Ayurvedic Treatment for BOILS

Ayurvedic Treatment for Boils is based on classical treatment for  arumshika in scalp, pitaka and pitta vridhi. The dosha dominance of these disease is Kapha and Pitta.

                   Boils are the infection and inflammation of the hair follicles. It is also known as furuncles.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BOILS
  • CAUSES OF BOILS
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF BOILS
  • DIAGNOSIS OF BOILS
  • TREATMENTS FOR BOILS
  • PROGNOSIS OF BOILS
  • COMPLICATIONS OF BOILS
  • BOILS  AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF BOILS
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF BOILS
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF BOILS
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BOILS
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF BOILS
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR BOILS
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR BOILS
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR BOILS
  • AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR BOILS
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR BOILS
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR BOILS
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR BOILS
  • YOGA FOR BOILS

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BOILS

  • Small pustules
  • Redness
  • Mild fever
  • Itching
  • Burning sensation
  • Lymph node enlargement near the boils 

CAUSES OF BOILS

  • Infection
  • Diabetes
  • Poor hygiene
  • Certain chemicals

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF BOILS

The microorganisms such as bacteria affect the hair follicles leads to inflammation of the follicles followed by the formation of small itchy pustules.

DIAGNOSIS OF BOILS

  • Boils are diagnosed by the proper inspection of the site.
  • Laboratory tests to find out underlying pathology

TREATMENTS FOR BOILS

  • Antibiotics
  • Antihistamines
  • Incision and drainage

PROGNOSIS OF BOILS

  • Boils are manageable, recurrence is common

COMPLICATIONS OF BOILS         

  • Infection may spread to the whole body
  • Sepsis

BOILS AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,boils can be managed based on the treatment of arumshika in scalp, pitaka and pitta vridhi.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF BOILS

  • Pitta and kapha dosha vitiation

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF BOILS

  • Red coloured bumps in the face, scalp

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF BOILS

Due to the causative factors, pitta and kapha dosha becomes vitiated and further vitiates the rakta dhatu. This causes paka(inflammation) of hair follicles leads to boils.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BOILS

  • Itchy scaly lesions on the scalp, face – kandu
  • Kesa and roma sathana – hairfall
  • Pustules – arumshika

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF BOILS

  • Prognosis is Sadhya – easily curable in early stages, otherwise, it is bhedyasadya (incision and drainage)

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR BOILS

Ayurvedic local treatment for boils

  • Lepa – with cooling drugs like a paste of chandana, ramacha, lodhradi churna on the affected area
  • Shiroabhyanga – malathyadi taila,ankoladi taila durdurapathradi kera

Shirodhara – using buttermilk and amalakyadi kashayam                           it affects the scalp

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR BOILS

  • Guduchyadi Kashaya
  • Panchathiktam Kashayam
  • Manjishtadi Kashayam
  • Dhanwantharam Kashayam
  • Avipatti churna 
  • Punarnavadi kashayam
  • Sarivasava
  • Nimbasava
  • Patolasava
  • Kaisore Guggulu
  • Gandhak Rasayan
  • Arogyavardhini Ras
  • Triphala Guggulu
  • Patoladi kashayam

Nishakatakadi kashaya – patient with diabetes

 AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR BOILS

  • Virechana – purgation

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR BOILS

Internal administration

  • Guduchyadi Kashaya
  • Panchathiktam Kashayam
  • Manjishtadi Kashayam
  • Dhanwantharam Kashayam
  • Avipatti churna 
  • Punarnavadi kashayam
  • Sarivasava
  • Nimbasava
  • Patolasava
  • Kaisore Guggulu
  • Gandhak Rasayan
  • Arogyavardhini Ras
  • Triphala Guggulu
  • Patoladi kashayam

HOME REMEDIES FOR BOILS

  • Application of apple cider on the skin
  • Massage with coconut oil
  • Apply Neem Paste.

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR BOILS

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold, acrid, sour and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Intake of proper amounts of fluids
  • Combs and towels are not shared with others

YOGA FOR BOILS

  • Nadi shuddi pranayam    – calms the mind and gets relief from recurrence of boils

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

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