FUNGAL INFECTION – Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Yoga & Pranayama

Fungal infections are diseases caused by fungi. Skin is the common site for fungal infections. It is also known as mycosis.

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

EXAMPLES OF FUNGAL INFECTION  

·       Ringworm

·       Candidiasis

·       Onychomycosis

·       Athlete’s foot

·       Jock itch

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF FUNGAL INFECTION 

  • Red rashes
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Skin darkening
  • Peeling
  • Scaly rashes 

CAUSES OF FUNGAL INFECTION 

  • It is most commonly occur in moist, warm areas of the body.
  • Fungal infections can spread directly by contact with an infected person
  • The fungal infection  spread through equipment shared with the infected person

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF FUNGAL INFECTION 

Pathogenesis refers both to the mechanism of infection and to the mechanism by which disease develops. Fungal infections are most commonly occurring in moist areas and skin folding such as between the toes, in the genital area, and under the breasts.

 DIAGNOSIS OF FUNGAL INFECTION 

  • Inspection of the site of lesion
  • Culturing
  • Microscopic examinations

TREATMENTS FOR FUNGAL INFECTION 

  • Antifungal medications

PROGNOSIS OF FUNGAL INFECTION 

  • Prognosis is based on the type of fungal infection. Superficial fungal infections are easy to manage than deep penetrating fungal infections.

COMPLICATIONS OF FUNGAL INFECTION       

  • If it is untreated it may spread to other body parts.

FUNGAL INFECTION AND AYURVEDA

According to the Ayurveda, anyone who has developed an imbalance in “doshas,” and has thereby weakened their immune system, may be subject to a microbial infection which is considered a symptom of that imbalance.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF FUNGAL INFECTION 

  • Imbalance  of doshas
  • Vitiation of dhatus
  • Reduced immunity (vyadhi kshamatwam)

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF FUNGAL INFECTION 

  • Typical skin rashes

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF FUNGAL INFECTION 

A healthy individual has a strong immune system and, therefore, it will be difficult for the microbial infection to take hold. Balance in dosha, dhatu and agni provide a strong and well-functioning immune system capable of defending against microbial infection. Fungi invade the body when there is a defect in the immune system.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF FUNGAL INFECTION 

  • Kushta – skin diseases like dadru
  • Kandu – itching

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF FUNGAL INFECTION 

  • Sadhyasadhyata (prognosis) is based on the extend of fungal infection.

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR FUNGAL INFECTION 

Ayurvedic local treatment for fungal infection 

  • In fungal skin infections, local application of the paste of haridra, neem leaf, thulsi are effective
  • Infected wounds washing with triphala kashayam and aragvadhadi kashayam.

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR FUNGAL INFECTION 

  • Triphala churna
  • Hareetaki churna
  • Dashmula kashaya
  • Manjistadi kashaya
  • Mahamanjishtadi kashayam
  • Manjishtadi arka
  • Panchanimba churna
  • Panchatikta guggulu
  • Aragvadhadi kashaya

AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR FUNGAL INFECTION 

  • Nasya – nasal medications
  • Vamana – emesis
  • Virechana – purgation

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR FUNGAL INFECTION 

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR FUNGAL INFECTION 

  • Water boiled with neem leaves and turmeric used for bathing.
  • Daily intake of immune boosters like gooseberry.

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR FUNGAL INFECTION 

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance reduces immunity.
  • Consume easily digestible food items, lukewarm water
  • Daily bathing
  • Avoid contact with infected persons

YOGA FOR FUNGAL INFECTION 

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – provide overall immunity to infections

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.

                    

RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF FUNGAL INFECTION 

  1. Ayurvedic Methods of Diagnosis and Management of Dadru Kushta W.S.R. to Fungal Infection
  • A case study on ayurvedic management of dadru w.s.r to tinea cruris

https://www.granthaalayahpublication.org/journal/index.php/ayurvedic-herbal-integr-medicine/article/download/J-AHIM_3/5

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