Skin Diseases

Ayurveda offers treatments for various skin diseases, focusing on balancing doshas (Vata, Pitta, and
Kapha) and promoting overall wellness. Here are a few common skin diseases, their causes, and
symptoms along with potential Ayurvedic treatments:

1. Eczema (Vicharchika):
Cause: Imbalance of Pitta dosha, allergens, stress.
Symptoms: Itching, redness, inflammation, dryness, and sometimes oozing blisters.

2. Psoriasis (Kitibha):
Cause: Aggravated Pitta and Vata doshas, genetics, stress.
Symptoms: Thick, red patches with silvery scales, itching, and sometimes joint pain.

3. Acne (Yuvan Pidika):
Cause: Imbalanced Kapha, excess oil production, poor hygiene.
Symptoms: Pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and inflammation.

4. Vitiligo (Shwitra):
Cause: Autoimmune condition, genetics, emotional stress.
Symptoms: Loss of skin color in patches, often around mouth, eyes, and joints.

5. Urticaria (Sheetapitta):
Cause: Allergic reactions, stress, excessive heat.
Symptoms: Itchy hives or welts on the skin.

6. Pityriasis Rosea (Ghrit Kumari):
Cause: Viral infection, weakened immunity.
Symptoms: Red, scaly oval patches that may itch, often preceded by a ‘herald patch’

Ayurvedic Treatments:

  • Diet and Nutrition: A balanced diet that aligns with your dosha can help. Ayurveda also emphasizes the use of certain herbs and spices like Ashwagandha, Brahmi, and Saffron to support mental well-being.
  • Lifestyle Changes: Maintaining a regular daily routine (Dinacharya) and incorporating practices like meditation, yoga, and Pranayama may help.
  • Ayurvedic Herbo-mineral medications

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