HEAT RASH- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Heat rash is a skin condition caused due to the blockage in the ducts of the sweat gland. It is also known as miliaria.

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

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT RASH

  • Bumps on the skin
  • Itching
  • Fever
  • Pustules
  • Redness around the heat rash
  • Pain on touch
  • Inflammation around the heat rash

CAUSES OF HEAT RASH

  • Hot climate
  • High fever
  • Clogging of sweat ducts
  • Underdeveloped sweat glands

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF HEAT RASH

Due to the blockage in the sweat gland along with other predisposing factors like hot climate, heavy exercise etc leads to perspiration gets trapped beneath the skin, causing inflammation and rash.

DIAGNOSIS OF HEAT RASH

  • Heat rash is diagnosed by the proper inspection of the site.
  • Laboratory tests to find out the underlying pathology

TREATMENTS FOR HEAT RASH

  • Topical steroids
  • Antibiotics – if there is bacterial infection occurs

PROGNOSIS OF HEAT RASH

  • Heat rash is manageable, recurrence is common
  • If it is untreated leads to infection with bacteria

COMPLICATIONS OF HEAT RASH           

  • Permanent skin damage
  • Infection may spread to the whole body

HEAT RASH AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,heat rash can be managed based on the treatment of ‘pitta vridhi’ and ‘sweda avarodha’

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF HEAT RASH

  • Overexposure to sunlight
  • Use of lepa during night
  • Jwara – fever
  • Intake of more acrid, sour and salty foods

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF HEAT RASH

  • Red coloured bumps in the skin

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF HEAT RASH

Due to the causative factors, pitta dosha becomes vitiated and further vitiates the rakta dhatu and obstructs the sweda(sweat). This causes paka(inflammation) that leads to rashes.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT RASH

  • Itchy lesions on the skin– kandu
  • Pustules – arumshika
  • Daha – burning sensation
  • Sopha – inflammation
  • Rakta varna – reddish colour

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF HEAT RASH

  • Prognosis is Sadhya – easily curable in early stages

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR HEAT RASH

Ayurvedic local treatment for HEAT RASH

  • Lepa – with cooling drugs like paste of chandana, ramacha, lodhradi churna on the affected area (not much thick, not during at night, avoid drying)
  • Pindataila
  • Jatyadi taila
  • Shatadoutha ghrita

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR HEAT RASH

AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR HEAT RASH

  • Virechana – purgation
  • Swedana – fomentation

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR HEAT RASH

Internal administration

  • Sarivasava
  • Guduchyadi kashaya
  • Punarnavadi kashayam
  • Patoladi kashayam
  • Amritottaram

HOME REMEDIES FOR HEAT RASH

  • Wear a loose dress in the hot climate
  • Intake of gooseberry – cools the body

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR HEAT RASH

  • 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
  • In the case of infections, towels are not share with others

YOGA FOR HEAT RASH

  • Nadi shuddi pranayam    – calms the mind and cools the body

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.                             

  • Bhastrika pranayama
  • Sheetali pranayama

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