro-organisms that cause serious infections in the brain. This herb helps to rejuvenate brain cells, aid with stress and anxiety and helps to improve concentration. Calming effects of Ashwagandha helps to treat major problems related with the brain like anxiety, epilepsy, and seizures etc. it also calms the brain which boost our immune system naturally. Tagar is hypotensive, relaxant, and antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory in nature. This herb helps to treat various conditions like nervousness, nervous attacks, seizures, stress and migraine etc. this supplement helps to improve concentration and grasping power in children.

Dosage :-

For Adults :- 2 capsules two times a day after meals with normal water.
For Children :- 1 capsule two times a day after meals with normal water.

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2. Ashwagandha Capsules

Standardized extract of Ashwagandha is used to prepare this incredibly powerful supplement for mental and physical health. Ashwagandha is very amazing herb of Ayurveda used to manage mental stress from many years back. This herbal supplement helps to boost brain functions and used to reduce excessive stress and anxiety naturally. Adaptogen present in this herb is used as a general tonic that helps to relieve both mental and physical stress. Roots of this plant have a very strong aroma that is described as a horse like the smell. Cooling effects of Ashwagandha help to calm the brain and reduce internal inflammation in brain.

Beside this Ashwagandha capsules are also used to treat joint-related problems and helps to reduce inflammation and excessive stiffness in case of arthritis and rheumatoid. This herbal supplement is also good for diabetic sufferers as it helps to reduce high sugar and high cholesterol levels in the body naturally. Anti-oxidant properties of this herb are beneficial to fight against free radicals and toxins that causes serious infections in body and brain cells. This herbal supplement also fight against cancer cells and useful in treating liver problems.

Dosage :-

For Adults :-2 capsules two times a day after meals with normal water.
For Children :-1 capsules two times a day after meals with normal water.

3. Brahmi Capsules

Pure extract obtained from herb BacopaMonnieri is used in the preparation of this powerful herbal remedy for brain available at planet Ayurveda. Bacosides present in this herb works wonderfully on brain cells and cope with serious problems that affect brain cells. Hypoglycaemia is the major issue that causes serious problems in small infants, this herb deals naturally with this problem and protects children for risk of serious brain- related problems. This herbal formulation helps to boost our immune system and also good for treating liver – related problems.

According to Ayurveda this herb is very good medhyarasayana- herb that is good for brain cells and functions and used to improve memory and balya – herb used to boost internal strength and immunity in body. Regular use of this herbal supplements helps to eliminate harmful radicals and toxins out from the body. It protect body and brain cells from the damage of harmful radicals. In children is used to enhance memory, improve concentration and to increase grasping power. It pacifies vata and kaphadosha in body. This herb is also Broncho-dilator in nature and used to treat respiratory tract related problems.

Dosage2 capsules twice daily for adults and 1 capsules twice daily for children after meals with normal water.

4. Medhya Churna

It is a fine blend of herbs that are very beneficial for promoting the health of brain cells. vacha, Ashwagandha, ajmoda, shwetajeerak, kirshanjeerak, sonth, maricha, pippali, patha, shankhpushpi and brahmi are the beneficial herbs of Ayurveda used to prepare this powerful blend for a healthy mind. This herbal supplement is used to enhance brain power and improves concentration levels. This amazing herbal supplement helps to nourish brain cells and used to rejuvenate the nervous system.

This product helps to relieve stress and excessive anxiety miraculously. It helps to pacify vitiated vatadosha in the body that is a major cause of many nervous system related problems. Regular intake of this supplement is also used to treat epilepsy and improves mental clarity. This herbal product has great potential to improve memory and to fight against various nervous system associated infections.

Dosage :-
For adults- 1 tablespoonful two times a day with normal water after meals.

For children :- ½ tablespoon two times a day with normal water after meals.

All the above mentioned products of planet Ayurveda are prepared by natural herbs of Ayurveda and totally free from any adulteration. Nature and pure extract of herbs are used in the preparation of this miraculous product for nervous system related problems. All these herbal supplements are formulated under the supervision of MD Ayurveda experts. No chemicals, binders, preservatives, colours, fillers, starch and yeast are added to these products. For better results of these products regular intake of supplements is highly recommended.