Skin is the largest sense organ of the body. It is the first line of defense that helps to protect the body from various types of germs, infections, etc. Skin is the layer that helps us to experience the touch. But what if, whatever we touch, sticks to the skin? Even a thought like that makes us uncomfortable, isn’t it? But this is reality, there are people suffering from this condition. Sticky skin syndrome is one such condition that results in imparting stickiness in the skin. The sticky skin syndrome will be discussed in detail along with the symptoms, causes, and ayurvedic aspect, etc. in the following content.
Sticky skin syndrome is a syndrome that causes things to stick to the skin of your body. It is usually a side effect of a long term drug therapy. Most often in this condition, stickiness of the skin of hands is observed but skin of the other parts of the body may also be sticky. The skin may become dry, tight and flakey skin around the hands and other areas of the body. This condition is also known as acquired cutaneous adherence. Sticky skin syndrome is a chronic condition which can affect people of all ages and races. Individuals with this syndrome often suffer from itching, stinging, burning or tingling sensations on the skin, regular brown spots or patches on the body, burning sensations in the mouth after eating or drinking hot liquids such as coffee or tea and abdominal cramps mostly during bowel movements. Sticky skin may be a result of administration of various drugs such as retinoids, anti -fungals, etc. The causes underlying the condition of sticky skin syndrome will be described as follows.
As the sticky skin syndrome is also known as idiopathic or acquired cutaneous adherence. In some cases, there can be no specific cause behind the condition of sticky skin syndrome. In some other cases, various causes can be estimated to result in the condition of Sticky skin syndrome, some of which can be even life threatening. The sticky skin syndrome can be present individually or along with some other medical condition. The isolated sticky skin syndrome i.e., when the condition is presented individually is mostly observed as a result of consumption of medications for a long term. Estimates are also made regarding the role of age related factors in contribution to the development of this condition.This will lead to presentation of different types of features which will be described as follows.
Sticky skin syndrome was first described by Elis and Voorhees. They described it as a subjective sensation of stickiness in the skin. Sticky skin syndrome is most commonly observed in patients already suffering from some skin disease and has undergone long term drug therapy including retinoids, etc. The main presenting feature of this condition of sticky skin syndrome is in accordance with its name, the skin becomes sticky. There is adherence of objects on the skin observed in this condition. There may be a presence of skiny patches with hypopigmentation. The condition of sticky skin syndrome will differ from patient to patient.
DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT
The physical examination and observing the clinical presentation will bring us halfway to the diagnosis of the sticky skin syndrome. The laboratory tests that can be advised will depend on the patient’s presentation of the features. Your doctor can advise you to get reports of skin biopsy, skin patch test, etc. In some cases, skin culture may also be required. The line of treatment for sticky skin syndrome will initially focus on eradicating the causative factors. The cases in which the condition of sticky skin syndrome arises due to prolonged use of drugs, the dose of those drugs should be decreased. If possible, the causative medicines should be totally stopped, the condition of sticky skin syndrome will resolve within a few months or years after the withdrawal of those medicines. Let’s discuss the ayurvedic perspective or the ayurvedic point of view regarding the condition of sticky skin syndrome.
The ayurvedic aspect of the sticky skin disorder can be correlated with the vitiation of the pitta dosha and rakta dhatu. There are five types of pitta dosha in the body and bhrajaka pitta is one of the types that is believed to be residing in the skin. So, vitiation of bhrajaka pitta can be considered in this scenario. Also, the rakta dushti is there. So, the line of management will include restoring the vitiated pitta dosha and rakta dhatu back in normal levels. This can be accomplished using a variety of herbal formulations such as neem capsules, mahamanjishthaghan vati, etc. THe details of these ayurvedic formulations beneficial for the condition of sticky skin syndrome will be described as follows.
HERBAL REMEDIES FOR STICKY SKIN SYNDROME BY PLANET AYURVEDA
Planet Ayurveda provides various preparations of natural herbs such as gotu kola capsules, gandhak rasayan, pitta balance, etc. which are prepared using authentic ways and provide great results in improving the condition of sticky skin syndrome. All the herbal products manufactured here are free from chemicals, preservatives, starch, additives, colours 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 ayurvedic formulations beneficial for the condition of sticky skin syndrome are described as follows.
- Gandhak Rasayan
- Arjuna Capsules
- Pitta Balance
- Mahamanjisthaghan Vati
- Gotu Kola Capsules
- Tea tree-aloe vera premium homemade bathing bar
1. Gandhak Rasayan
Gandhak Rasayan is presented by planet ayurveda. It is prepared using pure extract of a very beneficial ayurvedic component namely gandhak (Sulphur (purified)). It shows great results on the overall health of the body. It helps to detoxify the body. It acts as an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory agent. Hence, will help to improve the condition of sticky skin syndrome. It is also beneficial in various other skin related disorders such as urticaria, acne etc.
Dosage: Two tablets two times a day with lukewarm water.
2. Arjuna capsules
Arjuna capsules prepared by planet ayurveda contain natural extracts of a very effective ayurvedic herb Arjun (Terminalia arjuna). It possesses a variety of health benefits such as improves blood circulation, acts as a cardiotonic, contains antidysenteric and anti hypertensive properties also. The use of arjun will help to alleviate the rakta (blood) and pitta dushti or vitiation. Hence arjuna capsules will help to deal with the condition of sticky skin syndrome effectively.
Dosage : One capsule two times a day with lukewarm water, after meals.
3. Mahamanjisthaghan Vati
Mahamanjisthaghan Vati is being prepared by planet ayurveda. It contains manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) as the main component of the formulation. Manjishtha is tikta (bitter), kshaya (astringent), madhur (taste) in rasa and hot in potency. It is known to be a very effective blood purifier. Hence, the use of Mahamanjisthaghan Vati in the condition of sticky skin syndrome will help to deal with the dushti or vitiation of the rakta and hence, improve the body’s overall state of well being.
Dosage – Two tablets two times a day with lukewarm water.
4. Pitta Balance
Pitta Balance capsules are being prepared by planet Ayurveda. These capsules contain the following beneficial medicinal components such as Coral Calcium (Praval Pishti), Pearl Calcium (Mukta Pishti), Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi) (Giloy Satva). As the name suggests, pitta balance capsules are helpful in balancing the pitta dosha of the body. Hence, will help to improve the condition of sticky skin syndrome.
Dose: One Capsule two times a day, with plain water.
5. Gotu kola capsules
Gotu kola capsules prepared by planet ayurveda contain natural extracts of herb gotu kola (Centella asiatica). Gotu kola is a miraculous herb with plenty of health benefits. It has a great effect on the skin also. The use of gotu kola capsules improves the texture of skin, making it firm and tight. It is also a very rich source of anti oxidants and hence reduces the free radicals in the body, thus improving the overall state of the body.
Dose : Gotu kola capsules can be given one Capsule two times a day, with plain water. These capsules are given after meals.
6. Tea tree-aloe vera premium handmade bathing bar
This ayurvedic bathing bar contains aloe vera (kumari) extract, tea tree oil, errand tail (Ricinus communis)(castor oil), coconut oil (Cocus nucifera), etc. It helps to keep the skin clean and prevents various types of pathogenic growth also. This will help to manage the stickiness in the sticky skin syndrome when used regularly.
How to use – Apply Tea tree-aloe vera premium handmade bathing bar on wet skin and massage to form lather and wash it with clean water. This bathing bar can be used two hours after the application of the above said oils (neem oil, manjishthadi oil).
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It can be concluded that sticky skin syndrome may be a rare condition but the ones suffering with it, face difficulty in coping up with the daily activities also. As mentioned, the dose of medicinal drugs responsible for the condition should be reduced and necessary measures should be taken to manage the condition. The ayurvedic formulations such as neem capsules, gandhak rasayan, etc. described in the above article go a long way to manage the condition of sticky skin syndrome effectively. Along with the oral intake of herbal formulations, the herbal oils such as neem oil and manjishthadi oil will improve the healing process.