Category: Eczema (Wet)

Get Rid of Atopic Dermatitis with Herbal Remedies

Atopic Dermatitis

Abstract

Atopic dermatitis is an autoimmune disease which damages the barrier of skin resulting in dry, itchy skin and rashes that appear to be brown, purple, gray or red in color. It is the most common type of eczema which comes and goes on and off in a person for a certain period of time or maybe throughout their life. During its course, if the disease becomes chronic, certain other types of eczema may also overlap the condition. In this write up, we will be getting detailed information about the Atopic dermatitis and best organic herbs offered by Planet Ayurveda to treat it naturally.

Atopic Dermatitis

Introduction

Atopic dermatitis is one of the types of eczema which is the most common and causes more severe itching and redness of skin as compared to other forms. Exaggerated allergic reaction of the immune system to some allergen results in severe inflammation, itching, rashes, dryness and redness of the skin. Atopic dermatitis has a characteristic of scratch-itch cycle which has both psychological as well as physical components. Itching in atopic dermatitis is so severe that one goes on itching which feels pleasurable at times but causes more inflammation and infection of the skin further. Children and infants are more prone to it; however, several cases of adults are also reported every year worldwide.

Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis may vary as per the different age groups of the patient. However, some of the common signs and symptoms are:

  • Itchy, scaly and dry skin
  • Rashes on the scalp and on cheeks (in case of infants or children)
  • Fluid containing eruptions in these rashes
  • Common locations of rashes are knees, elbows, face and neck
  • Scaly skin having light or dark spots
  • Skin appear to be leathery and thick
  • Discoloration of skin
  • Easily irritated skin

Causes

The exact causative factor behind the atopic dermatitis is unknown. Though, there are certain factors which seem to play a role in its pathogenesis like abnormal response of the immune system to an allergen as compared to the other persons who are not having atopic dermatitis. Second factor is the altered barriers of the skin which causes skin to dry up too much and make it prone to become dehydrated and infections. All these factors lead to extremely dry, itchy, red skin developing rashes and patches on exposure to certain allergens. There are also certain triggering factors which can initiate the atopic dermatitis in the body like hot water baths or showers for longer time, scratching every now and then, exposure to heat for long, dry, cold weather, allergens like dust, pollen, dirt, sand and smoke. Stress also plays a vital role for the aggravation of this disease and people exposed to physical or mental stress for a long time have been reported to trigger the attack.

Diagnosis

There are no laboratory tests used to diagnose the atopic dermatitis. Thorough physical examination by a doctor of the patient’s skin will reveal the possibility of atopic dermatitis. Along with it, knowing the medical history is a favor as this disease is usually seen to run in the families, falling under the category of diseases caused due to heredity. The family history can be of atopic dermatitis, asthma or hay fever. Certain patch tests can also be done to rule out other skin conditions.

Treatment

Atopic dermatitis is an incurable disease as per orthodox system of medicine and there is no specific treatment for the disease in it. The treatment is only given to suppress the present symptoms like itchy and redness of skin. But it does not help patients much as attacks come on and off and with time, the intensity can also increase. Also, the steroids used in the treatment have harmful effects on the other organs of the body.

Ayurveda has always treated skin ailments very gently and safely. Several skin diseases that are known to be incurable as per modern medicine have been treated successfully in this ancient system of medicine, several times. There are plenty of amazing herbs in Ayurveda whose therapeutic actions have been proved effective and used since ages. Ayurveda is based on the holistic approach for the diseases which not only heals the body but spirit and mind as well.

Herbal Remedies By Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is the herbal manufacturing unit and has a well-known name in the field of Ayurveda. The speciality is, MD-Ayurveda expert owns and runs it with best of his knowledge to serve the people worldwide. It deals with the production and trade of the purely vegetarian and herbal products and medicines all around the globe. These medicines can be easily accessible online as well as offline in the main Clinic or through the authorized distributors located in different parts of India and the world as well. None of the products contain any kind of preservative, chemicals, fillers, colors, yeast or dye which make them extra safe and effective. For Atopic dermatitis, Planet Ayurveda offers a combination called “Atopic Dermatitis Care Pack.” All the remedies in this pack consist of potential herbs which have therapeutic action on the skin and help to manage and treat atopic dermatitis successfully.

Atopic Dermatitis Care Pack includes

  1. Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula
  2. Navkarshik Churna
  3. Gandhak Rasayan
  4. Lippu Oil
  5. Vetpalai thailam
  6. Mandarin Orange Soap

Atopic Dermatitis Care PackBuy Now

Product Description

1. Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula

Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Pit papda (Fumaria officinalis), Chirata (Swertia chiretta) and Ghrit kumari (Aloe barbadensis) are used in the preparation of these capsules. All these herbs work collectively to treat atopic dermatitis and give healthy skin. Dry and itchy skin can be replaced by hydrated and healthy skin by the regular consumption of these capsules.

Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

2. Navkarshik Churna

This herbal churna helps in eliminating the toxins from the blood, cleanses skin and corrects the vitiated Vata and Pitta dosha. Navkarshik churna also works as an immunomodulator and treats the abnormal exaggerated immune responses of the body which is considered as the root cause of the disease. It is prepared from Amla (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bahera (Terminalia bellerica), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Neem (Azadirachta indica), etc.

Dosage– Take 1 teaspoon twice daily after meals with plain water

3. Gandhak Rasayan

These therapeutic tablets support healthy skin and prevent the accumulation of unwanted substances in it. Gandhak rasayan is a well-known remedy for several kinds of skin diseases like atopic dermatitis, scabies, ringworms, etc. It is prepared from Shuddha gandhak (Purified sulphur) which cleanses the blood and skin and eliminates toxins from the body.

Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water

4. Lippu Oil

It helps in treating various types of eczema like atopic dermatitis. Lippu oil is composed of Coconut palm (Oleum cocos nucifera) and Indian beech (Pongamia pinnata). This oil is used by applying on the affected area locally. It relieves itching, inflammation and also hydrates the skin.

Direction– Take few drops and apply with fingertips on the affected area twice daily.

5. Vetpalai Thailam

It is a classical Ayurvedic preparation which helps to relieve skin ailments like eczema and psoriasis. Herbs like Stri kutaja (Wrightia tinctoria), Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) oil are used in Vetpalai thailam. This oil helps in killing microbes, checking infections, and improves the quality of the skin.

Direction– Take few drops of oil and apply with fingertips on the affected area externally.

6. Mandarin Orange Soap

Using this natural organic soap is really good for skin as it does not contain any kind of chemicals. Mandarin orange soap soothes the skin and prevents it from drying and itching by trapping natural moisture of it. It also replenishes the deficient minerals in the skin. This soap is prepared majorly from the extracts of orange and mandarin. It can also be used by a healthy person for maintaining healthy and glowing skin.

Direction– Use daily for bathing and twice for washing the affected area.

Conclusion

Atopic dermatitis can be treated well with the help of herbal remedies. These remedies not only eliminate the disease but also restore the healthy structure and function of skin along with restoring the normal function of the immune system.

Prevention and Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

ABSTRACT

Skin is one of the largest and important outer organs of our body. It plays an important role in protecting our body from water loss and pathogens. It helps in regulating our body temperature and stimulating us for any kind of external cause which might cause damage to the skin. Every person has different types of skin like some have oily while others might have dry and some are a combination of both. Some people have very sensitive skin like even a simple ant bite can lead them to rashes all over the body. Itching is also one of the symptoms presented by the body in response to pathogens and one of those skin conditions is Atopic dermatitis. In this article, we will discuss about atopic dermatitis and its ayurvedic management in detail.

WHAT IS ATOPIC DERMATITIS?

Atopic dermatitis also is known as Eczema which is an inflammatory condition of the skin. It is one of the most common disorders which occur throughout the world. Here Atopy is related to hypersensitivity and allergy which is connected with Asthma, inhaled allergens. Atopic dermatitis is represented as a rash all over the body with a history of Asthma. The skin becomes extremely inflamed and itchy resulting in the formation of blisters, swelling, redness, and crust formation. People who have dry skin are mostly seen with atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis can occur at any age but Infants or Children are mostly seen with the disease. It may carry on to adulthood with ups and downs of the symptoms like there are times when the skin starts to itch and form crust all over the skin and after some time all the complaints go and this goes on repeating itself.

atopic dermatitis

Etiology

  • Men and Women are equally affected by this disease
  • Children are most likely to be affected by Atopic dermatitis.
  • 65 percent of the patient shows symptoms in the first years of their life while other show symptoms after the age of 5.
  • Symptoms shown after the age of 30 is very rare and uncommon
  • People who live in areas with high humidity have a higher risk to develop atopic dermatitis.

SYMPTOMS SHOWN BY PATIENT

The symptoms differ from patient to patient depending on their skin. The most common symptoms presented are:

  • one of the marking features presented is the Itching.
  • The parts that are mostly affected are the fold of the body like armpits, back of the knee, wrists, etc.
  • Intense scratching which makes the skin inflammation worse.
  • Atopic dermatitis patients have more sensitive skin as compared to others and they scratch more and for a longer time sometimes until they bleed.
  • Due to itching especially during the night it is difficult for them to sleep which leads to disturbance of sleep cycle.
  • It can also be noted on the skin around the eyes, eyebrows, and lashes. Due to extra the fold of the skin under the eyes atopic dermatitis is common to find here

Features of Atopic dermatitis on Skin

Following are the features of Atopic dermatitis:

  • Ichthyosis where the scales appear on the legs
  • Raised bumps called papules to appear on the skin which may get infected.
  • Itching and rubbing on the same part of the skin causes to appear a thick raised patch called lichen simplex.
  •  Dark circle under the eyes.
  • Warts may also be seen due to continuing picking of skin.
  • Raised red bumps or hives shown on the skin called urticaria.

ATOPIC DERMATITIS STAGES

Following are the stages seen inatopic dermatitis

  • The symptoms appear in newborn children from ages of 6 to 12 weeks
  • Firstly it appears on the cheeks and chin. appearing as a facial rash that progressively becomes red and oozes out.
  • the skin is infected
  • When the child starts to crawl the areas like the knee and elbow also start to get infected.
  • The child starts to become irritable and restless due to itching.
  • Most of the children after 18months of the age start to get better, but children with dry skin have a greater risk to develop later in life too.

CAUSES FOR ATOPIC DERMATITIS

The cause for atopic dermatitis is not known yet but it is believed that it occurs due to mutation of certain genes or due to some external or environmental factors. But one thing is common that hypersensitivity increases with high itching of the skin. It is said to be associated with Asthma and Hay fever.

Some causes which may result in atopic dermatitis

  • Filaggrin a form of protein present in the skin is decreased. Its main function is to hydrate the skin.
  •  People allergic to certain types of food are also affected by dermatitis.
  •  People who have weak immunity.
  • Stress or Emotional factors also play a role in causing dermatitis.

DIAGNOSIS FOR ATOPIC DERMATITIS

Physical examination:– Atopic dermatitis patients can be easily diagnosed by the external appearance of the skin. Skin appears red and itches with inflammation. Skin becomes very dry and scaly.
Skin biopsy: – Sample of skin is taken for pathological examination.
CBC (complete blood count):- Which might show high levels of WBC (white blood cells)
IgE test: – The test might show some elevation due to the infection.
Prick Test: – The skin is pricked with a certain type of substance which is considered to be the cause for allergic reaction.

AYURVEDIC MEDICINE PROVIDED BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Medicines for Atopic Dermatitis

Natural Treatment of atopic dermatitis

Herbal medicines provided by planet Ayurveda for Atopic Dermatitis are 100 percent pure which includes Psora care pack which also includes oil to apply to soothe the skin and decrease the itching. These medicines are free from preservatives and chemicals which help the patient to treat naturally without causing any harm. These herbal medicines do not irritate the skin. Further are the medicines which help in treating the Atopic dermatitis

  1. Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula
  2. Navkarshik churna
  3. Gandhak Rasayan
  4. Lippu oil
  5. Vetpalai Thailam
  6. Mandarian Orange soap

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula

It is a formulation of herbal extract which includes Pitta papda (Fumaria officinalis), Ghritkumari (Aloe barbadensis) and many more. This formulation helps in reducing the itching and redness on the skin. It helps in boosting the immunity and stopping the pathogen from entering into the skin. It makes the skin look better and healthy.

Dosage: – One to two capsules daily with water.

2. Navkarshik churna

It contains herbal extract of Amla (Emblica officinalis), Bahera (Terminalia bellerica), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) etc. All the herbal medicines help in removing all the toxins from the body and reducing the infection which causes dermatitis in the skin. It reduces the itching and inflammation of the skin.

Dosage:- One teaspoon with water after meals.

3. Gandhak Rasayan

It is formed from purified sulphur. Sulphur has been found very useful in any kind of skin disorder and helping the skin to get normal. Sulfur removes all the ailments related to atopic dermatitis. It helps in making the skin beautiful and healthy.

Dosage: – One to two tablets after meals daily with water.

4. Lippu oil

It is the herbal oil which helps in soothing the skin and reducing irritation. Applying it will help the skin in skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis. It will provide hydration to the skin and is especially recommended for people with dry skin.

Usage: – Apply directly to the skin with the help of cotton swab.

5. Vetpalai Thailam

It is an herbal medicine that is only for external use. It should be applied on the affected part of the skin to maintain a healthy appearance of the skin and get rid of any foreign body irritating the skin.

Usage: – Apply directly on the skin and gently massage it.

6. Mandarian Orange soap

It is a herbal soap which is especially recommended for people who have sensitive skin. This soap can be used by any skin type of person. It is free from chemicals and it won’t dry the skin.

Usage: – Directly use it on the skin just like other soaps.

Conclusion

All the Ayurvedic medicine mentioned above will help you in treating skin problems. It is safe to use and will not irritate the skin and is suitable for any skin type.