Ayurvedic Treatment of Scabies
Scabies is one of a highly contagious conditions that affects millions of people in the world and can be easily spread even by close physical contact (e.g. skin-to-skin contact). It can also be spread by bedding, clothing as well as furniture that is affected by a mite infestation. It is estimated that this condition affects over 300 million people in the world per year. Out of these 300 million people, the United States alone accounts for about 1 million. It mostly occurs in children and young adults.
Cause of Scabies
Sarcoptes scabies, a mite (tiny insect), is the major cause of this scabies. This mite is a parasite that lives off the host (human) that means it gives no benefit to the host. The symptoms of the scabies are mostly due to the response of the immune system to the mites or to their eggs or saliva or feces. The skin rash and itching, mostly occur due to the allergic like reaction of the body to the mites. The common symptoms of scabies are intense itching, especially at the night and the skin rash.
Can Scabies Go Away On Its Own?
No, scabies will not go away by its own. It requires proper treatment. If the eggs of the scabies are not killed by the first treatment, then the eggs may hatch again and cause symptoms of this problem again. If it is left untreated, then mites reproduce and cause more itching and sores.
Scabies is known as pama, in Ayurveda. It is caused by the aggravation of kapha dosha along with the pitta dosha.
Scabies is of two types, according to Ayurveda:
Dry scabies is the type of scabies that is commonly found over the scrotal skin, over the nipples and in the anal orifice.
Pustular scabies is another type of scabies that usually starts in the finger webs and then spreads to the other skin folds. Pus is also filled in the blisters.
Ayurvedic treatment for any disease involves balancing of the aggaravated doshas as well as involves healthy lifestyle and healthy diet. Ayurvedic treatment for scabies involves balancing of kapha and pitta dosha.
There are some precautions we can take to avoid getting this disease. We should stay away from the contracted person and should wash our clothes separately. Itching should be avoided in order to prevent worsening of this problem and other infections.
Herbal Remedies for Scabies
Planet Ayurveda provides best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Skin Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of scabies. 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.
- Neem Capsules - 1 capsule twice daily, with plain water after meals.
- Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula - 1 capsule twice daily, with plain water after meals.
- Gandhak Rasayan - 2 tablets twice daily, with plain water after meals.
- Manjishtha Capsules - 1 capsule twice daily, with plain 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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