Skin rashes are among the most widely occurring skin abnormalities. An abnormal change in skin texture or colour is known as skin rashes. Skin rashes are usually accompanied by inflammation, irritation, and itching. There are several types of rashes, including lichen planus, eczema, pityriasis rosea, and granuloma annulare. There are a wide range of causes for the condition. Though it appears to be a simple problem, it may cause a lot of difficulties in one’s daily life.
Ayurveda offers an all-natural and side-effect-free treatment for skin rashes and itching. Let’s have a look at the condition and its management.
Symptoms of Skin Rashes
- Change in skin texture
- Formation of small fluid-filled blisters
- dry, scaly, or leathery skin from constant scratching
- High skin sensitivity
- Red bumps on various parts of the body
- Lacy red patterns all over the body or some local regions
- Spots on general areas of the body
- The skin looks irritated, red, and wet.
Skin rashes and itching could impact your entire body or just a localised area. The severity of this ailment varies depending on the underlying cause.
- Rashes and itching can be caused by skin disorders such as eczema, dermographism, and dermatitis. Scabies, pinworms, lice, mites, bed bugs, fungal rashes, measles, and chickenpox are also prevalent causes of rashes and itching.
- Nervous System Disorders: Nerve-related disorders such as neuropathy, shingles, multiple sclerosis, and diabetes can all cause skin problems.
- Medicines: Antifungal and antibiotic drugs sometimes cause widespread itching and rashes. Other potent drugs include anticonvulsants and pain medications.
- Pregnancy: Some women develop rashes and experience itching as a result of the hormonal shift that occurs during pregnancy. It could also be the result of an underlying ailment that worsens during pregnancy.
Ayurveda Treatment for Skin Rashes
Skin disorders can be caused by imbalanced Dosha levels, as suggested by Ayurveda. Let us look at Ayurveda’s perspective on skin illnesses and how to treat or avoid them by balancing doshas.
A Vata imbalance will cause your skin to be dry and rough, with cracks and fissures. Pitta imbalances are characterised by scorching discomfort, redness, ulceration, fever, and pus development. While Kapha imbalance causes skin discoloration, oedema, itching, and fluid retention.
Ayurvedic skin disease therapy is a combination of certain ayurveda therapies and drugs. Depending on the dosha that needs to be pacified, the patient will also need to undergo dietary modifications. Medications aid in the management of skin irritation and itchiness and the elimination of the underlying source of the problem.
Panchakarma therapies such as lepam (medicinal herb face packs), Udhwarthanam (massage with dry herbal powders), Dhoopanam (medicated fumigation), Virechana, Dhara, Snehana, Ahyangam (Oilation with different medicated oils) are employed depending on the patient’s body constitution.
Diet and lifestyle
Ayurveda suggests dietary modifications to balance the dosha.
- Good nutrition might help boost digestive fire. This, in turn, aids in the prevention of the creation of ama, or toxins that may damage the skin.
- If you are experiencing dermatological issues, avoid hot, acidic, and dry foods. Ditch hot and spicy foods, pickles, salted foods, sour fruits, tomatoes, eggplant, chickpeas, and black beans. Bitter flavours are highly recommended for the skin since they aid in detoxifying and clearing the liver and skin.
- Include anti-inflammatory fruits and vegetables such as onions, avocados, turmeric, ginger, kale, berries, pineapple, and tomatoes.
- Eat foods high in antioxidants (vitamins C and E) to help your skin repair quickly. This includes spinach, amla, papaya, guava, kiwi, sunflower seeds, almonds, and pumpkin. Drink green tea with lemon and ginger twice a day.
- Consume probiotic foods. Consume omega-3 fatty acid-rich foods such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, almonds, soybean oil, and flaxseed oil. According to research, omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce inflammation, boost your skin’s immunity, and heal disorders like eczema.
- Practise yoga daily. Some of the useful yoga postures include Uttanasana, Trikonasana, Bhujangasana, Janu Sirsasana, Viparita Karani, etc.
At Ayurclinic, a tailored approach is taken according to individual requirements. Following various ayurvedic principles, our treatments are planned according to different body constitutions.
To find out more about effective Ayurvedic management, consult our Ayurvedic practitioners at Ayurclinic, Melbourne. Our experts will give you the right guidance to deal with the symptoms of your diseases. So, if you are suffering from any of the symptoms mentioned above, Call us +61 3 9078 2940 for a proper diagnosis and therapy.