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Ringworm is a very common problem of the skin, especially seen in the tropical regions where the heat and humidity is very conducive to Fungal infections. The name ringworm with the word worm Leads to the misinterpretation that the problem is caused by the bite of a worm. However, in reality it is a fungal infection known in the medical fraternity as Tinea corporis ( when it happens on the body) and Tinea cruris ( when it happens in the groin area). Ayurvedic treatment for ringworm is very effective because it addresses the root cause of the problem with a combination of lifestyle changes, as well as herbal applications for both internal and external purposes.
In most cases ringworm can be treated at home with ringworm home treatment remedies, however in special circumstances when the disorder has taken an advanced form, proper and personalized ringworm treatment might be necessary.
In this article we will understand how Ayurveda treat ringworm on, as well as share some easy ringworm home treatment remedies, but first let us understand the root cause behind the problem described in Ayurveda.
Body parts commonly affected by ringworm
In the last 27 years of treatment provided by Jiva doctors at Jiva Ayurveda, it has been observed that ringworm affects many parts of the body, including but not limited to the scalp, the body, the neck, face and beard area, groin and buttocks, hand and feet, and even the nails. For each of the specific scenarios, modern science has different names, however Ayurveda clubs them together as one disorder known as the ‘Dadru’. It is important to understand that even though the name is common in Ayurveda, the classification is equally, if not more detailed in Ayurveda.
Ayurvedic explanation of the cause off ringworm
in Ayurveda, ringworm is explained to be caused by an imbalance of kapha and Pitta Dosha, which is why people often observe itching and burning sensation in the affected area. As per Ayurveda, the leading reasons that contribute to the formation of Ringworm are incompatible food consumption, excessive intake of seafood, excessive consumption of sour foods as well as black gram.
Additional factors that might increase the risk of ringworm
People with weak immunity, residing in excessively hot and humid climates or having compromised immunity because of chronic illness, living in unhygienic conditions, being diabetic or on a steroid based medicine regime are all contributing factors that might increase the risk of ringworm.
Understanding the Ayurvedic line of treatment for ringworm
When you come to Ayurveda for ringworm treatment, the consulting doctor will first understand your lifestyle and diet pattern based on a thorough consultation. This becomes the basis of a personalized treatment plan that is designed to accommodate your current lifestyle, as well as make subtle changes to it in order to pacify the aggravated Doshas that are involved in making the problem worse. This is done with the help of herbal medicines used for the purpose of internal and external applications, as well as completely fine-tuned diet plans that will eliminate food items that are known to to complicate the problem, and add food items that help in relieving the problem.
Your patience, trust & involvement is vital for relief!
Ayurvedic treatment for ringworm goes beyond the superficial problem, and addresses the underlying root cause, which is why it might take a little longer than applying a steroid based cream that you can purchase over the counter at any chemist shop. Therefore make sure to completely follow through with the doctor's advice and diet recommendations.
Ringworm home treatment remedies
If you are in the market looking for a steroid based cream to apply on the groin area you will be happy to know that Tinea cruris can be easily remedied with some simple ayurvedic home remedies.
Take 10-12 fresh leaves of basil, crush them to extract the juice, mix a pinch of dried Neem powder, or you don't have that add a pinch of turmeric powder and make a paste out of it. Now apply it on the affected area. Continue this remedy for 10 days and you will see some improvement in the condition. If the problem continues, stop the home remedy and seek medical advice from an expert Ayurveda doctor by dialling 0129 4040 404.
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