skin infection

Skin Infections @ Dr.Garje Ayurved Panchakarma Clinic


Eczema is a term for several different types of skin swelling. Eczema is also called DERMATITIS. It is not dangerous, but most types cause red, swollen and itchy skin. Factors that can cause eczema include other diseases, irritating substances, allergies and your genetic makeup. Eczema is not contagious.

The most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis. It is an allergic condition that makes your skin dry and itchy. It is most common in babies and children.

According to Ayurveda, Eczema or Vicharchika is caused due to a faulty diet and lifestyle, which leads to impairment of digestion and aggravation of Pitta Dosha. Pitta manifests in the skin and causes accumulation of heating toxins known as ama. These toxins accumulate in body tissues, contaminating them at a deep level and causing Eczema. Use of local creams, antibiotics and steroids only mask the symptoms; they do not affect the root cause of this disease and that is the reason why this problem often reappears. Ayurveda recommends an individualized treatment plan for patients of Eczema, including proper diet and specialized herbal combinations. The line of treatment works on pacifying Pitta by enhancing the body’s digestion, as well as cleansing the body of accumulated toxins.

Symptom of eczema

  •  Usually, the first symptom of eczema is intense itching.
  •  The rash appears later and is red and bumpy.
  •  The rash itches or burns.
  •  If it is scratched, it may ooze and become crusty.
  •  In adults, chronic rubbing produces thickened plaques of skin.
  •  Painful cracks in the skin can develop over time.
  •  Although the rash can be located anywhere on the body, in adults and older children, it is most often found on the neck, opposite the elbow & knee. Infants may exhibit the rash on the torso and face. It usually first appears in areas where the child can rub against sheets. As the child begins to crawl, the rash involves the skin of the elbows and knees. The diaper area is often spared.
  •  The itching may be so intense that it interferes with sleep.
  •  While classic eczema and psoriasis are distinctly different and seldom coexist, both conditions may have severe erythrodermic (red skin) forms in which the patient has inflammation of most of the skin surface area.

Causes of eczema

Excessive consumption of foods that are dry, stale, cold, salty, spicy, sour, fermented or fried, late night work schedules, regular late night dinners, excessive physical, mental, and sexual activities; and stress can be responsible for causing eczema. Excessive intake of tea, coffee, aerated drinks, alcoholic beverages, indigestion, acidity, constipation and/or flatulence too can contribute to eczema.

Eczema Treatment @ Dr.Garje Ayurved Panchakarma Clinic

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Fungal Skin Infections @ Dr.Garje Ayurved Panchakarma Clinic

Tinea versicolor and ringworm infection are the most common fungal infections of skin.

Common Signs and Symptoms of Fungal Infection

  •  Itching.
  •  Scaling or flaking of skin.
  •  Reddish discoloration in ringworm.
  •  Dark or light discoloration in tinea versicolor.

Common causes of fungal infection

  •  Ringworm is contagious.
  •  It spreads from infected person or animal.
  •  Hot and humid climate.
  •  Stress.
  •  Low immunity.
  •  Hormonal variations.

Fungal Infections- Dadru

Skin is mostly affected by fungus as it is external covering of body. In Ayurved skin fungal infection is termed as dadru…

Responsible dosha: pitta and kapha. Skin is a sense organ.touch, pain, temperature, pressure are subjects for skin. It gives external covering to the whole body. Ayurveda states that the skin has seven layers. These seven layers get their nutrition from muscles. According to Ayurved skin is a secondary tissue product of the blood, so it is said to be a mirror that reflects the qualities of the blood and the body’s plasma tissue. Hence it is a common saying that ‘glowing skin is the result of good quality plasma and blood. Skin is mostly affected by fungus as it is external covering of body. In Ayurveda skin fungal infection known as ‘dadru’.

According to Ayurved vitiation in three doshas, mainly aggravation of pitta and kapha causes fungal skin disorder.A number of things which my increase the risk of from fungal infections, these includes- if you have recently taken a course of antibiotics, oral steroids, diabetes, obese, history of fungal infections weak immune system, moist skin encourages fungal infections. Damage to the skin surface, such as a cut or graze, can also encourage fungi to grow. Also there are chances catch fungal infections from animals such as cats or dogs.

The fungus may infect just one area of the body, or may be several areas. Fungi live on all surfaces of our bodies under certain conditions like in warm and moist areas. The symptoms and appearance depends on the fungus causing it and part affected.

  •  Fungal infections of the scalp or beard can lead to hair loss. They can cause rashes with a variety of different appearances.
  •  circular lesion, itchy, scaly & clear in centre and may occur on any exposed area
  •  ringworm sometimes infects the inner & upper part of thigh
  •  dryness,rigidity & discoloration of nails
  •  baldness,itching & scaling in scalp; hair becomes dry & brittle
  •  itchy lesion in axilla & the breast in females

Whats is ringworm infection?

The ringworm infection is a fungal infection that affects the human skin. These fungi thrive on warm and moist areas found in skin. It starts with a small patch of infected skin and then it spreads outwards. The patch is red, inflamed area of infection in the form of a ring. This ring increases in surface and area and spreads further. It is a contagious disease that can affect people around the victim too. It is mostly found in children as they are more prone to such infections.

Causes symptoms of ringworm:
The name Ringworm is a misnomer. It has no relation to any parasitic worms known to us. It is actually a fungal infection that can be caused by a variety of different fungi known to Human species. These fungi feed on the keratin layer present on the top layer of skin. They are usually not found in the deeper layers as they cannot survive there, although exception is the case of groin ringworm infections. These fungi come in contact of the body by infected sources like common water pools, towels, infected persons etc.

Symptoms symptoms of ringworm
The symptoms of ringworm are usually similar to other skin infections and a careful study is required to note the difference. The common symptoms of ringworm are

  •  Red, itchy skin
  •  Inflamed skin patches
  •  Ring shaped infection, although it can be irregular in shape also
  •  Infection on the hands may look like Athlete foot
  •  It could be the rash on the groin area also

how ayurveda helpe in case of ringworm?

Ayurved is an ancient Indian system of medicine that makes use of herbs existing in the nature and formulates herbal remedies using the inherent power present in these herbs.

We in Ayurveda believe that herbal remedies bring to you the richness of the herbs in a natural, unadulterated form. These combinations help improve immunity and provide strength, endurance and will.

Ayurved uses the inherent power of natural herbs to bring about wonderful results on the human body. The herbs are natural and 100% safe. Ayurveda helps to naturally enhance the body functioning in an herbal way. The herbs for Ringworm infection help the body to fight the infection in a natural, healthy way.

Fungal Skin Infections
you will find fungi living on your body in moist areas like the toes, breasts and groin. Symptoms of a fungal infection may include itching, swelling, blisters, and scaling.

Candidiasis or yeast infection is usually harmless occurring in the digestive system or the vaginal area. Those who have depressed immune systems are susceptible to these infections. If you have the infection in the folds of your skin or in the naval you may experience itching, burning, a rash or patches of rough skin that ooze white fluid.

Tinea capitis

Tinea capitis, or ringworm on the scalp, is a common fungal infection in children. The main way it's transmitted is by coming in contact with an infected person or animal, but there are other ways a child can get it. Find out more about what tinea capitis looks like and how it's treated.

Tinea versicolor

Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection caused by a yeast that normally inhabits the skin. Find out more about why this yeast causes a rash in some people and what this rash looks like.
It is made up of fine scaly white patches on the skin. It may appear on your face, neck, shoulders, arms, trunk or legs.

Tinea pedis

Athlete’s foot, or tinea pedis, is a very common fungal infection experienced by up to 70% of the population at some time in their life. Learn more about the types of athlete's foot and how they are treated

white spot

It is a superficial fungal infection of the skin, which is common in children and adults. It may be itchy. It is also called Pityriasis Alba.


Intertrigo is a yeast infection that occurs in skin folds. Find out more about what this yeast infection looks like and how it is treated.

fungal nail infection

Also known as Onychomycosis and Tinea unguium, nail fungal infections are the most common diseases of the nails, making up about 50% of nail abnormalities. Both fingernails and toenails are susceptible to the infection, which usually manifests as discoloration and thickening of the nail and crumbling edges. The condition most commonly occurs in toenails.

Ayurved treatment for All skin diseases at Dr.Garje Ayurved Panchakarma Clinic