Category: Skin Health

Alternative Medicines for Dermatitis Herpetiformis (Skin Disorder)

Abstract

Dermatitis herpetiformis is a skin condition that directly affects the basement membrane of skin and is an autoimmune condition. The dermis layer of skin is divided into a thin superficial area called papillary dermis and a thicker deep area, rich in thicker collagen bundles, called reticular dermis. Both the layers of dermis are composed of cellular, fibrous, and ground substance components; the latter two undergo constant synthesis and degradation. The cellular elements include fibroblasts, histiocytes, endothelial cells, pericytes and mast cells. The papillary dermis is composed of thin collagen and elastic fibres and reticulin.

On the other hand reticular dermis is composed of thick collagen bundles interspersed with elastic and reticulin fibres in a ground substance matrix. The basement membrane zone consists of the plasma membrane, the lamina lucida, the basal lamina and the sub basal lamina. In this condition the IgA is deposited below the basal lamina. In this article we will understand the pathology of dermatitis herpetiformis and will discuss it in detail.

Introduction

This is a rare condition in skin disorders that is characterized by itchy papulovesicular lesions and also there is presence of IgA at dermoepidermal junction. The age group generally affected lies between 25 to 50years of age. Even in some cases children are also seen with this condition. In a majority if we consider then dermatitis herpetiformis is noticed with presence of IgA and C3 at the dermoepidermal junction of perilesional skin. Also in addition there is evidence for activation of the alternate complement pathway. It is plausible, then, the release of chemotactic agents and the influx of inflammatory cells are responsible for the damage leading to vesicle formation. There is also a strong association between dermatitis herpetiformis and usually mild or asymptomatic gluten sensitive enteropathy which is also called celiac disease.

cause of Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Causes

The condition is termed as autoimmune that means there is no specific cause for the occurrence of this condition but certain factors like radiation exposure, chemical exposure, hereditary conditions can be considered as it’s factors of occurrence. In ayurveda this condition can be understood as the result of vitiated ranjak pitta along with kapha. Thus appearance of burning blisters along with suppuration is observed.

Histology

Histologically, early changes include fibrin deposition in tips of the dermal papillae. The fully developed lesion consists of a subepidermal vesicle with neutrophils, eosinophils and lymphocytes present within or below the vesicle. Adjacent to the vesicle are characteristic microabscesses in dermal papillae, together with neutrophils and nuclear debris scattered along the dermoepidermal junction. Immunofluorescence microscopy shows IgA and C3 in a granular pattern at the dermoepidermal junction.

Clinical features

Clinically dermatitis herpetiformis is characterized by symmetrical distribution of grouped vesicles. The earliest sign of incipient eruption is marked by pruritus and burning which is followed 24 to 48 hours later by erythematous urticarial lesions.

Close inspection with the hand lens allows one to see clusters of minute vesicles surmounting the erythematous urticarial areas. Fully developed lesions are characterized by bilateral, symmetric, markedly pruritic, grouped vesicles involving shoulders, buttocks and extensor surfaces of extremities. Dermatitis herpetiformis is characterized by remissions and exacerbations.

Diagnosis

The diagnosis in this condition is done using skin biopsy. Skin biopsy is the best diagnostic technique in this condition. In skin biopsy a small sample from the affected part of skin is taken and then findings are noted during microscopy. Immunofluorescent staining shows IgA presence. The diagnosis techniques also include blood tests that show presence of IgA antibodies in blood.

Treatment

Skin lesions usually respond to oral administration of sulfonamides. Therapy with a gluten free diet is indicated in those with gastro intestinal lesions and in fact cause remission of skin lesions.

The treatment for this condition in ayurveda is very typical and involves administration of many formulations that are made using potent and effective herbs. Planet ayurveda which is a herbal manufacturing unit offers such herbal products for the management of dermatitis herpetiformis. The products offered by planet ayurveda are manufactured using really effective herbs that are mentioned in the ayurvedic classics.

Alternative Medicines for Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Alternative Medicines for Dermatitis Herpetiformis

These products are as follows:

  1. Sanjivani vati
  2. Praval Panchamrit
  3. Gandhak Rasayan
  4. Radiant skin hair nails Formula
  5. Dermo Plan syrup
  6. Nirgundi oil
  7. Neem oil
  8. Tea tree- aloe vera Premium handmade bathing bar

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Sanjivani vati

This vati is very effective and is known to infuse life. It helps in burning endotoxins present in the body. It is very effective in autoimmune conditions sas it is known to enhance immunity and increases the body’s capacity to fight disorders. This formulation consists of all the herbs that are being mentioned in the classics like sonth (Zingiber officinale), harad (Terminalia chebula), bahera (Terminalia bellerica) and many more.

Dose: Two vati twice daily after meals.

2. Praval Panchamrit

It is manufactured using many herbal components like pearl bhasma (mukta bhasma), conch shell bhasma (shankha bhasma), pearl oyster bhasma (shukti bhasma) and many more. These all herbs are a very good combination for relieving the symptoms present in this condition especially the burning sensation present around the blisters.

Dose: Two tablets twice a day after meals.

3. Gandhak Rasayan

This is a herbal supplement that helps in skin rejuvenation. It also improves the skin longevity and improves the immune system as well. It also helps in elimination of harmful toxins from the body and provides you with healthy and radiant skin. This product is formulated using a purified form of sulphur.

Dose: Two tablets two times a day after meals.

4. Radiant skin hair nails Formula

This herbal formula is manufactured using manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), pit papda (Fumaria officinalis) and many more. These all herbs help in reducing the inflammation, redness and irritation in the affected areas. The burning sensation is also relieved using these capsules as they provide you with a cooling effect.

Dose: Two capsules twice a day after meals.

5. Dermo Plan syrup

Dermo plan is very much potent to manage several skin ailments. It is a combination of herbs like giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), haridra (Curcuma longa) and many more. All the herbs are potent in eliminating toxins from your body, are best for rashes, dermatitis and burning sensation on skin. The syrup is anti-inflammatory and has a little bit of analgesic effects.

Dose: Two tablespoon twice a day after meals.

6. Nirgundi oil & Neem oil

The application of nirgundi oil (virtex indigo) and neem oil (Azadirachta indica) locally is having anti inflammatory, anti bacterial, analgesic and soothing effects on skin.

How to use

You can apply both oils after mixing them and you have to apply them two times a day after meals.

7. Tea tree aloe vera Premium handmade bathing bar

This bar is having qualities of many essential oils that help in providing your skin a very soothing effect. You just have to bath with it twice a day.

Contact Planet Ayurveda to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030 Or Check Website – www.PlanetAyurveda.com

Conclusion

Dermatitis herpetiformis is a rare condition and is of great cosmetic importance because of the involvement of skin. Such conditions are really tough to manage because of its autoimmune process. But with planet ayurveda products it can be perfectly managed and patients usually have relief in their symptoms. In case of any query you can visit www.planetayurveda.com

Herbal Remedies for Impetigo and Cellulitis ( Skin Infections)

Abstract

There are many bacterias that are responsible for causing skin infections and of these are streptococcus and staphylococcus aureus. Both of these bacteria are responsible for causing a skin condition known as Impetigo which is responsible for causing complications called Cellulitis. Impetigo is a highly contagious disease that involves blistering and can enter the body through minor cuts or even an insect bite. In this article, we are going to discuss Impetigo and cellulitis in detail and their treatment through herbal medicine.

Introduction

Impetigo is one of the most common and highly transmissible diseases which is mostly seen in children and infants. In this skin condition, red sores appear on the skin and are also seen around the mouth, nose, legs, and feet. Sometimes these sores may burst and ooze out which will then form a crust. Whereas Cellulitis is the complication caused by impetigo which is painful and results in inflammation of the affected part. It is very tender to touch and can occur anywhere on the body and is mostly seen in the lower legs. This infection can spread through blood or lymph nodes and is mostly active in warm or hot seasons. Countries like Australia and New Zealand have extreme cases of Impetigo.

Impetigo and Cellulitis

Signs and Symptoms

Common symptoms seen in Impetigo and Cellulitis are

  • Inflammation and Redness of the skin
  • Painful lesion
  • The appearance of Rash or Sore.
  • Abscess formation which contains pus
  • The affected area feels warm
  • Intermittent fever.
  • Pain in  muscles
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Sweating
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Blisters on the skin.

Complications

This can lead to complications like

  • Gangrene (Severe tissue damage)
  • Infection of the internal organs
  • Kidney problems
  • Shock
  • Scarring
  • Amputation
  • Death

Causes

Causes for impetigo and cellulitis include getting exposed to the bacteria. Also getting in contact with an infected patient and using their clothes, towel, bed linen, toys. The infection can also spread through cuts or surgical wounds, and also bug bites.

Risk Factors

There are few triggering factors that are responsible for causing Impetigo and Cellulitis

  • Age:- It is very commonly seen in patients between the ages 2 to 5 years.
  • Crowded condition:- Impetigo is one of the most contagious diseases and it can easily spread from one patient to the other. Places like schools and care centers are at high risk of spreading.
  • Certain sports:- There are sports that include high contact of skin-to-skin touch like football, boxing, or basketball, and this one of the higher ways to spread infection.
  • Humid, warm weather:- Summer weather is one of the seasons where children are more prone to the disease.
  • Broken skin:- Cracks, insect bite, or cuts is one of the easy ways for the bacteria to enter into the body.

Diagnosis

The clinical test is not that important because it can be easily diagnosed through physical examination and this shows

  1. Swelling of the skin
  2. Swollen lymph nodes
  3. Swollen lymph nodes

Herbal Remedies Provided by Planet Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Medicines for Impetigo and Cellulitis

Impetigo and Cellulitis

Herbal remedies provided by Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural, and vegetarian. All the herbs are free from chemicals, additives, and preservatives making them free from side-effects. Each herbal remedy is made under the supervision of an MD Ayurvedic Doctor and is clinically tested making it safe to use. Here is the list of herbal medicines

  1. Gandhak Rasayan
  2. Kaishore Guggul
  3. Curcumin Capsules
  4. Pitta Balance
  5. Neem Capsules
  6. Manjistha Capsules
  7. Radiant Skin Hair Nail Capsules
  8. Jatyadi oil and Nirgundi oil

Product Descriptions

1. Gandhak Rasayan

It is the herbal remedy formed from the extract of the single herb known as purified sulphur and is especially used for skin disorders. Due to its antibacterial property, it has been found very useful in Impetigo, and it’s also useful in ringworm, itching, scabies, etc. It is helpful in keeping the skin healthy and giving it a luster look.

Dosage:- Two tablets twice daily with water after meals

2. Kaishore Guggul

It is formulated with herbs like

  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) and many more.

All the herbs are very good for treating skin diseases like eczema, cellulitis, impetigo, etc. by removing all the toxins from the blood and balancing the doshas.

Dosage:- Two capsules twice daily with water after meals.

3. Curcumin Capsules

These capsules are formed from the single herb called Haridra (Curcuma longa) and it contains both anti-inflammatories as well as antibacterial properties. This herbal medicine helps in making the immunity stronger by preventing the infection from spreading through the body. Curcumin has proven to be the best herbal medicine for Impetigo and Cellulitis.

Dosage:- Two capsules twice daily with water after meals.

4. Pitta Balance

According to Ayurveda, Pitta is the fire element of the body that helps in regulating metabolism. It is made from minerals like

  • Akik Pishti
  • Praval Pishti
  • Jowar Mohra Pishti
  • Kamdudha Ras
  • Mukta Pishti
  • Giloy satva (Tinospora cordifolia)

Pitta balance helps in trekking skin disease, infections and also reduces anxiety, fever, pains.

Dosage:- One capsule twice daily after meals with water.

5. Neem Capsules

It is formed from the extract of single herbs known as Neem (Azadirachta indica) and is one of the best gifts from nature for treating skin problems. Neem helps in detoxifying the body and removing bacterial or viral infections from the body. Neem also helps in making the skin clear and free from disease.

Dosage:- Two capsules twice daily with water after meals.

6. Manjistha Capsules

Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) is especially known for skin problems as it helps in purifying blood. It helps in reducing inflammation and removes the growth of bacterial or viral infection. It has proven to be the best herbal medicine for Impetigo.

Dosage:- Two capsules twice daily after meals with water.

7. Radiant Skin Hair Nail Capsules

It is packed with excellent herbs like Ghrit kumari (Aloe barbadensis), Pit papda (Fumaria officinalis) and many more which help in purifying the blood by removing toxins from the blood, and breaking any blockages in the blood flow. It contains antibacterial properties and one of the best herbal medicines for impetigo.

8. Jatyadi oil and Nirgundi oil

Jatyadi oil contains herbs like Neem (Azadirachta indica) , Chameli (Jasminum officinale) etc whereas Nirgundi contains Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Haridra (Curcuma longa) etc. Both of the Oils will help in giving a calm effect to the skin and reducing the itching.  It will help in reducing the swelling from the skin and also the redness.

Usage:– Clean the area carefully after that apply both the oils by mixing them in equal proportion.

Preventive tips

It is very important to clean the skin on a daily basis. These are few methods that will help in reducing the infection

  • Wash the towels, sheets, or clothes properly of the infected patient.
  • Carefully wash the infected area with water and then cover it with gauze.
  • Wear disposable gloves before cleaning the sores
  • Wash your hands properly.
  • Avoid touching the area with nails or unwashed hands

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030 Or Check Website – www.PlanetAyurveda.com

Conclusion

It is very important to maintain the healthy functioning of the skin and especially for children because they need special care. Although, Impetigo can affect anyone and it’s important for the person to take care of the skiing if you are affected. Allopathic medicines are not the proper treatment whereas Ayurveda provides herbal medicine that will help in treating the patient naturally. Keep your skin healthy with above mentioned herbal medicines without any side-effects.