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Tinea Capitis - How Ayurveda Can Solve Your Problem?

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Dr. Rohit Shah 90% (430 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) And Naturopath (ND)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Surat  •  32 years experience
Tinea Capitis - How Ayurveda Can Solve Your Problem?

Tinea Capitis is a kind of an infection of the scalp. It is mainly caused by a fungi, known as Trichophyton and Microsporum. This condition mainly affects children, who are either in their adolescence stage or in late childhood. Scaly patches tend to occur on the scalp having some dry hairs, which are brittle in nature, going along with the inflammation, pustules as well as itching.

Let us now take a look at some of the details before going into the Ayurvedic Treatments for this problem.

Symptoms of Tinea Capitis

The different symptoms of this Tinea Capitis, which people could come across are as follows:

Causes of Tinea Capitis

Tinea Capitis, which is basically a kind of fungus, grows in stratum corneum and through which it enters the keratin. Scalp tends to become infected and hair turning out to be brittle. The causes can be listed as follows:

  • Fungi known as Dermatophytes
  • Sweating, where the skin stays wet for a long period of time
  • Some sort of minor injuries related to nail or skin
  • If the hygiene is extremely poor
  • This can also get spread by cats

Ayurvedic Treatment for Tinea Capitis

In Ayurveda, there are two doshas, which cause the accumulation of toxins in the deeper tissues like nutrient plasma, blood, muscles and lymphatic are Kapha and Vata. They ultimately lead to the contamination of deeper tissues and hence, leads to ringworm Ayurveda looks to treat the disease by going into the root cause behind it. Natural treatment in Ayurveda can heal people out from this disorder without causing any kind of side-effects.

Some of the herbal remedies used for treating this condition are:

Neem Capsules: This is a 100% natural product, which gets obtained from needm, Azadirachta indica, which belongs to family Meliaceae. Benefits are:

  • Helps to maintain healthy skin
  • Contains anti-bacterial as well as anti-inflammatory properties
  • Effective in curing skin diseases like eczema, acne or fungal infections
  • Helps to balance out Vata Dosha

Gandhak Rasayan: These are herbal tablets made from Shuddh Gandhak. Rasayan refers to Rejuvenation. It contains natural properties to rejuvenate the body without having any side-effects. The tablets help to remove toxins from one’s body and assist in maintaining healthy skin. Two tablets for two times in a day with plain water after meals would prove to be effective in treating Tinea Capitis.

Arogyavardhini Vati: These are purely herbal tablets, which help in balancing out all the three doshas. The benefits:

  • It is anti-oxidant in nature
  • There are anti-fungal properties
  • Presence of anti-bacterial properties It is beneficial against different kinds of infectious disease. The ideal dose would be taking 2 tablets for two times in a day with normal water after meals.
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