Category: Atopic Dermatitis

What Is Hand, Foot, And Mouth Disease?- Is It Manageable?


Infections are very common health issues as the spread rate of infections is very high. As the infection-causing agents spreads through the contamination of air, water and soil as well. Infection occurs when an infection-causing agent enters the body via any route. The source may be any surface like skin, doors, mats, etc, the other thing is transmission via which infection causes agent transfer from one thing to the other, especially transmission occurs from living things. The infection may sometimes lead to a very big health concern so it is must to manage it in the initial stage. In this stage we are going to discuss one such infection that is known as Hand, Foot and Mouth disease. Below we will discuss all about this disease along with its Ayurvedic management.


Hand, Foot and Mouth disease (HFMD) is considered as a very common infection among children that leads to sore formation known as ulceration. This viral infection occurs during the summers. Among all the strains A 16 strain of Coxsackievirus causes this infection among all the strains. In this condition the sores occur inside the mouth and on hands and feet. It is a kind of contagious infection that is caused by a virus named the coxsackie virus. Among all the strains A 16 strain of Coxsackievirus causes this infection among all the strains. This condition is generally mild and can remain for several days. This virus spreads from one another via direct contact with infected hands and surfaces that are contaminated with faeces. This condition can occur at any age but commonly under the age of 5 years. Further we will discuss more about this infection in detail.

What is Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease


As we read earlier it is coxsackievirus which is one of the viruses of group enterovirus. As viruses can spread easily from one person  to the other, the following are the ways by which someone can be affected by this infection:

  1. Saliva
  2. Faeces
  3. Fluid from blisters
  4. Respiratory droplets via coughing and sneezing
  5. Direct spread through unwashed surfaces and hands

The above mentioned are some of the ways by which this infection can spread. Now let’s talk about who is at the risk of developing this infection. So the answer is young children. The risk of an infection developing in young children usually occurs while they go to daycare or the school premises. If once a child suffers from this infection then an immunity develops in the child so after that the one may not get the infection again. So the chance of developing this condition decreases in children more than 10 years. But if the immune system weakens then this virus may affect older children and adults too.


When the infection occurs the symptoms develop after 3-6 days. This is the incubation period for Hand, Foot and Mouth infections. Following symptoms are usually experienced by the infected person:

  1. Red blisters in the mouth
  2. Rash on hands and foot soles
  3. Decreased appetite
  4. Fever
  5. Sore throat
  6. Irritability
  7. Headache
  8. Malaise
  9. Drooling

The first symptom of this infection is fever and the sores and blisters will appear after 1-2 days as the fever arrives. The rashes first look like red flat spots that are hardly visualised on the dark skin tone. In the case of dark skin, these posts can be seen on the soles of hands and feet. After this, the lesions can be seen on the surfaces of hands and feet that are easy to identify. Mostly painful blisters occur in the mouth and it is a must to check the throat, tongue and sides of the mouth too.


Usually, this infection can be examined via performing a physical examination. The Doctor will check the whole mouth from the outside and inside for blisters. If these seem to be positive for this infection then the Doctor will ask questions about the other symptoms like fever, malaise, sore throat, etc. For clearing the diagnosis the doctor may collect a stool sample and a throat swab, which will confirm the presence of the virus in the body.


There is no direct correlation of this condition that has been mentioned in the classical texts. But this doesn’t mean that such symptoms can not be diagnosed in ancient times. There are eight branches of Ayurveda among which one is Graha chikitsa. Graha chikitsa includes the treatment of such diseases that are caused by invisible entities like viruses, bacterias, fungi and many others. These all are known as Grahas that generally affects the children most and the chikitsa for children is taken under Bala Graha. The correlation of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease is considered under the Shakuni Graha. As per Ayurveda to alleviate this condition it is necessary to increase the immunity of the patient and to eliminate the virus from the body. For this purpose let’s see the formulations provided by Planet Ayurveda.


Planet Ayurveda is an ISO and GMP certified company which formulated its own herbal and herbo-mineral remedies. These remedies are formulated under the strict observance of M.D. Ayurveda practitioners. The formulations are free from any kind of added synthetic materials and preservatives and things like fibres, resins, gums, colours, etc. The purpose of Planet Ayurveda is to deal with all sorts of diseases and prevent all such diseases. Also these supplements help in promoting and maintaining the overall health of a healthy person so that they will not be susceptible to any kind of disease in future.


Ayurvedic Treatment for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Ayurvedic Treatment for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease



Septrin Tablets by Planet Ayurveda is a poly herbal remedy. This remedy consists of ingredients such as guggul (Commiphora mukul), tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), haldi (Curcuma longa) and various others. All the herbs present in these tablets help in boosting immunity as well as preventing all kinds of infections. It alleviates the symptoms of HFMD such as fever, sore throat, etc by providing immunomodulatory effects.

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


Curcumin Capsules is a single herbal formulation prepared by Planet Ayurveda with the standardised extract of curcumin (Curcuma longa). Curcumin possesses the best antioxidant properties and rejuvenating properties. It boosts immunity as well which assists the body to fight against infections. As HFMD is caused by the inflammatory changes in the body by the virus curcumin alleviates the symptoms of this disease by suppressing the inflammatory responses in the body.

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


Amritarisht is a classical Ayurvedic formulation which has been used for many types of fevers since ancient times. This is a syrup formulation and is prepared by Planet Ayurveda under the observance of M.D Ayurveda practitioners. This formulation consists of various ingredients such as giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), patla (Stereospermum suaveolens), agnimanth (Clerodendrum phlomidis) and various others. As fever is the first symptom in HFMD thus this remedy acts as best in alleviating fever.

Dosage: 5 ml twice daily with plain water after meals.


Mahamanjishthadi Kwath is a syrup formulation which is prepared by Planet Ayurveda as mentioned in classical texts. This formulation consists of various ingredients such as Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), nagarmotha (Cyperus rotundus) and various others. This syrup formulation helps in cleansing the blood and promotes detoxification. By detoxification it helps in eliminating virus from the body thus assisting the management of HFMD.   

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


Hand, Foot and Mouth disease (HFMD) is considered as a very common infection among children that leads to sore formation known as ulceration. It occurs commonly in children and the main cause behind this infection is Coxsackievirus. The symptoms experienced by the affected person are fever, sore throat, malaise, blisters inside and outside the mouth, sores on hands and feet.

As per Ayurveda there is no direct correlation between this disease but it can be taken under Graha chikitsa as shakuni graha. For this Planet Ayurveda provides various remedies that help in alleviating HFMD. These remedies boost immunity and by detoxification assist in the management of this disease. The herbal remedies are free from any kind of added preservatives and synthetic material so there is no side effect of these medications you can give your child without worrying under the advice of Ayurvedic practitioners.

Alternative Treatment For Atopic Dermatitis


Skin is the largest organ of the body. It helps in protecting our body from different types of pathogens and from dehydration. Skin plays a key role in regulating the body. The main function of the skin is protection, absorption, secretion, excretion, regulation and sensation. Due to unhealthy lifestyle and stress, related disorders increase day by day and lead to some health problems. Atopic dermatitis is one of the most common skin disorders. Most of the cases have been seen in children below 5 years but also seen in adults too. It is mainly associated with allergies like asthma or rhinitis. In this article we are going to discuss alternative treatment for Atopic dermatitis and its ayurvedic treatments.

Atopic Dermatitis


Atopic dermatitis also known as Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by erythema, scaling, pruritus, lichenification, and papulo-vesicles. The eczematous lesions are mostly seen in neck, face and extensor skin surfaces. Atopic dermatitis can affect any age group but it mostly affects the children. The word Atopic is related to allergy and hypersensitivity which is connected with asthma, rhinitis or inhaled allergens.

In Ayurveda, symptoms of Atopic dermatitis or Eczema are correlated with Vicharchika . Vicharchika is a skin disorder and the main region of this disease is vitiation of the Tri doshas – vata, pitta and kapha. It affects the blood and skin.


The following types are

  • Allergic contact eczema
  • Contact eczema
  • Dyshidrotic eczema
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Nummular eczema
  • Seborrheic eczema
  • Stasis dermatitis


The following signs and symptoms are

  • Dry skin
  • Severe itching at night
  • Red or brownish-gray patches all over the body
  • Small bumps
  • Cracked, thickened and scaly skin
  • Sensitive skin due to excessive scratching


The main causes of atopic dermatitis are

  • It is related to the mutated gene that causes epidermal layer impairment. Due to this infections easily penetrate the skin barrier and lead to eczema.
  • Some skin irritants that can trigger the atopic dermatitis are some chemicals in certain skincare products, formaldehyde, pollen and many others.
  • Overactive immune system
  • Imbalanced hormones
  • Certain medications


The following complications of Atopic Dermatitis are

  • Asthma
  • Hay fever
  • Severe itching
  • Scaly and rough skin
  • Skin infections
  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Irritant hand dermatitis


Below tips that help or minimize the effect of atopic dermatitis

  • Moisturize skin twice a day
  • Avoids triggers that worsen the conditions
  • Take frequent bath and shower
  • Take a bleach bath once a week
  • Use only gentle soap
  • Dry yourself carefully


There is no diagnostic method to diagnose Atopic dermatitis. It can easily be diagnosed on the basis of physical examination of skin along with some other blood.

Herbal Remedies For Atopic Dermatitis

Planet Ayurveda is a globally recognized firm that provides pure, different and best herb remedies to the patient because it extracted raw materials from the organic herb and makes 100% genuine products with no side effects and gives best overall results since the last 20 years. All products of planet ayurveda are purely vegetarian and naturally extracted from the herb and medicinal plant from the mountains of Himalaya and other regional parts of the earth. Atopic dermatitis is mainly due to the imbalanced tridosha in our body and this herbal formulation by planet ayurveda gives best results to overcome this. Planet Ayurveda strictly follows the government guidelines for making their product best. Planet Ayurveda is a G.M.P certified herbal supplements manufacturing company. We also organize medical camps across India and abroad and believe in medical tourism to spread the message of living close to nature that makes your life healthy and fit too. The following ayurvedic remedies for atopic dermatitis are

  1. Gleaming skin, hair, nails formula
  2. Navkarshik Churna
  3. Gandhak Rasayan
  4. Lippu Oil
  5. Vetpalai Thailum
  6. Mandarin Orange Soap


Product’s Description

1. Gleaming skin, hair, nails formula

This  is a polyherbal formulation by planet ayurveda. This capsule contains Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Pit papda (Fumaria officinalis), sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Ghritkumari (Aloe barbadensis). It helps to remove the toxins from the body and also clears the blocked passages in the arteries or veins. It has anti-ageing, antioxidants, immune booster properties. It is also useful in curing acne, pimples, dark circles, blemishes, age spots, freckles, and also nourishes. It fights against skin disorders like impetigo, psoriasis, ringworm, eczema and many others. Thus it is useful in atopic dermatitis.

Dosages: – one to two capsules twice a day with Luke warm water after meals.

2. Navkarshik Churna

It is a best polyherbal remedy that contains Amla (Emblica officinalis), Bahera (Terminalia bellerica),Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) Daru-haldi(Berberis aristata). This herbal formulation provides quick relief and works at the root cause of the disease. It acts as a good blood purifier, removing excess toxins from the body. It also helps in breaking the uric acid crystals and maintains good metabolism, balances the imbalanced doshas mainly Pitta dosha. It gives best results in atopic dermatitis.

Dosage: – Half to one teaspoon twice a day with lukewarm water after meals.

3. Gandhak Rasayan

It is a classical herbal formulation for all types of skin disorders. It improves the immune system of the body and also removes the excess toxins from the body and gives shine to the skin. Gandhak Rasayan gives relief in skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, etc. It has good results in Atopic dermatitis too.The main ingredient of gandhak rasayan is purified sulfur.

Dosage: – one to two tablets twice a day with lukewarm water after meals.

4. Lippu Oil

This is herbal oil for skin abnormalities. The main ingredient of this lippu oil is Pongamia pinnata, Oleum cocos nucifera. Lippu Oil is best for skin problems like dry skin, Lichen Planus, Hyper Melanesia, Ichthyosis and Eczema. It gives relief from eczema by lowering the eczemoid reactions, reduces the excess thickening of the skin and controls itching sensations. So it is good to use in Atomic dermatitis or any other skin problems.

Dosages: – Apply it on the affected part of the body after taking a bath.

5. Vetpalai Thailum

It is a traditional herbal oil used in the management of skin problems like  psoriasis, eczema, hyper pigmentus etc. Vetpalai Thailam of Siddha herbal medicine prepared from Vetpalai leaves (Wrightia tinctoria) and Coconut oil. Vetpalai (Wrightia tinctoria) leaves contain flavonoids along with other ingredients and helps to cure skin patches effectively and is safer to use regularly for all age groups of people. It also acts as anti-inflammatory and balances the aggravated doshas which help to cure disease faster, thus used in Atopic dermatitis.

Dosages: – Apply on the affected areas of the skin at night.

6. Mandarin Orange Soap

Mandarin Orange soap is herbal soap with natural ingredients enriched with the goodness of the Lemon Peel and Orange Peel extracts to heal the skin and remove infections. It contains essential oils and skin care ingredients. The orange peel and lemon peel extracts absorb the excess oil, remove dead skin cells from the body and help in closing or tightening the pores. It also protects against wrinkles. It also has the anti-ageing, antioxidant properties. Thus it should be used in any skin disorders.

Dosage: – Use daily as a bathing bar.


Ayurveda gives best results over the years. All ayurvedic remedies always give good results and treat the disease by its root cause and all these medicines don’t have  any side effects. Ayurveda is an ancient technique to treat patients with natural herbal plants. So the above-mentioned medicines of planet Ayurveda are best to treat atopic dermatitis because all the medicines are free from any added preservatives and other added salt that harm your health and lead to any chronic infections. Planet Ayurveda is always dedicated to the promotion of natural herbs and bringing their benefits to the patients and gives them relief. Planet Ayurveda yearns to make herbal wellness a part of every home in the world. All ayurvedic medicines are purely vegetarian and made up from 100% naturally occurring organic herbs and medicinal plants. We always want to spread awareness about how to live healthier lives, not only for our medications but also by sharing the knowledge of Ayurveda through our websites and through our treatments. For more details of our product, you can check our website  and for any queries you can send your queries to our email id