Introduction of Skin Diseases
Skin diseases are a group of autoimmune conditions that affect the skin. They can result from a number of causes like the skin surface reacts to an environmental factor or the body itself is not producing enough antibodies to fight off invaders.
Skin diseases are diagnosed by physical examination, lab tests, and imaging tests like X-rays or MRIs. Some skin diseases can also be detected through signs and symptoms like red bumps, rashes, or lesions.
Panchakarma Treatment for Skin Diseases
Panchakarma is a 5-stage process that detoxifies the body. It is usually used in combination with other therapies and dietary habits to combat skin diseases and other health issues.
Panchakarma for skin diseases deals with the toxins that build up in the body as a result of some health issues. It involves five different types of cleansing – purification, rejuvenation, healing, reduction of weight, and detoxification.
The treatments include Samana and sodhana therapies. Samana therapies include intake of kashaya, medicated ghritas, etc in order to pacify the imbalanced doshas for eg- thikthaka ghritas,aragwadhadi kashayam,maha thikthakam kashayam, eladi churnam, etc. External therapies include the application of medicated tailas and ghritas such as nalpamaradi keram, dinesavallyadi keram, vitpala tailam etc.
Other therapies are takra dhara (pouring of medicated curd), kashaya dhara (pouring of kashayas) Ksheeradhara (pouring of medicated milk), Gharshanam, Manjal kizhi, Avagaham helps to improve the skin lusture which in turn helps in balancing doshas.
Sodhana therapies include undergoing panchakarma (detoxification). As a preparatory phase prior to panchakarma, the person will be administered with medicated ghee in a graded dose until some lakshanas are shown, and according to the dosha involved panchakarma will be performed namely virechana(induced purgation) in case of pitta dosha predominance, vasti(enema), nasyam (nasal drop instillation), etc.
Types of Skin Diseases?
The most common types of skin diseases are acne, eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. These can be treated with various medications and procedures.
Acne is a deeply personal issue and it can cause significant distress. It is one of the most frequent skin complaints among adolescents, which makes it a big problem.
Eczema is a chronic skin condition that can cause itching, redness, and an itchy or dry feeling. It is caused by an overactive immune system and affects the skin in different ways.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes red, itchy, thick patches to develop on the skin. It affects millions of people worldwide and can be difficult to diagnose.
Atopic dermatitis is a skin condition that causes small red bumps on the skin. It is seen in most cases in young children, but it can also be seen in people of all ages. The cause of this condition is not known, but what is known is that it can be treated with the use of skincare products.
Vitiligo is a skin disorder that affects the body’s melanin-producing cells. It is caused by the immune system malfunctioning and attacking melanocytes in the epidermis.