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Best Dermatologist in Mumbai!

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Best Dermatologist in Mumbai!

Want to get a flawless and a radiant skin, consult these best dermatologist in Mumbai. Due to pollution, stress or genetic reasons one can get skin problems. Anyone may it be a children, infant, adults or old people can suffer from skin, nail or hair problems and would need to go to a dermatologist. Dermatologist can treat any kind of skin problem to small ones like warts, dermatitis, fungal infections, psoriasis, acne, dermatitis to some major problems like skin cancer and performing biopsies. 

Best dermatologist in Mumbai are:

1. Dr. Shaurya Rohatgi

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy

Consultation fees: ₹600

Dr. Shaurya Rohatgi who practices at Dr. Shaurya's Skin and Hair Clinic, Mumbai. He has 10 years of experience as a dermatologist and Trichologist. His areas of specialization are psoriasis treatment, Mohs surgery, line and wrinkle smoothing, bleach and skin peel treatment, hair transplant and treatment of atopic dermatitis. He is reputed name in his fraternity and is an active member of many esteemed associations like Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL) and the International Society of Dermatology. He is recipient of Global Education Award at International Congress of Dermatology.

2. Dr. Ruchi A. Gupta

MD - Dermatology, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹500

Dr. Ruchi Gupta is a famous dermatologist with 11 years of practice. She is an active member of many associations like Indian Association of Dermatologists Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL),Cosmetic Dermatology Society of India (CDSI) and Association of Medical Consultants. Her areas of keen interest are scar Treatment, Peels, Polishing, Laser treatments and treating hair loss problems. She currently practices at Kasturi Medical Centre.

3. Dr. Jeetendra Khatuja

DNB - Dermatology & Venereology, Fellowship in Cosmetology, DVD, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹700

Dr. Jeetendra Khatuja runs his own practice at Aska Aesthetic Clinic. He is a certified injector of botox and fillers for anti-aging and face & body sculpting. In 10 years of experience he has treated several cases of hair loss and transplant. Some of the other treatments provided at the clinic are vampire facelift with I-PRP, cosmetic ear lobe repair, tattoo removal and face glow. 

4. Dr. Rameshwar Madhukar Rao Gutte

FCPS (SKIN & VD), MD (Skin & VD), DDV (SKIN &VD), MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹800

Dr Rameshwar Gutte is a consultant dermatologist at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital. He has 15 years of work experience and is known for accurate diagnosis for any kind of skin disease. He has years of experience and has treated a number of cases for different skin ailments like psoriasis and vitiligo. He is also expert at cosmetological treatments like botox, fillers and hair loss. With more than 45 clinical publications in national and international journals, he has reputed name globally. He is recipient of prestigious Dr V. R. Mehta Award and has also received many other awards at various conferences and seminars.

5. Dr. Dipanjali Singh

BDS, Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine, Fellowship in Dermatology

Consultation fees: ₹500-1000

Dr. Dipanjali Singh is the medical director of expert aesthetics. She has an experience of 5 years and is a pioneer in the field of aesthetic medicines. Her areas of keen interest are cosmetic, anti aging treatments, hair loss treatment and weight loss treatment. She specialises in some of the latest and advanced procedures like PRP, Mesotherapy, Stem cell therapy, laser therapy, cyclical therapy and scalp micro pigmentation. She is also known for her anti aging treatments like vampire facelifts, plasma facials and microneedling facials. 

6. Dr. Swapnil Sanghavi

Fellowship in dermatosurgery, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹500

Dr. Swapnil is a dermatologist, cosmetologist & trichologist. She has 11 years of experience. He is known for her personal touch and her counselling skills along with her treatments like hair loss treatments, removal of warts, acne treatment, laser tattoo removal, thread lift treatment, photo-facial and stretch marks treatment.

7. Dr. Vidula Kamath

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, DNB - Dermatology & Venereology

Consultation fees: ₹500 - 700

Dr. Vidula Kamath is a well established name with 18 years of experience and is associated with many clinics and hospitals. In these years, she has worked in different fields of photodermatology, vitiligo, psoriasis, contact dermatitis etc. Her forte is clinical dermatology, with a special interest in pediatric and geriatric dermatology. 

8. Dr. Sonia Tekchandani

DDV, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹1000

Dr. Sonia is a senior dermatologist with 35 years of experience and co-founder of Tender Skin Clinics & Cosmetology center and academy which has centers in India & UAE. She is a certified Laser consultant by CEEP/CNEP France, Europe & Dubai Health Authority, UAE and a member of many prestigious organizations across the world like the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM), The British Academy of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology & World Society of Interdisciplinary Anti-aging medicine, France. Her areas of special interests are aesthetic and paediatric dermatology as well as laser treatments. 

9. Dr. Sejal Saheta

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, DNB - Dermatology & Venereology

Consultation fees: ₹700

Dr. Sejal Saheta has several years of experience and practices at INURSKN - Skin & Hair Clinic. She specializes in cosmetic procedures like botulinum toxin treatments, fillers, PRP for hair growth. She is reputed name in her fraternity and is an active member of many esteemed associations like Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL) and the International Society of Dermatology.

10. Dr. Nimesh D Mehta

MD, D.V.D, MBBS

Consultation fees:  ₹1000 - 1500

Dr. Nimesh D Mehta is a trusted name in the field of dermatologist with 27 years of experience. He is associated with many clinics and hospitals in different areas of Mumbai. He has undergone especial training in basic and advanced botox. Other than he specialises in lasers, mesotherapy, dermaroller chemical peels and advanced fillers. He is also a faculty member of National and State level Workshops in Dermatology  and has also written many articles in textbooks of Dermatosurgery.

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Psoriasis - 3 Easy Ways To Get It Treated!

Gnh Excel Medical Centre 89% (212 ratings)
Dermatologist, Delhi
Psoriasis - 3 Easy Ways To Get It Treated!

Psoriasis is a disorder which is characterized by rapid multiplication of skin cells on the skin’s surface. These extra skin cells develop into silvery scales, which are often dry and itchy. It may also lead to formation of painful red patches on the skin. This disorder might produce symptoms, which flare up and reduce periodically. There is no cure for psoriasis; treatments however can make the symptoms manageable.

Symptoms

The symptoms of psoriasis include red patches on the skin and scaly and dry skin. The red patches might be itchy and one might often experience a burning sensation around the area. The joints in your body may also become stiff and swollen.

Causes

The exact cause of psoriasis has not been ascertained. The accepted theory is that psoriasis occurs when the immune system attacks the healthy skin cells. There is a type of white blood cell called the ‘T cell’, whose function is to combat harmful virus or bacteria in the body. With Psoriasis or any other autoimmune disorder, these T cells start attacking the healthy (skin) cells.

Overactive ‘T Cells’ may trigger other responses in the body, thus, leading to excess production of skin cells and white blood cells. The excess cells move to the skin surface and end up causing the red painful patches.

Treatment options to manage psoriasis

Although there’s no cure for psoriasis as such, the symptoms can be controlled. The treatment options for psoriasis are:

1. Topical treatments: Topical treatments involve application of creams and lotions. They have been mentioned below:

I. Corticosteroids: Corticosteroid creams or lotions reduce the excess skin cell production, thus, reducing inflammation. They are generally not used as a long term treatment as they cause skin thinning.

II. Vitamin D analogues: A synthetic form of Vitamin D, it helps in slowing down skin cell growth.

III. Salicylic acid: This treatment is used to reduce scaling on the skin, caused due to psoriasis. It is usually administered along with other medications.

2. Light therapy: Light therapy involves using sunlight or artificial light to reduce inflammation and scaling. It helps in reducing the activity of T cells in the body.

3. Oral medications

In case of severe symptoms, oral medications are prescribed. Medications such methotrexate helps in reducing the excess production of skin cells. Cyclosporine is a drug that is used to suppress the erroneous immune system response.

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Skin Diseases - Homeopathic Treatment For It!

Dr. Srinivas Kornepati 83% (90 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Guntur
Skin Diseases - Homeopathic Treatment For It!

Blessed are the people who enjoy a healthy, flawless and glowing skin with minimum effort, throughout their life. Of late, dermatological problems like acne, pruritus, psoriasisdermatitiseczema have been affecting all and sundry. People, irrespective of their age, sex and occupation suffer from skin diseases. While some of the ailments are minor problems, others might be grave enough for one to seek an expert opinion. A number of factors, both internal as well as external, contribute to the skin ailments.

The dermatological problems, if not treated timely, can leave a person physically, mentally and emotionally drained out. In such cases, a person's self confidence is the worst affected. A lot of conventional and Allopathic options are available to treat skin diseases. Ointments, antihistamine tablets and antibacterial medications, though effective, often provide temporary relief. In many cases, it has been observed that in due course of time, the problems tend to relapse. The disease, thus, never really leaves the body, piling on the agony. 

In this regard, Homeopathy has been took the medical world by storm. It works effectively to completely eliminate the dermatological problem out of your system, providing permanent relief. Homeopathy adopts a holistic approach in treating a disease. It lays great emphasis towards identifying and treating the underlying cause. Homeopathic treatment can be a little time consuming, but the time is worth waiting for. Over the past few decades, homeopathy has been the most sought after and reliable medication to deal with dermatological problems. Problems as grave as psoriasis and herpes can be completely cured, all thanks to the goodness of homeopathy.

Some of the homeopathic medications that have effectively dealt with skin diseases include:

  1. Natrum Muriaticum and Rhus Toxicodendron: Both the medications, Rhus Toxicodendron in particular, are very effective against eczema. Natrum Muriaticum has been found to soothe a person suffering from mental depression greatly.
  2. Thuja Occidentalis: Acne problems, warts, freckles, dry and itchy skin, ulcers (anogenital region) can throw life in jeopardy. Embrace the goodness of Thuja Occidentalis and the mentioned skin problems will be a thing of the past.
  3. Arsenicum: If psoriasis and chronic urticaria are giving you sleepless nights, Arsenicum is what you need. Arsenicum is equally effective against chronic eczema.
  4. Sepia: Herpes can make life miserable. Sepia is a powerful medication that gives one a lot to cheer about. People with psoriasis and dry skin can greatly benefit from Sepia.
  5. Cantharis: It provides great relief from blisters, skin eruptions and burns (second and third degree).     
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What Does Smoking Do To Your Skin?

Dr. Jyotsna Deo 87% (10 ratings)
MD - Dermatology, MBBS, DNB
Dermatologist, Navi Mumbai
What Does Smoking Do To Your Skin?

In spite of several reminders about the ill- effects of smoking, you might still be an unperturbed chain smoker. Smoking is one vice that not only ruins the health of your heart, lungs and brain, but it also damages your skin. The changes smoking can bring about are usually gradual and hence we tend to overlook. A peek into the effects of smoking on your skin may curb your urge to smoke henceforth.

  1. Smoking increases chances of a scaly skin: You may not be aware that puffing cigarettes can make you develop a serious skin condition. Scaly skin or Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin disorder but the chances of contracting this disorder are increased with every pack of cigarettes you smoke. Psoriasis has severe impacts on the kind of life you live. It might lead to estrangement from friends and acquaintances, making you end up lonely and depressed. Studies reflect smoking a pack each day for twenty years at a stretch increases your risk of developing a scaly skin by sixty percent.
  2. Smoking leads to irregular sleep patterns: It is frequently noticed that despite a full night's sleep, a person feels tired and overworked. The reason could be a lack of nicotine during your hours of sleep. This lack makes you uneasy in bed. Lack of sleep is always evident in the quantity and quality of work a person does.
  3. Smokers can have bags under their eyes: Do you wonder why make- up tips fail in freshening up your appeal? It could be the result of your bad habit of smoking. Though dark circles and bags under eyes are not indicative of other essential problems, they do make you look exhausted and elderly. Instead of using cold compress to get rid of these bags, try quitting cigarettes.
  4. Smoking can cause persistent scars and bruises: Smoking prevents or rather delays the process of healing. Researches show how nicotine leads to vasoconstriction. It constricts the small blood vessels in different parts of your body prohibiting blood flow to these parts. Scars and bruises take a longer time to heal because the oxygen in your blood doesn't reach them.
  5. Smoking will make you lose your radiant skin: If you have a beautiful, glowing skin, prepare to bid farewell to that glow. An excess intake of nicotine deprives your skin of oxygen. Your skin looks dehydrated. Smoking also drains out important nutrients like Vitamin C which is known for its effects against skin damage.

A healthy skin is the easiest key to the secret of looking pretty and confident. Quit smoking and experience the wonderful effects.

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Psoriasis - Role of Homeopathy In Treating The Problem!

Dr. Bela Chaudhry 92% (327 ratings)
BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Delhi
Psoriasis - Role of Homeopathy In Treating The Problem!

What is Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common skin disease characterized by thickened patches of inflamed, red skin covered with thick, silvery scales. The elbows and knees are the most common areas affected by psoriasis. It will often appear in the same place on both sides of the body. The patches can range in size from smaller than a dime to larger than a hand

Description of Psoriasis-

Normally, skin cells mature and shed after about a month. In psoriasis, the cell maturation speeds up, taking only three to four days. Because the lower layer of skin cells divide more rapidly than normal, dead cells accumulate in thicker patches on the skin's outermost layer called the 'Epidermis'. 

Forms & Classifications-

Psoriasis occurs in a variety of forms that differ in their intensity, duration, location, shape and pattern of scales. The most common forms are: 

  1. Plaque Psoriasis: Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis. It is characterized by raised, inflamed, red lesions covered with a silvery-white buildup of dead skin cells (scales). This is found primarily on the Body, elbows, knees, scalp and finger or toe nails. 
  2. Guttate Psoriasis: Guttate psoriasis occurs most frequently in children and is characterized by numerous small, red, drop-like scaly macules that develop rapidly over a wide area of skin. This may appear following an infection, most frequently strep throat
  3. Inverse Psoriasis: Inverse psoriasis occurs in the armpit, under the breast, in skin folds, around the groin, in the cleft between the buttocks and around the genitals. It is usually pink and irritated but lacks the thick scale seen in other forms of psoriasis. 
  4. Pustular Psoriasis: Pustular psoriasis is a rare form characterized by small pustules (whitehead-like lesions) found all over the body or confined all over the body or confined to the palms, soles and other isolated areas of the body.?
  5. Palmoplantar Psoriasis: This type of Psoriasis are most likely to show up on the palms and soles. It can also appear on the tops of your feet, backs of your hands, and on knuckles and nails. It may be triggered by an injury to the skin, an infection, or another skin condition such as hand dermatitis. It may first occur during a period of psychosocial stress. Lesions are like cuts which bleed.

Psoriasis - Homeopathic Treatment

The patient should be encouraged to expose maximum to sunlight and avoid trauma during the active phase.

Homeopathic treatment of psoriasis – Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach.

This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the signs and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat psoriasis but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned; several well-proved remedies are available for psoriasis treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of psoriasis. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person.

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Dry Skin - 5 Things That Can Cause It!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Dry Skin - 5 Things That Can Cause It!

It’s needless to say, that your skin is the first line of defense against all natural elements like the wind, sun and the cold. But when you have dry skin, it’s a real uncomfortable condition and it can happen for a plethora of reasons.
Dry skin, which is medically known as xerosis, can develop on any part of your body. However, dry skin generally affects the legs, hands and arms. Although dry skin depends a lot on your health, age, the hobbies that you indulge in and the time you spend outdoors, here are some of the most pertinent causes and symptoms of dry skin.

Causes for developing dry skin:

  1. Weather: You may have also noticed that the skin tends to get the driest during the winter, when humidity and temperature plummet down. But the season may not matter if you are living in an arid zone.
  2. Hot bath and shower: Taking prolonged hot bath and showers can dry up your skin. So does swimming, especially if you are doing it in heavily chlorinated water.
  3. Heat: Staying in close proximity to wood-burning stoves, central heating, space heaters and fireplaces, all diminish humidity and dry up your skin.
  4. Harsh detergents and soaps: Maximum soaps, shampoos and detergents are formulated to remove oil. Thus, applying too much of any of these could end up giving you dry skin.
  5. Other conditions: People who suffer from ailments such as atopic dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis can also be prone to dry skin.

Mostly, dry skin could be a temporary affair as it tends to happen primarily during the winters. However, it could also be a lifelong menace to some. However, dry skin symptoms are:

  1. Gray and ashy skin
  2. Redness on the skin
  3. Deep cracks in the skin that bleed
  4. Rough skin

A feeling of tightness on the skin, especially after bathing, showering or after a swim. In most of the cases, you can find many a home remedy for curing dry skin; however it’s always a good idea to consult a doctor.

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लीवर सिरोसिस के लक्षण - Symptoms Of Liver Psoriasis

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
लीवर सिरोसिस के लक्षण  - Symptoms Of Liver Psoriasis

लीवर सिरोसिस एक ऐसी गंभीर बीमारी है जिसको यकृत कैंसर के बाद सार्वाधिक खतरनाक बीमारियों में से एक है. हालत ये है कि लीवर का प्रत्यारोपण ही इसका एक मात्र उपचार है. आपको बता दें कि इस बीमारी में हमारे यकृत की ज़्यादातर कोशिकाओं का विनाश हो जाता है एवं इनके जगह पर फाइबर तंतु बन जाते हैं. यही नहीं इस बीमारी में यकृत की बनावट भी प्रभावित होती है. यकृत की बनावट प्रभावित होने के कारण पोर्टल हाइपरटैंशन जैसी स्थिति निर्मित हो जाती है. अतः आवश्यक है कि लोगों को लीवर सिरोसिस से सम्बन्धित जागरूक बनना चाहिए. इस आलेख के माध्यम से लीवर सिरोसिस के लक्षण व इससे बचाव के उपाय बताया गया है.

लीवर सिरोसिस के लक्षण

लीवर सिरोसिस की बीमारी ऐसी है जिसमें आपको शुरूआत में इसका कोई संकेत या लक्षण नजर नहीं आता है. पर बीमारी बढ़ने पर लक्षण दिखने शुरू हो जाते हैं. लीवर सिरोसिस के मुख्य लक्षण निम्नलिखित हैं:

  • इस बीमारी में भूख कम लगने के कारण ऊर्जा में कमी आती है जिससे थकान का अनुभव होता है.
  • इसके मरीजों में वजन का तेजी से घटना या बढ़ना भी देखा जा सकता है.
  • शरीर के कई हिस्सों में चोट लगने जैसे निशान जैसे कि लाल-लाल चकत्ते दिख सकते हैं.
  • शरीर के चमड़े और आंखों का रंग पीला लग सकता है.
  • कई बार लीवर सिरोसिस के मरीजों को खुजली की भी समस्या हो सकती है.
  • कई लोगों के एड़ी के जोड़ में एडिमा हो सकता है.
  • लीवर सिरोसिस के मरीजों के पैर या पेट में सूजन भी दिखाई पड़ सकता है.
  • लीवर सिरोसिस के लक्षणों में से एक ये भी है कि इस दौरान मूत्र का रंग भूरा या संतरे जैसा होता है.
  • कई लोगों के मल का भी रंग परिवर्तित हो जाता है.
  • इसके मरीजों भ्रम का अनुभव होता है.
  • इस बीमारी से पीड़ित कई लोग निर्णय लेने के स्थिति में भी असमर्थ हो जाते हैं.
  • कई लोगों के तो व्यक्तित्व में भी कई प्रकार के परिवर्तन आ जाते हैं.
  • कई लोगों को मल के दौरान उसमें रक्त भी आ सकता है.
  • लीवर सिरोसि में कई लोगों को बुखार भी हो जाता है.

जब आपको इनमें से कोई भी लक्षण नजर आयें तो आपको तुरंत किसी चिकित्सक से दिखाना चाहिए. आप जैसे ही किसी चिकित्सक से मिलेंगे तो वो इसकी पहचान आसानी से कर लेंगे. कई बार वो कुछ शारीरिक या रक्त की जांच भी करा सकते हैं. ये भी हो सकता है कि किसी को लीवर फंक्शन टेस्ट, कंप्यूटर टोमोग्राफी (सीटी स्कैन), अल्ट्रासाउंड या फिर एक विशेष जांच फाइब्रोस्कैन भी करानी पड़े ताकि इस बीमारी और इसकी गंभीरता का परीक्षण किया जा सके.
लीवर सिरोसिस के बचाव का उपाय


लीवर सिरोसिस जैसे रोगों की गंभीरता का अनुमान इसी से लगाया जा सकता है कि इसका कारगर उपचार अभी तक उपलब्ध नहीं हो सका है. हालांकि दवाओं के जरिये इसके विकास को धीमा अवश्य किया जा सकता है. आपको बता दें कि दवाओं की सहाता से इस बीमारी के कोशिकाओं को नष्ट होने से बचाकर इस बीमारी से होने वाली परेशानियों को कम किया जाता है. लीवर सिरोसिस का इलाज इस बात पर निर्भर करता है कि यह बीमारी किस कारण से हुआ है. जैसे कि यदि ये बीमारी शराब पीने की वजह से हुआ है तो आपको सबसे पहले इसे छोड़ना चाहिए. यदि आप ऐसा करते हैं तो आपकी बीमारी के बढ़ने की रफ्तार कम हो जाती है. यदि मरीज हेपेटाइटिस बी या सी से भी ग्रस्त है तो चिकित्सक का पहला काम ये है कि वो आपको एंटीवायरल मेडिसिन दे ताकि आपके लीवर की कोशिकाओं को नष्ट होने से बचाया जा सके.

Psoriasis - How Ayurvedic Treatment Can Help?

Dr. Tapan Gandhi 86% (37 ratings)
Ayurveda, Ahmedabad
Psoriasis - How Ayurvedic Treatment Can Help?

Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disorder. Although it is non-contagious, the disease is quite complex. Erythematous plaques with silvery scales appear on skin layers, which basically characterise the disease. This excessive increase of cell division in the basal layer of the skin, results in increased proliferation on skin layers.

Symptoms

The symptoms of psoriasis vary from person to person. Some of the common symptoms of psoriasis are the following:

  1. Raised, red patches of skin topped with loose, silvery scales, usually on the knees or elbows
  2. Thick, red patches known as plaques, and dry, silvery scales appearing on the scalp, face, elbows, knees, palms, and soles of the feet.
  3. Dry, cracked skin that may bleed
  4. Joint swelling, tenderness, and pain
  5. Thickened, pitted or ridged nails

Causes of Psoriasis According To Ayurveda

Acharya Charak has described the involvement of vata and kapha in ekkushtha or psoriasis. Accumulation of toxins or ama could also lead to this condition.

  1. Viruddha Aahar (Opposite diet or contradictory foods) and Mithya Ahara (Improper Diet)
  2. Excessive intake of yogurt, seafoods, salty foods, black gram and sour foods, spicy foods, fermented foods, maida (fine flour), and bakery products, junk foods and fast foods, refrigerated and cold foods may contribute to psoriasis.
  3. Mithya Vihara (Improper Lifestyle)
  4. An irregular lifestyle disrupts the digestive process and creates imbalance in the doshas.
  5. Adrista Hetu (Unknown Cause)
  6. Excessive Physical and Mental Stress
  7. Leading a stressful life or too much consumption of alcohol and tobacco can also trigger psoriasis.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis

Ayurvedic treatment of psoriasis includes counseling, lifestyle management, diet management and ayurvedic external and internal treatment. In the case of scalp psoriasis, shirodhara with proper oils is also a very effective treatment. Treatment may also include stress management, oral Ayurvedic medicines, immunomodulators for immunity, topical treatments, regular follow up appointments and yoga and meditation to relieve mental stress. The blend of natural herbs and elements, which are extremely beneficial for the health and skin. The panchakarma therapy in Ayurveda is strong enough to cure psoriasis effectively. The therapy includes a thorough detoxification of the whole body system and removal of all harmful toxins from body fluids. Thus the main aim is to purify the blood system and restore the digestive system in order to prevent the disease.

It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to adapt to this condition. Regular exercise is also very important. Yogic asanas and pranayam can help to keep the mind and body fit and healthy.

Few precautions for psoriasis patients:

  • Psoriasis patients should say no to acidic food products like urad dal, radish, sesame, jaggery etc.
  • Patients with psoriasis should practice yoga on a regular basis to prevent the disease.
  • Psoriasis patients should not use chemical skin products. Instead, they should use natural cleansers like besan.
  • Picking, scratching or peeling of skin should strongly be avoided.
  • Usage of cotton clothes is recommended.

Here are some natural Ayurvedic home remedies, which are helpful for psoriasis patients:

  • Cover the affected part with a banana leaf to fade the reddish patches.
  • Soak 15 sesame seeds overnight in a glass of water and drink it early morning on an empty stomach.
  • Consume half a glass of bitter gourd juice in the morning for 5-6 months.

For more information, you can visit a professional Ayurvedic practitioner.

5 Symptoms Of Psoriasis And Its Ayurvedic Treatment!

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Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Nashik
5 Symptoms Of Psoriasis And Its Ayurvedic Treatment!

Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disorder. Although it is non-contagious, the disease is quite complex. Erythematous plaques with silvery scales appear on skin layers, which basically characterise the disease. This excessive increase of cell division in the basal layer of the skin, results in increased proliferation on skin layers.

Symptoms

The symptoms of psoriasis vary from person to person. Some of the common symptoms of psoriasis are the following:

  1. Raised, red patches of skin topped with loose, silvery scales, usually on the knees or elbows
  2. Thick, red patches known as plaques, and dry, silvery scales appearing on the scalp, face, elbows, knees, palms, and soles of the feet.
  3. Dry, cracked skin that may bleed
  4. Joint swelling, tenderness, and pain
  5. Thickened, pitted or ridged nails

Causes of Psoriasis According To Ayurveda

Acharya Charak has described the involvement of vata and kapha in ekkushtha or psoriasis. Accumulation of toxins or ama could also lead to this condition.

  1. Viruddha Aahar (Opposite diet or contradictory foods) and Mithya Ahara (Improper Diet)
  2. Excessive intake of yogurt, seafoods, salty foods, black gram and sour foods, spicy foods, fermented foods, maida (fine flour), and bakery products, junk foods and fast foods, refrigerated and cold foods may contribute to psoriasis.
  3. Mithya Vihara (Improper Lifestyle)
  4. An irregular lifestyle disrupts the digestive process and creates imbalance in the doshas.
  5. Adrista Hetu (Unknown Cause)
  6. Excessive Physical and Mental Stress
  7. Leading a stressful life or too much consumption of alcohol and tobacco can also trigger psoriasis.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis

Ayurvedic treatment of psoriasis includes counseling, lifestyle management, diet management and ayurvedic external and internal treatment. In the case of scalp psoriasis, shirodhara with proper oils is also a very effective treatment. Treatment may also include stress management, oral Ayurvedic medicines, immunomodulators for immunity, topical treatments, regular follow up appointments and yoga and meditation to relieve mental stress. The blend of natural herbs and elements, which are extremely beneficial for the health and skin. The panchakarma therapy in Ayurveda is strong enough to cure psoriasis effectively. The therapy includes a thorough detoxification of the whole body system and removal of all harmful toxins from body fluids. Thus the main aim is to purify the blood system and restore the digestive system in order to prevent the disease.

It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to adapt to this condition. Regular exercise is also very important. Yogic asanas and pranayam can help to keep the mind and body fit and healthy.

Few precautions for psoriasis patients:

  • Psoriasis patients should say no to acidic food products like urad dal, radish, sesame, jaggery etc.
  • Patients with psoriasis should practice yoga on a regular basis to prevent the disease.
  • Psoriasis patients should not use chemical skin products. Instead, they should use natural cleansers like besan.
  • Picking, scratching or peeling of skin should strongly be avoided.
  • Usage of cotton clothes is recommended.

Here are some natural Ayurvedic home remedies, which are helpful for psoriasis patients:

  • Cover the affected part with a banana leaf to fade the reddish patches.
  • Soak 15 sesame seeds overnight in a glass of water and drink it early morning on an empty stomach.
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Psoriasis - How Ayurveda Can Help Treat It?

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BAMS, PG-Diploma In (Cosmetology & Laser Therapy)
Ayurveda, Kolhapur
Psoriasis - How Ayurveda Can Help Treat It?

Psoriasis can be defined as a skin condition which is caused due to auto-immune disorders within the body. This is a condition where the skin on the body develops raised and dry areas which are reddish in colour while also being bordered by silvery scales. 

Treatment of psoriasis in Ayurveda
Ayurveda has a different slant to conventional medicine with regards to the treatment of psoriasis. According to ayurveda, it is the impurities in the blood which cause the immune system to react adversely and cause this condition. Ayurveda concentrates on treating the underlying problems through the combination of changes in diet, home remedies and certain medications to treat this disorder. Some of them are mentioned below:

Changes in diet which will help purify the symptoms - Some advice that is usually given to patients to clean up their diet and include certain other items are as follows:

  1. Avoid spicy food and try to eat food which can be easily broken down within the digestive system
  2. Inclusion of more fruits and fruit juices in your diet
  3. Also include vegetables and also have a mix of boiled vegetables daily.
  4. It is better to avoid animal products such as animal fats, eggs, canned and processed foods from your diet.
  5. Regular consumption of butter milk and curd are known to be very good in blood purification and thus should be consumed in large quantities. 

Some ayurvedic tips and ingredients which can help treat psoriasis 
Other tips that can be implemented as skin applications to treat psoriasis are as follows: 

  1. Use avocado oil to rub on the affected areas as it is known to be an effective treatment when applied long term.
  2. Ensure that the skin is always moisturized by applying a soft, cream or gel.
  3. Periodic baths in sea water if possible is also good for lessening the symptoms of psoriasis.
  4. Aloe vera cream applied specifically on the patches is known to also lessen them overtime.

Few other tips to follow

  1. Get into deep breathing and meditation to ensure that your body and mind are relaxed as this is very important during the healing process
  2. Expose the affected areas of your skin to mild sunlight for about half an hour daily as it is known to improve symptoms.
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