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Dermatitis is a general term for skin inflammation. The rashes range from mild to severe and can cause a variety of problems, depending on their cause. Dermatitis caused by genetics, an overactive immune system, infections, allergies, irritating substances and more. Common symptoms include dry skin,redness, and itching.

There are several different types of dermatitis. Some can last for long time, while others may cycle between flare-ups and periods of no symptoms.

Types of Dermatitis:

Atopic dermatitis

People commonly refer to this as eczema. During flare-ups, patches of skin may appear rough, dry, and itchy.

Contact dermatitis

Contact dermatitis happens when a substance touches skin and causes an adverse reaction. These reactions can develop into rashes that burn, sting, itch, or blister.

  • Detergents

  • Cosmetics

  • Nickel

  • Poison ivy and oak


This condition is caused by nerve endings underneath the skin that have become irritated, causing an intensely itchy sensation

Stasis dermatitis

This condition occurs varicose veins where the return of venous blood from the legs is impaired, leading to pooling of blood in the lower limb Stasis dermatitis.

Nummular dermatitis

Often occurs after a skin injury caused by a burn, abrasion, or insect bite and is typically characterized by itchy and uncomfortable coin-shaped sores on the skin.

Seborrheic dermatitis

An inflammatory reaction to Malassezia yeast, a naturally occurring organism on the skin.

  • HIV

  • Psoriasis

  • Epilepsy

  • Rosacea

  • Parkinson’s disease

Dermatitis Prevention Methods

Awareness is the first step in avoiding dermatitis. The only way to prevent an allergic reaction is to avoid contact with allergens or substances that cause rashes.

To prevent flare-ups:

  • Try to avoid scratching the      affected area. Scratching can open or reopen wounds and spread the      bacteria to other parts of your body.

  • To help prevent dry skin, consider taking shorter baths, using mild      soaps, and bathing in warm water instead of hot.

  • Use water-based      moisturizers after washing hands and oil-based moisturizers for extremely      dry skin.

Preventive care:
Pathya (Do’s):-
  • Lifestyle changes, including daily      exercise, a balanced diet.

  • Losing weight to help keep hormones      in check

  • Meditation on Yoga

  • Pranayama, breathing exercises

  • Maintaining cleanliness

  • Old rice, barley, green gram,      bitter vegetables, and meat from wild animals are good.

Apathya (Don’ts):-


  • Smoking junk,       sticky, packed, stored food or coffee beverages.

  • Sour, salty,       heat-producing things such as pepper etc-curd, milk, jaggery, meat of       marshy animals, sesame seeds, black gram are contraindicated.

  • Alcoholic liquor       should be prohibited.

  • Sedentary       lifestyles

  • Excess sleep for       the day, eating straight after dinner.

Signs and Symptoms

The symptoms of dermatitis range from mild to severe and will look different depending on what part of the body is affected and depends on causative factor.

  • Rashes

  • Dry, cracked skin

  • Itchy skin

  • Painful skin, with stinging or      burning

  • Swelling

Ayurveda Treatment

The clinical presentation of dermatitis is similar to Kushta in Ayurveda. Kushta (Dermatitis) is characterized with symptoms Kandu (Itching), Srava (discharge), Pidaka (vesicles), and Shyava varna (discoloration)

In contemporary science for the treatment of Dermatitis there are different antihistamines and steroids are used in clinical practices. By repeated intake of corticoids and anti-histamines it will reduce the immunity of the body. But it can be effectively managed through Ayurveda system of medicine. So Ayurveda has a comprehensive solution for Dermatitis through purification therapies (shodhana) oral medications (shamana) and an avoidance of causative factors.

In Ayurveda different treatment modalities are mentioned for cure and prevention of the condition.

External Therapies:
  • Abhyanga (Oil massage)

  • Parisheka

  • Lepa

Purification Therapies
  • Vamana

  • Virechana      [mild purgation]

Ayurveda treatment involves an Outcome focused and efficient combination of panchakarma procedures and herbs, emphasizing on Shaman aushadhi (oral medication) as well as, Shodhana (elimination therapy). Panchakarma procedures like Oleation(Snehana), fomentation(swedana), vamana ,therapeutic purgation(virechana)and enema( Basti) are beneficial to re-establish the optimum functions of integumentary system. With the use of ayurvedic medicines, diet and lifestyle improvements and specifically developed detox therapies to balance the doshas.

Ayurveda can effectively improve the quality of life. All these measures are executed in such a way as to meet the individual requirements of each person and their respective state of disease.


Punarva has pioneered evidence based, award winning Precision Ayurveda based protocols for dermatitis treatment. Following the fundamental principles of Ayurveda, our physicians perform an in-depth assessment of the key symptoms and health factors of each patient to diagnose the root causes around your diet, individual constitution, lifestyle, work pattern and genetic predisposition.

Based on the assessment, we arrive at the optimal ayurveda Dermatitis protocol for breaking the etiopathogenesis (Samprapti Vighatan). This approach bridges the gap between the patient’s individualistic factors and the standard treatment protocols thereby making the therapy effective and safe.

Our whole person centric approach will help you regain your happiest and healthiest state of life. Our rehabilitation specialists will also give you advice on ergonomics, nutrition, and lifestyle changes to help you better management of Dermatitis.

Patient centricity is at the core of Punarva approach, and we have been widely recognized for our breakthrough approach. Some of them include:

  • The first NABH accredited hospital      in India, Quality Council of India.

  • Winner of prestigious National      award for Best Ayurveda Centre of the year 2017 from Ministry of Commerce      and Industry, Government of India

  • Industry best customer satisfaction      score of 92%, rated by our patients

The Punarva protocol is based on the simple premise that the Physician must diagnose and treat only based on sufficient evidence. This evidence should be ‘patient or rogi based’ in addition to being ‘disease or roga based’ in accordance with the fundamental principles of Ayurveda.

How is this made possible?
  • A thorough and      complete recording of the patient’s medical history, capturing every      minute aspect of his/her lifestyle.

  • A thorough      head-to-toe clinical examination, uncovering health risk factors that the      patient is unaware of, directly connected or unrelated with his presenting      medical complaint(s).

  • This process of      detailed history recording and clinical examination- which includes the      classical Srotha-Vikrti pariksha – leads to an accurate understanding of      the Dosha status of the individual and lays the foundation for an accurate      differential diagnosis and medical management.

  • Further, the      patient is entitled to be clearly informed about the diagnosis arrived at,      as also understand the medical management proposed for him. The Physician      shall proceed only with the patient’s informed concurrence.

Key Outcome

Kushta treatment in Ayurveda provides better management of dermatitis with least side effects. If chronicity is mild/moderate, Ayurveda treatment helps to reverse the process, leading to a state of remission and also provide the preventive care. Ayurveda helps to rejuvenate the immune system and helps to lead disease free life.

After undertaking Dermatitis treatment you can expect –

  • Lesser or no dependence on      corticoids, epinephrine and anti-histamine.

  • Improved quality of life.

  • Day with no itching/ rashes.

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