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Herbal Remedies For Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

ABSTRACT

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is an associated condition with the virus of chicken pox that is varicella zoster virus. This virus is responsible for two conditions in the body that are chickenpox and shingles. This virus is even present in the body once varicella (chicken pox) alleviates. It leads to various conditions such as bacterial and viral pneumonia, encephalitis (brain infection) and even kidney problems. After activating it leads to shingles and the outburst of the shingles leads to Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. Now let’s discuss all in detail about Ramsay Hunt syndrome and its ayurvedic management.

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

INTRODUCTION

Ramsay hunt syndrome is a condition leading from an outbreak of shingles which affects the facial nerve just located near to the ears. This condition leads to facial paralysis and hearing loss in the affected ear. The virus responsible for ramsay hunt syndrome is the same as that of chickenpox. Once the condition of chickenpox gets alleviated the virus is still remaining in the nerves and after years the virus gets reactivated and if so then it attacks on the facial nerves. Now let’s discuss the causes and symptoms of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

CAUSES OF RAMSAY HUNT SYNDROME

This condition may occur in anyone who gets affected from chickenpox once in a lifetime. The cause is just the chickenpox virus but here are some risk factors that may lead to Ramsay Hunt Syndrome if come in contact with persons like:

  • Who’s never had chickenpox
  • Who’s never had chickenpox vaccine
  • One with low immune system
  • Pregnant women

SYMPTOMS OF RAMSAY HUNT SYNDROME

The major symptoms through which we can say it is a Ramsay Hunt Syndrome are:

  1. Fluid filled blisters with painful red rash in, on and around 1 ear.
  2. Facial weakness on affected side
  3. Paralysis on affected side

Most often facial paralysis and rash occur at the same time but some of the time both may occur on different times and some of the time the rash may not occur. If someone have this syndrome then one may experience the following symptoms:

  • Hearing loss
  • Pain in affected ear
  • Ringing in the ear
  • Vertigo
  • Difficulty closing the eye of affected side
  • Loss of taste
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry eyes

DIAGNOSIS OF RAMSAY HUNT SYNDROME

Based on only medical history it is not possible to identify the Ramsay Hunt Syndrome but it’s important to do physical examination along with identifying the distinctive signs and symptoms of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. For confirming diagnosis it is necessary to take a fluid sample from the rash blisters.

RECENT DIAGNOSIS FOR RAMSAY HUNT SYNDROME

Justin Bieber is one of the famous Hollywood singers who recently got diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. This year is not good for him, he got live on his instagram and told people that as you are looking on my face i am recently diagnosed with a condition of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. He shared briefly on the disease pathology that this condition is a result of an attack of virus which has a direct effect on facial nerve which leads to paralysis. He also told the symptoms he is facing, such as being unable to close his right eye, unable to twist his nose side to side and restricted to a smile from the right side of the face. We have to give it to him that he has full faith that he will be fine, we should learn from his positivity that is a person should have faith in himself and in God even in bad times that just as happiness does not last forever, sorrow does not last forever, even one day it also goes away so be positive and have positive in your life.

AYURVEDIC VIEW OF RAMSAY HUNT SYNDROME

As per ayurveda Ramsay Hunt Syndrome considered as vata vyadhi that is directly correlated to neurological disorders. In this condition the vata dosha gets vitiated and leads to various symptoms like numbness, pain, tingling sensation and paralysis. This condition can be managed as per ayurveda according to the management of Ardita roga. The nidaan (cause) of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is considered as excessive consumption of cold, dry food, agantuk factor (infections), suppression of natural urges and trauma. The poorvaroop (pre symptoms) of the condition is stiffness in the sides of jaws and neck. Pathology – due to nidaan (causes) vata dosha aggravation and get locked in areas like nose, head, lips, forehead, chin, eyes and develop pain in these areas, if remain untreated they cause paralysis and lead to Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. The symptoms mentioned are crooking of half of the face and neck, trembling in head, loss of speech, abnormal appearance of eye and hearing loss. Now let’s discuss the management of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome by Planet Ayurveda.

HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA FOR RAMSAY HUNT SYNDROME

Planet Ayurveda is a GMP certified company which formulates their own herbal supplements for managing almost all the health concerns. The formulations are free from any kind of additives, preservatives, colour, resins, gums and any kind of synthetic material. These supplements are 100% pure so they don’t produce any kind of side effects and are totally safe if taken under the advice of ayurveda physician. For the purpose of managing Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Planet Ayurveda provides you with a list of herbal remedies that we are going to discuss further in detail that how each remedy helps in the management of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

Products List

  1. Trayodashang Guggul
  2. Yograj Guggul
  3. Rasraj Ras
  4. Curcumin Capsules
  5. NeuroGenie Capsules
  6. Anu Tailam

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. TRAYODASHANG GUGGUL

Trayodashang guggul is a classification ayurvedic formulation which is prepared by Planet Ayurveda as mentioned in classical texts. This formulation consists of ingredients such as guggul (Commiphora mukul), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), babool (Acacia catechu), giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) and some other. It consists of properties such as anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, anti-gout, carminative, analgesic, muscle relaxant and antioxidant. The ingredients present in this classical formulation consist of miraculous vata pacifying effects also, so by these properties trayodashang guggul benefits the management of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. YOGRAJ GUGGUL

Yograj guggul is also one of the classical ayurvedic formulations which is available in tablet form. the ingredients used in Yograj Guggul are guggul (Commiphora mukul), nagkesar (Cyperus Rotundus), amalaki (Emblica officinalis), haritaki (Terminalia chebula), bibhitaki (Terminalia billerica) and some other. Yograj guggul has been used since ancient times for the management of vata vyadhi (neurological disorders). As we read earlier the management of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is the same as that of Ardita Roga, so we can manage this mainly by pacifying vata dosha with which Yograj Guggul is helpful.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. RASRAJ RAS

Rasraj Ras is a Classical Ayurvedic formulation which is used since ancient times due to its analgesic, antioxidant, anti inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects. It is highly effective for the management of neuromuscular disorders that’s why it is added to the management of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. As Ayurveda mentioned the imbalance of vata dosha is the main reason behind any of the neuromuscular diseases. So by balancing vata dosha this formulation helps in bringing back the muscle tone and strength of the muscles and is very effective in the management of the Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

Dosage: 1 tablet once a day with plain water after meals.

4. CURCUMIN CAPSULES

Curcumin capsules by Planet Ayurveda is a formulation which consists of standardized extract of curcumin (Curcuma longa). Curcumin has the best analgesic effect which aids in resolving the pain in case of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. On the other side it helps in alleviating the aggravated vata dosha and the antioxidant effect prevents the damage of the nerve cells thus is useful in mentioned disease.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

5. NEUROGENIE CAPSULES

Neurogenie capsules as the name suggests is one of the remedies formulated by Planet Ayurveda for promoting nervous health. These capsules consist of standardized extracts of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Both these herbs include best adaptogenic and neuroprotective properties. The adaptogenic properties of these capsules make this effective in preventing any kind of stress in the body which prevents the body further from deterioration. The neuroprotective property maintains the activity of the nervous system and alleviates the symptoms of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

6. ANU TAILAM

Anu tailam is one of the oils prepared by Planet Ayurveda as per classical texts which is used for administered in nostrils in the form of drops (nasya). Ingredients like Chandana (Santalum album), Aguru (Aquilaria agallocha), Patra (Cinnamomum Tamala), The bark of Darvi (Sida cordifolia), Prapaundarika (Nymphaea lotus), Sookshma Ela (Elettaria cardamomum) is used in this formulation. This herbal remedy provides strength to the nerves and nourishes all the five sense organs. It consists of vata pacification effects which helps in preventing degeneration of the cells and alleviates free radicals from the body. As in Ramsay Hunt Syndrome there is an increase in vata dosha that leads to various symptoms such as pain, paralysis, difficulty in blinking the affected eye. By giving nasya with anu thailam it helps in alleviation of vata dosha thus aids in relieving all the symptoms of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.

How to use: Administered 2 drops each in both the nostrils.

CONCLUSION

Ramsay hunt syndrome is a condition leading from an outbreak of shingles which affects the facial nerve just located near to the ears. This condition leads to facial paralysis and hearing loss in the affected ear. This condition may occur in anyone who gets affected from chickenpox once in a lifetime. The major symptoms through which we can say it is a Ramsay Hunt Syndrome are – Fluid filled blisters with painful red rash in, on and around 1 ear, Facial weakness on affected side and Paralysis on affected side. As per ayurveda Ramsay Hunt Syndrome considered as vata vyadhi that is directly correlated to neurological disorders. In this condition the vata dosha gets vitiated and leads to various symptoms like numbness, pain, tingling sensation and paralysis. This condition can be managed as per ayurveda according to the management of Ardita roga. For this purpose one can start taking herbal remedies by Planet Ayurveda for the management of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. These remedies are very helpful in alleviating the condition by pacifying vata dosha.

Management of Mucormycosis in Dogs Through Ayurveda

ABSTRACT

There are various types of fungi present in the soil. The dogs usually spend a lot of time in mud and soil. This makes them more prone to catching infections and various pathogens. The mucormycosis is one such type of fungal infection which will be discussed in detail in the following article.

INTRODUCTION

Mucormycosis is a combination of mold and fungal infections and diseases. The mucormycosis that infects the dogs will be explained in detail in the following article. The mucormycosis usually targets the skin along with the gastrointestinal tract. The dogs usually get contaminated from this infection through the medium of soil. When the fungus comes in contact with an injured dog, it enters the body and spreads rapidly. If an infected dog comes in contact with a human, the mucormycosis infection can spread to humans also. This infectious pathogen spreads rapidly in the body. It starts invading the walls of the blood vessels. The damage to blood vessels lead to reduced blood flow. This condition needs immediate diagnosis and proper management. A delay in medical intervention may result in extensive damage to the body and eventually lead to the death of the dog.

mucormycosis in dogs

CAUSES

There are various classes of fungi present in the surrounding environment. One such class of fungi is mucormycosis. It causes zygomycetes, etc. It is found all over the world. It usually feeds on dead and decaying matter. It dwells within soil. It can transfer from the soil to the animal dander (hair). Then this fungus infects the dog and spreads rapidly in its body. Eventually damaging the blood vessels and blocking the blood flow. If left unattended, this condition proves to be lethal.

SYMPTOMS

The symptom of every disease differs from patient to patient in humans. Similarly, in dogs also, the symptoms will differ from individual to individual. The most common symptoms are as follows – vomiting, jaundice, pain in affected areas, etc. Various respiratory problems can also be seen such as pneumonia, etc. There may be development of various nodules in the body. The symptoms will depend on the severity of the condition. The strength of the immune system of the dog will also determine the presentation of the features. This condition should be diagnosed and managed in a timely manner. Otherwise, the consequences may be lethal.

DIAGNOSIS

The diagnosis of the condition of mucormycosis in dogs will include both the clinical examination and the laboratory diagnosis. The clinical examination will include history taking, and observation of symptoms, etc. The history taking will include information regarding the recent diet routine of the dog and possible sources of exposure in recent times. The lab diagnosis will include various lab tests such as urine analysis, feces examination, biochemistry reports, etc. A biopsy may also be required to support and confirm the diagnosis.

TREATMENT

The management of the mucormycosis will depend on the condition of the dog. The usual treatment of mucormycosis will include administration of antifungal drugs and anti – biotics. Severe cases may need hospitalization also. This condition should not be ignored and needs timely management.

AYURVEDIC ASPECT

The mucormycosis in dogs occurs due to infiltration of the causative factors and resulting in an imbalance of the internal environment. The nidan (causes) lead to disturbance in the tridosha (vata, pitta, kapha) levels of the body. So, the aim of management will include removing the nidan (causative factors) and balancing the levels of dosha through administration of ayurvedic formulations.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Planet Ayurveda provides various preparations of natural herbs such as gandhak rasayan, dermoplan syrup, mahamanjisthadi ghan vati etc. which are prepared using authentic ways and provide great results in managing the condition of mucormycosis in dogs. All the herbal products manufactured here are free from chemicals, preservatives, starch, additives, colors and fillers. These products are hundred percent natural and are formulated by MD Ayurvedic doctors with deep knowledge of Ayurveda and many years of experience. The formulations are prepared strictly according to the procedures described in the samhitas (classical texts) and therefore are very effective in promoting health and curing the diseased state.

HERBAL REMEDIES

The Ayurvedic preparations that are helpful in improving the condition of mucormycosis in dogs are as follows-

  • Gandhak Rasayan
  • Dermo Plan Syrup
  • Mahamanjishthadi ghan vati
  • Kaishore Guggul

1. Gandhak Rasayan

Gandhak Rasayan is prepared by pure extract of Sulphur (purified). It shows great results on the overall health of the body. It helps to detoxify the body. It acts as an anti biotic, anti inflammatory agent. It is beneficial in various skin related disorders such as urticaria, acne etc.

Dosage: 2 tablets two to three times a day with lukewarm water.

2. Dermo Plan Syrup

The dermo plan syrup is prepared by mixing the following herbal drugs – Manjishtha (       Rubia cordifolia), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Chopchini (Smilax china), Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Shobhanjan (Moringa oleifera), Khadir (Areca catechu), Gorakhmundi (Sphaeranthus indicus), Shahtara (Fumaria officinalis), etc. The combination of these medicines will help to pacify the excessive pitta dosha. These are very beneficial for the skin.

Dosage: 2 teaspoon two times a day or as prescribed by the Ayurvedic Physician according to the type of body.

3. Mahamanjisthadi Ghan Vati

The Maha manjistha ghan Vati is prepared by planet Ayurveda. It contains pure herbal extracts of the Ayurvedic herb Rubia Cordifolia (Manjishtha). It improves the overall blood circulation. It helps in purifying the blood. It is effective in managing mucormycosis in dogs.

Dosage – The Maha manjistha ghan Vati should be given 2 tablets two times a day.

4. Kaishore Guggul

Kaishore Guggul tablets are prepared by planet Ayurveda. It contains pure herbal extracts of the various beneficial ayurvedic herbs such as Emblica officinalis (Amalaki), Terminalia bellirica (Bibhitaki), Terminalia chebula (Haritaki), Commiphora mukul (Guggul), Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi), Zingiber officinale (Ginger), Piper nigrum (Black pepper), Piper longum (Pippali), Embelia ribes (Vidanga), Baliospermum montanum (Danti), etc. It helps to improve the overall health of the dog. It is very effective in managing the condition of mucormycosis in dogs.

Dosage – The Kaishore Guggul tablets should be given 2 tablets two times a day.

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CONCLUSION

As described above, mucormycosis in dogs is a fungal infection that spreads rapidly and damages the blood vessels. The damage to blood vessels if not managed timely will result in hindered blood circulation. The mucormycosis needs urgent medical intervention; otherwise the consequences may be lethal. It can be concluded that the condition of mucormycosis in dogs needs urgent management. Also, it can be managed very effectively through the Ayurvedic preparations such as gandhak rasayan, dermoplan syrup, mahamanjisthadi ghan vati etc.