Fungal Skin Infection


Overview

A fungal infection, also called mycosis, is a skin disease caused by a fungus.

There are millions of species of fungi. They live in the dirt, on plants, on household surfaces, and on your skin. Moist, warm skin provides the ideal environment for fungi that cause skin infections to flourish. Areas that have a tendency to trap moisture are particularly welcoming to fungi; these include in between the toes, in the genital area, and underneath the breasts.

 

Symptoms

  • Itching.
  • Scaly red skin patches.
  • Red cracked peeling skin.
  • Skin blister.
  • Redness.
  • Burning sensation.

Causes

  1. Incompatible food like having milk and fruits together
  2. Excessive intake of food materials like:
    • Curd
    • Pickles
    • Brinjal
    • ladies finger
    • Spicy food
    • Urad dal
    • Bakery items
    • Navadhanya(freshly harvested grains) 
    • Dairy products 
    • Sea food
  3. Eating before the previous meal is digested
  4. Unmindful eating causing indigestion
  5. Suppression of natural urges (vomiting and urinary urge)
  6. Stress
  7. People living in tropical climates or who wear tight, non breathable clothing
  8. Having diabetes, circulation problems or a weakened immune system
  9. Obese individuals

Treatment

Treatment protocol aims at:

  1. Giving relief from skin itching and treating inflammation due to fungal overgrowth.
  2. Prevent recurrence by healing and repairing the tissue.
  3. Regular intake of supplements can help in long term relief and maintaining overall health. 
  4. Rejuvenating the skin cells and maintaining normal texture of the skin.

The first line of treatment should always be avoiding the causative factors. If the problem persists then consider the following treatment protocol:

  1. Itching, scaly red skin patches, red cracked peeling skin, Skin blister- Overgrowth of fungus on skin surface causes skin infection with itchy red rashes, this condition can be managed with help of Gandhaka Rasayana, Sariva, Karanja, Vidanga, Kaishora guggulu  will arrest the growth of fungus, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory.
  2. Redness burning sensation - Sarivadi vati and Manjistha heals and repairs the skin tissues. 

(The above mentioned Ayurvedic drugs are Herbs and Herbomineral preparations)

Herbs

Gandhaka Rasayana, Sariva, Karanja, Vidanga, Kaishora guggulu, Sarivadi vati, Manjistha


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