Can Ayurveda Really Treat Eczema Forever?

Can Ayurveda Really Treat Eczema Forever?

Approx. forty percent population around the globe suffers from eczema. It is a stubborn form of dermatitis that erupts due to a series of causes and has a long list of effects on a normal life. The only treatment for this problem is to work on its root cause and eliminate it for good. But sometimes there are cases of idiopathic eczema that cannot be removed by its root. The only treatment for that condition is through alleviation of its symptoms. Since it is limited to itching in specific body parts along with some dryness, it is not a concerning problem. 

However, eczema is characterized by chronic lesions that turn into solid formations. It can impact individuals of all ages, genders, and parts of one’s body. The conventional treatment methods for this disease haven’t been as helpful as they just subdue the surface symptoms but are useless when it comes to lasting relief. Also, most of these treatments have unwanted side effects that either complicate eczema outbreaks or add some more problems to the list. 

Nevertheless, eczema ayurvedic treatment stands out in this respect as it treats the problem on a holistic level with the most natural means. Eczema symptoms and treatment have been described in Ayurvedic texts in great detail which means deep research and observations were made on this disease long back. 

Intense itching and deep inflammation of the skin are some of the most noted characteristics of Eczema.  sometimes, it remains restricted to one part of the body while a few other times it spreads to every part of the body. The most common types of Eczema include atopic, contact,  chronic, and seborrheic eczema

Atopic dermatitis is most common in kids, especially the ones who have a sensitive immune system that results in skin allergies.  Contact eczema or dermatitis occurs when the patient regularly gets in touch with harsh and skin irritating substances like detergents, metals, and strong chemicals.

Chronic Eczema is the thickening and drying of skin to a level where deep fissures and lesions are formed in the skin. It is a serious condition that is often a result of autoimmune diseases that compromises the overall well-being of a person. Seborrheic dermatitis is a mild to Intense kind of infection caused by the accumulation of a large amount of dead skin in the scalp. It blocks the follicles present on the skin surface which devoids it off its normal moisture content and resistance to microbes. 

Modern Medical Science is yet to find the exact cause responsible for this condition. There are several theories going around for years out of which a few have proven to be closed to the real reason for its occurrence. On average,  doctors include coloring agents, preservatives, and a few specific substances used in the synthetic food and clothing industry among causes of eczema. Event simple edibles like meat, nuts,  chocolate, mushrooms, and a few others are known to be triggers of eczema. Similarly, synthetic fabrics like polyester and wool are known to show a similar effect on human skin. 

The Ayurvedic texts described eczema as a stubborn skin condition called vicharchika. However,  the causes of vicharchika are completely different in Ayurveda as compared to allopathy. Consumption of incompatible edibles, overconsumption of fatty foods, hard to digest dairy products, longest suppression of natural body needs, sudden exposure to cold showers after a prolonged stay in Sun, oversleeping during the day, and intense physical activity after a sumptuous meal are some of the basic reasons for skin ailments like eczema ayurvedic treatment.

Ayurveda also states that eczema is caused by an imbalance of pitta and Kapha doshas. The above-mentioned activities are some of the common reasons for this imbalance and also lead to aggravation of the Vata dosha. When aggravated Vata energy moves along blood and veins it forces Kapha and pitta to the skin surface and spreads that affect all over the body. That is why,  the Panchakarma therapies,  medication, and lifestyle modifications included in its treatment focus on the pacification of Vata dosha. When Vata dosha gets back to its original form it retracts excessive pitta and kapha dosha from the skin and blood. The retraction restores natural moisture content in the skin and thus removes extra dryness, thickening, and other symptoms of Eczema. 

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