FOLLICULITIS AND ITS AYURVEDIC TREATMENT
Folliculitis is a skin condition which is characterized by the infection of hair follicles with bacteria. The hair follicles get inflamed and red. The skin will develop small red bumps which will look like acne. The infection occurs in the tiny pockets of the hair follicles and the infection can spread further. Pain in the sores, itching and discomfort are the most common symptoms of folliculitis. It mostly occurs in arms, face, back or legs. It is caused due to excessive sweating during exercise, shaving, etc.
When folliculitis is mild, with some of the self-care measures, it gets healed. But when the condition is severe or repetitive, then medications are required. It can lead to hair loss and scarring of the affected part.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF FOLLICULITIS?
Folliculitis is the inflammation of the hair follicles. Body is completely covered with hairs. Hair is good for providing insulator purpose to the body. It is present in a pit called hair follicle. When the bacteria or any micro-organism resides in this hair follicle, this leads to infection and is thus known as folliculitis. Staphylococcus aureus is mainly responsible for folliculitis.
WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS OF FOLLICULITIS?
Some factors make a person more prone to folliculitis. Following are the risk factors of folliculitis:Soaking in an unhygienic public pool or a hot tubRegularly wearing synthetic clothes, rubber gloves or high bootsWearing tight clothingDoing shaving, plucking or waxingExcessive sweatingSuffering from dermatitisWeakened immune systemSkin care products which leads to blockage of pores in skinAIDSDiabetesHaving ingrown hairsCertain medications such as steroids, antibiotics or chemotherapy
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF FOLLICULITIS?
The common signs and symptoms of folliculitis are:Clusters of acne around hair folliclesItching and burning sensation in the skinTendernessPresence of pus-filled blistersInflammation in the whole areaBlisters get break down and ooze, then they become crusty
HOW THE PREVENTION OF FOLLICULITIS IS DONE?
Folliculitis can be prevented by taking some simple steps. Following are the preventive measures which are found to be very beneficial for folliculitis:Washing the skin regularlyUsing a clean towelDo not share towels or clothes with the other personWashing clothes regularlyWearing loose clothesAvoid pressure or friction on the affected partsDo not shave the infected areaUse depilatories that suits the skinDo not use public pools
WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATIONS OF FOLLICULITIS?
The complications which are associated with folliculitis are:Recurrent infectionDark or light patchesPermanent scarringPermanent hair loss
CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTRE'S MEDICATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF FOLLICULITIS
Here are some of the medications of Chandigarh Ayurved centre which are used for the treatment of folliculitis:
1. Twak Tailam
Twak tailam is used for those who have acne-prone skin, skin discoloration and equally good for all skin types. It includes - Wrightia tinctoria, Coconut oil. This oil has been subjected to less intense refining, lower temperature with no chemicals. It has pacifying or cooling properties which further beneficial for improving the skin's elasticity. In one single step, the skin is deeply cleansed as well as moisturized. It seeps into the pores and hydrates deeply and the molecules present in the oil ensuring the repair of the collagen layer.
Recommended Dosage: For external application over the affected area.
2. Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera Gel is formed with the pure extract of herb Aloe Vera and the mixture of rose petals. Thus this wonderful composition provides a cooling effect on the skin that relieves from burning sensation, itchiness, etc. The gel helps in maintaining healthy skin and repairing skin damage.
Recommended Dosage - Gently apply over the affected area of the skin.
3. Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu
The tablets are very beneficial in curing skin diseases as it contains the Pitta pacifying ingredients such as Shuddh guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Amrita (Tinospora cordifolia), Gajapippali (Piper chaba), Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis), etc. The tablet is Tridoshahara, thus is very effective in maintaining the hormonal level in the body.
Recommended Dosage -Take 2 tablets twice daily with normal water.
4. Skin Care tablet
Skin care tablet is herbo mineral and purely ayurvedic formulation. It contains various herbs like Haridra khand, Panchnimba churna, Panchatikta guggulu, Patol patra, Ajmoda, Khadir chhal, Chirayta, Mulethi, Manjistha, Chopchini, Gandhak, etc. Skin care tablet is a blood purifying. It cools and detoxifies the blood, dissolves obstructions in the blood flow that further increase blood circulation of the skin. It minimises the blemishes, lighten sun tan, delay ageing of skin and heal skin problems. These tablet also act as a skin moistuirizer, Improves blood circulation, Remove blemishes, Reduce itching and burning sensation of skin, Prevent acne and pimples, Relieves leucoderma.
Recommended Dosage - Take 2 tablets twice daily with normal water.
5. Detox Premium Powder
This is a herbo-mineral preparation that contains ingredients like Parwal Pishti, Giloy satv, Shukta Pishti, Kamdudha Ras, Gandhak Rasayan, etc.
Parwal Pishti: This Pishti reduces inflammation, flaking, itching of the skin. The Pishti is composed of natural coral calcium processed with rose water.
Shukta Pishti: It helps to balance the Pitta dosha in the body. All signs and symptoms related to Psoriasis patients are managed with this article.
Giloy Satv: This satv is prepared from the herb Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and analgesic properties of this herb deal with psoriasis easily.
Kamdudha Ras: This herbal-mineral classical preparation balances Pitta dosha in the body.
Gandhak Rasayana: This herbal preparation is used since ancient times for all types of skin disorders.
Tal Sindoor: It contains ingredients like Shuddh parad, Aloe vera, Gandhak, etc that relieve redness in psoriasis patients.
Akik Pishti: This Pishti reduces all types of Pitta related disorder hence it gives good results in psoriasis.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with plain water.