ICHTHYOSIS- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

           Ichthyosis is a skin disease characterized by thickened, dry, and scaly skin.

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

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ICHTHYOSIS  

  • Itching
  • Peeling of skin
  • Dry skin
  • Scaly lesions
  • Flakiness
  • Fissures developed on the palm and sole

CAUSES OF ICHTHYOSIS  

  • Genetic factors
  • Certain medications
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Other skin diseases

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF ICHTHYOSIS  

Due to the above-mentioned causes skin becomes dry, thickened and covered with scales. Autosomal dominant mutations take place in the keratin 1and keratin 10 genes play a vital role in the manifestation of ichthyosis.

DIAGNOSIS OF ICHTHYOSIS  

  1. EXAMINATIONS
  • Inspection of the skin lesions by a dermatologist
  • INVESTIGATIONS
  • Skin biopsy
  • Laboratory tests – to find out underlying pathology

TREATMENTS FOR ICHTHYOSIS  

  • Anti-inflammatory medicines
  • Medicines for itching
  • Vitamin A supplements
  • Hydrotherapy

PROGNOSIS OF ICHTHYOSIS  

  • Prognosis is based on the stage of the scaling, duration  and condition of the patient
  • Symptomatic treatments are more effective

COMPLICATIONS OF ICHTHYOSIS         

  • Permanent damage of skin tissue
  • Painful cracks
  • Spread of infection through skin cracks

ICHTHYOSIS AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,ichthyosis is falling under ‘charma kushta’and ‘vipadika’.
  • According to Ayurveda, twakrogas are known by the general term Kushta. Charma kushta is one of the types of Kshudra Kushta. General medicines used for the treatment of skin diseases (kushta) are effective in ichthyosis.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF ICHTHYOSIS  

  • Excess consumption of ununctuous food
  • Vitiation of dosha and dhatus

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF ICHTHYOSIS  

  • Dry skin
  • Itching

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF ICHTHYOSIS  

 In the pathogenesis of charma kushta, tridoṣas (vāta, pitta and kapha) are involved with the predominance of vata and kapha. In the case of vipadika vata and kapha are the predominant doshas.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ICHTHYOSIS  

  • Twak ruksha – dry skin
  • Twak sphutana – cracks in the skin
  • kandu  – itching

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF ICHTHYOSIS  

  • symptoms are manageable with proper Ayurvedic therapies

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR ICHTHYOSIS  

Ayurvedic local treatment for ICHTHYOSIS  

  • vipadikahara taila
  • Nalpamaradi taila

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR ICHTHYOSIS  

  • Patolamooladi kashaya
  • Pachatiktaka ghrita
  • Punarnavasava
  • Punarnavadi kashaya
  • Arogyavardhini Rasa
  • Gandhaka Rasāyana
  • Panchatikta ghrita
  • Patolakaturohinyadi kashaya

 AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR ICHTHYOSIS  

  • Vamana- emesis
  • Virechana – purgation

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR ICHTHYOSIS  

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR ICHTHYOSIS  

  • Intake of Indian gooseberry – cools the body, nourishes the skin
  • Coconut oil application on the dry skin

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR ICHTHYOSIS  

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Consume vitamin A fortified foods
  • Avoid exposure to dust, smoke, sunlight

YOGA FOR ICHTHYOSIS  

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind and gets relief from irritations related to ichthyosis  

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 ICHTHYOSIS  

  1. Ayurvedic approach to lamellar ichthyosis: a case study

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323390129_AYURVEDIC_APPROACH_TO_LAMELLAR_ICHTHYOSIS_A_CASE_STUDY

  • Management of Ichthyosis by an Ayurvedic regimen w.s.r. Vipadika: A Case Report

http://ijapc.com/volume6-third-issue/MNAPC-6-3-28-p-175-184.pdf

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