Ayurvedic Treatment of Neurodermatitis
Neurodermatitis is also dubbed as the Lichen simplex chronicus. It is defined as the skin disorder, which initiates with scaly patches on the skin. Itching is yet another common feature of neurodermatitis. The scratching often leads to focal patches. This cycle often leads to leathery, scaly and thick skin. This happens due to too much rubbing, scratching or itching the skin surface for prolonged periods of time. It is quite similar to the condition of atopic dermatitis.
Some of the mostly affected regions of the human body are the following:
- ankles and feet
- Back of the hands
Neurodermatitis, the condition is neither contagious nor life threatening. But, the extent of itching may be recurrent and intense as well. This may disrupt the normal sexual life of the individuals. This even hampers the sleep and quality of life of the individuals to a huge extent. Getting rid of the itching and scratching sensation is often very difficult and challenging. The only possible way to get rid of the problem is by identifying and eliminating the various factors, which are giving rise to the condition or aggravating the situation on the whole.
Major Causes of Neurodermatitis
Though the exact cause of this complication is unknown, however, the itching initiates with something, which causes irritation to the skin. Simply by rubbing the substance, irritation starts. This gradually leads to the condition of neurodermatitis. A bug bite or simply wearing very tight clothes may also lead to itching sensation, which may be a cause of neurodermatitis. The condition of neurodermatitis is also linked with other skin disorders. These include eczema, psoriasis or dry skin. Stress, anxiety and depression may also lead to the situation of neurodermatitis. The more you rub the region, the more it starts itching. And, the infection spreads. This gives rise to the condition of neurodermatitis.
Common Symptoms of Neurodermatitis
Here are some common signs and symptoms of the skin disorder. These are:
- Scaly skin
- Patches on the skin
- Leathery or thick skin
- Slightly elevated lesions of the skin
- Rough patches on the skin
- Skin discoloration in various parts of the skin
- Permanent scars
- Extreme climatic conditions like too much hot, severe cold
The symptoms can be so intense that they often become nonstop. Beside these complications, it's also seen that the patients develop the habit of itching and scratching while during sleeping as well.
Individuals in between the age group of 30 to 50 years often develop the condition of neurodermatitis. Also, women are more prone to this disorder, when compared to the men. Individuals with family background or personal history of eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis or any other skin related disorder also have the probability of developing neurodermatitis. Only a specific skin patch or part of the skin tends to be affected if the patient is suffering from his skin disorder unlike atopic dermatitis.
Thus, it's advised to visit a doctor if you feel the sensation of repeated itching and scratching of the same part of the body or patch of the skin. Also, if the itching causes disturbance while sleeping or disrupts your daily routine, it's essential that you go and see a doctor immediately. You may be facing the complication of neurodermatitis. Also, if you feel that your skin looks infected, discolored or if you experience pain in any part of the body due to scratching and rubbing, please visit a doctor for a check up.
Ayurvedic Concept of Neurodermatitis
According to Ayurveda the science of healing, Neurodermatitis is known as "Vicharchika". It is caused due to the lack of proper lifestyle and dietary habits. The pitta dosha often gets aggravated. This vitiates other dhatus and doshas, namely the rakta, mansa and twacha. All these lead to the formation of the toxins, known as "Ama". This ama goes deep inside the skin and the tissues, known as the "dhatus". This results in the occurrence of the disorder, Neurodermatitis.
The condition of neurodermatitis is very chronic. However, with proper treatment the patient can get cured. Here, we shall be discussing about some of the essential herbal remedies to treat the condition of neurodermatitis.
Herbal Remedies for Neurodermatitis by Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda offers best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Skin Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of neurodermatitis. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.
Usage / Dosage
- Neem Capsules - 1 capsule twice daily, with warm water after meals.
- Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula - 1 capsule twice daily, with warm water after meals.
- Gandhak Rasayan - 2 tablets twice daily, with warm water after meals.
- Manjishtha Capsules - 1 capsule twice daily, with warm water after meals.
- Nirgundi Oil - As directed by physician.
- Tea Tree-Aloe Vera Premium Handmade Bathing Bar - As directed by physician.
1. Neem Capsules
Standardized extract of Neem (Azadirachta indica) is used to prepare Neem capsules that possess all the medicinal properties of neem. These capsules help to treat any kind of skin ailment like psoriasis, eczema, ringworm and other infectious and non-infectious skin diseases. These capsules are full of medicinal properties just like the herb neem, possesses anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antioxidant and detoxifying properties.
2. Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula
As the name suggests these herbal capsules help to maintain the health of the skin and help to treat ailments like psoriasis, eczema, lichen planus, scabies etc. It helps in maintaining the elasticity, smoothness and firmness of the skin. Strength of hair and nails is also improved by these herbal capsules.
3. Gandhak Rasayan
These herbal tablets help in maintaining the moisturized skin and remove the dead skin cells. Purified sulphur (shuddh gandhak) is used to prepare these herbal tablets. Gandhak rasayan tablets have the property of drawing the moisture from the surrounding atmosphere into the skin, hence preventing dryness. It also helps to treat many skin ailments like acne, leprosy, ringworm, scabies etc.
4. Manjistha Capsules
Rubia cordifolia (Manjistha) is the herb used in standardized form to prepare these herbal capsules. It possesses numerous medicinal properties like they act as a blood purifier, promote early wound healing, treat calcium deficiency, relieve skin ailments, relieve menstrual cramps, detoxify the body, destroy tumors and treat joint pains.
5. Nirgundi Oil
Vitex negundo is the main herb content of this oil that helps in relieving various skin complaints. There are also some other herbs in small proportion in Nirgundi oil to enhance its medicinal quality, like Manjistha, Kalihari and Haridra. It aids in faster wound healing, relieves pain, treats leprosy, inflammation of the skin, lesions on the skin, etc.
6. Tea Tree-Aloe Vera Premium Handmade Bathing Bar
Tea tree oil is the main ingredient of this paraben free bathing soap. Aloe is also present in this herbal soap. Both of the herbs help in maintaining healthy and moisturized skin. It prevents infectious diseases of the skin and also helps to treat them. Regular use of this soap prevents dry skin, moisturizes the skin and clears off the infectious lesions present on the skin.
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Dr. Meenakshi Chauhan
MD (ALT. MEDICINE) View Profile