Basic description of the disease
Eczema, also known as “dermatitis”, is a common skin disease that is over reaction of the immune system followed by skin reaction - redness, and itching. Also could be with papules and vesicles.
It is a condition where one has extremely dry, itchy, cracked, and flaky skin.
Eczema damage is more likely to be noticed inside the elbows, wrists, armpits, back of the knees, or on exposed skin surfaces (face, arms, and legs). There are different types and stages of eczema, the most common is atopic dermatitis.
Eczema can occur at any age and is not caused by any known virus, fungi, or bacteria. This means that it is not contagious.
Eczema can also occur in people who are sensitive to environmental allergens such as pollen.
Ayurveda believes that the cause of eczema is a toxin overload body - the kidneys do not properly purify the blood. The toxin deposits in random parts of the body. In Ayurvedic medicine, eczema is mainly treated with Panchakarma therapy, others Ayurvedic methods approach to eczema treatment includes:
- diet plan - typically, it’s recommended to eat a plant-based diet,
a stress management plan, yoga postures to activate certain body centers, ayurvedic medicines to balance the body, analysis, and balancing of Dosha’s. Eczema is thought to occur when doshas are out of balance. The symptoms of eczema are almost always produced by Pitta Dosha imbalance. The Pitta dominant eczema presents with skin that is red, dry, cracked, itchy, or painful.
Ayurvedic medicine is applied according to the type of eczema you have. Ayurvedic treatment also involves consuming various herbs, some herbs and drugs may negatively interact, so it's important to follow your practitioner's of Ayurveda instructions.
Devastating thoughts and emotions
Stress and strong aggression usually lead to eczema. It is a strong call and jealousy.
Introduce ghee into your diet
Use natural soaps and detergents free from perfumes and harsh chemicals.
Avoid frequent, long hot showers or baths,
Wear natural fibers.
Manage anger and stress with activities.
Apple cider vinegar - reduces eczema symptoms.
Honey - applied directly to eczema, honey could help prevent infections.
Tea tree has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and wound-healing properties