SCALP FOLLICULITIS- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Scalp folliculitis is the infection and inflammation of the hair follicles in the scalp.

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

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SCALP FOLLICULITIS

  • Small pustules in the scalp
  • Patchy scaling on the scalp
  • Hair fall
  • Thick crusts on the scalp
  • Itching

CAUSES OF SCALP FOLLICULITIS

  • Fungal infections
  • Bacterial infections
  • Poor hygiene

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF SCALP FOLLICULITIS

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

DIAGNOSIS OF SCALP FOLLICULITIS

Scalp folliculitis is diagnosed by the proper inspection of the scalp.

TREATMENTS FOR SCALP FOLLICULITIS

  • Wash hair once a day with a mild shampoo.
  • Oil application on the scalp before shampooing.
  • Antibiotics
  • Antihistamines
  • Antifungal creams

PROGNOSIS OF SCALP FOLLICULITIS

  • Scalp folliculitis is manageable, recurrence is common

COMPLICATIONS OF SCALP FOLLICULITIS     

  • Scalp folliculitis may spread to the body.
  • May develop a fungal skin infection.
  • Hair fall

SCALP FOLLICULITIS AND AYURVEDA

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

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF SCALP FOLLICULITIS

  • Pitta and kapha dosha vitiation

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF SCALP FOLLICULITIS

  • Red coloured bumps in the scalp

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF SCALP FOLLICULITIS

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

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SCALP FOLLICULITIS

  • Itchy scaly lesions on the scalp – kandu
  • Kesasathana – hair fall
  • Pustules – arumshika

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF SCALP FOLLICULITIS

  • Prognosis is Sadhya – curable

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR SCALP FOLLICULITIS

Ayurvedic local treatment for SCALP FOLLICULITIS

  • Shiroabhyanga – malathyadi taila,ankoladi taila durdurapathradi kera
  • Shirodhara – using buttermilk and amalakyadi kashayam

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR SCALP FOLLICULITIS

  • Brahmi ghrita
  • Guduchyadi kashaya
  • Punarnavadi kashayam

 AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR SCALP FOLLICULITIS

  • NASYA-  shatbindu taialam

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR SCALP FOLLICULITIS

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR SCALP FOLLICULITIS

  • Gently rub the scalp with a wet cloth to loosen the crust.
  • Wash hair with a mild shampoo.
  • Oil massage on the head before shampooing
  • Application of apple cider on the skin
  • Massage with coconut oil

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR SCALP FOLLICULITIS

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold 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 SCALP FOLLICULITIS

  • nadi shuddi pranayam    – calms the mind and gets relief from recurrence of scalp folliculitis

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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