Cheyletiellosis – Treatment With Herbal Remedies
Cheyletiellosis is also known as “walking dandruff”. It is a skin disorder which is caused by Cheyletiella spp. Mites. Dogs, cats and rabbits are mainly affected by this disease. These mites mainly live in the superficial layer of the skin. Humans are also affected by this disease from their pets. In humans it causes a mild pruritic dermatitis on the chest, legs and buttocks. Here in this article we will discuss cheyletiellosis in detail and its ayurvedic management.
Cheyletiella is a skin disease in which mites live on the skin surface. Dogs, cats and rabbits are mainly affected by this disease. In different species it is caused by different parasites. It was first discovered in the 1800s. It is an uncommon disease of skin. It is mainly caused by cheyletiella spp parasite. It is also called “walking dandruff” because large whitish mites appear on the skin that they crawl. Due to use of more flea treatment this disease has become less frequent. It spreads easily by direct contact.The species which are more prone to this disease are rabbits, cats, dogs, and hares. Dandruff, itching and hair loss are the main symptoms shown by cheyletiellosis.
- It is also called “walking dandruff”.
- Humans are also affected by cheyletiellosis.
- It can easily spread by direct contact.
In different species such as rabbits, cats, dogs, and hares this disease is caused by different parasites. Let’s discuss one by one
- Cheyletiella parasitovorax is found in rabbits.
- Cheyletiella blakei is found in cats.
- Cheyletiella yasguri is found in dogs and causes scabbing and itching. This can also affect humans.
- Cheyletiella strandtmanni is found in hares.
- Scaling or dandruff
- Hair loss
- Red and itchy bumps on the skin
- Swelling in the skin
Cheyletiellosis in humans
Cheyletiellosis can easily spread to humans by direct contact with their pet. Cheyletiellosis in humans causes a mild pruritic dermatitis on the chest, legs and buttocks. Sometimes in humans it shows no symptoms.
In cheyletiellosis mites can be visible easily on the skin, veterinarians can easily capture these mites with the help of a comb.
In this procedure sample of affected skin taken and examined under the microscope. With the help of this procedure we can easily diagnose how much infection spreads in the body.
Medicated Baths – you should give a medicated bath to your pet once a week to remove scales and mites.
Organophosphates can be used in adult dogs. You can also use spray and powders in the management of itching and redness.
Ayurveda is a vedic science which treats humans as well as animals. This pathy mainly works on three doshas i.e. Vata, pitta and kapha. According to ayurveda cheyletiellosis can be correlated with aggravation of pitta and kapha dosha. The symptom itching can be correlated with aggravation of kapha dosha. Because due to aggravation of kapha dosha it causes itching and aggravation of pitta dosha it causes redness and swelling on the skin. And the mites can be correlated with jivanu janya vyadhi. Aggravated kapha and pitta can be balanced by kaph shamak and pitta shamak chilitsa. Avoid fat, corn and starch from their diet and also avoid food that makes warmth to your pet. You can add cooling foods and fresh veggies in your pet’s diet. The herbs which play an important role in the management of cheyletiellosis are shudh gandhak, amalaki, bibhitaki, haritaki, guggul, guduchi, neem and haridra. Ancient forms of medicines which help in the management of cheyletiellosis are gandhak rasayan,mahamanjisthadi kwath, kaishore guggulu and dermoplan syrup.
Herbal remedies for cheyletiellosis by Planet Ayurveda
Planet ayurveda is a worldwide company which treats humans as well as animals. This is a GMP certified company. All the medicines made by this company are natural and free from side effects. This company makes medicines under the observation of MD ayurveda doctors. Planet Ayurveda makes medicine in the form of tablets, syrup and churna. All the products are gluten free. The herbal remedies for cheyletiellosis are as follows
- Gandhak Rasayan
- Mahamanjisthadi Ghan Vati
- Kaishore Guggul
- Dermoplan Syrup
1. Gandhak Rasayan
The main ingredient of Gandhak rasayan is shuddha gandhak. It is in the form of a tablet. This tablet plays a very important role in skin diseases. Symptoms of this disease such as itching and red bumps on skin can be easily manageable by this Ayurvedic medicine. It is also helpful in stopping scratching. Thus gandhak rasayan is very beneficial in the management of cheyletiellosis.
Dose- 2 tablets twice aily
2. Mahamanjisthadi Ghan Vati
The main ingredient of this tablet is mahamanjistha kwath ghan std. ext. manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) is a natural herb that plays a very important role in purification of blood. It is an immunomodulator and also prevents infection. So this tablet helps in purifying the blood and helps in increasing the immunity.
Dose- 2 tablets twice daily
3. Kaishore Guggul
Kaishore Guggul is an ancient Ayurvedic medicine in the form of a tablet. The main ingredients of this tablet are amalaki (Emblica officinalis), bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), haritaki (Terminalia chebula), guggul (Commiphora mukul), and guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia). All the ingredients used in this medicine are good for skin diseases and also helps in digestion related problems. It is also a good blood cleanser. Thus this medicine is very useful in itching and other skin problems.
Dose- 2 tablets twice daily.
4. Dermoplan Syrup
This syrup is very useful in skin related disorders. The main ingredients of this syrup are manjishtha (rubia cordifolia), giloy (tinospora cordifolia), chopchini (smilax china), sariva (hemidesmus indicus), neem (azadirachta indica), haridra (curcuma longa) and gorakhmundi (sphaeranthus indicus) etc. This syrup acts as a skin tonic because main herbs of skin such as neem and haridra present in this syrup. This syrup purifies the blood and helps in skin related disorders. As we know giloy is full of health benefits. It mainly acts as an antipyretic, and best immunomodulator. Chopchini present in this syrup maintain all the function of the body. Gorakhmundi is a herb that acts as a good blood purifier and helps in removing all toxins from the body. Thus this syrup is very beneficial in skin related disorders.
- Dose- 2 tsp twice daily.
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Cheyletiella is a skin disease in which mites live on the skin surface. Dogs, cats and rabbits are mainly affected by this disease. This disease is also called walking dandruff. This disease also affects humans by direct contact. Ayurveda is not good for human health only but is also beneficial for your pet health. Here in this article we have learnt cheyletiellosis in detail and its ayurvedic management.